Articles by Fiona Gilligan


Small and pretty coffee shop in Madrid’s artsy Malasaña serving up brunch, delicious cakes and cooling iced coffees.


With incredible views of the towering Catedral de la Almudena, Terraza Atenas bar is a tranquil oasis in the middle of an otherwise busy and touristy area of Madrid.


Madrid boasts frozen yoghurt and ice cream parlours on just about every street corner. But this one-of-a-kind pastel-pop rincón in the heart of Malasaña offers frozen sweet treats with a sophisticated (and super healthy!) twist.


Just a couple of blocks from the busier, slightly grungier part of Malasaña in central Madrid, the oh-so-elegant 1862 Dry Bar is an establishment founded on a solid knowledge of and passion for cocktail culture.


The rejuvenation and collectivisation of a derelict tobacco factory has created a vibrant hub of social art and politics at the centre of this Madrileño community.


Cocktails are not hard to come by in Madrid. But cocktails that are both affordable and delicious at the same time are another story… However, with an extensive €6 cocktail menu, Espacio Quoncor Café satiates all one’s cocktail desires.