Time Out says
Julio de la Torre made his local spot, right between la Plaza de Ópera and La Plaza Mayor, as a way to maintain the spirit and atmosphere of a past Madrid. Plant yourself at one of the marble tables in the afternoon for a coffee and slice of his legendary carrot cake, or make a nocturnal visit and sip on an inventive cocktail from a menu full of drinks named after iconic locations in the capital city. Choose between the ‘Puerta del Sol’ (ginger, red fruits, gin, egg white, lime and sugar), the ‘Avenida América’ (whisky, peppermint and brown sugar) or a ‘Bloody Almudena’ (vodka, lemon juice, tomato juice and a top-secret ingredient that even we don’t know). Or if you’re more in the mood for an aperitivo, indulge in one of the 30 varieties of vermouth. Cafe Madrid also has snacks to go with all the delicious drinks, and it’s a dog-friendly space. How perfect could a bar possibly be?
Mesón de Paños, 6
|Transport:||Ópera (M: L2 y L5)|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun 3pm-3am.|