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La Duquesita. Hundred year old pastry shop at Alonso Martínez.

There’rere establishments just crossing the door, you know is full of history. Unfortunately at the center of Madrid ther’re many which close by the retirement of their owners, but fortunately the tradition is still alive at La Duquesita.

La Duquesita. Pastelería centenaria en Alonso Martínez.
Fachada. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com

This is precisely what the new owners of this legendary bakery of Madrid wanted to keep. Oriol Balaguer has preserved the most of the existing decor after step 3 generations of pastry chefs who have kept open this bakery since 1914.

La Duquesita. Pastelería centenaria en Alonso Martínez.
La Duquesita. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com

Their dressers, columns , counters , lamps … all of them have seen many locals during his more than 100 years of history. The good thing is that now thanks to the renovation, you can leisurely breakfast or snack right there and the interior is much brighter .

La Duquesita. Pastelería centenaria en Alonso Martínez.
Interior. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com

The blue box with red lettering is recognizable from afar. All traditional sweets are kept , so those who were regulars before closing have nothing to fear. To the collection is added the new Duquesita Cake, with four textures of chocolate.

La Duquesita. Pastelería centenaria en Alonso Martínez.
Palmera de chocolate. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com
La Duquesita. Pastelería centenaria en Alonso Martínez.
Entrada. Foto de www.madridcoolblog.com

I struggled to choose , but eventually ordered one of their legendary chocolate palms. Very toast and a pastry crust , is not the cheapest but worth the money. Palls a little, but hey, we’ll do the bikini operation tomorrow…

La Duquesita
Phone: +34 913.08.02.31
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 to 20:00. Saturday from 9:30 to 20:30. Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00.
Address: Fernando VI, 2, Madrid.

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