Tucked away on a sloping street in the midst of the vibrant La Latina district, DELIC offers just about everything – from cakes to cocktails, tortilla to pizza and avocado toast which rivals that of the trendiest London café.
From the outside, DELIC seems quaint and unassuming, with its traditional Spanish feel of blue shutters and wooden furnishings. However, once inside, you can find rusty coloured chairs, funky hanging lanterns and an impressive selection of cakes. There are also eye-catching works of art displayed across the walls.
Despite the quantity of food and drink items on offer, DELIC doesn’t compromise on quality. The traditional Spanish dish of pan con tomate (tomatoes on toasted bread), which comes on soft rye bread is certainly deserving of a mention. I’d even go so far as to say it’s the best pan con tomate I’ve had in Spain to date. You can also be safe in your choice of the mozzarella and basil oil salad or the ham and tomato bruschetta, which both feature fresh ingredients in abundance. For a larger meal, DELIC serves dishes such as pizzas, nachos with guacamole as well as their own take on tacos, featuring poached paprika chickpeas.
An extensive selection of cocktails is also on offer, as well as wine and beer. The Aperol spritzes are definitely worth a try, even if its just to get a chance to hold the goblet glasses they come in…
Whether you’re coming to enjoy a drink in one of Madrid’s most vibrant streets, a hefty slice of cake or a delicious dinner, DELIC really does provide something for everyone.
Costanilla de San Andrés, 14
91 364 54 50
Photos by Elena, DELIC website and twitter