Whether you’re in Madrid to study, teach English, intern or au pair, it’s always great to have a little spot in town to escape to. Madrid has hundreds of cozy, friendly cafes to discover. But, we thought we’d give you a little jump start on your search for the perfect hangout. Below is a list of centrally located coffee spots that are well known for these types of crowds – some even with libraries and book stores of their own! So grab the book you’re currently reading and head over these lovely locations in Madrid!
Little Big Cafe
A little cafe with a big heart! Little Big Cafe is one of the most adorable study spots, with a friendly atmosphere and scrumptious eats! Their yummy menu of breakfasts, desserts, sandwiches, cakes, and smoothies allows for some quiet study time throughout the entire day! The cafe is located at Calle Fernández de los Ríos, 61 (Moncloa) and is open from 9:00-20:00. There’s also a second location on Calle Maria Molina, 24 (Avenida de América).
This modern space was made specifically for the new age of co-working and studying. Talent Garden is campus with an open concept layout, offering a wide range of services and memberships. From access work spaces, offices and conference rooms to paid membership fees, which depend on what you need the space for and for how long. They also offer workshops and community benefits for their members! The campus is located at Calle de Juan de Mariana, 15 (Delicias) and is open for 24hrs, every day! For more information, check out their website here.
Monkee Koffee is a sweet coffee shop that prides itself on enjoying coffee and getting to know everyone who walks through its doors. Open everyday from 9:00-8:00 pm, you can study while munching on delicious pastries and sipping coffee. Find this cafe on Calle de Vallehermoso, 112 (Canal). If you don’t have anything to read, try the Monkee Koffee blog that highlights different types of coffee.
Another one of the popular Madrid study spots is the Google Campus. The space was made to support aspiring startup and is great for group projects and team meetings, however, it may not be the most quiet place if you need to study solo. The campus is known for informative and interactive conferences and workshops. Entry to the campus is free and you can find it at Calle Moreno Nieto, 2 (Puerta del Ángel). For more information, check out their official website, here.
Sticking with the theme of artisan chic restaurants is Delic. A home-style, organic eatery by day and a funky bar by night, Delic is certainly a hotspot. The comfortable atmosphere makes for a perfect work zone for groups or individuals looking to make some progress while eating some yummy snacks. The menu is very eclectic, with options of popular dishes from around the world, a menu del dia, tasty sweets and cocktails! The place is located at Calle Costanilla de San Andrés, 14 (La Latina), and has varying hours throughout the week.
Cambridge Soho Club
The Cambridge Soho Club is a London chic place that is popular for its good food and drinks, but it’s also popular for students and teachers to get work done. The space is quite large, with a lot of space for big groups of people to gather and work together. If you’re an English teacher looking for a place to hold your classes, not only do they have sections designed for a discussion setting, but you can get a great discount at the Soho Club! The Club is located at Plaza de España, 6 (Plaza de España) and is open throughout the day and even hosts a delicious and popular dinner menu! For more schedule info check out their website.
Fun drinks, yummy food, a warm fire, and good prices. You’ll find all these things at the wonderful Cafe Mür! With so many little study spots, you can choose to sit on the couch and prepare your lessons or finish a project at a well lit table by the window. Either way you’ll feel comfortable. Like the rest of the places on this list, Cafe Mür has an exciting menu stocked full with sweets, toasts, beverages and a menu for every meal! You’ll find the cafe at Plaza Cristino Martos, 2 (Ventura Rodriguez). The cafe is open from 09:00-22:00 during the week and from 10:00-02:00 on weekends!
La Ciudad Invisible
La Ciudad Invisible is a unique, multi-space location that is fit for people of all ages. With a cafe, bar, art space and an in house library, there couldn’t be a better option for those looking for a place to study or get some work done! The place itself is quite large, and is perfect for big groups to gather and work together while enjoying a lovely healthy menu! In addition, if you work with children you can take them on a lovely adventure to the cultural library on location where they can try to read books of several different languages. Even if you don’t feel like working, they have a great cocktail bar! The place is located at Costanilla de los Ángeles, 7 (Metro Opera)
Cafe de la Luz
Warm, cozy, and a bit eclectic, Cafe de la Luz is a great place to study or read a good book. You can find a variety of drinks here, from teas to coffees to cocktails to juices. If you’re feeling hungry, treat yourself to one of their toasted sandwiches or a slice of cake (highly recommend the carrot cake). If you’re a night owl, you’ll love this place since it’s open until 2:00 in the morning Monday to Thursday and until 3:00 on the weekends. Find this little gem at Calle de la Puebla, 8 (Chueca).
If you’re a night owl, this is one of the best study spots for you! La Bicicleta, open Sunday through Monday until midnight and Thursday through Saturday until 2:30, is a can’t miss cafe located on Plaza de San Ildefonso, 9 (Chueca). La Bicicleta mixes three elements: a cafe, a workspace, and an art gallery. This space is really dedicated for being a worker’s paradise, with free WiFi, plenty of outlets, chargers, and lockers. English is spoken inside the cafe, so don’t worry about any communication barriers. They also have a really nice brunch!
La Magdalena de Proust
La Magdalena de Proust has two locations, but the best one is on Calle de Bravo Murillo, 54 (Ríos Rosas), since that store is the cafeteria as opposed to the bio store. You can find smoothies, coffee, tea, pastries, cakes, sandwiches, and even really cheap menu combos. It’s one of the only study spots with windows everywhere. So if you want to daydream or people watch, that’s totally doable.