One of my favorite pastry shops is hidden just off Gran Via and Fuencarral, though there are several locations around Madrid. I’m a sucker for their chocolate bon bons (€ 1 each, but well worth it), but their specialties lie in seasonal pastries like torrijas for easter week and fresh fruit tarts in the spring and summer. (And apparently their Roscon de Reyes, a special cake for Three Kings Day January 6, is to die for.) Their window displays are worth a visit alone: they are usually quite entertaining and inviting – as only sugar concoctions and chocolate figurines can do.
The shop doesn’t have much room to sit, but you can always stand and enjoy a coffee with a snack, or take your treat to go. If you’re not in a sweet mood, there are also breads and sandwiches prepared daily as well. I’m a big fan of the olive bread.
Horno San Onofre | Coffee & tea, Snacks | Tasty treat € 3.00
San Onofre 3 | +34915329060
Mon – Sat 08:00 – 21:30, Sun 09:00 – 21:00