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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Jazz Club
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“Love live Jazz? Café Central is the a place to go. In February 1991 WIRE magazine made a list of the best European jazz clubs and Café Central was in eighth place. Since 2002 the prestigious American jazz magazine Down Beat, published a list with the 100 places to listen to jazz in the world: it includes Café Central. In 2005 the Academy of Music awarded the Prize for the Diffusion of Music to the Central Café of Madrid. In 2016, the British newspaper The Guardian included Café Central in its list of 10 best jazz clubs in Europe. Drop by or better yet, make reservations as it fills up. It has served as a cultural platform for various activities, such as literary gatherings, meetings of photographers, illustrators and, above all, records have been recorded. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The oldest market in Madrid that happens only on Sunday in Bario La Latina / Puerta Toledo. Vintage cloths, old records, nice tapas...”
  • 56 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The coolest cafe in town and is right opposite the flat, offers an organic fabulous brunch for the best price. It also has other vegetarian dishes, atmosphere is just great!!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Grab a coffee and Spanish today breakfast. Also a great place to work with WiFi.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
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“Does a wide variety of breakfasts and brunches from French to Spanish. Suitable for every palate. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bistro
“Great food and service served quickly and with a smile. Downstairs does not have the atmosphere of the ground floor but still worth sitting down there if there is no space up top. The food was tasty, hot and good value for money.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Used to be a bookstore with coffeshop. Nowasays is a coffeshop with some used books. Great coffee.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing traditional food - menu Monday - Friday Tapas y Raciones Breakfast Happy Staff. Highly recommended !!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“Breakfasts, tapas and sweets in a cozy café-bookshop with live music, cultural activities and workshops. Opens at 10.00 am. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Pastelería con obrador a la vista, donde sus reposteros realizan unas magníficas "obras de arte" para llevarse a la boca. No dejes de ir tanto si eres de dulce como si no porque lo que elaboran es más que todo eso. Las pocas mesas suelen estar siempre ocupadas, así que ten paciencia o puedes elegir siempre la opción take away. La elaboración es en pequeñas raciones y puedes elegir entre tartaleta de limón y merengue, tarta tatín, brownie, tarta de zanahoria... y mucho más. Por supuesto sirven también café (Nespresso), infusiones y zumo de naranja natural. Motteau Pastelería c/ San Pedro 9 Lunes cerrado Martes a Viernes de 10:00 a 14:00 y de 16:30 a 20:00 Sábados y Domingos de 10:00 a 14:00”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The most popular open air flea market in Madrid. It is held every Sunday and public holiday. Along Plaza de Cascorro and Ribera de Curtidores, between Calle Embajadores and the Ronda de Toledo.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“A great little Coffee House, delicious breakfasts, variety in pastry, really recommended.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Nice little bakeshop that's brimming with baked bread and dessert. It's a good place to grab morning coffee and a muffin. You can also dine in. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Para desayunar como si estuvieras en casa de tu abuelita. Me encanta! También hay comida al mediodía. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Art, political, socio-economic literature in a library setting where you can drink coffee, a glass of wine, a beer and work quietly on your laptop. Loud conversations are discouraged. Open until midnight.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Disponen de comida vegana y vegetariana. Tienes unos postres espectaculares.”
  • 4 locals recommend