Madrid, ChuecaBunny's Deli, The best vegan café in Madrid

By Caly @veganfeelsgood
10 November '18

Bunny’s Deli is tucked away in a small paved street in the Chueca neighbourhood of Madrid.

I visited the city with friends and was pleasantly surprised to discover a vibrant plant-based scene which includes this cute little deli. Bunny’s has many options, including raw vegan, gluten-free and all organic dishes. It’s a must visit in the Madrilène food scene.

The location

Bunny’s Deli is in the Chueca neighbourhood, a historically LGBT-friendly area, which has become increasingly trendy with plant-based restaurants, vintage clothes shops and a hip art scene. Like most European cities, you can easily walk around visiting La Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Cibeles or Museo National del Prado.

The space

Bunny’s is a very small deli (they actually had to create a makeshift a table on one of the food preparation counters) but it has a lot of charm.

The space has exposed bricks, a wooden bar, few tables and a little organic shop corner.

Two things I really liked were that they have an open kitchen so you can see the chefs prepare the food and the boxes of fresh fruit and veg on display ready to be grabbed  by the chef from the kitchen.

Like most restaurants in Madrid, the deli lacks natural light and felt a little crowded, but overall it is a  warm, cosy place with attention to detail.

 

The crowd

We found mostly young people grabbing lunch, college students typing essays while sipping on matcha lattes and a couple of tourists looking for plant-based foods.

What we ate

Even though it was freezing, raining and very windy on the day I visited, I chose an organic green smoothie rather than a Chai or Matcha Latte . Although I did take a sip from my friend’s cups and both were very frothy and very good.

The smoothie had a beautiful green hue, cacao nibs sprinkled on top and contained a mix of greens and sweet fruit.

Onto food, I ordered a bunch of smaller dishes to try a variety of what they had to offer and was I right to do so! The avocado toast with cashew cream and fresh coriander on sourdough bread was so creamy and delicious. I had never seen cashew cream on avocado toast and it doubled the creaminess. Next I ordered a super warming and delicious soup. I didn’t know a cup of parsnip and cauliflower soup could look that fancy! Finally,  I also had a bite of my friends mushroom and zucchini Quiche which had an interesting, very moist, consistency.

For those of you with a sweet tooth, you will be delighted with their large selection of cookies, muffins and cakes. I shared a peanut butter, raspberry jam and seasonal fruit toast and a pumpkin pie (my favourite kind!). Their chocolate fudge pie also looked incredible.

The little things that make a difference

Bunny has WiFi with the password Go Vegan which I found pretty funny. They would definitely allow you to stay for a while studying or working on your laptop. The waiting staff were quick to serve us and very attentive. The menu clearly displays which dishes are vegetarian/vegan/gluten free which is always helpful for those with possible intolerances or allergies.

Everything is made from fresh organic ingredients and they are dedicated to sustainability only using compostable bioplastic containers. In addition, they donate part of their profit to charities.

The deli also delivers and does catering for events.

The bill

Green smoothie  6.00€
Avocado toast  7.00€
Peanut butter and jelly toast  6.50€
Mug of soup  4.50€
Pumpkin pie  5.00€

Bunny's Deli

Calle San Gregorio 17
28004 Madrid

648 732 783
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