The watchword here is “healthy.” Most dishes are based on the excellent artisanal breads—some not-too-cheesy pizzas, for example, and several kinds of tostas, like goat cheese with tomato jam. We love the “anticrisis” menu, which provides six different choices of inexpensive complete meals. The location near the Puerta de Alcalá gate to Parque del Retiro makes Harina a good spot for lunch before or after a park visit. The cakes are better and richer than most in Madrid. There’s a bright and cheerful dining room inside the bakery, and a few dozen sidewalk tables where the waiters are a bit overworked.
Plaza de la Independencia, 10
Our Rating Neighborhood Salamanca Hours Mon–Sat 11am–9pm; Sun 11am–4pm Transportation Metro: Retiro Phone 91-522-87-85 Prices Main dishes 7€–14€ Cuisine Type Bakery/Cafe Web site Harina