Thank you to my friends C and K for introducing me to Lolina, Vintage Café on c/Espíritu Santo (Nº9) in the Malasaña area of Madrid. This cute little cafe-bar is a shrine to vintage decor but in a clean, kitsch and gently shabby way rather than all out boho. The 2 floors of Lolina are decked with the coolest vintage wallapaper and lamps plus 'pleather' armchairs and those convex 'sunburst' mirrors that many of our grandparents had at home. We went there for breakfast this morning; 2.50e for tea/coffee (with the choice of soya milk) with either a croissant, plain or wholemal bread with jam or better still, pan payes with tomato and ham, but perhaps the best thing about this breakfast is that it was accompanied by the B52s and other hits of the era. We've also been in the evening and the nachos and hummus are quite good, though the main attraction here is really the aesthetic. The staff are pretty friendly too.
I'm a British-Sudanese girl living in Madrid. I work in marketing and I love interior design, architecture, writing, yoga, good food, travel and beautiful things. This blog is a rough chronicle of the stuff I like, do and think. I also touch upon the subject of happiness from time to time.