Best coffee in Madrid by neighbourhood:
- Huertas/ Literary Quarter: Feliz Coffee
- La Latina: El Perro De Pavlov
- Lavapiés: Syra Coffee
- Malasaña: Camden Coffee Roasters 2
- Sol: Arabay Coffee
- Chueca: Bucólico Café
- Palacio: FOUR Specialty Coffee
1. Feliz Coffee
Feliz Coffee is the best coffee shop in Madrid.
The tiny store is tucked away on a quiet street in the Huertas area.
Inside, the owner will ask you how you like your coffee, recommending different blends depending on your preference.
Each cup is made with care, finished off with latte art you can’t help but smile about.
Feliz Coffee also sells hand-crafted ceramics, home-wares and pretty merchandise.
Found in Madrid’s literary quarter, Feliz Coffee goes perfectly with an empty bench and a good book.
If you prefer to sit in, Feliz Coffee have recently opened a second venue two minutes round the corner offering pastries, breakfast & natural wine by the bottle.
PS. Feliz Coffee can do really special things with Oatly, best I’ve ever tasted.
2. El Perro De Pavlov
El Perro de Pavlov is another brilliant coffee shop in Madrid.
Coffee always tastes better when it’s ethically sourced, which is why people can’t get enough of this stuff.
El Perro de Pavlov proudly grinds La Noria Coffee Project beans, which are hand-picked in Colombia, roasted in Madrid and fully traceable from crop to cup.
Found in La Latina, El Perro de Pavlov is a great place to refuel after a Sunday stroll around El Rastro market or a visit to the Prince of Anglona Gardens.
El Perro de Pavlov also do really good cakes and pastries to accompany your coffee.
3. Syra Coffee
Syra Coffee has really taken Madrid by storm.
Born in Barcelona, it wasn’t long before los madrileños got wind of how brilliant the coffee was, and Syra Coffee came to the capital.
Described by the founders as ‘meticulously designed coffee’, expect a perfect cup every time.
Syra Coffee also has a big social conscience, buying beans from small producers who farm with integrity and make positive contributions to their communities.
You’ll find the quirky, plant-filled Syra Coffee shops in several locations around Madrid.
My favourite is the store in Lavapiés, but you can also find Syra Coffee in Sol, Las Delicias and Argüelles.
4. Camden Coffee Roasters 2
Camden Coffee Roasters is a micro coffee roastery in Madrid.
After seeing the specialty coffee-scene grow in London, a caffeine-loving Spanish couple decided to bring their knowledge back to Madrid and open their very own roastery on the outskirts of the city.
Next, they opened Camden Coffee Roasters 2, a quirky coffee shop in Malasaña popular with locals.
‘Only Good Coffee’ is the motto at Camden Coffee Roasters, and you won’t be served anything below excellent.
Whilst the roastery on the outskirts of Madrid in Velilla de San Antonio is cool, I would recommend visiting the Malasaña café instead for the same great coffee without having to catch a train out of the city.
5. Arabay Coffee
Most spots in the Madrid Coffee Guide 2022 are ‘third wave coffee’ shops which have opened recently.
But Arabay Coffee have been roasting coffee since 1952, making them pioneers of the specialty coffee movement in Spain.
Located in the super busy Sol area, enter Arabay and be immediately transported to a calm oasis of whitewashed walls, exposed brick and comfy wooden furniture.
Blends change weekly, but the baristas will always talk you through the best bean for you depending on your coffee preferences.
6. Bucólico Café
The interior of Bucólico Café in Madrid is something special, and the coffee is brilliant too.
Old stone walls and original wooden beams create a charming space that celebrates Madrid’s architectural history.
Bucólico Café grind beans from Dabov coffee roasters – the Brazilian blend with notes of chocolate is great, as is the fruity Costa Rican blend.
Latte art is always on the menu at Bucólico, but if you fancy something cooler the cold brew and matcha lattes are great.
On some evenings Bucólico Café becomes an intimate candle-lit dinner space with local food and wine on offer – check their Instagram page for further details.
7. Café Angélica
Café Angélica is an important piece of Madrid’s history, and it just so happens to serve some of the best coffee in the city.
Opened in 1948 as Madrid’s first ever herb shop, the founder Francisco was a customs officer who decided to bring herbs & spices to Madrid after his adventures in France.
Today, the specialty coffee shop still celebrates the ‘Herboristería’ of the previous century.
Old terracotta pots and jars full of spices fill the antique shelves, along with Café Angélica’s famous coffee beans that are roasted nearby.
The vintage La Marzocco machine brews up a perfect espresso every time, but Café Angélica also does great cold brews & filter coffee.
Tasty loaded toasts are on the menu for breakfast, and you can always stock up on a jar of high quality cumin whilst you’re there.
8. FOUR Specialty Coffee
FOUR is a brilliant coffee shop and workshop space in the Palacio neighbourhood of Madrid.
Owners Dani & Sofi are serious about coffee, and wanted to create a space where coffee addicts can come together.
Whether you come down for a coffee masterclass or simply to try a cup, you won’t be disappointed.
All coffee is roasted locally and the baristas are more than happy to tell you about the blend of the day.
Flat whites with cow’s milk or oat are great, as is the 15 hour house cold-brew.
FOUR is also a great breakfast/brunch spot with yummy options on the menu (including plenty of veggie dishes).
Even better, if you like good wine, FOUR does wine tastings at the weekends paired with tapas.
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