Everything started with a guy running through Madrid late for a date. It was one of those winter days when leaving the warm and cosy couch is an almost impossible task, while the city remains cold and quiet.

The guy ran, with an empty stomach, around Malasaña, a new neighborhood in a new city that would pass fleetingly through his life. And as the cold stuck in his bones would not let him catch a breath, the hunger was starting to take its toll too. So, at the right time and at the right place, he found himself in a very specific and precious corner in Calle Espiritu Santo. This particular street, always full of people walking around, evokes not only places or sights, but flavours, colours and smells.

And that’s how this guy, following his nose, found the Happy Day Bakery, bought something in a rush and started running again. When he finally realized that he was eating one of the most spectacular things he had ever tasted, he stopped and started to enjoy a Muffin filled with dulce de leche and tiny pieces of sweet apple. To this day he cannot recall how much time he spent eating the muffin only that he was very late.

He went every day to the Happy Day Bakery to eat muffins filled with chocolate, dulce de leche or strawberry and lemon, cookies and colorful cupcakes, never having the same thing, always trying something new.

CupCakes in the Happy Day Bakery.

CupCakes in the Happy Day Bakery.

He conviced everyone who came to Madrid to try this place, and as a peregrination we came and tasted the holy grail of muffins. The story continued as we kept on coming and discover throught the windows other secrets this street had, like the tiny Crepería La Rue, a French creperie with a beautiful parisian interior and sweet and salty crepes made with detailed precision. We especially recommend the Dulce de leche crepe (yes we have and addition) and strawberries and condensed milk. It is important that you remember that everything with ice cream tastes better, don’t forget that ever.

Interior in Creperie La Rue.

Creperie La Rue.

And to establish that not everything is food and sweets in our lives, we also found the Tres Rosas Amarillas bookstore. A magical place, full with magical books and toys and games. We won’t say much, the surprise may be even better to enjoy.

Tres Rosas Amarillas.

Tres Rosas Amarillas.

Happy Day Bakery

Calle del Espíritu Santo 11 , Malasaña
Metro Tribunal
Madrid.

 

Creperie La Rue

Calle del Espíritu Santo 18 , Malasaña
Madrid.

 

Libreria Tres Rosas Amarillas

Calle del Espíritu Santo 12 , Malasaña
Madrid.