Madrid - Café Kapital

Madrid - Café Kapital
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Madrid, the bustling capital of Spain, is not only known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and lively atmosphere but also for its vibrant cafe culture. Spaniards take their coffee seriously, and Madrid's cafes offer a perfect blend of tradition, innovation, and a relaxed ambiance.

In this post, we will delve into the captivating cafe scene in Madrid and share my list of must-visit cafes that encapsulate the city's unique charm.

Federal Café

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Embracing a cosmopolitan vibe, Federal Café Madrid seamlessly blends Spanish and Australian influences. Known for its artisanal coffee and delectable brunch menu, this cafe has become a favorite among locals.

Café Comercial

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Established in 1887, Café Comercial is one of Madrid's oldest cafes, exuding a nostalgic charm. Its elegant interior, adorned with vintage decor, provides the perfect setting to enjoy a leisurely breakfast.

Toma Café

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Toma Café is a hipster haven celebrated for its dedication to specialty coffee. Coffee connoisseurs will appreciate the attention to detail in every cup, making it a must-visit for those seeking a true artisanal coffee experience.

Borbeen Coffee

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Borbeen exudes a sense of intimacy, making it a perfect retreat from the bustling streets. The menu is a delightful fusion of traditional Spanish flavours and international influences, creating a diverse range of coffee options.

Hey My Coffee

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A tiny establishment nestled in the Salamanca district perfectly emphasises affordability and a cozy atmosphere. Alongside their primary focus on coffee, they provide a selection of snacks to complement the overall experience.


Madrid's cafe culture is a testament to the city's ability to blend tradition and modernity seamlessly. From historic establishments to contemporary coffeehouses, each cafe contributes to the rich tapestry of Madrid's culinary landscape.

We barely scratch the surface here but it's a list of those establishments that are on top of my list. Maybe, I'll share another post. Let me know in the comments if you try out any of these.

Until next time, Ciao!

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