The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Chueca, Spain

Photo of Talitha Duncan-Todd
12 November 2016

Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere in the Chueca district where people of all sexualities intermingle comfortably. . We’ve highlighted the 10 best brunch spots in this district of Spain, to make your morning plans that much easier.

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La Tita Rivera

Restaurant, Mediterranean, European, $$$
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La Tita Rivera
La Tita Rivera | © Rosa G./Flickr
La Tita Rivera is a dainty little spot to have a quick bite for brunch in Chueca. The vibrant atmosphere highlights the restaurant’s popularity with both the residents and tourists. La Tita Rivera’s food is delicious and well-made by the friendly chefs. For one example, try their tasty nachos. Get a seat at the interior terrace to enjoy a perfect setting and great service. When stopping by, do not miss out on the opportunity to try the top quality cider. In 2012, they launched their own custom drink, La Tita Rivera. This is a new brand that has a traditional base, but with an original twist.

Only You Hotel & Lounge

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.8/5 (975 Reviews)
From $236 per night per room
Only You Hotel and Lounge have the perfect solution for your Sunday mornings: a delicious full brunch for everyone. There are exquisite salads, vegetables and crudités, as well as pastries, cereals and breads, including gluten-free. Additionally, there’s a variety of oils and juices, a choice of hot dishes and, of course, aromatic coffee. All of this is available in a relaxed setting with music and decor to satisfy even the most discerning palates. Enjoy all of these with high-quality service at the Only You Hotel & Lounge restaurant.
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La Candelita

Restaurant, Venezuelan, $$$
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La Candelita is a Latin American restaurant, located in downtown Madrid on Barquillo Street. On Sundays they offer a delicious brunch where customers can choose from a Creole breakfast or something more classic, like pancakes or omelets. The restaurant provides brunch enthusiasts with a great setting to enjoy a relaxed meal. Get treated with courtesy throughout your meal and enjoy the good sense of humor from the waiters at La Candelita. An English menu is also available upon request.

Dray Martina

Dray Martina is a great restaurant to have brunch. It has a delightful atmosphere with good-spirited people at your service. Dray Martina is accommodating with their menu selection in regards to allergies. They have a separate ‘carta’ which outlines common dietary restrictions or allergies. For example, the burrata salad will have a number beside it about its dairy levels so it makes it easier to order according to each individual’s dietary requirements or restrictions. Overall, this is a place that suits everyone’s needs. Reservations can be made for both small and large groups.

Calle Argensola, 7, Madrid, Spain, +34 910 81 00 56


Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, $$$
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Diurno Restaurant & Bar offers a non-stop kitchen and cocktail service from 10am until 1am. It is in the heart of Chueca, the cosmopolitan and gay district in the center of Madrid. Open for breakfast until late at night, it is a multipurpose space that offers a takeaway or take-in option for lunch until five o’clock. Then it becomes a restaurant with a menu that mixes typical Spanish dishes with an international touch. Here, the crowd of locals mix quite freely with international visitors. The friendly service and informal ambiance guarantees a good break. On top of that, drinks and cocktails are available at any time.


Bakery, Gluten-free
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Celicioso is a gluten-free bakery located in the city center of Madrid. Everything they sell is gluten-free and freshly baked, on a daily basis, in their kitchen. They also have lactose-free and sugar-free options, and vegan options too. It’s a great place for a special treat at brunch time. The bakery has delicious cupcakes, cakes, and cookies. With a cute layout and interior, complemented by friendly service, the Celicioso bakery makes for a relaxing brunch with a great menu.

Pomme Sucre

Pastry Shop, Pastries, $$$
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Pomme Sucre, Calle del Barquillo
Pomme Sucre, Calle del Barquillo | © Rosa G./Flickr
Pomme Sucre is a small little cafe but there are plenty of treats available. The decor is very crisp and modern, and the cafe gracefully adopts the charm of the old original architecture. Perfect for a simple, yet unhurried and relaxed stop, the cafe’s pastries are delicious and a great treat for a light bunch. Other treats include caramelizada de cacao (a chocolate puff pastry), jasmine tea, sunrise (a lime mousse, lemon, mandarin with coffee and chocolate streusel cake), and a raspberry and chocolate ganache. The quick service at Pomme Sucre is always polite and professional.

Oita Café

Cafe, European, Spanish
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Oita Bistro, Madrid
Oita Bistro, Madrid | © Tamorlan/WikiCommons
Oita Café is a pleasant cafe in the heart of Chueca. It’s a place with its own style in which the cozy air and original furniture make you feel at home. They have cakes, pies, pastries, strudel and other wonders. They include the signature of the best pastry chef there. Inside, you’ll find a great atmosphere to enjoy a quiet brunch in the midst of Madrid. It’s the ideal setting to sit down with a book and work on your laptop with a cup of coffee or tea, and pastry, at your side.


Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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Ambigu is a typical Madrid-style establishment that has a long bar from which to choose your treats. A range of desserts is on offer, or you can have fruit or coffee or tea. Lovely service is provided from a friendly young man. The venue has a comfortable atmosphere to sit in and relax, or watch the TV, while you eat. This place is definitely recommended if you’re in the area and want a tasty, well-priced meal.

Libertad 8

Bar, Pub Grub
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Café Libertad 8, Madrid
Café Libertad 8, Madrid | © DC/WikiCommons
The Libertad 8 cafe has a restaurant and bar in two separate rooms. Opened in 1975, the venue is the birthplace of many artists and songwriters of the capital. Stop by during brunch hours to experience the delicious food available through the cafe. The food is excellent – try the grilled vegetables – and the menu has many different things to combine, with nice variations of typical Spanish dishes. To complement the food, the service is quick and attentive. In addition, the interiors are simple but comfortable.

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