Es Migjorn Gran has various shops, which have remained the same since the 1980s while others have adapted.
The first shop you might see is the Tabacco shop. This shop has been here for quite a while and sells all your beach and relaxing paraphernalia including pool blow ups, beach mats, bags, magazines as well as tobacco.
On your left will be a small supermarket San Crispin, selling local produce, essentials, ensamada breads (local pastries), various foodstuffs, soft drinks, milk and a selection of Spanish beers, wines and Menorca gin.
If you find the local shoes worth having (with tyre track soles, they were just natural tan leather in the late 70s, cheap and sold in village shoe shop) there is a wide selection in the factory shop near the sports centre on the 3rd right turn off Avenue de la Mar, just before the road bends to the right.
In the centre of the village, there are shops, cafes and bars, including the bakery, which has been there since 1982, when you had to ask for brown bread as “pan integral”. Here in Miquel Pons’ patisserie, you can buy a lovely soft fat free cake and the bread will have been baked fresh that morning on site.
On the left of Carrer Major in this picture is the new post office, closer to the centre of Es Migjorn than it used to be. If you walk further up on Carrer Major (main street), you get to the coffee shops, bars, restaurants, general store and supermarket in the centre.
In the town centre is a general store, main supermarket which sells local crockery, wicker shopping baskets, utensils and hats. Next door is Bar Chic – now with a restaurant with wonderful garden with palm trees and a green lawn, where you can sip a Pomada as the sun sets in the drinks section or dine al fresco facing the sunset across the valley below.
In Bar Peri where you can get tapas, snacks, bocadillos (sandwiches in baguette style bread), beer, cocktails, shots and Spanish cafe con leche or expresso coffee.
Heading away from the centre, there is a scattering of shops and in the square in front of the church, where open air concerts are frequently held, is the bank with an ancient cash machine from the 1980s (the number pad is upside down with 1, 2 and 3 on the bottom of the grid).
There is a shoe shop, which has been there for eternity, now selling a range of espadrils, sandals, canvas shoes, men’s leather shoes and tiny Menorca sandals for children. Adult’s ones are in the factory shop on Avingular d’Esport. They also sell sandal fridge magnets and keyrings.
This general store is near the football ground carpark on Av. de la Mar and it sells household items including the director-style chairs favoured by locals to sit on out in the street in front of their houses and greet people with a friendly “hola” as you walk by.