It has been a good few months since my last visit to ever-so-amazing Barcelona, but I still remember vividly the best cups of coffee I enjoyed in the city.
1 Nømad Coffee
Let’s start from the very top: Nømad Coffee was my favourite coffee find in Barcelona.
As a native Finn, used to square houses along empty and straight streets, I fell in love with the buzzing and colourful Raval district in Barcelona. Here, you’ll find narrow and winding streets, laundry hung outside windows and slowly decayaying facades of centuries old buildings. Raval is part of the popular Old Town, or Ciutat Vella, and nearby, you’ll also find some of Barcelona’s top tourist destinations, such as La Boqueria market hall.
The coffee shop itself is an inviting space of wooden countertops and concrete floor. Next to the coffee machines there is a ping pong table functioning as a big communal table. There are also some separate seating spots at the back of the space. Nømad’s coffee is iconic not only in Barcelona but in other parts of Catalonia and Spain as the roastery and coffee shops are owned by the two-time Spanish barista champion and London-trained Jordi Mestre.
Nømad Coffee is a perfect spot to fix your caffeine levels while treading all those winding streets of Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella!
Carrer Joaquín Costa
Caravelle was an amazing breakfast find.
What more do you need to know to make an educated coffee decision?
Well, naturally, the coffee was amazing too.
Caravelle is located only a few blocks away from the super touristy Ramblas boulevard, but far enough to have a cool and cosy, should I say authentic, Barcelona feel to it. My extempore hotel find happened to be located on the same street and I decided to enjoy my breakfasts in Caravelle instead of the hotel – never have I been happier to skip a hotel breakfast!
P.S. Caravelle serves dinner as well, and it’s own beer!
Carrer Pintor Fortuny 31
3 Granja Petitbo
My third coffee find was Granja Petitbo which, apart from its coffee and food, charmed me with its atmosphere: rustic wooden tables, huge map on the wall and explorer’s leather sofas.
Petitbo is located in the upscale Eixample district – I found the area charmingly elegant without being off-puttingly ostentatious. This was the golden area of Barcelona bourgeois, and nowadays a definite tourist destination as, for example, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia is situated here.
After visiting this architectural masterpiece, I suggest you just to stroll aimlessly around Eixample’s streets; you’ll find many a coffee shops, gourmet corner bars and restaurants. But if you have no interest to be lost in the streets of this area of Barcelona, head to Petitbo, order a cup of coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice.
And, yes, ahem, some pancakes with chocolate sauce too…
Passeig Sant Joan 82
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