Sol y Sombra
May 11, 2018
The first thing that hits you is white. Tomas Alia’s Sol Y Sombra is a sea of white: ceilings, floors, tables and chairs. Though the exterior does not look out of place amid the other traditional tavernas in Madrid’s Las Letras neighbourhood, the interior tells another story. It’s a gleaming and shimmering space with one purple wall patterned with flamenco combs standing out against all that white. The crowd is busy and buzzy, young and fashionable. Though it shuts early by Madrid standards it makes a perfect stop off en route to a true late-night bar. Be warned: the queue to get in can get crazy at times.