The Fix

Or should I say The ‘perfect brunch’ Fix

As Madrid is the capital city of Spain and one of its most popular cities according to tourists and locals alike, there is sure to be a bunch of cafés in every corner of the city. The Fix Speciality Coffee is one of these places. It is the perfect example of why you should always explore the side streets, because you can easily stumble on some of the best cafés in Madrid. You never know what you will find!

A friend and I had decided to go kill some time at the Templo de Debod, an Ancient Egyptian temple that is for sure to take your breath away, especially at sunset. However, we realised we weren’t very close to any of the cafés we wanted to check out. We thought it was worth the walk instead of public transport as we didn’t really have anything better to do! And that’s where we found it. We found the Fix on one of the side streets that google maps told us to take, so we thought we would check this place out instead.

Situated in the Argüelles/Plaza de España areas of Madrid, The Fix is perfect for those who are vegan and gluten-free. With a variety of options on their quite extensive menu, there is sure to be something that piques your interest.

The coffee

Something that will definitely pique your interest is the coffee. I mean, that’s why we’re here, right? The Fix carry out their brewing and roasting in house from their unique blends of specialty coffee. To keep up with their aesthetic, it is all very minimal, from the ingredients within the cup, to the cup itself. Their simple black mugs and clear glasses scream minimalism.

If you’re not in the mood for a coffee however, they also serve a variety of iced beverages, such as their iced chai. They also have a wide selection of juices, so if you’re feeling fruity, they will be right up your street.

The food

Even though we’re mostly here to talk about the coffee, it must be said that the star of the show here is their all-day brunch. It’s plastered all over their Instagram and other blogs rave about it too. To be honest, I feel the same way! Their menu includes many brunch favourites which are great for any time of the day. For example, I decided to opt for the gluten-free pancakes. Light, fluffy, and topped with bacon, syrup and blackberry compote, it’s a great size to get your day going. It’s also a great size to end your day too! If I was to sum up the menu in three words, it would be varied, fresh and tasty.

The aesthetic

I used the word varied to describe this coffee shop’s menu, but the aesthetic is completely the opposite. The Fix upholds a tasteful minimalist aesthetic with the chic blacks and whites. However, it still attempts to be a cosy but fresh area for those who want to sit and work. This is because there are also a few plants and wood surfaces thrown into the mix. This only makes the aesthetic better. Normally you don’t get that mix here in Madrid, but this place ain’t shy of doing it.

The verdict

I’ve explored Madrid many times, and I must say finding this place was a pleasant surprise. The fresh yet cosy atmosphere goes perfectly with their food and drinks options that are great for any time of the day. If you are visiting the Templo do Debod, or are walking nearby, I can recommend putting this place as a stop on your list.

In Madrid, there are so many amazing café experiences, and I would love to hear about others. Feel free to contact me and share your experiences and I would be happy to share them! You can also check out the plethora of my own Madrid coffee conquests here!

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