Halfway between breakfast and lunch is the preferred time for food for many people, as they can partake in brunch, a meal that is as much a trend as it is an opportunity to feast. In Madrid, it’s becoming more and more common to find restaurants who offer brunch options on their menus, especially during the weekends. There are few things better than waking up late on a Sunday or Saturday morning and having a large, delicious mid-morning meal to keep you satiated for a good portion of the day. Brunch offers all kinds of possibilities to satisfy all different tastes, from vegetarian options to heavier meat ones and options for sweeter palettes. Today in this article from ShMadrid, we want to tell you about the spots with the best brunch in the Spanish capital.
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Brunch it up on the weekends
The restaurant Habanera, located in the heart of Madrid at Génova, 28, serves an amazing brunch during the weekends and on festival days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. You can enjoy classic American pancakes, eggs benedict, arepitas filled with chicken and a number of other options. Habanera definitely deserves credit for its cool vibe; the decor, lighting and green plants add a Caribbean air to this Madrileño restaurant. In the Lavapiés neighborhood at Tribulete, 6 is Pum Pum Café, open everyday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.. If you come on the weekends, you are likely to wait in line for this delicious vegetarian café, which has some of the best brunch options in Madrid; high-quality coffee, house-made bread and cakes baked with fresh dough, toast, eggs, veggie hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, fruit and granola, yogurt and even delicious cocktails are all things you’ll find on their menu. Everything is prepared with love and care and the prices are extremely reasonable compared to other brunch locales in the capital. The owners have made sure to create a great atmosphere where customers can enjoy their delicious food.
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It’s never too late in the day for good brunch food, a philosophy that Ojalá seeks to impart. Located at San Andrés, 1, this restaurant has the feel of a suspended garden, with shared tables, floral tones, and a beach bar all included. They offer a variety of brunch options every day of the week and well into the evening, with sweet, continental, vegetarian, and healthy options, among others. We recommend reserving a table ahead of time if you don’t want to wait once you arrive; this original local spot is especially busy during rush hour and over holidays. The brunch served at Panela & Co at López de Hoyos, 10 on Saturdays, Sundays and festival days is another great option for this mid-morning meal, although their food is more New York-style. This is one of the trendiest brunch spots in Madrid, with options such as coffee, juices, granola, waffles, eggs Benedict, pancakes, red velvet cake and more. It’s a comfortable, cozy space perfect for meeting up with friends with decor that will remind you of the Big Apple. Lastly, Federal Café (Pl. Comendadoras, 9 y Pl. Conde Barajas, 3) offers brunch everyday of the week, but we recommend going with a good amount of time to spend there since they don’t take reservations. Their speciality are their eggs Benedict with spinach and avocado toast with bacon or salmon. In addition, of course, they have brunch classics like coffee, tea, juices and various pastries.
Are you a brunch person, or do you believe in a more traditional breakfast followed by lunch?