A table at Mama Framboise — Photo courtesy of Mama Framboise
With its buttery croissants, rich cakes and flaky quiches, I believe French pastry has a new permanent address: Mamá Framboise. Located in Madrid’s Chueca neighborhood where Starbucks used to be, the Mamá Framboise pastry shop, tea room and restaurant is simply a pretty place to have breakfast, lunch or a cup of afternoon tea and a slice of cake.
Though Mamá Framboise is known for its buttery, sugary treats like cakes, pastries, tarts and cookies, its more savory side is not to be overlooked: French-inspired lunch fare of sandwiches, soups, salads and quiches. But savory or sweet, all is served in a setting reminiscent of the ideal French countryside with its subdued pastel colors and time-weathered furniture.
A friend had recommended that I try Mamá Framboise, and when I finally found the time, I was pleasantly surprised by the charm of the place as well as the reasonableness of the prices. I think it will be one of my new places to leisurely enjoy a midmorning treat.
The closest Metro stations to Mamá Framboise are Chueca and Alonso Martinez, but I recommend you consult a map before setting off. You will, however, know you’ve found the place when you reach the wood panel exterior. The pastry awaits inside.
Choosing what to order — Photo courtesy of Mama Framboise