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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 freshly baked pastry or a high-quality dessert. That’s why whenever I travel to a new destination, I search for traditional bakeries, trendy cafes, and patisseries (as well as authentic restaurants). During my recent trip 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 visit-worthy bakeries, patisseries, and cafes in Madrid, here are ten delicious options.
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INCREDIBLE BAKERIES, PATISSERIES, AND CAFES 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.
SANTA EULALIA (CALLE ESPEJO 12)
Located on a quiet street in Madrid’s city center, you can easily pass this cafe-patisserie by. Its facade is very minimal but inside hides a beautiful place with rustic yet modern decor and a homely atmosphere. I had the cheesecake with raspberries, and it was spot on.
LE BEC-FIN (CALLE DE CLAUDIO COELLO 58)
Located in Salamanca neighborhood, this cute little patisserie is the perfect non-touristy spot to get away from the crowds in the city center.
I had the apple-shaped dessert, which surprisingly had citrus flavors, and I have to say that it was the most delicate dessert I have ever tasted. I would definitely go back for one more bite!
MOULIN CHOCOLAT (CALLE DE ALCALA 77)
Another great patisserie, offering a large variety of products (desserts, macarons, truffles, and more). It’s only a takeaway place, but you can enjoy their goodies while sitting in Retiro Park which is located right next to the shop. I had the pistachio and raspberry eclair, and it was heavenly.
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 a great 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!
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.
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MAMA FRAMBOISE (SEVERAL LOCATIONS)
Of the seven locations of Mama Framboise, I visited the one in Mercado San Anton, a cool indoor market in the Chueca neighborhood. It is a food stall version of their cafe with a nice variety of desserts, macarons, and pastries. I tried the lemon meringue tart which was excellent. I also have to say that I liked mixing it up and enjoying my dessert in an indoor market instead of a cafe, and I recommend giving it a try as well!
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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 great 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.
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!
Do you know other bakeries, patisseries, and cafes in Madrid Spain that are worth the visit? Please share them with me in the comments below!
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