A couple of weeks ago one of our baristas, Adrianna, went on a city break to Madrid. In this post she tells us about her favourite spot.
Adrianna in Madrid
Going to Madrid, I wasn’t expecting much from its coffee scene. How surprised I was when I arrived to Malasaña, an alternative and hipster area where I was staying. Searching for a decent coffee shop there turned out to be easier than finding a good tapas place in Madrid (feel free to comment below if you have found that perfect tapas place).
I had landed in the morning so I needed a little nibble and HanSo looked like the place to go. As I entered, only one table was free, which was clearly a sign of outstanding coffee and food. They didn’t disappoint me. I ordered a flat white and a Spanish classic – Pan con Tomate and they were beyond delicious. The flat white was unbelievably smooth and made to perfection. As the side, Pan con Tomate demonstrated there is beauty in simplicity with only a few ingredients – toasted bread, smashed tomato, olive oil, garlic and salt.
My Airbnb was a 5-minute walk from HanSo, so I couldn’t not go there again. The second time I got a Chemex, white mocha and Cilbir (Turkish eggs). My thoughts? You can’t go bad with anything you order in HanSo, whether it’s food or coffee. They do both excellent.
HanSo Cafe, Calle del Pez 20, 28004 Madrid
VvW on the road
At VvW we love travelling and drinking coffee in other coffee shops.