You know you are in Europe when you pass at least ten old monuments in one day. Whether it be walking casually on the street, taking a break on a bench, or sitting in a chic cafe, the magical thing about Europe is how modernity and antiquity have so harmoniously come together.
If you are looking for this eclectic experience, welcome to Harina. Harina is a cafe with a grand terrace located right in front of La puerta Alcalá. This monument is an arch that is situated right in the center of a huge round about. The cafe, Harina, which means flour in english has an ideal location. The city´s biggest park, Parque Retiro is right across the street.
Being true to its name, Harina is mainly a bakery that makes fresh bread and pastries every day (you can see the big oven yourself upon entrance.) Aside from being a bakery, this cafe also offers lunch daily and fresh smoothies of passion fruit, strawberry, mango, and kiwi. Everything is organic, fresh, and made with care. Stop by soon!!!