Perhaps Kevin’s story sounds familiar to many, but not all are as daring as this Canadian who settled in Madrid 9 years ago. After passing through London he fell in love with a good coffee and from there he began to search where to take it in Madrid and how to make it at home. After years of sharing his hobby with his closets friends, last year Kevin decided to open Plántate Café, a proposal where good coffee and plant selections are equally important.
Located in the center of Lavapiés, on the busy street of Mesón de Paredes, Plántate Café is a small place where whenever we approach there is the most grateful and jovial atmosphere, mixing people who take advantage of a coffee break at work with those who meet up with friends to catch up. Although it’s been open less than a year, Kevin himself tells us that on Sundays there are queues of caffeine addicts from the neighborhood, who have found in his proposal a good excuse to take, once again, coffee away from home.
Among the cafes, we can find Plántate coexists in London and Spanish brands that prepare us espressos, American coffee, cut, macchiato, flat white, milk, cappuccino, affogato, cold brew and even a tonic, but perhaps too refreshing is a combination that is quite a trend in other countries more advanced in drinking coffee. They also have fantastic maple syrup biscuits or the already loved by all avocado and tomato toast, which never fails.
In short, either because you need a new plant for your home, or want to have a good coffee after climbing the slope of Lavapies (or before lowering) without a doubt Plántate Café is the place to visit.
910 23 02 91
Hours: Everyday from 8:00am to 8:00pm
Average price: double espresso 1,70 €; latte, 2 €; flat white, 1,90 €
Text and Photos: Diego Díez