There is a pretty good choice of places to get something to eat and drink at Alicante Airport. Bars and cafeterias range from the Carling Pub to Starbucks and a Farggi ice cream parlour.
But check the prices as Spanish (and airports in general) food and drink prices are notoriously high, partly due to the fact that their opening hours are long with staff working anti-social hours.
Also most of the airlines offer snacks on the plane, but again these tend to be rather limited with often low stocks which are expensive. Gone are the days when short haul flights serve up a plastic tray full of pretty inedible (but free) food.
I know a lot of people who take their own sandwiches to the airport to eat on board the plane, or alternatively buy something at the self service Air Food Court (which had a wide selection of sandwiches and snacks) for the flight. This is a chain which has restaurants at a number of airports so I use them a lot and the food is freshly prepared and a lot cheaper than some of the sit down table service places.
If you are travelling with a family and in a hurry, then Burger King or Subway are good options. Places for a good cup of coffee and cake are Caffriccio or Starbucks. And my two favourite places are Farggi for its fabulous ice creams or Valor which is for real chocoholics with its hot chocolate and churros (local speciality delicious strips of fried doughnut). Valor are a Spanish firm and you can purchase most of their products (including drinking chocolate powder) in most supermarkets as well as at the airport.
If you want to have a drink and say goodbye to someone before you leave, go to the far end of the departures hall where you will see a news stand, restaurant/tapas bar and Burger King.
Listed below are details of the bars and cafeterias, their opening hours and where you can find them.
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|Ars-Rodilla||Sandwiches made with natural ingredients.||07:00 to 22:30: Arrivals Public Zone|
|Aire Tapas Bar||Gastrobar with modern tapas owned by Quique Dacosta who holds 2 Michelin stars.||09:00 to 22:00: Departures Public Zone|
|Burger King||Fast food hamburgers, chicken and fish dishes, french fries and salads||High season 09:00 to 23:00: low season 09:00 to 21:00 : Departures Passenger and Public Zones|
|Caffriccio||Selection of coffees and pastries||24 hours: Departures. Passenger-only area|
|Canas y Tapas||Modern but traditional tapas bar, with wines and beers||08:00 to 22:30: Departures. Passenger-only area|
|Carling Pub||Traditional English pub with wide range of beers||07:00 to 23:00: Terminal 2 departures Gate 26|
|Farggi||Italian ice creams made from 100% natural products||High season 05:00 to 23:00; low season 05.00 to 21:00: Departures. Passenger-only area|
|Il Caffè di Roma||Traditional Italian cafe||06:00 to 22:30: Departures. Passenger-only area|
|La Pausa||Restaurant with brasserie-grill.||24 hours : Departures. Passenger-only area|
|Starbucks||Extensive range of coffees and snacks||05:00 to 22:30
Departures. Passenger-only area
|Subway||Freshly prepared selection of rolls and sandwiches||07:00 to 23:00 : Departures. Passenger-only area|
|The Air Food Court||Large self service restaurant||07:00 to 23:00 (high season); 07:00 to 22:00 (low season): Departures. Passenger-only area|
|Valor||Spanish chocolate specialist. Thick hot chocolate with churros, cakes, chocolate bars and specialities.||05:00 to 22:00: Departures. Passenger-only area|