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Where to Try Madrid’s Best Brunches

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Written by Allison

After a great night in Madrid on a Saturday, you probably just want to take things a little easy. Well, there are plenty of places in the city where you can enjoy a leisurely brunch. Even though Madrid has only just caught on to this, every cafe, restaurant and bar is trying to outshine one and other.

Each offers varied menus. Some just offer you pastries and coffee, whilst others like to try something different. Fresh fruit and eggs Benedict, are now becoming staples of these menus.

But with so many places to choose, which ones should you be trying? Whether you are in Madrid for your holiday, or are living in the city permanently, ShMadrid has a few suggestions for brunch today.

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Cafe Oliver

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Cafe Oliver is a place that the international crowd love to congregate at. With its plush velvet banquettes and large windows that have views of the street. This is the perfect place to while away a few hours on a Sunday morning watching people go by.

Definite favourites here are the American style pancakes, waffles and eggs benedict. Plus enjoy a great cup of coffee as well.

Inter Continental Madrid

Located on the Paseo de la Castellana. This converted 18th Century palace is only a short walk from the Gregorio Marañón Metro. Enjoy brunch in its beautiful El Jardin (The Garden) Restaurant. The brunch served here is quite extensive, so you are sure to find something that you like.

La Bicicleta Cafe

As well as being a cafe, La Bicicleta is also a restaurant and bar. This is a spot favoured by those working. Although the decor is industrial the comfy sofas help to soften such harsh lines. It is a place that isn’t just suitable for working but also for relaxing.

Again like the Inter Continental here you can enjoy an extensive brunch menu. But would definitely recommend you try one or some of their home made pastries.

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The Toast Cafe

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Once you walk through its doors, you’ll find leaving The Toast Cafe hard. The warm cosy atmosphere will win you over in just a few seconds. It is situated in a district of the city called Chamberi.

Here you get served American style food including some really amazing breakfast dishes. Like so many others you’ll want to try their home made desserts, even for brunch on a Sunday.

El Bistro

Although El Bistro serves brunch it is in fact a bookshop (La Central). It is housed within a 19th century mansion house located in the heart of the city. Why not while away a few hours here as they have a good selection of books in English you can read.

Where do you like to go for brunch in Madrid?

About the author


Allison is a writer who has spent a number of years traveling around Europe before deciding to make Spain she home. Since then, she has spent a lot of time enjoying all that the city of Madrid has to offer.

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