Not too long ago, Madrid’s breakfast scene was limited to traditional croissants, toast and churros. Now, however, it’s rivalling cities like New York and London. How did this happen so quickly? Don’t know. But boy are we loving it… One of the best places for brunch in Madrid is Federal Café, which may look like a stylish restaurant in Soho, but it’s actually located in Malasaña, near Conde Duque.
We all started with fresh smoothies. Mine had pomegranate and organic apple juice – health in a glass.
To eat, I ordered toast with avocado, poppyseed and lemon.
Aifric got the same, although with poached eggs (smart choice).
Helen had a veggie burger with freshly squeezed orange juice.
The first time I went to Federal was actually over a year ago with my friend, Nina (who’s sitting in the window looking at the little kid). We stumbled upon Federal while strolling around and were instantly lured in by the comfy window seats that allowed us to dangle our legs onto the sidewalk.
We started with a coffee.
That ended quickly. The menu featured such a wide variety of dishes that were chock full of local, organic and fresh ingredients – we just couldn’t help but order something to eat. I got a sandwich with feta cheese, spinach and olive tapenade. Nina had a burger. Simple but so good!
So if you’re looking for a hip place with healthy food in the center of Madrid, I think you’ve found it!