Madrid is the capital city of Spain, and one of the most enchanting destinations in all of Europe. With its beautiful medieval architecture and royal palaces, the city is rich in history and is also considered to be the culinary heart of the country, showcases food from every region. Breakfast in Spain is a laid-back affair and should be enjoyed with great company and beautiful views.
If you’re looking for where to stay in the city, here are the best areas to stay in Madrid.
A beautiful vintage-style cafe shop, that offers great coffee and plenty of delicious sweet treats and cakes. HanSo Cafe diners love the banana or cranberry bread, avocado on toast and Spanish ham sandwiches, as well as a wide selection of crepes and bagels. They also serve up freshly ground coffee as well as a selection of espresso drinks, teas and chai lattes.
- Calle del Pez, 20, 28004 Madrid, Spain
- +34911 37 54 29
- Tuesday – Friday 09.00AM – 8.00PM, Saturday and Sunday 10.00AM – 8.00PM Closed Mondays
The downstairs cafe is filled with hungry locals choosing delicacies from the glass topped counters. But, if you head on up the narrow stairs to the dining room, you can enjoy gorgeous pastries in quaint surroundings. Diners come to enjoy a beautiful cup of café con leche or tuck into chocolate croissants, French toast, Neapolitans, ensaimada’s and custard pastries. Lots of sweet treats are available at La Mallorquina, but be prepared to wait for service as it can get very busy.
- Calle Mayor, 2, 28013 Madrid
- +34915 211 201
- Monday – Sunday 08.30AM – 9.00PM
A hidden gem in the heart of the city, La Infinito offers charming surroundings and a hipster vibe, tucked away from the busy main drag. Diners love the Rebel Without A Cause brunch bowl, croissants with Iberico ham and cheese, salmon with fresh tomato and huge bowls of fruit, yoghurt and cereals. They also serve a selection of freshly squeezed and pressed juices, as well as big mugs of coffee and caffeine filled espresso’s.
- Calle de los Tres Peces, 22, 28012 Madrid
- +34606 358 872
- Monday 10.00AM – 11.00PM, Thursday – Saturday 10.00AM – 12.00AM, Sunday 11.00AM – 11.00PM Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
Toma Cafe is a hip mecca for local socialites that is perfect for meeting up with friends over a coffee of two. With narrow benches and a bicycle dangling from the ceiling, you will see just how cool the Toma is when you walk through the door. The breakfast menu is limited but really tasty and the coffee is excellent. Diners enjoyed a selection of fresh breads and toast with jams, cold cuts of meat and fresh juices.
- Calle de la Palma, 49, 28004 Madrid
- +34917 025 620
- Monday – Friday 08.00AM – 8.00PM, Saturday and Sunday 10.00AM – 8.00PM
Cafe Federal is a small cafe the offers delicious, Instagram friendly breakfast dishes loved by locals and visitors alike. Marble tables and bench seating give the cafe a rustic feel, while generous plates of mixed breakfast fare will fill you up for the day ahead. Diners loved the eggs Benedict with french toast, the papaya, lemon and coconut flake plates, the Huevos Horno Champiñones with gruyere cheese and field mushrooms as well as a wide selection of fresh juices and chai tea latte’s.
- Plaza de las Comendadoras, 9, 28015 Madrid
- +34915 328 424
- Monday – Thursday 09.00AM – 00.00AM, Saturday and Sunday 09.00AM – 01.00AM and Sunday 09.00AM – 5.00PM
As a restaurant and bar that is one of the most popular in the city, Carmencita serves up generous helpings for ling lazy brunches. Open just before lunch, making it perfect for late risers, diners love the Huevos Rancheros, the toast with goats cheese, pear and raspberry culi, the American style brunch plates, the eggs Benedict with English muffins and house fries as well as the hash browns and crispy bacon. The bar is also open for a cheeky midday mimosa or bloody Mary too.
- Calle San Vicente Ferrer, 5128015 Madrid / Plaza Conde de Barajas 3, 28005 Madrid
- +34915 238 073 / +3491 852 68 48
- Monday – Sunday 11.00AM – 05.00PM
Considered to be one of the very best Breakfast restaurants in the city, The Toast offers home cooked, American style food in comfortable and cosy surroundings. All dishes are made using the very best ingredients and the portions are generous and filling. Customer favourites include the Breakfast Burrito, the Huevos Rancheros, the Omelet del día, eggs Benedict and the American breakfast plate complete with homemade sausages, bacon and potato pancakes. The also serve up freshly brewed coffee and a variety of fresh juices.
- Calle de Fernando el Católico, 5028015 Madrid
- +34915 493 802
- Monday – Sunday 08.00AM – 02.00AM
Chocolatería San Ginés
An absolute legend in Madrid, the Chocolatería San Ginés is open 24 hours a day to serve up steamy hot chocolate and Churros, Spanish style donuts. The churros are freshly made to order, and taste hot and crispy on the outside and slightly spongey in the middle. With a slightly salty taste they work well with the sugary sweetness of the hot chocolate, and most of the people in the city seem to agree as there is always a queue during the day.
- Pasadizo de San Ginés, 528013 Madrid
- +34913 656 546
- Monday – Sunday – Open 24 Hours
A specialist gluten free restaurant in the heart of the city, Celicioso offers beautiful breakfast fare in a quiet space that is great for meeting with friends or quietly working on your own. Customer favourites include banana bread, toasted ham and cheese on a selection of Gluten free bread, the turkey sandwiches and toast selections, as well as frothy and hot Americana’s and super charged espresso’s. Simple food works well at Celicioso.
- Calle Hortaleza, 328004 Madrid
- +34915 318 887
- Monday – Sunday 10.30AM – 9.30PM
Café de Oriente
Offering a quintessentially Spanish breakfast buffet experience, Café de Oriente offers upscale breakfast food in the perfect location. Customers love the beautiful traditional interiors as well as the slick service and great food. Menu favourites include Iberico ham and homestyle potatoes, eggs Benedict with salmon and ham and the Crepe Suzette. Diners can eat in, or sit on the wonderful terrace and watch the world go by in the centre of the city.
- Plaza de Oriente, 228013 Madrid
- +34915 471 564
- Monday – Sunday 08.30AM – 1.00PM
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