THE ULTIMATE BARCELONA HOTSPOT GUIDE
Wherever you go in Barcelona, food and drinks are everywhere. How do you decide where to go? Things to do in Barcelona helps you out and share their favorite hotspots in town voor breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks!
Brunch & Cake
To have breakfast at Brunch & Cake, you probably have to stand in line for a while. But no worries, it will be worth it: a big bowl of yogurt and fresh fruit, well filled bagels and honest coffee, all presented originally and Instagram-proof.
Carrer d’Enric Granados 19 / Barcelona
The Australian concept of Federal has two locations: one in the gothic quarter and one in the foodie street of the Sant Antoni neighborhood. The breakfast is healthy and nutritious and early in the morning hipster freelancers take place at the long table with their laptops.
C/Parlament (Sant Antoni) & Passatge de la Pau 11 (Gótico)
You can find this lovely bistro close to Plaça Catalunya in the city center, which makes it a perfect place to start a shopping day or some sightseeing. Having breakfast at Petit Pot is only possible during the week, in weekends they serve a fine brunch.
Plaça d’Urquinaona 4 / Barcelona
Flax & Kale
The menu at Flax & Kale is mainly vegetarian, but there’s also some fish if you like so. And if you prefer to eat completely vegan, gluten free or raw, that’s no problem at all. The juices are delicious!
Carrer dels Tallers 74B / Barcelona
At Bar Lobo, close to the busy Rambla, you won’t be the only tourist. That doesn’t mean the food isn’t good though. When the weather is sunny, it’s lovely to watch people passing by from the cozy terrace.
Carrer del Pintor Fortuny 3 / Barcelona
For Spaniards, lunch is the most important meal of the day, so why wouldn’t you go for a big plate of pasta? Tucco has the best fresh pasta in town, which give you enough fuel to go on until the evening.
Carrer dels Còdols 27 / Barcelona
Cuines Santa Catarina
Under the colored roof of the Santa Catarina Market you’ll find this fantastic restaurant. Whether you go for tapas, Italian or Asiatic dishes, at Cuines Santa Catarina there’s something for everyone. All products come directly and fresh from the next door market.
Avenida de Francesc Cambó 16 / Barcelona
Have dinner the Spanish way? At Bar Mundial you’ll find unpretentious fluorescent lamps, the walls are covered with old mosaics and orders are being shouted loudly to the kitchen. (Shell)fish lovers won’t be disappointed here.
Plaza Sant Agusti Vell 1 / Barcelona
One of the best sushi places in town is Nakashika, in the barrio of El Born. Everything is being prepared freshly right before your eyes. The Japanese noodle soup is also very recommendable!
Carrer del Rec Comtal 15 / Barcelona
Plaça Reial is a perfect square to enjoy some good food and drinks, but at night the place turns into a party area. Ocaña is one of our favorites, mainly because of the great cocktails and fine dance music.
Plaça Reial 13-15 / Barcelona
Hidden in El Born you can find Paradiso, one of the coolest cocktail bars in town. From the outside, it looks like you can only get some pastrami here, but inside the most beautiful cocktails are being shaken and there’s always a good atmosphere, both for a good conversation and for dancing.
Carrer de Rera Palau 4 / Barcelona
For some latin feeling you should go to Fira, in the Eixample neighborhood. The public is a nice mix of Spaniards, Latinos and guiris (tourists), which means a guaranteed party. It won’t get crowded before 2 am.
Carrer de Provença 171 / Barcelona