Top Five Cafés in Madrid

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Top Five Cafés in Madrid

Madrid is a vibrant and dynamic city. The capital of Spain is well-known for its stunning architecture, its thrilling cultural life and its vivid art scene. Both locals and tourists love it because of the big variety of leisure activities it offers. If you are in Madrid you can choose from several marvelous museums, amazing art galleries, and incredible theater shows. On top of that, the city is also well-known for its great cafés, where you can have a wonderful breakfast or a delicious coffee in the afternoon. If you come to Madrid, maybe staying at Aspasios Boutique Apartments, you will have the opportunity to enjoy your time there. So, here is our list of top five cafés in Madrid.

Café Comercial

Café Comercial

Café Comercial

The Café Comercial is one of Madrid’s most emblematic places. This coffeehouse, located at number 7 Glorieta de Bilbao in the city center, was founded in 1887. Thus, the Café Comercial is one of Madrid’s oldest coffeehouses. Throughout its history, the place has been very popular with Spanish writers, artists and other important figures of local cultural life. Among them, the poet Antonio Machado and the Nobel Prize winning novelist Camilo José Cela are probably the most famous. In 2015 the Café Comercial was completely refurbished. However, it maintained its traditional atmosphere, and also the characteristic menu that distinguishes Madrid’s cafés. If you want to try the traditional churros con chocolate, the Café Comercial is certainly the right place.

Lolina Vintage Café

Lolina Vintage Café

Lolina Vintage Café

This incredible place offers a whole different experience. Located at number 9 Calle del Espíritu Santo in the trendy neighborhood of Malasaña, Lolina Vintage Café is more than just a coffeehouse. The atmosphere of this wonderful place is inspired in the fifties and sixties design. This retro style creates a very special atmosphere inside the café. Apart from coffee, Lolina Vintage Cafés offers delicious apple pies and chocolate pastry. On top of that it is a great place to be at almost any time of the day. In fact, in the evening Lolina Vintage Cafés invites well-known local DJs and serves delicious cocktails. Thus, it might be the right place to go both during the day and at night.

Celicioso

Celicioso

Celicioso

The Celicioso at number 3 Calle de Hortaleza has a very special story. Its owner, Santi, discovered that he had a gluten intolerance in his twenties. And so, after being taken aback for a while, he decided to take action and create a place for people like him. The Celicioso is the result of this effort – a completely gluten-free café right off Madrid’s famous and central Gran Vía. The range of pastry you can taste here is really amazing. Sweet temptations like cheesecake and cupcakes go hand in hand with traditional roscones and salty pastry such as lasagna. The idea was so successful that in the meantime Celicioso has opened several other gluten-free places throughout Madrid – definitely worth trying!

Motteau

Café Motteau

Café Motteau

The Motteau at number 9 Calle de San Pablo is another wonderful café with a persona story behind it. In this case it had to do with a small midlife crisis of its owner Juan Manuel. After reaching the age of 40 he decided to change his life and open a French-style bakery & café in Madrid. Thus, Motteau was created. Today, this lovely small café offers probably the best croissants in Madrid and of course delicious coffees that are served in large cups. Additionally, Motteau also offers a whole range of cakes and gateaux. Don’t miss it!

Pum Pum Café

Pum Pum Café

Pum Pum Café

The Pum Pum Café is located at number 6 Calle del Tribulete, in the neighborhood of Lavapiés. Recently, this part of the city has become very popular with young and creative people. And while some residents deplore the increasing gentrification, others enjoy new shops, galleries, restaurants, and coffeehouses that have arisen here. Pum Pum Café is one of these places. What once used to be a butcher’s shop became a hip vegetarian café that serves organic food and delicious fair-trade coffee. The menu includes a whole range of different dishes, based on all-time classics such as salads and sandwiches, which makes it a great place for a brunch.

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