By
Ariana Díaz Celma

One of the most privileged areas of Paseo San Juan has a new neighbor. A few meters from other hotspots such as Granja Petit Bo or Chicha Limoná, Café Búho, a bistro that lends this magnificent avenue the frenchie touch it was lacking, it may go unnoticed at first glance. But it is worth coming in and taking a look at a menu with French dishes and also other with a more international touch, all based on fresh and organic products. The cozy, unpretentious space is bathed during the day with the pleasant light of the Paseo.

Among its star dishes are a savory gilthead tartar and mandarin, a surprising duck rilette with pistachios, apricot and kalamata bread and a Vietnamese pork tenderloin hamburger

With no more secrets than excellent raw materials and the best recipes of the neighboring country, its culinary proposal travels through different regions of France, resulting in a very personal menu that goes beyond benedict eggs served on a wooden communal table. Stephane, the owner, is responsible for providing this bonus, probably due to a long experience in the world of French restaurants. Café Búho is a tailor made business to satisfy demanding palates. Among its star dishes are a savory gilthead tartar and mandarin, a surprising duck rilette with pistachios, apricot and kalamata bread and a Vietnamese pork tenderloin hamburger cooked at low temperature, accompanied by sweet and sour sauce with ‘coleslaw’ and potatoes. Other surprises include seabass with cauliflower pil pil, candied leeks and almonds; Or the cheek of veal with cream of potatoes al jabugo. Among the desserts, we must make special mention to the ricotta with pumpkin and honey, a real delirium for lovers of rightly combined flavors. An average meal at Café Búho is about 20-25€.

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Café Búho wakes up every day with homemade breakfasts with New York bagels as the main stars. They also serve a lunch menu for 12,50€. When the coffee hour ends, the space becomes the ideal place to have cocktails, teas, smoothies or natural fruit juices, which combine perfectly with their delicious cakes, the ideal prelude to dinner. With a bit of luck, you might even see one of the live performances Café Búho offers.

The decor is somewhat bohemian, with the air of a beat-up yet charming French bistrot

The decor is somewhat bohemian, with the air of a beat-up yet charming French bistrot. There is an old buffet mirror on one of the bare-brick walls; the floor is made from recycled wooden scaffolding planks. All pieces have been chosen by Stephane in vintage and antique shops in Paris to create a discreet and welcoming place.

Details




  • Address: Paseo San Juan, 84
  • Timetable: M Closed ı T-Sa 10:00-00:00 ı Su 10:00-19:00
  • Phone: (+34) 93 023 82 92
  • Type: Restaurant