Last Saturday, I was sitting at home, wasting time on my computer while the day was passing me by. I wasn’t busy and thought “let me text Meghan and see what she’s doing” with a tentative plan to take a nap if she was busy. As a matter of fact, she had just sat down at a cafe for a merienda and invited me to join! She told me she was in Barrio Salamanca , which is the fancier part of town, and invited me to join. I took a couple metros and was there in no time!
- Address: Calle Columela, 4, 28001 Madrid
- Atmosphere: I don’t know how else to describe this place except to say: totally Instagrammable. Think steel tables, lots of wood and bring and natural elements. Hipster art and shelves with various products for sale. They have table service, but also a counter where you can see a display of their yummy sandwiches and tempting desserts. They also market themselves as having “incredible magazines”.
- Type of food: Typical cafe fare, from coffees and pastries, to a large selection of reasonably-priced sandwiches, smoothies, pizzas, crepes and salads. HERE is the menu.
- What we ordered: Meghan ordered a salad before I arrived, but she also ordered a delicious smoothie (mango and banana lassi) when I came. I was in the mood for something light, but filling, so I ordered the guiri, which was an open-faced turkey sandwich.
- Other recommendations: So many of their sandwiches sound great! Also they serve huuuuge slices of cake, so I want to go back for some cake and coffee.
- Tips: give this place a try! They have a lot of seating both upstairs and downstairs.
- Would I recommend it?: Yes, absolutely.
- Would I go back?: Yes.
Rating: 9.5/10 for food, 10/10 for atmosphere.