The Best Typical Spanish Breakfast Places in Madrid

The Best Typical Spanish Breakfast Places in Madrid

When you think of Spanish food you might think of tapas or paella. A typical Spanish breakfast might not be on top of your list. But if you knew just how seriously Spaniards take their food, you’d think twice before skipping it for a generic coffee.

As Madrid tries to catch up to the brunch hype, restaurants and cafes alike are competing to offer you the best breakfast experiences. We have compiled a list of just some of our favorites places to help you start your morning right. Whether you’re looking for a typical Madrid breakfast or something more offbeat, the city has something for everyone.

The Artist

La Infinito

Paloma and Antonio have created a cultural space that prides itself in opening its doors to book and theatre lovers alike. La Infinito isn’t some gimmick, they offer delicious and affordable breakfasts. And while they are happy to share their wifi, don’t get lost on your phone, the cafe also has board games, poetry readings, live music and more activities you can enjoy alone or accompanied. Check out their FB and website for programming.

👍🏻We recommend: Rebelde sin causa from the Brunch menu

Calle Tres peces, 22
Metro: Antón Martín
Open Daily: 10am-10pm

The Environmentalist

Rayén Vegano’s

Using only organic raw material, Rayén Vegano’s philosophy is simple, eating well is good for people and the earth. They are committed to supporting organic and local farming, as well as providing delicious hearty meals. Don’t think you’ll be eating rabbit food though, Rayén’s weekend brunch specials will keep you full well into the evening. Supporters of several environmental projects, you can eat well and do good!

👍🏻 We recommend: Their homemade yogurt

Calle Lope de Vega 7, Madrid
Metro: Antón Martín
Mon-Fri: 1pm-4:30pm
Sat-Sun: 11am-4:30pm
Closed on Tuesdays

The Late riser

Martinez Bar

If what you really need is just the hair of the dog to recover from last night’s fiesta, this is your spot. With a wide collection of gins, and a decor reminiscent of a speakeasy, Martinez Bar will transport you to a different era. Their delicious New York City bagel brunch will surely help you regain your energy from the night before, and their moderately priced cocktails and live shows will have you coming back for round two.

👍🏻 We recommend: NYC Bagel Brunch

Calle Barco 4, Madrid
Metro: Callao
Sun-Thurs: 5pm-1am
Fri-Sat: 5pm-2:30pm

The Traditionalist

La Mallorquina

An oldie but a goodie, La Mallorquina is a part of Madrid’s history. Founded in 1894, they have seen everyone from famous poets to Royals pass through their establishment. It’s hard to resist their shop windows displaying the very best of Spanish pastries, you won’t want to miss out on this classic.

👍🏻 We recommend: Chocolate Napolitana

Calle Mayor 2, Madrid
Metro: Sol
Open Daily: 8:30am-9:15pm

The Local

Chocolatería San Ginés

A visit to Madrid wouldn’t be complete without going to Chocolatería San Ginés, where Madrileños have come for their churro needs since it first opened its doors in 1894. While churros are best had dipped in hot chocolate, don’t hesitate to enjoy them with a fresh orange juice in the hot summer months…

👍🏻 We recommend Churros of course!

Pasadizo de San Ginés, 5 Madrid
Metro: Sol
Open daily: 24/7


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