The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Puerta del Sol, Madrid

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The Puerta del Sol area has great bars, restaurants and things to see, but nothing beats the excellent breakfast and brunch options that visitors will discover in this part of the capital. Below we have listed the top 10 places for brunch in this neighbourhood.

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1. Chocolateria San Ginés

Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Dessert Shop, Candy Store, Spanish, Dessert

This staple establishment is not only one of the best breakfast spots in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol area, but a great stop at any point throughout the day for a decadent Spanish hot chocolate. Unlike the hot chocolates that most visitors will be used to, the one served at this locale is so thick and dense that it has to be eaten with a spoon, and the churros that accompany it – a sort of deep-fried doughnut batter – are a great compliment to this sweet breakfast.

2. Cafe Oliver

Cafe, Bistro, Spanish

Eggs Benedict
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Cafe Oliver is pioneered brunch in Madrid. The brunch at this locale is prepared by chefs Frédéric Fétiveau and Karim Chauvin, who are renowned in the city for their delicious concoctions. To start off visitors will be able to choose hot drinks, juices, pastries and breads, before going choosing either eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs with veggies or fried eggs and bacon. To finish off on a good note the menu offers a Caesar salad, a juicy cheeseburger, a tropical fruit salad or some excellent pancakes with maple syrup.

3. El Bistro de la Central

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Listed as one of the top 10 restaurants in the Puerta del Sol area, this quirky locale also has an excellent brunch. Their motto is ‘we are what we eat’, so travelers can rest assured that the produce at this restaurant is excellent. It is located inside a bookstore, and the alternative vibe that the place exudes is great for a relaxed brunch experience. Visitors can buy a book to read whilst enjoying the cafe’s delicious eggs Benedict, pancakes, or a yummy Bloody Mary.

Address: La Central, Calle del Postigo de San Martín, 8, Madrid, Spain +34917909930

4. Grazie Mille Italian Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Italian

Capuccino
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This restaurant is a must for Italians living in Madrid, and tourists will also appreciate the delicious Italian breakfast food that is served here. Cappuccinos, croissants filled with Nutella, toast with jam and much more make up the several options. Breakfast is served from Monday to Friday but if visitors would rather stop by a bit later there is also an excellent set menu each day for under 10 euros.

5. La Mallorquina

Pastry Shop, Cafe, Pastries

Customers window shopping at La Mallorquina in Madrid
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La Mallorquina is one of the best places in Madrid to go for breakfast. Their delicious version of pain au chocolat, which in Spain is called napolitana, is chocolate heaven in a pastry, whilst the selection of eclairs and puff pastries will make the sweet-toothed go crazy. The coffee here is excellent too, and the service, which is some of the best in the city, will round off the experience for a thoroughly excellent breakfast.

6. Ferpal

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish

Ham and Cheese Sandwich
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Ferpal is a typical Spanish bar located close to the Puerta del Sol. It is a great place to go for breakfast when looking for something slightly different; this restaurant specializes in delicious, cheap sandwiches. Whatever you order, you’re sure to enjoy a tasty breakfast for a very modest price. Soy milk, lactose free-milk and skimmed milk are all available here.

7. Paris Tokio del Room Mate Oscar

Restaurant, Japanese

Sushi
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Situated close to the Puerta del Sol in the trendy Chueca area, the brunch at this cool hotel is served at a FrenchJapanese restaurant that offers the famous Paris-Tokyo Brunch sessions, where the food is accompanied by a live DJ and a vast array of delicious cocktails. Here brunch is composed of salads, French cheese, sushi and a great selection of different types of breads and jams. All in all it is a very modern and cosmopolitan brunch and a unique dining experience.

8. Bar Refra

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish

Bread with Tomato
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If a simple Spanish breakfast is what you are after, Bar Refra is the place to go. A no-frills place where the clients are regulars and the waiters know the menu by heart, Bar Refra offers extremely cheap breakfasts. A coffee will set visitors back around one euro, whilst a coffee with a pastry, churros or bread with fresh tomato paste (a traditional Spanish breakfast) will only cost two euros. Those who would rather eat a bit more can get a coffee and a slice of Spanish omelet or a grilled ham and cheese sandwich.

9. La Mojigata

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La Mojigata is a great place to go for breakfast or an evening snack. The owners aim to reproduce traditional cuisine with organic products in a very cozy and welcoming locale, decorated in wood and with plants, making it seem very natural. Everyday there are freshly made breads, which the owners themselves make early in the morning, as well as excellent cakes, muffins, granola and smoothies.

Address: Calle Lope de Vega 7, Madrid, Spain, +34 911 15 65 46

10. Loreto Coffee Bar

Bar, Mediterranean, European

This bar is a modern locale with a vintage twist and stylish decoration, so it differs somewhat from most of the other breakfast spots on this list. A coffee with bread and tomato will cost less than three euros, and the bread that is served here is extremely fresh and one of the best that visitors will be able to find in the city.

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