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Best Brunch Spots in Madrid

Brunch is an important staple in the millennial diet. I mean isn’t there something floating around that the reason millennials can’t buy homes is because of avo on toast? Anyways, let’s get down to business which is the best brunch spots in Madrid. Madrid hasn’t really caught on completely to the whole ‘brunch’ concept but I’ve uncovered  some gems that cater to the millennial brunch needs.

Federal Cafe

An Aussie owned cafe where you will find all brunch stables from pancakes to avo on toast. The cafe is known for awesome food & great coffee. There are two locations in Madrid so you are never too far from one. They are also a great spot for lunch.

Federal Cafe

Carmencita Bar

My favourite spot for a lazy Sunday morning brunch. Located in the hip area of Malasana is Carmencita Bar where the Mimosas are only €1. Yes, you read that correctly, the mimosas are €1 and €8 will get you a pitcher. The best thing about the €1 mimosas is that they have just the right prosecco to orange juice ratio. With the brunch menu, you can expect the usual suspects from eggs benedict to french toast. Definitely book a table on the weekends.

Carmencita Bar

The Toast Cafe

A great spot for brunch, but can get quite busy so try and book beforehand. The food is delicious and you can find a mix of Spanish and American breakfast options. Mimosas are €3, I know you’ll never want to leave Madrid with those prices.

Toast Cafe


A delish gluten-free bakery that offers up some mean brunch options and after brunch why not treat yourself to a cupcake, trust me they are divine. I love this spot for brunch but it is also a great lunch spot. They have two locations but I would recommend going to the one situated on Calle del Barquillo, the interiors are stunning.



A cute cafe that I loved for their coffee and simple menu. If you are Danish then it is here you will find Smørrebrød. For those of you who are not Danes then Smørrebrød is a type of open sandwich. I would recommend trying the spicy tomato huevos a la cazuela with a cafe con leche, it’s my go-to.

Plenti Cafe

When in Spain I would highly recommend trying the traditional Spanish breakfast Tostada con tomate, which is just toasted bread with crushed tomatoes and olive oil. So simple and delicious, not to mention super cheap. Alternatively, another go-to Spanish breakfast is Chocolate con churros and I mean who could turn them down!

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