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Toma Cafe

#164 of 7,083 Restaurants in Madrid
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Calle La Palma 49, 28004 Madrid, Spain
917025620
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Casa de Cafes & Espressos - Third Wave of Coffee - NO SOMOS UN RESTAURANTE...
Casa de Cafes & Espressos - Third Wave of Coffee - NO SOMOS UN RESTAURANTE SOMOS UNA CASA DE CAFES! - we are not a restaurante, we are a coffee shop -
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Finally...good coffee!!

Good coffee is hard to find in Madrid but because of trip advisor we went to this adorable cafe and we were beyond pleased! The cafe is very cute and cozy and the best part is the coffee!! I was getting so sick of cafe con leches and wanted something different. Toma actually has a selection... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Good coffee is hard to find in Madrid but because of trip advisor we went to this adorable cafe and we were beyond pleased! The cafe is very cute and cozy and the best part is the coffee!! I was getting so sick of cafe con leches and wanted something different. Toma actually has a selection! Finally! I love their... More 

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Iowa, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

As other reviewers note, the coffee, and desserts at Toma are great! Because Toma serves such great coffee, word has spread, and the room gets full. The cafe's decor is eclectic and so are the people who come to enjoy the coffee which makes for a great experience. It's great fun to join the crowd, but if you prefer a... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I like coffee. Real coffee that isn't bastardized with sugar and cream. Good, quality beans are the difference. Here may be the only place in Madrid that understands this crucial point about coffee. I was convinced before I even tasted the coffee, As I witnessed the barista using a scale to weigh the beans. Sampled two cups here, a chemexed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This litte coffee-shop serves one of the best coffee in Madrid. The ambience is casual, trendy, and the place is usually frequented by the hipster crowd living in the neighborhood. The owner really knows about coffee and you can ask him anything about beans, brewing and anything related to caffeine, he really knows his product. They also offer a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Every time I visit Madrid and Barcelona, I look for better coffee. I love the Spanish coffee culture, but I find the coffee itself too bitter and over-extracted. So when I heard of this place I happily trekked over early one freezing January morning. I am happy to report that both the cafe and the coffee are terrific, worthy of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Cheap, cozy, warm and nice coffee. What else could you ask for? Toma cafe serves what probably is the best coffee in town. They do espresso, aeropress, filter coffee... Cakes, cookies and pastries are also homemade. Great space to get some work done or just chat with strangers! I'll be back.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The coffee was excellent, as was the brownie. Probably the best coffee I've had since arriving in Spain! However, when I'm at a cafe, I tend to nest for an hour or so, sip on my coffee and check my emails. Once I was finished my cappuccino they asked me to leave to make room and they were sorry because... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

In Australia I am used to slowly drinking a flat white or latte instead of throwing back an espresso shot. After travelling around Europe for 3 months I was feeling defeated and disappointed that I wouldn't find a coffee shop that fit the bill. My faith was restored when I tried the excellent coffee at Toma. I came here everyday... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Awesome little cafe that does everything right. As soon as you see the fixies leaning inside and the coffee machine being the centre piece of the room you know you are in a proper coffee shop. The best coffee I have had in a long time over our travels. Great place to hang out and even have a slice of... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What can I say, I'm dramatic.I'm also caffeine dependent, rather exacting, and know good coffee when I see it. So when I saw the coffee of dozens of patrons squeezed into every corner of this cafe on a busy Saturday afternoon, I was excited for what was to come. I'm a cafe con leche (sin azucar) kind of girl, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle La Palma 49, 28004 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Malasana
  • Neighborhood: Malasana
  • Phone Number: 917025620

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café

Description

Casa de Cafes & Espressos - Third Wave of Coffee - NO SOMOS UN RESTAURANTE SOMOS UNA CASA DE CAFES! - we are not a restaurante, we are a coffee shop -

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Neighborhood Profile
Malasana
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighborhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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