Café Azul

Definitely found my study spot for my time in Madrid! (Though my studying may be infrequent...) it's this beautiful little café only steps away from my apartment called Café Azul. It pops out of the architecture of the street with beautiful aqua blue paneling welcoming in customers, and the interior is stunningly designed with calming colors and beautiful mosaic tile work. Wood beams stretch from floor to ceiling and the decor is simple but so chic and cute. It's small and cozy and the menu offers an extremely wide variety of coffees and teas, along with wonderful breakfast options ranging from a delectable Greek yogurt parfait to hummus toast. My most recent trip to Azul I spent with my sketchbook working on drawings (soon to be posted) and sat for hours listening to a man and woman next to me having an incredible discussion about their lives and how they strive to make them better. They were so inspiring, and it is amazing to me how people in Spain take so much time out of their day for things like that, just to sit and talk about the bigger things in life and move on from small talk. In the least creepy way possible I felt like I knew them once I left the café, because their conversation was so meaningful and revealed so much about the thoughts in their heads and their personalities. The girl was from Australia and the boy was from Denmark so they spoke in English the whole time. I sipped my cappuccino and ate my Greek yogurt in the most pleasant of atmospheres imaginable that day. As we learned in my colloquial Spanish class this week, en Café Azul "hay buen rollo" (there's a good vibe). I'll be back there tomorrow I'm sure. 

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