MADRID, SPAIN. El Kiosco de Pan is a cute and well-designed place for a coffee and desert. The owners love children and the design of the place reflects this.
The place is warm, with white washed walls and eclectic furniture. It has a rustic feel and appears to be a local hot spot. One desert case showcases their sweets, and another case displays their hot items, which include empanadas and sandwiches. Their cakes and pastries are delicious, and appear to be very homemade. There are flowers at all the tables and newspapers are very accessible.
There is a mini library for kids in a back room, demonstrating that it is especially kid friendly. Because of the presence of children, this can sometimes not be a great place if you want some peace and quiet.
Coffee is 1,50 euros, and pastries range from 0.60 euros to 5 euros. I hear they have a great Sunday brunch for 15,00 euros (from 11:30 to 1:30). Their breads are also incredible and artisanal. They have a lot of great and interesting varieties.
It’s located in the Salamanca neighborhood, which is a great place for designer and boutique shopping. Salamanca can also be very residential, so it is awesome to find a hip coffee shop in this neighborhood. It is only two blocks away from Cortes Ingles.
Wi-fi is free. The place is pretty large, but last time I was there it got so people that some people could not get a table. What is nice is that there is a lot of space between the tables, so you never feel squished. They also do take out.
El Kiosco de Pan
C/ Don Ramón de la Cruz, 67
Metro Stations: Lista, Goya, Nuñez de Balboa
Hours: Mon to Fri 8:30 am to 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm