|Address||Ruiz de Alarcón 27; 28014 Madrid
by Museo del Prado
|Neighbourhood||Retiro, Atocha | See on map|
|Metro||Atocha [L1], Anton Martin [L1], Banco de España [L2]|
|Telephone||+34 91 369 3689|
|Price||Brunch EUR 15-25. Dinner EUR 30-50.|
|Hours||Mon-Sat 09:30-01:30. Sun 12-18:30|
Whether you consider good food a reward for having survived a cultural excursion, or a much-needed energy boost before you hit more museums, Murillo Café is a good little spot that even locals find a reason to visit.
Located right next to the Prado, in striking distance to Thyssen, CaixaForum and the Reina Sofía, and named after the Spanish Baroque painter, it serves Mediterranean food in its shabby chic surroundings that feel more bistro than café. Slouch down in homely fashion with big squishy leather sofas and button-back banquettes.
As for food there’s an extensive brunch menu of eggs, waffles and French toast, or you can check out the tapas and share the likes of risotto balls, burrata, croquetas de jámon and sliders; the arepas and pizzetas might be too tasty to do the same. The kitchen is open from breakfast to late-night munchies, though you’re unlikely to be trolling this part of town at 1am.