The 5 nicest places to have breakfast in Madrid

1) Mallorca

Madrid’s first pastry shop. Opened in 1931 and ever since then they have been serving the best ensaimadas (a typical sweet bread from the Island of Mallorca) in town. The Serrano Café has the best location with a nice terrace to observe the crowd coming from Salamanca while sipping your coffee and enjoying an assortment of finger sandwiches.

cake pastelaria mallorca

2) Magasand

At Magasand everything is healthy. The menu features everything from sandwiches to acai bowls and fresh fruit juices. Because of the restaurant’s minimalist industrial interiors, it tends to attract creative minds on their morning break.

Magasand restaurant in Madrid

3) Cripeka

This place started out as a take-out joint but thanks to the charming and colourful interior you feel compelled to sit down and start the day with one of their signature sandwiches and their homemade cakes. And if the setting doesn’t quite do it for you, then know that everything is always available to take out.

interior cripeka restaurant

Santa Teresa 2

+34 911 99 91 08

4) Crustó

The smell of fresh bread will hypnotise you as you enter Crustó. With 14 different types of bread, pastries and sandwiches, there are plenty of breakfast options to choose from. The interior is sophisticated with a retro feel to it. A great place to gently kick-start your day.

people having lunch at Crusto in Madrid

5) Martina Cocina

Martina, who originally hails from Argentina, will personally take care of your breakfast. She bakes cakes, quiches and her famous dulce de leche cookies in the open kitchen. The light, unfussy interior attracts a young and hip local crowd. On sunny days, all the windows on the street side are thrown open, so a nice breeze wakes you up as you sip your coffee.

martina cocina interior

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