If there is one trend that is favourite with food lovers all over Spain, especially on weekends, then that is brunch. Many restaurants and hotels have added brunch, which is of British origin and very popular in North America, to their culinary offer.
Brunch is breakfast and lunch combined into one (hence the contraction of the two words), and it usually takes place between 10.00 and 16.00. Brunch often consists of a varied buffet, that includes both savoury and sweet dishes, and sometimes it is simple when at other times it can be more extensive.
Today, this article by ShMadrid will focus on the best places to have brunch in the capital, as brunch is ideal for every sweet tooth and most demanding foodie.
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Enjoy brunch in the capital
Brunch by Café Oliver
One of the best brunches in Madrid is the one they prepare at Café Oliver. This is a famous place for brunch, and it is perfect to enjoy simple and delicious food. It is located at Calle Manuel de Falla in the district of Chamartín.
The price for brunch is €28, and this includes everything mentioned below, plus an extra dish.
- Butter croissant
- Chocolate brioche bun
- Mini cereal bread roll
- Butter and homemade jams
- Natural yoghurt
- Natural orange juice
- Coffee, tea, infusions or cola-cao
- Eggs Benedict with salmon or bacon
- Eggs en Cocotte with truffle
- Scrambled eggs with spinach and asparagus
Bendita Locura Brunch
You can enjoy a most delicious brunch at Bendita Locura from Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 14:00, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 to 16:30.
They are located at Calle del Príncipe de Vergara, 73, in the district of Salamanca, and people say this is one of the best places in the Spanish capital to meet for brunch. Your brunch consists of:
- Coffee, tea, cappuccino and all kinds of infusions
- Orange juice, tomato juice or a smoothie of the day
- Natural yoghurt with berries or cereal with cold milk
- Toast with quince jelly or tomato
- French croissant with butter and jam
- Waffle with Nutella and banana
- Pancakes with baked apple and whipped cream
- Eggs Benedictine with salmon or smoked bacon on brioche bread with potatoes
- Quiche Lorraine
- Roast Beef sandwich
- Avocado toast
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People usually go out for brunch on Sundays and weekends, when you skip an early breakfast and combine it with lunch on a later moment during the day.
Another characteristic of brunch is that it is both with sweet flavours, such as those of pastries and pancakes, and savoury dishes, like the typical brunch dish called eggs Florentine or eggs Benedict.
El Ferry’s brunch features a basket of pastries with coffee or tea and a savoury dish of your choice, accompanied by a Bloody Mary or Mimosa, followed by one of their delicious and homemade desserts.
You can find El Ferry in the district of Chamberí and opening hours for brunch are as follows: Saturdays from 12:30 to 16:30 and Sundays from 11:00 to 16:30.
El Huerto de Lucas
El Huerto de Lucas, which is in the district of Centro in Madrid, offers the opportunity to try its organic and sustainable produce for brunch, with ingredients that can also be bought at its supermarket.
The result is a collection of pure and intense flavours, as a reflection of original, simple and well prepared dishes. These dishes are cooked low and fast, in order to keep all good food properties. Produce and ingredients remain practically unprocessed this way. Brunch at El Huerto de Lucas includes for example:
- Natural fruit juices, coffees and infusions
- Bowl of yogurt with muesli, honey or fruit
- Toast with tomato
- Benedictine eggs
- Sweet ham quesadilla
- Quiche Lorraine
- Crepe filled with banana and chocolate
- Pancakes with cream cheese and a red fruit coulis
- Carrot cake, covered with a cream cheese and white chocolate frosting
Where will you be going for your next brunch?