The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Lavapiés, Madrid

Photo of Talitha Duncan-Todd
1 December 2016

Sit down with a cup of tea or coffee with a light bite to eat in the cafés that Lavapiés has to offer. They have a personal and unique touch unlike anywhere else. With a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere, and great brunch deals, we’ve picked the 10 best spots to enjoy a late breakfast. Take a look below.

Madrid | © Roberto Taddeo/Flickr

La Rollerie Café

The La Rollerie Café has a great international atmosphere. The efficient and cheerful service makes it a perfect spot for brunch. The café is highly praised for its breakfast and brunch options on the European style food menu. With an English menu for tourists, the staff, who can also speak English, are very accommodating. You can enjoy the highly recommended and tasty pastries in the modern but classic café.
Calle de Atocha, 20, Madrid, Spain, +34 914 20 46 75

Museo de Jamon

Bar, Tapas, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Mediterranean, Spanish
The Museo de Jamon is a local chain in Madrid. It is a perfect spot for a quick brunch whilst in Lavapiés, or for a casual meal with friends. The restaurant is acclaimed for their incredible variety of ham on offer. The waiters are accommodating and friendly, which makes the experience that much better than anywhere else. The quality and quantity of food is also praised by its customers. Sit back, enjoy a late brunch and order Museo’s beer while you’re at it.

La Provencita

Bistro, French
La Provencita, Madrid
La Provencita, Madrid | © David Kosmos Smith/Flickr
La Provencita is an authentic French food bistro, hidden inside the Mercado de San Anton, in the centre of Madrid. It is a small bistro owned by Ben who is loved by many customers. Ben prepares all the food by himself, with traditional ingredients. A great spot for tourists to have brunch and meet friendly locals on their stay, you have the option of enjoying a beer or wine with delicious French treats.

El Boquerón

Bar, Tapas, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Seafood, Spanish
Bar El Boqueron,Madrid
Bar El Boqueron,Madrid | © Andi Fisher/Flickr
El Boquerón is an old bar and a very traditional place in Lavapiés. It’s also one of the best seafood places in Madrid. Their seafood tapas are exquisite for a brunch. The grilled prawns and fresh anchovies are a delight. On top of that, the seafood tavern is well praised for its well-brewed beer. It is definitely worth paying a visit for a cheap brunch. Once you step through the doors, you soon realise why it is loved by many locals.

Infinito Café-Libros-Arte

Antonio and Paloma are the ones who created this beautiful and cosy café. Infinito Café is loved by many locals and is a perfect setting if you wish to catch up with friends, read a book or do a bit of work whilst having a snack for brunch. Its tranquillity draws in customers, making it second home to many people. The café is a great spot for a delicious snack or to enjoy the exquisite chocolate and sweets on offer. At night, it transforms into a place of performance and live music.
Calle Tres Peces, 22, Madrid, Spain, +34 606 358 872

Murillo Café

Restaurant, Spanish, European, $$$
Museo del Prado
Museo del Prado | © Xavier Serra/Flickr
The Murillo Café is next to the Murillo entrance of the Prado Museum. The name pays tribute to one of the most famous painters of Spain, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. On Sundays, the Murillo Café offers a wonderful brunch. For breakfast, a fine selection of breads and pastries are available. The café also offers a menu of traditional tapas and light meals, as well as Mediterranean bistro all day. A selection of Spain’s best wine and iberian ham, as well as local cheeses are on the menu. All in all, the Murillo Café is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal outside after some art.

Café Oliver

Cafe, Bistro, Spanish
Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict | ©
The staff are friendly at Café Oliver and the restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere. They can accommodate large groups and you have the option of making reservations at the café. It is a highly recommended setting for a Sunday brunch. The menu is set and will cost roughly 25 euros per head, with hot drinks and juice being included.

Café De La Luz

Cafe, Spanish, Coffee, Tea
Café de la Luz, Madrid
Café de la Luz, Madrid
Café de la Luz is a fantastic, cosy little coffee shop hidden away from the tourist areas, with a great atmosphere to visit during brunch hours. Inside, you can read from the selection of books or work on your laptop. Recommendations include the mini brunch and orange juice, which is freshly squeezed, and the cake. The café has great customer service and great prices. Free Wi-Fi is also available at the Café de la Luz.

Federal Café

Coffee Shop, Cafe, Coffee, $$$

The Federal Café is located in Plaza de las Comendadoras in the Barrio de Conde Duque, and is a perfect café for both breakfast and brunch. It is a nice, quiet area with spacious and sunlit interiors, and plenty of light coming through the open windows. The Australian-style café has a great menu and the coffee there is highly recommendable. A nice scene for a Sunday brunch in the sun, there is a wide selection at the café and the portions are generous.


Bar, Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Beer, Wine
Brunch at the Carmencita café is a great offer. For 14 euros, you can get eggs benedict with smoked salmon, guacamole or bacon and a side of either home fries, hash browns or salad. This all comes with coffee, a glass of mimosa and a dessert choice of chocolate or carrot cake. The place is small and cosy, while it has been recommended to make a reservation because the café is immensely popular. Don’t miss out on this great deal to taste an exquisite Spanish brunch.

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