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Antigua Pastelería del Pozo


With the same decor and counter as when it opened in 1830, this lovely old pastelería is a true period piece, with cakes that live up to its design.

C/Pozo 8

Bodegas Santa Cecilia


This bodega, occupying two almost-adjacent locales, stocks a vast array of wines, beers and spirits - over 4,000 in total. They're mainly Spanish, while...

C/Blasco de Garay 72-74

Cacao Sampaka


Hand-made choccies arrayed in dazzling displays and for sale singly or in themed boxes, such as 'Spices of the Americas' or 'Flowers and herbs'. There are...

C/Orellana 4

Convento de las Carboneras

Critics' choice

The Carboneras nuns make a selection of speciality cakes and biscuits including mantecados, yemas and almond biscuits. As this is a closed convent you buy...

Plaza Conde de Miranda 3

El Riojano


El Riojano has been in business since 1885, selling irresistible cakes, pastries, meringues and seasonal goodies. All are made in the traditional way, with...

C/Mayor 10


Bars & pubs, Shops

Once a local grocer's, González is now a smart deli with a fine range of cheeses, charcuterie, preserves, fruit and nuts, olive oils and plenty more...

C/León 12

La Boulette


La Boulette probably has the largest selection of cheeses in Madrid and possibly the country, with over 400 varieties, both Spanish and imported, on sale....

Stands 63-68

La Duquesita


This traditional pastelería, dating from 1914, has featured in lots of period-piece movies. Gorgeous chocolates and cakes are up for grabs, along with...

C/Fernando VI 2

La Mallorquina

Restaurants & cafés, Shops

Always bustling with people, La Mallorquina occupies a prime location right on the Puerta del Sol. Downstairs, the pastry shop sells great cakes and...

Puerta del Sol 8

La Moderna Apicultura


Honey is the theme running through this shop, with no less than 20 varieties, plus chocolate and jam.

C/Doctor Esquerdo 47



No oenophile should miss visiting Lavinia, which claims to be Europe's largest wine shop. In stark contrast to many of Madrid's dusty old bodegas, it's...

C/José Ortega y Gasset 16

Mantequerías Bravo


A marvellous selection of foodstuffs is on sale in this Salamanca shop, including meats and cheeses, wines and spirits and coffees and teas. Homesick Brits...

C/Ayala 24

Mariano Madrueño


This classic old bodega, dating back to 1895, has a charming interior, with wrought-iron columns and carved wooden shelves. As for the booze on sale, the...

C/Postigo de San Martín 3
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