At Mad4You Hostel we are all coffee lovers. Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte… all kinds of coffee are drunk daily at the reception to keep the team awake and ready for their shifts.

 

Would you like to know where to get the perfect cup of coffee in Madrid? Do you feel the need to sip a hot, tasty drink to keep you warm during a winter afternoon? Then keep on reading, we will share with you our top 5!

At Mad4You Hostel we are all coffee lovers. Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte… all kinds of coffee are drunk daily at the reception to keep the team awake and ready for their shifts.

Would you like to know where to get the perfect cup of coffee in Madrid? Do you feel the need to sip a hot, tasty drink to keep you warm during a winter afternoon? Then keep on reading, we will share with you our top 5!

Toma Café (Calle de La Palma, 49)

We are sure that, whoever had the chance to stay with us, got to know Toma Café. Just around the corner from our Hostel, this cozy coffee bar has been the first café to brew and roast specialty coffee in Madrid.  The Toma crew knows a great deal when it comes to coffee and always recommends you their specialties: worth to mention the Cold Brew, for strong taste lovers, and the Cinnamon Cappuccino those who need a sweet start to kick off the day. Also, their Avocado toasts are to die for! 

The atmosphere is warm and hip at the same time and there are plenty of seats for working with your laptop or just hanging out. We are sure you will fall in love with this little gem and end up buying one of their unique gadgets or merchandises!

As you can imagine, Toma is Mad4You Hostel’s official caffeine provider: here is a picture of our manager Jane’s delicious morning Cinnamon Cappuccino:

 

Hanso Café (Calle del Pez, 20)

Another amazing coffee spot that is just a stone´s throw away from Mad4You Hostel. Nicho, the Chinese owner, gives a unique Asian touch to this cute spot by serving delicious Matcha latte and homemade oriental pastries.

At Hanso you can have breakfast, lunch or “merienda” (afternoon snack) and you will not be disappointed! Bagels, salads, tostas are served during any hour of the day.

What we like most about Hanso it is the homey feeling of a café run by a family, its big communal table in the middle where you can chat or work and, of course, their top-quality coffee!


 

Coffee and Kicks (Calle de Las Navas de Tolosa, 6)

Located in a very quiet street close to Gran Via, Coffee and Kicks can be considered Toma Café’s younger brother.

The owner was a regular at Toma and that is where his passion for coffee was discovered. He decided to open his own little spot and we are big fans of it, especially because it is located in a part of town flooded with Starbucks and other massive commercial chains with no personality.

The theme of this espresso bar is an attempt to combine his two favorite things: coffee and sneakers, which explains the name of the bar.

Personally, our choice in terms of coffees are the filtered ones and when it comes to food we recommend you a delicious classic: tosta with tomato and olive oil. The perfect Spanish breakfast!

 

Federal Café (Plazuela de Las Comendadoras, 9)

Originally from Barcelona, this big coffee venue is located on a beautiful square in our beloved neighborhood of Malasaña. Federal Café only offers espresso-based drinks and generous brunches. Run by friendly Australians, the specialty of this place is definitely their homemade cakes: cheesecake, apple cake, carrot cake and brownies are just a few of the many many desserts that you can find here.

With lots of light coming in from the big windows, Federal Café is the perfect spot for an afternoon study session with a café con leche!


 

La Bicicleta (Plaza de San Ildefonso, 9)

La Bicicleta is a must in Madrid, especially for expats: indie music playing, comfortable couches and armchairs with a retro touch. With bicycles hanging on the walls La Bicicleta is the perfect coffee spot in Malasaña. Big wooden tables and plenty of room makes it easy to go there in big groups for studying or just catching up.

As for the coffee fix, the menu is composed by a mix of the classic Spanish coffees and some more imaginative creations. Although you can order a simple cortado, you can also venture into their original menu and try an Oreo Frappuccino!


So, these are our personal favorites in the vicinity of Mad4You Hostel. We hope you will follow our advice and try at least one of them during your stay in Madrid.

Winter is coming, and we think there is no better way to survive it than with a hot cup of coffee, a piece of cake and the right company!

We hope to see you soon at Mad4You Hostel and in the meantime, we invite you to follow us on every social media platform! Every day we share pictures, tips, and information about almost everything that is going on in our beloved Madrid:

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And of course, you can give us a call anytime at 0034 915217549 or drop us an email at info@mad4youhostel.com if you would like to speak with us and also visit our website www.mad4youhostel.com for any additional information you require.

Our Team send you its biggest hugs!