Where is it?
Situated a stone’s throw from El Corte Inglés and Gran Via, this place is completely unique. A mix of academic-chic, La Central de Callao is a 3 floored treasure chest combining over 70,000 volumes of specialized books in philosophy, history, social science and literature and a super cool bistro to boot.
What’s it like?
If unpretentious Bohemia is your thing, the bistro is a real find. Open until around midnight most nights, it boasts a great selection of cakes and savoury treats and would be an original substitute to grand alternatives.
Surrounded by books a-plenty, La Central’s bistro has a unique energy. Combining the soulfulness you find tree-side, the inspiration you find in bookshops with a cosmopolitan cosiness typical of Madrid, this little eatery is a real treat.
What else is on?
The lectures and presentations on offer are fascinating ranging from this month’s GRAF presentation dedicated to comics and illustration to Yasmina Khadra (one of the most important and famous writers of Algerian literary scene, with work published in more than forty countries) speaking next month.
If you’re a creative type who gets excited by books and new places, try La Centrale. It’s good for the soul.
Dirección: Calle del Postigo de San Martín, 8, 28013 Madrid
Teléfono: 917 90 99 30
Horarios (El Bistro):
Lunes, martes y miércoles - 9.00 – 00.00
Jueves, viernes y sábado - 9.00 – 01.00
Domingo y festivos - 10.00 – 22.00