To find original cafés and bars in Madrid, you do not need to look much. The city is full of surprising places that try to differentiate themselves through the decoration, the atmosphere or the gastronomic proposal. They are the perfect place to unwind and relax with a coffee during your long business days in the capital.
This is, without a doubt, one of the most famous cafés in Madrid, a classic! Café Comercial reopened its doors a few years ago, after a short period of inactivity, completely renovated while maintaining that essence between the traditional and the modern. Its terrace also enjoys good views of the Bilbao roundabout and a beautiful kiosk.
Le Café, at the French Institute
Another of the most beautiful terrace cafés in the city and, also, one of the quietest. Le Café, located at the French Institute, is one of those places that only a few know about, although it is open to the general public. In addition to finding a delicious menu at any time of day, breakfast is the most recommended time to visit it: enjoy a delicious café au lait with croissants, cakes, tarts and baguettes ...
Museum of Romanticism Garden Cafe
Continuing with the search for original cafés in Madrid, we find the Garden Café at the Museum of Romanticism, a real gem for breakfast or tea. Located in the Malasaña neighborhood, in the Museum of Romanticism, the café is an urban oasis full of plants, trees, a fountain and small tables scattered all over the place.
Coffee and books? If you like how the combination sounds, you can´t miss visiting one of Madrid's best kept secrets: La Berlinesa. This place belongs to the publisher Libros.com and has become a showcase for the books that this company publishes, as well as a nice cafe where you can have a good coffee, infusions or some homemade cookies. Also, if you are somewhat addicted to caffeine, every ten coffees will get you one of their books for free.
The Green is the space dedicated to the relaxation of ARTIEM Madrid, with sofas and a bar of snacks and drinks for the best afterwork in Madrid. Enjoy good company while you try our healthy snacks, coffees or infusions, our selection of wines or a local craft beer. Everything is free for our customers, except alcoholic beverages that work with an Honesty Bar system (writing down what you take and paying it at the reception the day you leave the hotel). All this, in addition, with a nice background music and the company of other professionals who also travel to the city for business.
If you are looking for cafés in Madrid with a chic and modern style, your place is Vailima. It is a beautiful tea room with checkered floor, chandeliers and a select menu of French pastries as well as 150 different varieties of tea. If you are in the Barrio de Salamanca area, do not hesitate to pay a visit to Vailima.
El perro y la galleta
With its curious name (The dog and the cookie), this is one of those original cafés in Madrid that you should visit. A few meters from the Retiro park, El perro y la galleta is the perfect refuge while you are in the capital; either to have a delicious breakfast and to enjoy their delicious menu during lunch or dinner. It is important to note that, as the name suggests, many of the dishes are made with biscuit and that dogs are welcome.
So, do you already know where you are going to have your next coffee in the capital after reading this guide? Take advantage of the variety and the peculiarity of the Madrid cafés to discover new spots and enjoy, even more, a break in the middle of the day.