La Central is not your typical library. Not only can you buy books, but you can also go to conferences, concerts, have a glass of wine or beer, or have a quick snack or sit-down meal at its pleasant Bistró. They have a great variety of dishes and you can come here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It has the advantage of being open throughout the day, so if your eating schedules are not in sync with the Spanish way this is a great option.
Address: La Central, Calle del Postigo de San Martín, 8, Madrid, Spain +34917909930
The Café del Príncipe is located meters away from the Puerta del Sol and offers a varied selection of dishes and tapas. It has an elegant dining room with beautiful views. It was opened during the 19th century and was frequented by Spanish Romantics. It is a place with real soul and history.
Address: Café del Príncipe, Plaza de Canalejas 5, Madrid, Spain +34915319384