One of the biggest concerns when travelling is where to eat, in an unfamiliar place you face the difficult task of choosing a good restaurant. We spend time before the trip planning the hotel, transport and places to visit. However, when it comes to meals, we skip the planning just saying "we’ll eat whatever, wherever." It's amazing how hard it is that once there, both for the lack of information and the doubts about the reputation of the place.
In Madrid there are plenty of bars where to have a very good breakfast. It is probably the easiest meal to plan, as the locals are used to have breakfast out, which greatly improves the offer.
If you want something typical and cheap you can search for a restaurant chain El Museo del Jamón, they are in the central streets of the city, for example in the street Carrera San Jeronimo 6, they prepare breakfast with sandwiches or toasts with Iberian ham which you won’t forget. You can also have an orange juice, and different types of sausages. If you go at mid-morning we suggest a glass of beer, usually accompanied by a snack, so with a couple of them you will regain the strength to continue your visit.
Some people prefer a more filling breakfast, knowing they have a long day of sightseeing. For those who have more appetite there are different offers, for example the VIPS restaurant chain, with the red logo they are easy to find and quite spread across the centre. Although we warn you that this is more an American restaurant than a typical historic local, however their breakfasts are pretty good. We recommend the Croissant French Toast, bathed in milk and egg, accompanied by slices of strawberry and natural banana with a hint of cinnamon and caramel. The epitome of a sweet and nutritious breakfast. Another of the most popular breakfast is the classic English breakfast: two fried or scrambled eggs with smoked bacon, slice potatoes, mushrooms, grilled tomato, Lincolnshire sausage and a stick of freshly baked bread. Accompanied by a fresh orange juice. This dish is to never be hungry again until dinner, designed especially for those who enjoy a big breakfast.
If you visit Madrid in winter you can not leave without tasting chocolate and churros, and one of the best places to try them is the chocolate shop San Ginés, in San Ginés’ Passage, 5. They serve fresh churros with thick chocolate, one of the greatest culinary morning pleasures of Madrid. But we also make a warning, without realizing it is very easy to eat more than necessary in this delicious chocolate centre.
So if next time you book a hotel in Madrid you doubt whether to have it with breakfast or not, do not worry, there are many places to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. But how and where to eat? Take the guesswork out in the next article. Do not miss it, it will be delicious ...