Autumn is great. But rainy Sundays in Autumn are one of the greatest things ever.
I am already settled in Madrid (for already one month and a half) and loving it more than I expected. Two Sundays ago we walked around the city, since the weekend is the only time we are totally free.
Our day started in La Latina and the weekly market, El Rastro, which (kind of) disappointed me... therefore we changed our way and walked to Mercado de San Miguel and the surroundings of Plaza Mayor, where we had a few tapas.
We passed by Palacio de Oriente (I am quite ashamed to admit that was my first time there) and started our coffee rutes: La mantequería and La cocina de mi vecina. And the last one has become one of my favourite coffee places in town! Coffees, fresh juices, healthy food, nice staff, a blackboard where everyone can write suggestions (such as songs, films or books) and an environment that definitely reminded me of a typical Nordic cafe (that big wooden table!) Try the apple cake if you have the chance!
This morning I was shown Cafe Paris, located inside the French Institute and... what to say? The decoration and the light reminded me of the typical Belgian or Dutch cafes I used to visit a lot while living there. And I specially liked the terrace in the garden!
Besides having a nice breakfast with fresh juices and French patisserie, you can also try some of the quiches they have at the bar among other typical Spanish things. Furthermore, the menu of the day sounds so tasty!