La Cabra en el Tejado (the Goat on the Roof) is busiest on Sundays, when the Rastro, Madrid’s huge street market happens. Market-goers extend their bar crawls late into the afternoon, long after all the stalls have been dismantled and the streets have been swept. There’s a special vibe in La Cabra on a Sunday.
But the Cabra is much more than Sundays. The owner is a parent to a celiac child and so has a unique and personal take on the food and drink that is on offer. Cross-contamination is taken seriously, which means celiacs can be assured that what they’re eating or drinking won’t make them sick. Gluten-free beers are available too.
The kitchen is open all day, serving tostas (toast with a variety of toppings), falafel, quiches, cakes and much more. Non-celiacs hardly notice they are eating gluten-free though; everything is delicious!
On week days there is a fixed-price lunch menu (menu del día) with both gluten-free and vegetarian options, a great deal at just €11.50, including 2 dishes and a drink. Check out the wall for the latest art exhibition too.