Barcelona, a cosmopolitan, welcoming and multicultural city, has a wide range of bars, cafeterias, terraces, farms (chocolate shops), breweries (where you can taste craft beer), cocktail bars, vermouth bars… you can start your visit by having breakfast on a farm, having a vermouth at noon and End the night on one of the many terraces with views of the city.
We start our recommendations with cafes that are part of the history of Barcelona.
The work of Puig i Cadafalch, it is located in the so-called block of discord due to the modernist buildings that we can find.
On its floor is the Faborit café that maintains the decoration of the old kitchen. In his shop there is a wide variety of chocolate products and inside or on his patio, a variety of juices, salads, coffees, teas and above all chocolate await us, to regain strength and visit the Amatller house, the Batlló house and the Pedrera.
We had a small snack for €6.40
- 1 espresso
- 1 decaffeinated coffee
- 1 piece of carrot cake
- Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 41
- Telephone: 934 673 643
Bar del Pi
Emblematic bar of the Gotic neighborhood located between Plaça del Pi and Plaça de St Josep Oriol, both spaces host the Fira de productes traditionals Catalans (first and third Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month) and every Saturday and Sunday morning there Art show of local painters.
The Modernist-style Bar del Pí dates back to the 18th century, functioning as Casa de Postes (they supplied the changes of horses for trips, were stops for travelers and were located along the post office lines). In 1927 the Martí Pujol family opened the establishment as the Bar that continues to this day.
This space has been a meeting point for painters, writers, politicians and a witness to history as a plaque reminds us inside, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia was founded there (July 23, 1936).
Ideal for having lunch or a snack, having a drink at noon or at night, without rushing, reading the newspaper, tasting some of its tapas and watching people pass by in front of its doors.
We had a croissant and coffee for breakfast and read the newspaper that they always have at the disposal of their clients.
- Address: Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, 1
- Telephone: +34 933 02 21 23
Café de L’Òpera
A family-run establishment dating from 1929, it preserves Viennese-style period décor.
Located opposite the Liceo, a scenic space where opera is performed in Barcelona, this café has been and continues to be a meeting place for workers and artists who are dedicated to the world of art and literature.
Perfect space for breakfast, coffee or mid-afternoon leisurely.
I had a coffee and a croissant for breakfast.
- Address: La Rambla 74
- Telephhone: +34 933 17 75 85
Located in the corner of the old town, near the Cathedral and Santa Maria del Pí, Caelum awaits us to delight us with its artisan recipes brought from different Monasteries.
In the store we will find all kinds of sweets. In the Proa or in the Crypt (possible Jewish baths from the 12th century) we can taste their products that will bring us closer to Heaven (Caelum).
- Adress: c/ de la Palla, 8
- Web: https://www.guia33.com/item/caelum-cafeteria-teteria-barcelona/
Dairy or Farm Bar (Granja)
Walking through the center of Barcelona or through neighborhoods such as Gràcia, for example, you will find establishments with the name of Granjas. In them you can taste products such as Catalan cream, chocolate with cream, churros or melindros (cakes).
Petritxol street, in the old town, is home to art galleries and also some of these farms that still have the flavor of other times.
Founded in 1947, it welcomes us in a pleasant space where we can admire paintings by renowned painters such as R. Moscardó. Some of them represent the same place or the city of Barcelona.
We recommend you taste its famous Swiss chocolate accompanied with churros, melindros (cakes) or ensaimada, or if you prefer, one of its artisan products such as Catalan cream, egg flan or rice pudding that will be served by waiters in white shirts, black pants and a bow tie, which will take us back to the date the place was inaugurated.
- Address: Carrer de Petritxol, 11
Founded in 1941 by Joan Mach and Elvira Farràs. Its two-story space with old photographs on the walls surprises us upon entering and takes us to other times. The waiters serve us with the traditional white shirt, bow tie and black pants.
If we look at the menu it will be difficult to decide on a hot chocolate or a Swiss with cream, tea or coffee, which we can accompany with pastries, cakes or the traditional churros, melindros, the typical Catalan cream or rice pudding, among others.
- Address: Carrer Petritxol, 2
It arose when Mrs. Rafaela Coma opened a dairy in 1870 that Marc Viader would convert into a farm and into a family business open to the modern food innovations of the time and where Cacaolat was born.
It is currently the fifth generation of the family that runs the establishment that preserves one of the few remaining workshops in Barcelona where “mató” and many other products are made.
La Granja preserves the same marble tables where “Mossèn” Cinto Verdaguer, Pablo Picasso and other characters from our history sat.
- Adress: Carrer d’en Xuclà, 4