Though toma means "Take it" in Spanish, this cafe offers more than takeaway service.
With a very intimate lounge, Toma's staff are able to interact with customers while showing off their impressive coffee knowledge as well as English.
Homemade pastries, cookies, and cakes are available and occasionally are gluten free.
The current consensus around town is that Toma Cafe has the best in staff, bean sourcing, and the know-how to pull a proper shot.
Best coffee in a city of coffee drinkers is a mighty statement, but I'll stand behind it.
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Toma Café. Madrid
This place looks like your typical hipster café located [to no surprise] on C/ la Palma, in the heart of Malasaña…but I would vouch for this place any day of the week. Yes, they put adorable shapes in the foam of your coffee and have visually enticing sweets set out on a vintage table they probably picked out of someone’s trash. But, I swear, there is something in that coffee that makes me want to take it down like a shot of tequila [not recommended]…and the cookies, the cookies are SO GOOD.