Edgeville Buzz

Spanish Fare Comes Back To Andersonville

Photo: Little Madrid FB

It has been a while since the last Spanish restaurant closed in Andersonville, however a new eatery has opened in the neighborhood offering all that one expects in authentic bites.

The space that houses Little Madrid Coffee Shop at 5661 N. Clark is nothing fancy at all and only seats about 14, but don’t let that fool you. Owner Francisco Bolanos is promising to give the neighborhood the type of cuisine you will find in his native country of Spain. Sitting around 14

Quietly opening around Christmas time, the cafe is already bustling and residents are talking. On Yelp you can find several impressive reviews and a five star rating. The casual fare includes Spanish omelets , jamon pata negra with pan con tomate, patas bravas, broken eggs with jamon and an assortment of bread and pastries. Coffee options include cafe con leche and other espresso drinks.

Bolano, who was a human rights lawyer, told the Chicago Eater that the best places to get great food are often from restaurants with unattractive storefronts. Learning how to cook from his grandmother while growing up, he would prefer to let the cuisine take the starring role.

As many cafes are, Little Madrid opens early everyday of the week at 7 a.m. and closes early at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday). Come here for breakfast or lunch and feel free to bring in your own bottles of wine with no corkage fee.


We invite you to comment as Edgeville Buzz's GUEST. We review all submissions before they go live on our site. We encourage civil dialogue. Posts must adhere to our comment policy and we reserve the right to delete posts/ban users for instances of inappropriate language, bullying speech, character defamation, spam, etc.