The gorgeous Spanish capital bubbles over with art in- and outside of its various galleries and is well-known for its gastronomy and nightlife. Here reigns a special atmosphere, starting at the grand facades of the Gran Vía leading to the corners of the historic city centre. These are the impressions that every single visitor of Madrid will experience.
Little do they know, and therefore will not find the undiscovered secret places of Madrid, which will delight the enthusiastic traveller. This is why we, the team of secretplaces, search them and present you these unmissable places. These secret places are bars and cafes, which allow the client to have a rest from the mass tourism and have an exclusive and singular experience. Good products, an excellent treatment and ideal surroundings are guaranteed.
In a street only few metres from the Puerta del Sol, we found a true urban oasis protected from the noise and the rush in this quarter. We are heading towards the building of Salvador Bachiller, a store for furniture, mattresses, bags and other stuff, which hides a secret. In the third floor, you will find the Salón de Té, a cosy vintage cafe, which is perfect for having a cup of tea plus some delicious cakes or pastries, while sitting on a soft sofa.
In the fourth floor of the same building is a garden with a covered terrace – for usage in summer and winter – full of flowers and plants. Many specialities are offered and you can enjoy everything, from breakfast over small snacks or brunch to light dishes. And all that in a real garden, which you would never have expected on the rooftop in a city.
Opposite the cinema Renoir at the Plaza de España, we came upon the small bookshop Ocho y Medio and its cafe, honourful named Via Margutta after the roman street where Fellini lived. In this picturesque cafe, decorated in dedication to cinematic art, delicacies from different countries and regions are offered – some of them even named after movies.
If you prefer traditional dishes in more aristocratic surroundings, you should go to the corner of the streets Lagasca and María de Molina. Inside the old palace Quinta del Marqués de la Concordia from the 19th century is the Warehouse. The Warehouse is a restaurant known for its excellent cuisine and quality products. It follows the concept of `from the farm to the table´, which means the majority of their products are from the local la Hacienda Zirita Organic Farm. No place for stress here! The owners practice slow cooking. This means, you can lean back, forget your worries and prepare for unforgettable culinary delights.
Lastly, we have to mention the fantastic garden in which you will find the restaurants terrace and something that you would not expect there: an authentic vineyard with different grapes. At this sight, it is hard to patiently await your own glass of wine, which is almost obligatory in order to try their amazing wines. As well the cheese should not be missed, as their ripened cheese was voted one of the best in the World Cheese Awards.
For more information, feel free to check their official websites:
Salvador Bachiller: http://www.jardindesalvadorbachiller.com/jardin#jardin
Ocho y Medio Facebook: https://es-la.facebook.com/Ocho-y-Medio-Libros-de-Cine-119103271521/
The Warehouse: https://www.the-haciendas.com/zoritas-kitchen/madrid.php