If you can’t get a day started without some good coffee, you’ll love Madrid!
The city has a thriving café culture, which means there is always one nearby. Tea more your thing? Many cafés in the city also have a delicious list of infusions with a flavor to suit every palate! Read on for six trendy cafés and tea rooms in Madrid that are worth a visit.
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Looking for scrumptious, eco-friendly food? Than look no further than Federal Café, an Australian-inspired restaurant in the Conde Duque area serving up great coffee, as well as delicious brunch. With it’s minimalistic decor and health conscious menu, it’s easy to see why Federal Café appeals to the in crowd. Head over to try their tasty burgers (veggie option available!), fresh pastries, or organic juices.
Address: Plaza de las Comendadoras, 9.
Spaniards enjoy their coffee in many different ways, but in recent years tea has had a surge in popularity. Tekoe, a Swiss tea company, has been earning rave reviews since they opened in Madrid last summer. Dedicated to serving high quality, ethically sourced teas from around the world, Tekoe has gained quite the following. Want to know more about tea? The tea room also holds tea tasting sessions, which includes the fascinating history of the soothing drink.
Address: Calle Huertas, 22.
Specialty coffee, sensational homemade pastries and tostadas piled high with all the trimmings? Yep, we’re convinced. HanSo Cafe has all of the above and more, making it an easy favorite for breakfast or a snack in the happening Malasaña neighborhood. Just be sure to get there early to make sure you get a seat—it tends to get pretty packed, especially on the weekends.
El Jardín Secreto
This charming café is the perfect place to wind down after a busy day of sightseeing. Once you’ve entered El Jardín Secreto, it’s as if you’ve stepped into another world. The café is decorated with wicker mats, floral garlands and a mix of other eclectic trinkets. Once you’ve grabbed a table, place a drink order. They’ve got everything from cocktails to milkshakes. If you’re feeling indulgent, order something from the dessert menu. El Jardín Secreto’s desserts are all satisfyingly sweet.
Address: Calle Conde Duque 2.
Café de la Luz
Wandering along the streets of the eclectic neighborhood of Malasaña, you’ll stumble upon numerous cafés. What makes Café de la Luz special is its cozy atmosphere, friendly staff and yummy offerings. Decorated with mismatched chairs, vintage lamps and shelves of books, you can’t help but want to stay a while.
Address: Puebla, 8.
Salón des Fleurs
Salón des Fleurs is a chic tea room located in the Chamberí area of Madrid. Having opened only a few months ago, it has quickly become a very popular spot. The decor is French inspired, with quirky details and beautiful flowers to finish off the look.
Take your pick from a list of twenty teas and infusions, which include choices like strawberry and champagne or cherry caramel. Order a slice of violet cake or banana bread to accompany your drink. Want to take some of the beauty home with you? Salón des Fleurs is also a flower shop! Have the in-house florist whip up a gorgeous bouquet for you to take home.
Address: Calle de Guzmán el Bueno, 106.
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