The adjoining tea room and garden are a charming new addition to Madrid’s Museum of Romanticism.
The tea room is decorated in homage to the Romantic era with antique gold rimmed mirrors and panels on the walls, chandeliers and patterned wood floors. The menu features a wide selection of teas and coffees, as well as cakes, sandwiches and tostas. While there I enjoyed the Pakistani tea – a smooth black tea infused with clove, cardamom, vanilla and cinnamon – as well as a slice of carrot cake with sweet, orange frosting.
From the tea room you can access the small and intimate garden. On one side is a fountain surrounded by a few benches, faintly reminiscent of an interior courtyard in Andalusia, while on the other side are some small tables that evoke the image of a French café. When the weather is warm, the shaded outdoor tables prove popular.
Located in Madrid’s Chueca neighborhood, the Museum of Romanticism is dedicated to the early 19th century European cultural movement and showcases the period’s paintings, furniture and decorative objects. However, you don’t need to visit the museum to patronize the tea room. Like the museum’s gift shop, there is no fee to visit it.