In January I started my mission to find a decent brunch in Madrid. A leisurely weekend brunch isn’t yet a Spanish tradition, but it’s one I enjoy, so decided to check out the brunch options available in the capital. I hit the right note first time with Australian-influenced Federal. Could round two match or even top Federal’s offer?
I’d read good things about Maricastaña, a trendy but relaxed restaurant in Triball, the up-and-coming corner of Malasaña where barrio bars sit alongside hipster hangouts. A softly-lit, inviting-looking place, Maricastaña opens all day every day, serving breakfast, lunch (the menú del día served on week days looks tempting for €11.50) and dinner.