Don’t miss La Carmencita’s wholesome breakfasts: bread made from organic flour from a stone mill in Zamora, fresh butter from our livestock farmers in Madrid’s mountain range, cheese from San Pedro del Romeral, honey from Patones, jam from Liébana, homemade yogurt, orange juice made from Valencia oranges, and freshly ground fair-trade coffee from Café Angélica. If Audrey Hepburn were here, we’d invite her to skip Tiffany’s and have breakfast at La Carmencita instead—we’re sure she’d like it so much she would sing “Moon River” just for us.
Over the years, the walls of La Carmencita have acquired a special sheen, glazed with layers of conversations, social gatherings and laughter among glasses of orange and fresh berry juice, early-morning whispers, and poached eggs.
How nice to have an authentic Spanish tavern where you can rest your feet and fill your belly; where the tables are made of real wood and not fibreboard; where the rabas are made with real calamari from Santander. Our croquetas are made from real cow’s milk, not powdered milk. Our lighting was created by a designer who makes his living by creating original designs, not by copying others.
In Spain, meal times aren’t limited to breakfast, lunch and dinner: there is also merienda, an afternoon snack usually fed to hungry schoolchildren but enjoyed by children and adults alike–any Spaniard you ask will have fond memories of tell-tale oil stains left on their homework assignments and secrets whispered through chocolate-stained lips on the playground. Come experience a slice of Spanish childhood with a milkshake or a chorizo sandwich. We’ll even let you copy our recipe for oven-baked toast with cream and sugar!
People from Madrid are known as gatos—cats—, perhaps because they like to come out at night time. You can visit us late at night, after the theatre, or the premiere, or whenever you lose track of time. Celebrate your happiness with a great meal.