Over the last few years there has been a surge of new delightful cafés where one can enjoy an afternoon English tea or coffee and cake. A classic for me in Madrid is Living in London, located on 4 Santa Engracia Street near Alonso Martínez Square. Decorated in a very quaint English manner with a small shop at the entrance where you can get English products such as tea, cookies or a slice of cake to go.
Living in London serves English tea complete with a tiered tray with scones and finger sandwiches but there are also cakes. My all time favorite is the London cake which is actually carrot cake complete with warm custard served on the side.
On the down side I have to say that the tables are a bit small and too close together so it isn’t a place where you can sprawl but it definitely is a nice place for an afternoon tea.
Living in London
4 Santa Engracia Street
open 10:00 – 22:00