Do you love eating breakfast out and about while on vacation? This does not mean merely grabbing a coffee and a snack at the nearest bar. While traveling, you need to enjoy one of those long, relaxing breakfasts that can last for hours. To help you in your search for the best places to enjoy a luxurious breakfast in Madrid, here are a few of our suggestions.
Il Tavolo Verde
The best place to start your day in Madrid is Il Tavolo Verde. Everything on the menu in this exquisitely designed cafe is organic, including the coffee, sponge cakes, tarts, and tostadas (toast with a variety of toppings). There is even an antiques store located at the back of the cafe for you to pick up a bargain or two, making this the perfect place to begin your day.
Fonty, in the Salamanca neighborhood, is a small French patisserie where you can enjoy a Parisian-style croissant while watching the master pastry chefs at work. The menu has various types of French pastries, such as financier (sponge cake with ground almonds and caramelized butter) and canalé (made with butter and a splash of rum). The lemon tartlets are the best in Madrid.
For coffee aficionados, Toma Café in Malasaña is not to be missed. The owners founded this cafe with the noble desire of providing its customers with the best coffee in Madrid. And as anyone will attest, they have certainly achieved it. The coffee is sourced from a number of regions around the world, and as you would expect, they roast and prepare it in-store. They also offer a great range of sponge cakes, tarts, muffins, homemade cookies, and tostadas. All this makes Toma Café one of the best places to enjoy breakfast in Madrid.
After its huge success in Barcelona, Federal Café has now opened its doors in Madrid. This bright and welcoming café has a Scandinavian design that invites you to spend hours over your breakfast either flicking through magazines and newspapers provided by the cafe or working on your laptop thanks to their free Wi-Fi. Their breakfasts are varied and include such offerings as free-range eggs, cereal, yogurt, tostadas, and, of course, sponge cake and tarts. The avocado tostadas with lime and coriander are to die for, so combine them with a coffee or a freshly squeezed orange juice, and your healthy start to the day is complete.
If crepes are more your style, Olive is the place for you. This small cafe is located opposite the iconic Conde Duque cultural center and has vintage decor and solid wood tables that are always covered in magazines. Their exclusively organic menu offers tostadas, tarts, sweet pastries and, of course, their specialty—crepes! These include toppings such as honey with goats’ cheese, Kinder Bueno, and ham with tomato, to name just a few. Make sure you arrive with an appetite, because there’s a good chance you will want to try them all.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start the morning in style at one of these fantastic cafes in Madrid.