The Best Brunch Spots in Chueca, Madrid

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12 November 2016
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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.

La Tita Rivera

Restaurant, Mediterranean, European, $$$
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

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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.

Diurno

Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, $$$
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.

Celicioso

Bakery, Gluten-free

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.

Oita Café

Cafe, European, Spanish
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.

Ambigu

Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
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
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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