This is the name of a festival which will present the TV show “Girls” in Spanish, best name ever! We had a hipster date day today, in celebration of my boyfriend’s birthday. We started at Carmencita Bar for brunch, a place often mentioned in guiri and hipster circles alike. It was in fact the centre of a guiri/hipster Venn diagram, full to the brim with guiri hipsters! As a wannabe hipster, and certified guiri, I had a great time: enjoying the multiple condiment options, eavesdropping on other peoples’ conversations and trying to understand if I should speak to the waitress in English or Spanish!
Fortified by an enormous jug of mimosas, we headed to Tribunal, where we did some window shopping, and I bought a denim jacket, before heading to the next stop on our ruta gastronohipster – Toma Cafe. Although tiny and cramped, this place fully lived up to its reputation as the best coffee in Madrid. The baristas were really friendly and helpful, the decor was charming, and my chilli cappuccino a total éxito. We are now considering buying a coffee mill – it is a slippery slope.