Calle de Lope de Vega, 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
2. Nuilea Bien Etre
Just a little further down the street i spotted the natural cosmetics shop called Nuilea Bien Etre. In this beautiful space you will find the best cremes for body and face. All their products contain natural ingredients and are based on argan oil, shea butter and fig seed oil.
Calle de Lope de Vega, 15, 28014 Madrid, Spain
3. Radio City
A hidden gem in Conde Duque for the old-school music lovers. This cozy LP’s and vinyl records store has a selection of new and used records like Stiff Records, Jonny Ottis, Flying Nun Records, Ben Vaughn and the 1619 Broadway on 49th Street. Do i need to say more?
Calle Conde Duque, 14, 28015 Madrid, Spain
4. L’Atelier Optica
When strolling trough Las Letras i came across a lot of nice shops, but non like L’Atelier Optica. This artistic shop is combining Nordic style with industrial rationalism. The store is filled with tailor-made, exlusieve optics. They have a wide and careful selection of models of glasses and sunglasses from international creators.
Calle de Moratín, 18, 28014 Madrid, Spain
5. La Huerta De Almeria
Just opposite is the La Huerta De Almeria, a restaurant for a vegan lunch, but also a supermarket for fresh fruit, vegetables and all kinds of healthy products.
Calle de Moratín, 25, 28014 Madrid, Spain
6. Swinton and Grant
Art gallery, bookstore and café located in industrial building in Lavapies district. You will find here books on urban art, contemporary art, comics and graphic novels. The café with tables on the ground floor is called ‘Cuiadando Grant’. You can just come by for a coffee, tasty lunch or a slice of cake with your choice of beverage. Downstairs, in the basement, there’s the Swinton Gallery, a large space for local artist exhibitions.
Calle Miguel Servet, 21, 28012 Madrid, Spain
7. Do Design
This spot is more than a store where you buy something. Do Design wants to create an experience, a concept store where you can drink a cup of coffee and where you can get inspired. The shop is truly beautiful: a large bright room, furnished with lots of light wood, a beach house as a fitting room and a few tables where you can sit, have a drink and read a magazine. The collection is versatile: from unique clothes pieces, pillows to tea towels, from sneakers to exercise books.Do Design C / Fernando VI, 13 Madrid
8. Pum Pum Café
This coffee bar and vegan café is housed in a former butchery in the Lavapiés neighbourhood of Madrid. You’ll find specialty coffee at Pum Pum Café, as well as a lot of breakfast and lunch options. All vegetarian, plenty of vegan choices. The food is made of selected organic and seasonal ingredients. Granola, food bowls, salads, sandwiches, everything you’d expect from a café, but in a healthy and sustainable version. Nice interior and good tables for working with laptops.
C/ Tribulete 6/ Madrid, Spain
9. Thanks to Axel Hotel my stay was super comfy. It’s a fun place with nice design and a fabulous roof terrace with a pool. The hotel is on the busy Atocha street on the edge of the Barrio de las Letras — the literary quarter.