My day started at Puerta de Alcalá where Harina has a café at Plaza de la Independencia. In the center of Madrid, this location is across the street from Retiro Park and only a few minute walk from the Prado museum.
Known for their fresh ingredients and bakery items, Harina appeared to have something to please almost everyone’s palate.
Offerings from the bakery include artisan sourdough bread, cookies, pies, cakes, meringues and other sweets prepared with traditional recipes.
There were two choices of quiche the day that I was there, spinach and Roquefort or ham and onion. I opted for the spinach and Roquefort. It came with two slices of quiche and a large fresh salad. The quiche was thicker than the traditional American quiche making the portion a similar size to two small slices of layered cake.
This is where there should be a photo of my quiche and salad. However, I ate it and then realized I had forgotten to take a photo. So here is a photo of a whole ham and onion quiche at Harina.
My quiche plate with a pot of tea was just 7.60 Euros. There were many choices that would provide breakfast and a beverage for under 5 Euros.
There is a large selection of sandwiches, salads, pizza and ice cream. Coffee, cappuccino, tea, fresh squeezed juices and milk are some of the choices for beverages.
If you go to Madrid, I would recommend trying one of the Harina locations for breakfast, lunch, early dinner, or a pick me up any time of the day. With six locations in Madrid, Harina is often a convenient choice for fresh regional food.