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My Madrid Bites: Churros con Chocolat and More

June 12, 2017

A long weekend in Madrid in late May was the perfect time to experience some sunshine and of course devour a lot of delicious jamon iberico and churros con chocolat.  Sure Chocolateria San Gines is probably one of the biggest tourist attraction but it doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of a quick and delicious stop, especially since they have been slinging these delicious treats since 1894.

The location of San Gines near Plaza del Sol is almost always bustling with activity, even at 7am in the morning.  To keep up with the demand, the kitchen just keeps churning out these delicious crispy snacks plate after plate.

We enjoyed ours, both thin and fat churros, in the shaded alley way of the plaza.

The chocolat was the perfect consistency for dunking the golden churros, not too sweet for a great balance against the fried donuts.  Now that’s a snack.  Did I mention that this place is open 24/7?  We definitely came back a few more times during our short trip.

For a slightly more modern coffee stop, we checked out Santa Eulalia a few blocks away.

The display cases at the front of the coffee shop drew us in, the beautiful interior intrigued us to linger and the smell of the freshly baked bread and desserts brought us to a table tucked away in the back.

A cappuccino and freshly squeezed orange juice to accompany our pastries…

Almond and pistachio financiers were dense and buttery while the raisin almond bun was light and fluffy.  Perfect place to rest our weary feet after spending the afternoon exploring the beautiful streets of Madrid.

Chocolat San Gines | Pasadizo de San Gines, 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain |

Santa Eulalia Boulangerie | Calle Espejo, 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain

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