Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: 5 Best Bakeries in Madrid

When you think of Spanish cuisine, what comes to mind? Do you think of bread, cookies? If not, you’re missing out.

Madrid is home to many bakeries serving deliciously indulgent goodies, including some local favorites such as ensaimadas. If you haven’t already, you must visit the five best bakeries in Madrid and find out what you’re missing!

Looking for the best pastries and home baked breads in Madrid? Check out our list of the 5 best bakeries in Madrid, offering everything from cakes to pies!

Photo Credit: Nikolas Moya

1. Pastelería La Mallorquina

The public hasn’t been able to get enough of the baked goods at La Mallorquina since first opening in 1894. A favorite of Spaniards and tourists alike, this bakery is known for its napolitana de chocolate, a chocolate filled pastry sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. It also offers a wide selection of seasonal Spanish pastries, and is always on the list of best bakeries in Madrid for holiday specialties like turrón and mazapan. If you´re on a tight sightseeing schedule, enjoy your pastries by the bar or take them to go. For a more leisurely experience, head upstairs to the salon and savor every bite of your delicious treat.

Address: Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, 8

With a variety of turrones, some delicious cream filled doughnuts and marzipan treats, La Mallorquina is clearly one of the best bakeries in Madrid just from looking at its window display
The tempting window display at La Mallorquina

2. Formentor

Situated in the ritzy Salamanca neighbourhood of Madrid, Formentor is known across the city for its appetizing ensaimadas. These spiral shaped pastries originated in the Balearic Islands, but have become a Madrid favourite thanks in part to this bakery. Formentor is also famous for its Roscon de Reyes, a sweet Spanish bread served at Christmas time. During the holidays, it’s not uncommon to see patrons lined up around the block, waiting to get their sweet fill.

Address: Calle del General Díaz Porlier, 7

Formentor has become famous for its spiral shaped ensaimadas, one of the best bakeries in Madrid and a must when in the city
Yummy Formentor ensaimadas

3. El Riojano

Opened by a former pastry chef to the Spanish royal family, El Riojano is one of the oldest bakeries in Madrid. All of the cakes, cookies and pastries served here are baked on-site daily. When you find yourself sitting at a table in their salón de té, don’t forget to order a few pastas de consejo, small lemon flavored cookies that were once served to King Alfonso XIII. Learn more about El Riojano on our Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour when we make a stop at this 19th century establishment.

Address: Calle Mayor, 10

The delicious pastas de conseko served with indulgent melted chocolate make el Riojana one of the best bakeries in Madrid - so tasty!
Trying the famous chocolate on our Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour!

4. Panic

Panic is a relatively new Madrid bakery but has already gained quite the following. This bakery puts an emphasis on organic, homemade breads which are made by hand at the shop. While waiting to place your order, take a moment to watch these master bakers in action. Through a large glass window you can gaze into the kitchen, where they are hard at work mixing, proofing, and sorting the fresh baked breads.

Address: Calle de Conde Duque, 13

The bread at Panic, fresh, organice and home made, are what sets this bakery apart as one of the city's finest
The homemade bread at Panic is the city’s best

5. Fonty

Fonty is the place to go for French inspired pastries in Madrid. Founder, and head pâtissiere, Marie Valdez trained at the illustrious L’Ecole Ferrandi before bringing her creativity and vast talent to the Spanish capital. When you stop by her beautiful bakery make sure to try the tartaleta de limón, a sweet and tangy lemon meringue pie served year round. Located a short walk away from Madrid’s Retiro Park, it’s the perfect place to reenergize after a stroll through the beautiful gardens.

Address: Calle Castelló, 12

The deliciously prepared lemon pie with lightly toasted meringue topping is a specialty in Fonty, one of the best bakeries in Madrid
Our favorite lemon pie in all of Madrid

Want to enjoy some of these treats along with a whole host of other traditional Madrid food? On our food tours we show you the best authentic cuisine Madrid has to offer in an all-encompassing experience which includes food, drinks fascinating history and the company of one of our enthusiastic local guides! We hope to see you soon! 

12 Comment

  1. Taiaro says: Reply

    Panic, no es pasteleria. Se siente.Tiene muy biuenas relaciones pública y basta.
    La Mallorquina pierde y pierde con los años, una pena.
    De acuerdo con el Riojano.
    Faltan Mamá Framboise, las increíbles tartas de limón y la cookies del Horno de Babette…

    1. Lauren Aloise says: Reply

      Hola Taiaro! Gracias por tu comentario. Bakery se puede traducir como panadería o pastelería, y aquí hacemos referencia a ambos! Además, he probado un bizcocho excelente de Panic, así tienen cosas dulces también. En 2013 publicamos un articulo sobre pastelerías en Madrid y no falta Mama F. Aunque ahora también añadiría a Fonty, mmm! http://http://madridfoodtour.com/~madridf9/the-7-best-pastry-shops-in-madrid/

      1. Taiaro says: Reply

        Hola:
        Gracas a tí por la info. Desconocía que Panic hiciera bizcochos.
        Insisto en lo del Horno de Babette, juro que esa Lemon Pie es lo mejor que he probado en años.

        1. Lauren Aloise says: Reply

          Mmm lo probaremos pronto!!!

      2. Danniel says: Reply

        Qué tal Lauren
        Efectivamente Bakery podemos traducirlo como panadería o pastelería, Ahora bien Panic es a la pastelería lo que Burguer King a la comida tradicional. Salvo que entiendas que sus “bizcochos” lo conviertan en una pastelería.
        Te invito a echar un vistazo a Liberte, laduree…por mencionar alguna alguna pastelería entre tantas de verdad.
        Este es el nivel y el concepto de la pastelería en Madrid.

  2. Ralph says: Reply

    I also would have added Brown Bear Bakery in Bario de las Letras. Their bizcochos, muffins and cones are among the best in Madrid; generally everything they have is of very high quality (although perhaps the sitting room at the back is a bit cramped and lacks the ambience of Riojano or, obviously, Mama Framboise. You can check out more of my impressions of BBB on my blog

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