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A long-established corner-site confectioner's where Calle Mayor meets Puerta del Sol that has been selling a wide range of sweet treats since 1894. You'll see pastries, shortbread, croissants, cream buns, chocolate cakes and a hundred other varieties on display. They're all homemade and come fresh from the oven in the back store. It's an old-fashioned place with a small cafeteria where you can try their delicacies at the bar with a coffee. It has a great reputation and a great location, so it's always busy. Give them a large order and the staff will make it up for you to collect.
Don't be surprised to find this café packed with people at 5a, everyone crowded around the marble-topped tables, dipping their fritters into steaming cups of thick hot chocolate and talking about their night out on the town. Night-owls of all shapes and sizes, ages, colors and classes converge here in the early hours of the morning. Tradition dictates that this is where your night ends. It has been serving coffee, hot chocolate, and Churros (fritters) for years and years.
L'Art Crêperie in Chamberi welcomes diners to savor toothsome crepes and other French desserts in an inviting setting. This hole-in-the-wall crepe spot is famous for its Crêpe Banana Split, which comes laden with oodles of hot chocolate, vanilla ice cream and banana. L' Art also has an interesting selection of teas, while their cream cheese fondue is equally popular.
True to its name, El Jardin Secreto could possibly be one of Madrid's best-kept secrets. Adorned with sheaths of drapery and hanging crystals, this charming corner cafe is as whimsical as it is inviting. Complete with low lighting, the ambiance is just as enticing as their menu. Sample one of their many decadent desserts or their signature drink, El Jardin Secreto, a creamy alcoholic concoction that's sure to appease any sweet tooth. They are open all week and it can get slightly congested Friday and Saturday nights, so come early and beat the crowds.
Chef Ricardo Sanz opened Kabuki Wellington, a second branch of his already popular Madrid restaurant Kabuki, in 2007 in the Hotel Wellington. The restaurant places a heavy emphasis on its use of fresh, quality ingredients, which are all served in a beautiful and minimalist dining room. The restaurant is one of Madrid's precious Michelin starred restaurants. In addition to the exquisitely prepared Japanese dishes, the restaurant features a phenomenal dessert menu by pastry chef Oriol Balaguer, who bakes up delicious and innovative sweets to finish your meal with.
During the summer months you can choose from a range of over 50 different flavors, including all the traditional favorites. The eponymous house special is a delicious combination of vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon and rum. Chocolate ice cream comes in four varieties: swiss, trinity, with almonds or with raisins. The refreshing citrus fruit flavors like mandarin and grapefruit are best during the hot weather. It's a spacious two-story ice-cream parlour where you can sit and watch the world go by out of the huge windows. It's decorated in the company colors of green, yellow and white.