Coffee might be the first thing that comes to your mind when you wake up. In order to “wake up” your neurons – usually coffee is what is preferred. With milk, milk foam, nut milk, chocolate syrup or in its simple for as an espresso, this old drink usually takes a big part in our daily life. Also, it has different purposes aside from waking you up. You socialize by inviting a friend for a coffee, you get together with people, it warms you up in a cold winter day and let’s be honest if it’s done correctly it tastes amazing! Spain is no foreign to the coffee culture but they have their own way of drinking the coffee too. If you want to drink the best coffee in Madrid though, you might have to search a little. Hey, wait! Our guide is right here! Here are the 8 best places for coffee in Madrid!
When you give a break from your traveling in Madrid, take a quick break for a nice coffee time. Relax, chill, sit down and chat with the locals in a bar or meet some international people in another coffee place. See, aside from the food, it is the coffee who brings these people together. Enjoy the modern roasteries or local coffee houses in Madrid. Don’t let yourself have a caffeine buzz though!
Toma Café is situated in Malasana neighborhood. It has a minimalist interior design and high ceilings along with quite a bunch of plants and greens around. The place is known for the favorite spot in Madrid for coffee lovers. They make their own coffee blends and roastings which is the key to their amazing coffees both loved by locals and travelers coming by. The staff would gladly explain to you the coffee you would like to try as well. Along with a coffee, you can eat some breakfast with avocado toast or grab a sweet like their famous carrot cake.
Address: Calle Palma 49
Phone: +34 917 02 56 20
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2. FEDERAL CAFÉ CONDE BARAJAS
Federal has everything you ask for, an amazing coffee, nice breakfast, decent meals – you decide what do you want to get. Space is great, it is very large and yet very relaxing and speakeasy at the same time. Especially coffees with milk such as café con leche here can be your best coffee in Madrid. They also offer very delicious homemade desserts with unique flavors. Whether it is for a brunch or for a quick break, you would drink a good coffee here.
Address: Plaza del Conde de Barajas 3
Phone: +34 918 52 68 48
Hanso Café is founded by two Asian brothers – whom they speak very good English. It has brought a new scene to the coffee places in Madrid as being a pioneer to as a third wave coffee shop. Hanso is a very great place especially if you are looking for a substitute for your regular cow milk in your coffee. They have plant-based milk such as oat milk which is great for vegans and guest with allergies. Nonetheless to say the black coffee is also great. Some of the menu items reflect the Asian inspiration of brothers too – like the matcha cake or okonomiyaki waffle. You should give those a try!
Address: Calle Pez, 20
Phone: +34 911 37 51 29
Plenti is located in Huertas neighborhood and just a few minutes away from the Royal Botanic Garden. Most of the time, people come here for a breakfast and end up liking the coffee best. After all, the coffee is the best company for the breakfast, right? Here, you will never receive a bad service because the staff actually like what they are doing – serving the best coffee they can for you. For the breakfast, they offer a variety of dishes with cereals, open sandwiches, eggs, and quiches too.
Address: Costanilla Desamparados 13
Phone: +34 910 53 11 17
5. LOTS COFFEE HOUSE
It’s hard to find a good coffee shop in Madrid – but not when we are here to help you around. Lots Coffee House is one of those hidden gem places. It is another specialty coffee shop. They roast their own coffee beans and prepare their own blends. This action immediately puts them forward than other regular cafés around. The location is not very central and that’s why the place not known by travelers but frequented by locals. They have all kinds of espresso-based coffees along with pour-over, drip or cold brew. If you want, you can also buy their own roasted coffee beans from their shop.
Address: Calle General Oraa 40
Phone: +34 611 46 42 86
6. MATILDA CAFE CANTINA
Matilda Café is located near Prado National Museum which can be a great spot for a break after a visit to the museum. Even from the outside, you can understand that Matilda offers a homey like environment so you would feel pretty cozy while drinking your cappuccino and having a quick breakfast here. Along with their coffee, they offer sweet and salty breakfast dishes at very budget-friendly prices. Matilda is also famous for the exchange of books where you can also participate – inside you will see their public library for exchange.
Address: Calle Almaden 15
Phone: +34 914 29 80 29
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Matilda En este pequeño y coqueto establecimiento del Barrio de las Letras, el aroma a café recién hecho se combina con el de los guisos caseros y el de las tartas que se preparan a diario en su horno. Acogedor y original, te atienden de maravilla. Puedes venir tanto por la mañana a desayunar, hasta por la tarde noche para tomar algún vinito o cerveza. A la hora de comer ofrecen un delicioso menú con 3 platos a elegir más bebida, postre y café incluido por 12€ (14 en fin de semana). Si prefieres que sea más ligero, tienes la opción de un plato (postre, bebida y café también) por 9€. La comida es casera, de calidad y todo está delicioso. Recomendable la pasta con judías y pesto casero, así como su tortilla de patata de huevos camperos y aceite de oliva. Su interior está decorado con mucho gusto, recreando un amiente muy hogareño y su personal es muy amable y atento. Ah, y probar alguna de sus tartas de kiwi, pera, piña o plátano! Calle de Almadén, 15, 28014 Madrid, España #0thfloor
7. MARTINA COCINA
This cute and cozy café is located in the meeting point of La Latina and Lavapies neighborhood. Martina Cocina is a place you would definitely approve for the value for money ratio. This place offers different origins of coffee beans for your coffee– which is a rare thing to find in Madrid, great brunch and breakfast options and even delicious empanadas! Everything is served perfectly here, from croissant sandwiches to their daily menus. It’s a lovely day to start with your coffee.
Address: Plaza Cascorro 11
Phone: +34 910 83 43 80
8. CELICIOSO HORTALEZA
Celicioso Hortaleza is actually known as being one of the few gluten-free bakery spots in Madrid. However, it doesn’t hold them back to make one of the best coffees in town. They offer the classic espresso-based coffees along with Spanish favorites like café con leche but they also offer bulletproof coffee – which contain ghee or a special type of oil based product inside coffee. You would be surprised to see how extensive menu is here and how delicious all of the things are as well! Their cupcakes and other baked goods are quite famous and you won’t regret while you are eating your second one with a good shot of espresso!
Address: Calle Hortaleza 3
Phone: +34 915 31 88 87