Another one in a selection of bookshops/cafés; it has more of a vintage feel to it and coincidentally it’s on the corner of the street, which leads to Pepita is Dead (check the Pepita is Dead article). Because of its location and its history it is already a very well recognized and cherished corner café.
It offers a very enjoyable atmosphere, very good music and a broad selection of well preserved second-hand books (I bought Penguins’ bilingual edition of Lorca’s “Poet in New York” for only € 3). Antique furniture, unique armchairs, old telly, typewriters and books all over the place. Cool wallpapers covering the walls. A piano in a corner and sometimes there is a guy playing it to brighten up a gray autumn dusk. All these details you discover with each glimpse turn the place into a timeless chamber for you to relax in.
They serve very tasty food and it’s a good place for a brunch before hitting the Reina Sofia Museum around the corner. You can also pick from a wide selection of pastries and delicious coffees – I found the Irish coffee particularly exquisite.
La Libre | Coffee & tea, Snacks, Restaurants (Spanish/French ) | Brunch € 7.00
Calle Argumosa 39 | +34915218992
Mon – Thu 09:00 – 00:45, Fri 09:00 – 02:00, Sat 10:00 – 02:00, Sun 10:00 – 01:00