Pasteleria Mia, Barrio de Salamanca

Paseo Marqués de Zafra, 38, 28028 Madrid

Instagram: @pasteleriamiamadrid

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Pasteleria Mia is a beautiful bakery close to Manuel Becerra metro. I popped in one day with my housemate to check it out and we had such a lovely experience. The bakery is small but charming, and the selection of treats on offer (both savoury and sweet) is impressive.

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I opted for the quiche which was divine. I want to point out that usually I am not a big quiche fan but the owner recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. It was clear that the quiche was homemade; the pastry was cooked to perfection and the vegetables were so fresh and flavoursome. I am actually craving another slice so I am planning to pop back next week if I have time.

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I couldn’t resist a sweet treat and again I went with the owner’s recommendation – she placed a beautiful brownie on my plate and oh my goodness… Now first of all, I make a mean brownie – that sounds a little cocky but everyone compliments my brownies but this brownie was insanely delicious. It had a gorgeous chocolately fudge centre and paired with a coffee this was the perfect treat.

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I am a huge fan of rosquillas and couldn’t resist getting some to takeaway. According to Google, rosquillas originate from Nicaragua and in my opinion, they are divine. They are similar to doughnuts but the texture is harder and they are often made with anise. If you are ever in Spain or South America and you see these on the counter of a cafe I would highly recommend you try one! The rosquillas from Pasteleria Mia were perfect. The perfect size, the perfect taste and a perfectly generous amount of sugar sprinkled on the outside.

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I would definitely recommend a trip to Pasteleria Mia. I love bakeries where the owner is there to greet you and when you can’t help but feel excited about their energy for their business. Anastasia, the owner of Pasteleria Mia, is so passionate about her work and really has a special talent for baking.  It is hard to find bakeries where all of their products are homemade and I think this is one of the main reasons why I loved Pasteleria Mia.

Kim’s tip: ask Anastasia for a recommendation of what to try 🙂

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