This blog post was originally posted on March 7, 2013 and was updated on October 16, 2020.
Let’s keep it real: brunch is not a Spanish tradition.
But it’s a fun affair, and it’s a weekend activity more and more Spaniards are signing up for.
While we’ll always be more inclined to go out for Madrid’s more traditional toast and coffee breakfast, we can’t deny the fun that comes along with a delicious brunch in Madrid! Mimosas, eggs Benedict, waffles, and more—this list is anything but traditional, and we’re okay with that.
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Brunch in Madrid: Daily
Carmencita Bar is known for their American-style fusion food, especially their delicious hamburgers and incredible brunch! Weekends fill up quickly, so call ahead and make a reservation for what may be the best brunch in Madrid—and one of the most affordable to boot. Plus, as of 2020, they’re even offering delivery, so you can enjoy their famous brunch from the comfort of your own home.
This Aussie-owned cafe is a haven for foodies and health junkies alike.
Try their Green Tommy smoothie with apple, cucumber, chia seeds and celery to give your morning a jolt of freshness. For something sweeter, go for their delicious pomegranate smoothie. Pair it with eggs Benedict, a burger or a bowl of granola, and enjoy this peaceful Malasaña spot.
The Toast Café
Toast Café’s menu for brunch in Madrid is one of the most reasonably-priced and exhaustive in town. The hard part will be choosing: pancakes or one of their famous toasts? Huevos rancheros or omelet?
The good news is that with their €16 brunch menu, you get two delicious dishes, along with coffee or tea and a freshly squeezed juice. You can even throw in a cocktail for an extra €4.
This staple restaurant in Malasaña is the ultimate place to enjoy a long brunch with friends. Ojalá is light and colorful, and even has a “beach patio” on the ground floor where guests are welcome to enjoy drinks and relax in the sand.
Their tostada platters come with a variety of toppings such as smoked salmon, poached eggs or Spanish chorizo, and are served with freshly squeezed juice and coffee.
Brunch in Madrid: Weekends
Little Big Cafe
Little Big Cafe offers a weekend brunch menu that includes eggs Benedict, French toast, burgers and pancakes. Be sure to try this cute spot’s wide selection of teas and coffee for a caffeine boost to get you going. You’ll soon see why it’s on our list of best brunch in Madrid!
You’ll find brunch dishes from around the world in this French-inspired café in the Literary Quarter. Here, chef Pascual Medel fills his brunch menu with dishes that he tries during his travels. The essential eggs Benedict are there, of course, alongside dishes that draw from Italy, Sweden and the United States.
Inspired by the spirit of Habana, this trendy spot is known for its delicious eggs Benedict with a twist. Instead of an English muffin, the base is a plantain arepa topped with spicy ground beef and poached eggs. Add in their rich hollandaise sauce, and you have the perfect start to a perfect day in Madrid.
Whether you’re in the mood for eggs Benedict, a full English, or some smoked salmon, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Mür Café. Be sure to top your meal off with a sweet treat and some coffee or tea. No need to rush brunch—this is the perfect hideaway to get cozy, read a book and enjoy your day off.
Head to Maricastaña for a sophisticated experience where you’ll eat a brunch in Madrid to remember. With yogurt, bread and artisanal jams to start, followed by avocado toast, a bagel or eggs Benedict, Maricastaña won’t disappoint you with its tasty plates and beautiful presentation.
Panela & Co
Panela & Co offers one of the most delicious and affordable brunches in the city. You can enjoy healthy breakfast options such as smoothies and açaí bowls as well as American pancakes and Belgian waffles.
However, the pancakes are the true star here! Choose from flavors such as Nutella and red velvet.
Brunch in Madrid: Hotels
Every Sunday, the restaurant of the Westin Palace Hotel, La Rotonda, serves a delicious brunch, complete with a savory-and-sweet buffet and live entertainment. Call ahead and make reservations for one of the swankiest, most delicious brunches in town.
Feast on what is perhaps the most elaborate Sunday brunch in Madrid at the Hotel Intercontinental.
The hotel always features an exotic plate, like sushi or tartar. But that’s only the beginning of their brunch extravaganza: the Intercontinental organizes a different thematic buffet every week, ranging from seafood to Galician cuisine to Mother’s Day specials. Finally, the hotel hosts a classical musician for the adults as well as an entertainer for the children!
As you can see, there are so many places to choose from for your brunch in Madrid, none of which will disappoint. Try out a few of our recommendations and let us know what you think!
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