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Chess Café

March 15, 2011

The last time I lived in Spain, a like-minded friend of mine discovered the hottest spot for decadent, American-style desserts in the city.  The small chain is called Chess Café, and they offer the most extensive dessert menu I’ve seen anywhere, combining the very best of European and American sweets.  And then some.  Think crepes-waffles-jam-Nutella-dulce de leche meets Oreo milkshakes-chocolate cake-warm apple pie, and then add two more menu pages of frozen yogurt, smoothies, and fresh-squeezed juices.  Honestly, it’s a little overwhelming, but in the best way possible.

What’s more, even their food menu is attractive, as they have everything from delicious-looking hamburgers (which I have yet to try) to a relatively wide variety of vegetarian options such as “bio-pitas” and tofu burgers.

My most recent visit included this dulce de leche milkshake, which was no match for us:

Honestly, it’s just a fun place to go when my American friends are visiting or if we feel like eating out vegetarian.  And between the decadent desserts and the fun, brightly-colored décor, we always end up full and happy.

So if you come to visit, I can promise you at least one trip to Chess Café!  I’m sure you’ll like it.


Chess Café

c/ Conde de Peñalver, 64


Paseo Esperanza, 2 (Acacias)

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