Neighbour to La Latina, you find yourself in one of the oldest barrios (districts) in Madrid: Lavapiés. With these two districts sharing the famous Sunday ‘El Rastro’ flea market, it really is a place that thrives off local and (unique) food and drink spots. In the heart of Madrid along one of the many quirky back streets, Pum Pum definitely stands out here, offering breakfast and lunch at all hours of the day- weekdays 9am-9pm and weekends 10am-9pm, it’s a gorgeous little cafe perfect for lovers of great coffee, eggs, avocado tostadas, club sandwiches, chia bowls and muesli.
Open bricks, plants everywhere and warm lighting – of course with the smell of freshly cooked bread instantly set the scene of clean and organically sourced products and passion for fresh and wholesome food. Locals and tourists visit here, with most people working on laptops accompanied with homemade cakes and breads. Understandably, expect to wait for a seat here but it really is well worth the visit.
Eggs Benedict is what cafe goers rave about here. We went for the poached eggs with avocado and a gorgeous acai bowl and OH wow it was absolutely delicious! Served with quite a random side of cauliflower (which was actually surprisingly tasty) seriously was the perfect start. Aside from being a place great for photo opportunities, the food really is insanely good.
A cute little spot, with some very thoughtful touches throughout- help yourself to olive oils, pickles and water and relax with their eclectic music selection in a lovely must go to spot in Madrid!
Not just a typical hipster cafe, Pum Pum is brilliant way to start the day and an unexpected gem to stumble across.
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Don’t miss the freshly crafted bread, taste as good as it smells!
Katy Hulands is a travel and lifestyle blogger and social media consultant for the hospitality sector. She started the Unwrapped Series to uncover those special places (and things) that deserve the spotlight.