Café Ajenjo

Cafe in Malasaña & Conde Duque

Malasaña’s old cafes don’t come any better than this one, with beguiling old-world decor, a vaguely intellectual air and some of the best cakes and coffees in the barrio. It’s the sort of place to retreat to if Malasaña gets too much, although it does get lively here without getting out of hand.