Looking for the best coffee shops in Madrid? I've got you covered. Discover the 5 BEST Madrid cafes with solid coffee, cozy atmosphere and friendly service.
Madrid is one of those cities I visit and think "hey, I could easily live here". Spain's bustling capital has a mix of neighborhoods with completely different vibes from super posh to ultra-hipster. The city is extremely affordable and the locals are friendly.
The food market scene is one of the best I’ve seen anywhere (read TOP 5 Madrid Food Markets for more info). Madrid has also upped its coffee scene lately. Barcelona used to be known as the leader in third wave coffee shops but Madrid didn’t take long to follow suit.
Madrid has caught on to the popularity of avocado toasts, chia seed puddings, flat whites, cold brew, and pour overs. Don’t waste your time on the subpar cafes and continue reading to learn which are the best coffee shops in Madrid.
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1. Pum Pum CafE
One of the best coffee shops in Madrid for a hipster and cozy atmosphere
Pum Pum Café ticks all the boxes for making the list of the best coffee shops in Madrid. I visited several times on my last visit and left happy each time. The avocado toast is simple and well done and a steal at €4.50. You can also find other menu items like a rice pesto bowl, granola bowl, and pum pum salad. They offer a popular benedict toast, which is basically the avocado toast with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce. I recommend sticking with the regular avocado toast. You get two large pieces for €4.50 where the benedict comes with 1 slice for €5.50.
If you're craving something sweet, I highly recommend the carrot cake which is a very large piece and has just the right amount of sweetness. Pum Pum makes their breads, granola, and baked goods in house at the Pum Pum bakery next door, so everything tastes fresh and high quality
The coffee menu is very well priced and includes traditional items like cortados and americanos alongside chai lattes, cold brew mochas, and matcha lattes. Alternative milks are available including oat milk.
The atmosphere is very hipster with exposed brick walls. The space is small and cozy. Because there are limited tables there is a small counter that is available for those with laptops. The small space might not be the best if you want to stay a while and work, but I honestly enjoy that it makes this more of a café to read a book, chat with friends, or just enjoy your coffee in peace. The WiFi is also fast and the service is very friendly.
Pum Pum Café is one of the best cafes in Madrid if you want a nice option close or on the way to the Atocha train station. It’s about a 15 minute walk to the station.
2. Mision Cafe
One of the best cafes in Madrid to work or study
Mision Café is hands down one of the best Madrid cafes to work or study. They are laptop friendly and have reliable WiFi. There are a few tables and a genius stadium seating setup that usually guarantees you’ll be able to find a spot if you don’t mind balancing your laptop on your lap or on one of the skinny/moveable side tables.
Mision Café has a legit coffee game. They use Hola Coffee beans, which makes sense since they are owned by the same people. Hola Coffee is roasted right in Madrid and has quite a following with coffee lovers in and outside the city. This Madrid coffee shop is one of the few places that has a Modbar where you can get a pour over and there is also nitro cold brew on tap.
The small but thoughtfully done food menu has options if you need a snack and changes with the seasons. The porridge bowls are popular and often vegan and the cakes are always wonderful. It became obvious pretty quick that this Malasana based coffee shop is a favorite with the locals. Many seemed to know the baristas and be regulars.
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One of the best Madrid cafes for a full food menu and lots of space
Plenti should be your go to Madrid cafe for a solid breakfast. My favorite items are the quiche, Mexican baked eggs, avocado toast, and hummus toast. Everything they make is done with intention and care. The service and atmosphere is very friendly. No evil eye here for wipping out your laptop and working. Plenti is also a very family friendly Madrid café. Each time I visited there was at least one of two families with small children.
Plenti is a perfect stop before or after your visit to the Prado museum. It’s less than 10 minutes away by foot and the Retiro Park is right behind the Prado museum.
4. Hola Coffee
One of the best coffee shops in Madrid for a work friendly environment
Hola Coffee is owned by the same masterminds behind Mision Café, Pablo Caballero and Nolo Botana. Hola is the first coffee shop the duo opened after they first started roasting their own beans. It didn’t take long for this Madrid café to become a favorite with the locals. The baristas are friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. It has a similar design to Mision Café with stadium style seating along with counter and table space. Light woods and exposed walls give a raw vibe and patrons are welcome to use the WiFi and work as long as they wish.
The attention to detail is seen in the earthenware mugs, the perfect pour over, and the latte art. A small selection of homemade cakes and pastries are available. Try the banana chocolate bread, it was my favorite!
Hola Coffee is a great option if you have some time to kill before your train as it’s a 12 minute walk from the Atocha train station.
5. Toma Café
One of the best Madrid coffee shops for top-notch brews and a lively atmosphere
Toma Café is probably one of the most popular coffee shops in Madrid. It’s actually become such a hotspot that they opened a second location. I prefer the location in the Malasana neighborhood to the one in the Olavide neighborhood. The atmosphere is a bit cozier and hipster at the Malasana location and the food items are more consistent in quality. The constant stream of locals and tourists gives a lively and fun vibe and the small space is almost always filled.
Like Hola Coffee, Toma Café roasts their own beans and have put Madrid on the map in the coffee world. Try the popular cold brew latte with whipped milk, the buttered toast with black garlic and burnt lemon, or the orange cappuccino. Toma Café also makes a mean flat white and has a small selection of amazing loaf cakes and toasts. Gluten free and vegan/vegetarian options are also available.
Try one of all 5 of the best coffee shops in Madrid and let me know which is your favorite!
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