Juan Manuel D’alessandro, an Argentinian native living in Madrid, wanted to bring his culture to the city through butter, flour, good taste…and an oven. He began his entrepreneurship with Motteau, a romantic and charming corner bakery on San Pedro Street.
Motteau, on the verge of completing a year since it opened, has become a model for French pastries in Madrid. In a neighborhood dominated by centuries-old taverns, old wine and beer, anyone could have thought this place would have no impact, but who could deny a sophisticated French bakery with a tasteful menu? “People are eager to eat something good and different” said Juan.
The place is small with only a few tables for those who prefer to sit and enjoy their croissants “made with real butter instead of margarine” or their famous tarta tatín –his favorite- made with apples, caramelized in butter and sugar. Another favorite is the delicate tart lemon or delicious chocolate cake made with Monsieur Gordo beer, as well as its version of alfajores with almond biscuit, sweet milk and white chocolate.
Hours: Sunday and Monday closed. Tuesday – Friday 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 20:00 (summer months 17:00 to 20:30). Saturday 10:00 to 15:00.
Average Price: 5-10€
Text and Photos: Paula Móvil
Translation: Annie Ross