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Cafe Barbieri

Calle del Ave Maria, 45, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 27 36 58
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
19 Jun 2017
“Old school bar and restaurant”
15 Apr 2017
“Atmosphere plus!”
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$$ - $$$
Calle del Ave Maria, 45, 28012 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Cool little bar near Lavapies Metro station. Lively atmosphere with really cheap food and drink! The décor respects the bar's origins (opened in 1902) but remains Cosy and welcoming.

Thank skyblueaaron
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Recommended by our walking tour guide, we stopped in, had some drinks and their molten chocolate cake. It was quiet and classy and friendly. I loved it.

Thank dramady
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Setting was cool, somewhat worn, but that added to the charm Staff slightly non plussed, but hey, this is Europe ;-) Service attentive, bar food fresh and tasty. Estafada fantastic Polpo - perhaps a little heavy on the paprika.. but great nonetheless

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We arrived about 10.30pm, showed straight to a table. The service was quick & efficient, the restaurant was busy but our food showed up in good time. Really friendly cafe. The food was also very nice.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This used to be a thriving place. But it has deteriorated. I visited it every day over the past three days hoping it would get better. Every time, ti visited the place was almost deserted (last year, every table would've been taken; you were lucky...More

Thank IanJuan
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Somewhat dilapidated but in a sort of chic and cool sort of way and very chaotic - needed a couple more waiting staff - but decent coffee (not great but good) and decent eclectic vibe. Worth a stop. Just.

Thank cyulcfslx
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Lavapies is a vibrant, multi cultural part of Madrid it's lively at all hours of the night and day. Cafe Barbieri is a calm respite in the midst of all the action outside. The decor reminded me of a French cafe and the service was...More

Thank Jmai
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went for brunch at 11:30 on a Sunday and sat with books having coffee and breakfasty things for the better part of an hour. Friendly, casual, cozy. Not especially fast, but then, neither were we.

Thank Shaun & Chris A
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Love the cool decor, great ambience and a delicious tortilla with freshly squeezed orange juice for €5. It was also a generous serving and efficient service. My kind of place. 👍👍

Thank samanthabudano
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is an Old cafe bar buitl in 1902 and set in the Lavapies district of Madrid, the building is impressive however the welcome is cold and very much favours locals over tourists. Poor service and a chilly welcome not a great visit

Thank John K
Walking into this neighbourhood is like entering a
different country ... except it's hard to tell which
one it is. One side of Calle Lavapiés is lined with
Indian restaurants, the other with kebab shops. Men in
traditional African clothing convene outside their
businesses for long chats, and people shout to each
other across plazas and streets. Interspersed among
ethnic specialty shops are independent theaters and
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle del Ave Maria, 45, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Lavapies
  • Neighbourhood: Lavapies
  • Phone Number: +34 915 27 36 58
  • E-mail
Café Barbieri, built in 1902, is an emblematic café/restaurante in the heart of the neighborhood Lavapiés, in Madrid. Recently reopened under new management, we offer a full menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with a full bar including vermouth on tap, craft beers, cocktails, daily live music...
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