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La Central de Callao

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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Nice cafe in a bookstore

During our short Madrid visit, we were looking for a place to have a coffee and have some rest. The... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2015
Munich, Germany
El Bistro de la Central

This cafe was excellent for breakfast--the service was great. The breakfast and coffee delicious... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2015
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
16 Oct 2016
31 Jan 2016
“For book lovers and not only”
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Calle Postigo de San Martin 8, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 917 90 99 30
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We were hold standing on a waiting line for more than 10 minutes. Once we decided to just get in and get a place, we were there for about 20 minutes without being served. Lots of people working there but really busy to offer a...More

Thank Borja R
Reviewed January 31, 2016

I went there to ask for a book, a rather hard book to find-by a Greek author. And in just 5 days I had my book! What can I say about that? Despite the fact that the book store is a gold- mine of books,...More

Thank Roulika
Reviewed July 9, 2015

During our short Madrid visit, we were looking for a place to have a coffee and have some rest. The cafe fulfilled our needs in that sense. Some details: Atmosphere: Quite nice, cosy Menu: Simple foods (sandwich, tortilla, etc.) and drinks Prices: Prices were average....More

Thank OfftheRoadontheTrack
Reviewed April 23, 2015

This cafe was excellent for breakfast--the service was great. The breakfast and coffee delicious. And it was set in a bookshop, which made it quiet yet full of life.

Thank meagantravel
Reviewed February 18, 2015

After walking around downtown Madrid for several days and visiting many bookshops in the area, I can now confidently say that La Central de Callao is one of the very best (the first place would go, without a doubt, to Casa del Libro on Gran...More

1  Thank Odon S
Reviewed November 28, 2014

Should you love books and everything around them, you have to go there. It is not just about books, it is also a wonderful experience. Outside it is a really magnificient building and inside you can let you lead through the different signs in there...you...More

Thank César C
Reviewed July 30, 2014

La Central located in a busy shopping area of Madrid combines bookstore/café with success. The café offers a variety: sandwiches, pastries, wonderful coffee, lunch and dinner option. I found it an oasis from the bustle of Madrid. The service is relaxed, friendly, helpful. The wifi...More

1  Thank Pucela08
Reviewed May 31, 2014

What I like the most about this bookstore and bistro is its location in a pretty magnificent old building, the looks and rooms and stairs of which have been preserved to create a really nice space. It is a bookstore but one may as well...More

1  Thank evilalta
Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is the kind of place that reminds you why in person book shopping is so much fun. Great staff and a fun place to grab a bite to eat. Be sure to visit the artbook section.

1  Thank Fceexp1
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Been looking for a place with wifi which I can probably stay in for a couple of hours, to escape from the heat in the summer. Passed by this unique book shop + cafe and it looked very appealing to me! Wide genre of books...More

1  Thank zeeneee
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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