La Latina may not have many restaurants that serve a brunch menu, but brunch enthusiasts can find plenty of tapas dishes in the bars. Stop by any of the bars or restaurants on the streets of La Latina for great traditional Spanish food as well as exquisite Spanish wine. We’ve found the 10 best brunch spots in the neighborhood.
El Colmao GastroClub is designed to offer a range of Mediterranean dishes, which can also be ordered to take away. It is a brunch experience where international food is combined with traditional homemade cuisine. Get all this in a very special atmosphere with a great selection of music. Besides the restaurant’s menu, the breakfast brunch and its offer of the daily special on weekdays, you can buy food selected by The Colmao GastroClub. Try their wonderful homemade cakes, fresh bread, and coffee.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm and 8pm-11:30pm, Fri 10am-5pm and 7:30pm-12am, Sat 11am-4:30pm and 7:30pm-1am, Sun 11am-5:30pm
Delic serves enticing, organic dishes from around the world. It’s a favorite amongst the locals; for those looking for a peaceful morning coffee on the leafy Plaza de la Paja, to those meeting up for a few cocktails before a big night out, their international menu has something for everyone. It includes tabouleh (an Arabian vegetarian dish), Japanese dumplings and filled ciabatta, and the Chilean chocolate cake, which is utterly irresistible. Get the soup of the day, today’s special, wine, beer or soft drink, and coffee and cake for a discount price.
Just across from Iglesia de San Pedro El Viejo, one of Madrid’s oldest churches, Ene is anything but old-world. The design is contemporary, if a little worn, awash with reds and purples, while the young and friendly waiters work to the contemporary lounge music. The cuisine is a Spanish-Asian fusion. Try the peeled aubergine with tahini, peppermint sauce and yoghurt to truly taste the essence of Ene. Or get the homemade four-course brunch meal in town when you stop by.
Housed in an 18th century building, LaCcava contains two distinct floors. The first floor is home to the vintage bar area, with cocktails and coffee, the lounge area, where you can talk quietly on one of the comfortable sofas or snack at the communal high table and the garage area, where their converted Mini makes for a truly unique sofa. Alongside their Mini is seating from an old Fokker aircraft. Downstairs there are three separate cellars: Morris, Cooper and Clubman.
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 8am-1am, Fri 8am-2:30am, Sat 12pm-2:30pm, Sun 12pm – 1am
La Rayuela opens its doors at the foot of the viaduct, in the center of Madrid. Its convenient location allows you to visit the Plaza de Oriente and Royal Palace nearby. It is also just five minutes from the main street of the capital. It is an ideal place to sample dishes both known and unknown. They offer the best Spanish, and international, tapas dishes; in addition to this, they also serve green dishes and healthy cuisine. Here, you can get the best food and the best atmosphere in one of the most picturesque places of old Madrid, sheltered by arches and stairways, with large windows overlooking the Vistillas Park.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 1pm-4pm and 8pm-11:30pm, Fri 1pm-4pm and 8pm-1:30am, Sat 1pm-1:30am, Sun 1pm-11:30pm
La Musa Latina’s mixed grill and roasted vegetables make a great combination; plus, there are plenty of indulgent desserts to choose from and the chocolate brownie is highly recommended. Waiters are very relaxed and friendly, and the diners are a mixture of the well-heeled clubbing crowd. Given the choice between this and its sister restaurant in Malasaña, this one is the better choice as it’s more spacious. For brunch, get the tapas platters to share with somebody for just 30 euros.
Decorated in bullring ochre and bare brick, with flamenco on the sound system, El Tempranillo offers an impressive range of labels from nearly every wine-producing region in Spain. The tapas dishes are addictive too; try the wild mushrooms in scrambled egg or the sweet bread. Internationally acclaimed chef Javier Gonzalez-Bringas, a Madrid native, combines an old-world style with a new-world flair in his signature cuisine. Pick any option from the tapas menu to enjoy a tasty brunch in this bar-type restaurant.
La Taberna Errante is the perfect place to try homemade Spanish food, located on a quiet street in La Latina. Three young women run the place, and they always do it with a smile. If you want to try real Spanish food, then this is the place for you. Everyday, they spice things up with new dishes and tapas for customers to taste. The bar downstairs is very charming and is a great spot to have drinks whilst mingling with the locals.
Eduardo is a bakery shop that offers a range of European-style breads, with crispy crusts and soft insides. Taste the exquisite bagels, cinnamon rolls, sweet snacks, and rich, salty cakes. This is a shop that provides treats to nibble and share with your friends and family. Here, you can stop by for a quick brunch, whether you’re looking for savory or sweet food.
Bar Cruz is one of the most typical bars in Madrid. Located in the Plaza de Cascorro, next to Metro La Latina, this bar offers guests classic rations, with high-quality food at a good price. It has been a family business for three generations, having been passed down to Martinez.