Brunch has taken the world by storm in recent years, and Madrid is no exception.
Previously, it was quite difficult for non-meat eaters to find vegan and vegetarian brunch in Madrid. After all, simply the word “brunch” might conjure up images of crispy bacon and eggs cooked nearly a dozen different eggs. Luckily, things are starting to change, and more and more cafes that cater to vegans and vegetarians are offering especially tasty brunch options. This guide to the best vegan and vegetarian brunch in Madrid will show you where to find the ideal weekend morning meal—no meat necessary.
One of the top all-vegan restaurants in the city is unsurprisingly also home to some of the best vegetarian and vegan brunch in Madrid! A cute, cozy spot tucked away in the Literary Quarter, Rayén Vegano prides itself on its exclusive use of vegan and organic products. This cruelty-free commitment to quality results in incredibly fresh meals using only the finest seasonal ingredients. Their vegan brunch is a great bang for your buck. For only €13.50, you can devour a hearty brunch plate that will leave you full and satisfied.
Address: Calle Lope de Vega, 7
El Huerto de Lucas
With a commitment to providing healthy, organic food in an environmentally friendly way, El Huerto de Lucas is a great choice for travelers concerned about sustainability. Their beautifully decorated “ecogastro” space in the heart of Chueca serves up some of the best vegetarian and vegan brunch in Madrid. Their onsite restaurant and variety of food stalls give you the option of enjoying your meal on-site, or picking up some organic, healthy ingredients to enjoy on your own later.
Address: Calle San Lucas, 13
La Colectiva Cafe
The unassuming residential neighborhood of Chamberí is quietly experiencing a coffee shop revolution. Among the dozens of trendy cafes lining the streets here, you’ll find La Colectiva Cafe. A specialty coffee shop and all-vegan kitchen, their bright and cozy two-floor space is perfect for both relaxation and getting some work done. Their extensive coffee and tea selection, along with their especially delicious homemade sweet and savory vegan dishes, help make it home to some of the best vegan and vegetarian brunch in Madrid.
Address: Calle Francisco de Rojas, 9
The dedicated, passionate team at BumpGreen is wholeheartedly committed to making the world a better place through their food. From promoting plant-based eating initiatives such as Meatless Monday to providing menu options free of animal products, gluten, sugar and lactose, their passion for health and sustainability shines through in every aspect of their work. At this lovely cafe in posh Barrio Salamanca, you can also enjoy some of the best vegan and vegetarian brunch in Madrid. They feature a slow-food style and elegantly decorated space taking inspiration from the natural environment. With that said, this makes it the perfect place to start your morning.
Address: Calle de Velázquez, 11
Pum Pum Cafe
Surprisingly, this recently renovated space in Lavapiés would have been a no-go for vegetarians and vegans not too long ago. For more than a century, it was home to a butcher’s shop! However, Pum Pum Cafe moved in two years ago, with a friendly international team that serves up some of the best vegan and vegetarian brunch in Madrid. The simple, no-frills cafe cooks up an excellent vegetarian brunch platter which can easily be adapted for vegans as well. The best part? Their breakfast and brunch options are available all day long!
Address: Calle del Tribulete, 6
Even meat eaters are sure to love the fabulous homemade food at La Encomienda, a lovely all-vegan restaurant tucked away in La Latina. Their dishes, including their excellent brunch specials, are hearty and will leave you full without feeling overstuffed. They offer several different brunch specials. No matter how hungry you feel, you can be sure to eat your fill and enjoy every bite. Their especially innovative recipes brought to life with bright, fresh ingredients will ensure you come back for more!
Address: Calle Encomienda, 19
Ready for more delicious fun without the meat? Be sure to join us on one of our award-winning food tours in Madrid. Our fun-filled foodie experiences, like our Tapas Like a Local Tour, can be adapted for vegans and vegetarians as long as you give us a heads up while booking. Along the way, you’ll learn the secrets of an authentic tapas crawl and how to eat like a born-and-bred madrileño!
Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.