Most striking feature:


The location and the healthy breakfast. The owners of Federal Cafe are from Australia and they decided to open a cafe named after a village in Australia in the Sant Antoni district in Barcelona. That was an area where hardly anything happened (hotspot-wise) during that time, but by bringing the Australian atmosphere, good coffee and a fine rooftop to the area Federal Cafe became an instant hit. And nowadays it’s an area where other great spots just like Taranna, Cometa and Ido do Balear also opened their doors. When they were looking for a place to touch down in Madrid they also wanted to chose an upcoming area. And they found a place in the area around calle Donde Duque. There you will find some spots like the ABC Museo de Dibujo e Ilustracion and some independent shops. Federal Cafe Madrid is bigger than the one in Barcelona. The menu shows you the same healthy shakes and granola, eggs and many lunch dishes. They open the doors at 8am and after that the large table is quickly filled with people who open their laptop and start ordering a coffee. Federal Cafe is definitely a recommendation!


Check out: www.federalcafe.es

My trip is sponsored by Transavia

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  • Adán

    25.01.2014 at 21:56 Reply

    Actually, waiters could be nicer and by nicer I just mean polite. It’d also be a good idea for them to have a polished, neat and clean look, instead of a thick 30 cm long and curly beard. I don’t wanna have all that hair over my coffee.

    Furniture and space design are fantastic.

  • Julie

    25.01.2014 at 20:51 Reply

    had the same bad experience with the staff, very nice place and good food but I do
    on’t feel like going back due to the lack of welcomeness

  • Cost of living in Madrid

    25.01.2014 at 23:01 Reply

    Great place to grab a beer and work! Wi-Fi friendly place 🙂

  • Mike Potter

    25.01.2014 at 11:26 Reply

    Actually, the Federal Cafe is great. It’s heaving, very popular with all ages, the food is terrific and the staff are all very friendly

    • Pauline Egge

      25.01.2014 at 09:29 Reply

      Hi Mike, thanks for your comment! I totally agree and I can’t wait to go back one day to try the cafe in Madrid again! Did you know they are opening a new one in Valencia soon? I don’t know if you’re from Spain, but definitely worth checking out – as are the Federal Cafes in Barcelona! Have a lovely day! Pauline

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