This bar’s name means ‘holidays’, and it is truly an ideal place to go to make the most of a vacation in Spain’s capital. Starting your day off here is an excellent choice, even for those who are not lucky enough to be on holiday. Here travellers will find freshly baked pastries, tomato toasts, an exquisite and very typical Spanish breakfast meal, and many more options. On top of everything else, the friendly service will guarantee visitors leave with a smile on their faces.
Address: Calle Espiritu Santo 15, Madrid, Spain, +34 911 70 40 15
Ojalá is one of the best restaurants in Malasaña, with a relaxed summery feel, a sand filled downstairs area and a very chic atmosphere. Apart from their great cocktails and tasty dishes, which can be enjoyed throughout the day or at night, before heading off to one of the great bars in this area, visitors will also be able to enjoy a delicious and hearty breakfast on their lovely outdoors terrace. Plus, this restaurant’s great location means that it is a perfect base from which to explore some of Malasaña’s top sights.
Address: C/ San Andrés, 1, Madrid, Spain, +34 91 523 27 47
Noviembre is a modest, simple gastrobar with a classic menu and a relaxed atmosphere. Although it might not be as quirky and funky as most places in Malasaña, it provides a calm respite in which to enjoy a delicious meal that is well cooked and served in the most friendly manner. Their brunch is excellent and very well loved by their regulars, who come here every weekend to eat a slice of Spanish omelet, eggs with salmon or an avocado salad.
Address: Calle de la Palma 63, Madrid, Spain, +34 910 82 87 17
Libreria Italiana Madrid is an authentic Italian café located in an Italian bookstore in Malasaña. The coffee here is as good as in any Italian coffeehouse, and the setting is perfect for getting to know a bit more about Italian culture without moving from the Spanish capital. Their decadent chocolate cake is an exciting option to accompany one of their cappuccinos, or during a hot summer day a caffé shakerato is great for chasing the heat away.
Address: Corredera Baja de San Pablo, 10, Madrid, Spain, +34 915 23 21 26
This café is modern, clean cut and very cool. The wooden décor is combined with darker colors, books, plants and funky lamps to create a very original setting. Here it is clear that much attention is paid to getting everything perfect, down to the last details, and a simple coffee is transformed into an elegantly presented beverage. They have a great coffee and tea menu, as well as a selection of sandwiches, salads and a small selection of breakfast food.
Address: Calle del Pez 38, Madrid, Spain, +34 914 26 66 34