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As the Gran Via area was under construction, many businesses had to move as this one did from Jacometrezo to Mayor St., where the Café del Comercio and later Café Lisboa had been before.
The name stems from the founder’s land, Mallorca; Coll, Ripoll, and Balaguer. The initial star product was not today’s napolitana, a sort of pastry filled with chocolate, but the ensaimadas and the chocolate offered by Matías Lopez, whose factory was close enough at Montera St. Clients were delighted tasting chocolate at the cosy saloon, today’s back room.
It is a store divided into two areas, the coffee shop-bar and the bakery although one can get boiled and cured hams as well. Ensaimadas, napolitanas or chocolate truffles are very appreciated by customers. Its logo is a woman from Mallorca wearing a traditional regional dress dancing on the pink wrapping paper. Is there anybody from Madrid that has not tried the delicious “Napolitanas”?