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If you want to win me over, all you need to do is bring me a good cup of coffee and a big satisfying brunch. That’s why whenever I travel to a new destination, I search for cozy cafes where I can feast on delicious food. During my many trips to Madrid (AKA my favorite city in Spain), I had found quite a few places that ticked all the boxes for me. So if you are looking for the best spots to have breakfast or brunch in Madrid, here are some great options.
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INCREDIBLE CAFES FOR THE BEST BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH IN MADRID
GARDEN OF SALVADOR BACHILLER (CALLE DE LA MONTERA 37)
This place is the perfect definition of a hidden gem, so obviously it is one of my favorite cafes in Madrid. It is located on the 4th floor of Salvador Bachiller, a shop selling travel items and accessories. The funny thing is that its location is right in the heart of the city.
Once you enter the cafe, you’ll be amazed by the decor that will make you feel like you are in a magical garden. You can also appreciate the extra details like the waitresses’ leaf-print jumpsuits and the leaf placemats. As for the food, I ordered the vegetarian burger and a natural smoothie, and they were delicious.
TOMA CAFE (CALLE DE LA PALMA 49)
Toma Cafe is mostly known for exceptionally good specialty coffee, but it’s also a fantastic cozy breakfast spot in Madrid. Although the menu is quite limited, it offers an interesting variety of toasts like strawberries and goat cheese or dried tomatoes and ricotta. On weekends, you’ll also find decadent brunch specials, but this place is highly popular, so you might have to wait in line for a little while.
BRUNCH CLUB CAFE (CALLE DEL BARCO 15)
I love brunch places that offer a large variety of options, and the Brunch Club Cafe is one of them. The menu includes toasts, wraps, eggs benedict, pancakes, yogurt bowls, salads, and even smoothies and cocktails, so there’s plenty of delicious food for you to try. Plus, the decor and vibe are super welcoming and the cafe is located only a minute away from Gran Via street.
ZENITH (CALLE DE VALVEREDE 28)
With two more branches in Lisbon and Porto (and one opening soon in Barcelona), Zenith is a very popular all-day-brunch spot. The industrial decor definitely creates a pleasant atmosphere, but it’s the impossible-to-choose-from menu that makes it a place you want to come back to regularly. From toasts and bagels to pancakes and french toasts (to plenty of other dishes), Zenith literally has it all (including vegan and gluten-free options!).
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PUM PUM CAFE (CALLE DE TRIBULETE 6)
With the most inviting decor, a simple yet satisfying menu, and great coffee, there’s no wonder why this small cafe is one of the most beloved brunch places in Madrid. It’s important to get there early (especially on weekends), or else you might have to wait for a while to get in, though I think it’s worth it.
OJALA (CALLE DE SAN ANDRES 1)
Ojala has to be one of the best cafes in Madrid. Well, technically it’s a restaurant, but it’s also a wonderful place to have breakfast or brunch. I loved the happy vibe, the stylish yet cozy decor, and the fresh, vibrant food. Plus, Ojala is located in the hipster Malasaña neighborhood, so you can continue your day wandering its colorful streets.
Bonus tip: Downstairs, there is an indoor beach that opens every day at 1:30 PM, so if you are looking for a unique place to have your lunch or dinner, this is it!
LA COLECTIVA (CALLE FRANCISCO DE ROJAS 9)
Looking for a vegan cafe in Madrid? Check out La Colectiva, located in the neighborhood of Chamberí. Apart from vegan breakfast and lunch, you can also enjoy vegan brunch on weekends and some amazing baked goods, including a few gluten-free ones.
From beetroot hummus and mushrooms sandwich to soy yogurt with fruits and granola to pulled jackfruit sandwich with roasted potatoes, even your non-vegan friends will be converted.
THE FIX (CALLE DE LUISA FERNANDA 15)
Giving a fierce fight for the title ‘best brunch in Madrid,’ The Fix is a cute little cafe, located near the Temple of Debod. Apart from excellent specialty coffee, they also serve pancakes, toasts, sandwiches, salads, and a few other dishes. Along with the cozy vibe, it’s definitely a must-visit in Madrid.
NOMADE CAFE (CALLE DE LOS TRES PECES 22)
This super inviting space is exactly where you need to start your day. I mean, who wouldn’t be satisfied with dishes like avocado and halloumi toast, pancakes with coconut cream and banana, and poached eggs with roasted sweet potato and greek yogurt? In one word – YUM.
ADORADO BAR (CALLE DEL MESÓN DE PAREDES 22)
What’s better than a place that serves breakfast and brunch all day long? At Adorado Bar, you can order something ‘small’ like french toast or eggs benedict, or go for a full breakfast/brunch that includes a pretty long list of yummy things. Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed.
MISION CAFE (CALLE DE LOS REYES 5)
Another spot that can win the title ‘best coffee in Madrid’ is Mision Cafe. Although the menu is not big, the food (and the pastries) are delicious, and the hipster(ish) vibe is definitely a nice bonus.
PLANTATE (CALLE DEL MESÓN DE PAREDES 28)
One of the most beautifully decored breakfast places in Madrid, Plantate is a sweet little cafe located in the neighborhood of Lavapies. They mostly serve toasts, breakfast bowls, and cakes, so if you’re looking for a relatively light meal, this is the place to start your morning.
RELIGION SPECIALTY COFFEE (CALLE DE MARÍA DE MOLINA 24)
Located a bit further from the city center yet super easy to reach, this is the place to escape the hustle and bustle of the more central neighborhoods.
The breakfast menu might not be big, but it’s diverse enough and offers options like bagels, pancakes, waffles, eggs benedict, and healthy smoothie bowls. On weekends, during brunch time, you’ll get these dishes along with drinks and a croissant for a fixed price.
URBANO (CALLE STA. BÁRBARA 8)
Offering vegan and gluten-free options, Urbano is perfect for groups of people with different dietary restrictions. With toasts, sandwiches, breakfast bowls, and yummy cakes, this is another spot to add to your bucket list.
PLENTI (COSTANILLA DE LOS DESAMPARADOS 13)
Located only a few minutes away from the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum, Plenti is one of the best breakfast places in Madrid. From apple oats to peanut butter and banana toast to shakshuka, everything looks delicious (and tastes accordingly)!
RAWCOCO GREEN BAR (CALLE DEL GENERAL PARDIÑAS 21)
This cafe is located in the Salamanca neighborhood and offers simple, healthy food and cold-pressed juices. Also, the decor and atmosphere are very relaxing and inviting, making it a perfect spot for your breakfast in Madrid.
HANSO CAFE (CALLE DEL PEZ 20)
HanSo Cafe is another cafe in the Malasaña neighborhood. Although you can see many tourists sitting there, it doesn’t feel overly touristy, and it is still a fantastic place to have breakfast or brunch. I enjoyed the laid-back vibe, quality specialty coffee, and simple yet tasty food. I had the avocado caprese toast, which I absolutely loved.
PINALE (CALLE DEL GENERAL PARDIÑAS 23)
If you’re looking for a healthy brunch spot in Madrid, Pinale is the perfect place. For a fixed price, you can get a full meal – coffee/tea, juice, a yogurt bowl, a small piece of cake, and a bagel/toast/quiche. In case that’s a bit much for you (I don’t judge), you can also choose a single dish from their variety of sandwiches, salads, toasts, and bowls.
AMAZING BAKERIES FOR THE BEST BREAKFAST IN MADRID
LA MALLORQUINA (CALLE MAYOR 2)
La Mallorquina is way more than just a bakery; it is an institution. Established in 1894, it quickly became one of the most popular cafes and bakeries in Madrid. It was a cultural center where people had conversations and debates about politics, art, sports, and more. Nowadays, the place is still very active, with both locals and tourists lining up to buy its delicacies.
The shop windows are irresistible, displaying a large variety of both modern and traditional baked goods. Combine that with the smell of freshly baked pastries, and there is no way you wouldn’t want to go inside and indulge yourself with one (or more) of their treats. I recommend trying a classic, Napolitana with pastry cream, which is divine!
EL HORNO DE SAN ONOFRE (SEVERAL LOCATIONS)
I fell in love with this incredible bakery in a heartbeat – specifically the one on Calle San Onofre 3. They open quite early (in comparison to other bakeries and cafes in Madrid), so it’s such a great spot to have a quiet morning with coffee and pastries.
If you’re going in the afternoon, try one of the individual desserts, which are absolutely mouthwatering. There are several other shops you can visit including a stall in the famous indoor market Mercado de San Miguel. Enjoy!
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