We love our city and are excited to share some of our favourite eateries with you! Many of our favourite places are in the Born and the rest of Ciutat Vella because that’s where we live :) Happy eating! Ella & Alberto xx


Pinotxo bar. Mercat de la Boqueria, Carrer la Rambla 89. 08001. Mon-Sat 6.30am - 4pm
A classic eatery that’s been feeding authentic working man’s ‘fork breakfast’ since 1940. Juanito Bayen is the delightful 80-something owner who gets up at 4am every morning to man the bar.

Caravelle. Carrer del Pintor Fortuny 31, 08001. Mon-Fri from 9.30am, Sat-Sun from 10am
Great cafe breakfast or lunch spot with a creative menu, big portions and excellent coffee.

Lulu. Avinguda del Marques de l"Argentera 7, 08003. Daily from 9am
Healthy breaky or lunch spot with smoothies, coffee, salads and avo toast.

Bistro Levante. Placeta de Manuel Ribe, 08002. Wed-Sun from 10am & Wed-Mon from 7pm.
Small and delightful with a mediterranean, Lebanese fusion brunch, which is also open in the evening for dinner or as a wine bar.


Somorrostro. Carrer de Sant Carles 11, 08003. Daily from 1pm
A great place committed to Slow Food. Everything on the menu has a twist, so expect delicious local ingredients with unusual flavour combinations and creative presentation.

El Chigre 1769. Carrer dels Sombreres 7, 08003. Daily 1pm, closed Sundays.
A mix of Catalan and Asturian cuisine, the perfect combination of classic and modern tapas, friendly staff.

Bar del Pla. Carrer de Montcada 2, 08003. Daily from 12pm, closed Sundays.
Great ambience and food with some stellar dishes and excellent daily specials.


Estimar. Carrer de Sant Antoni dels Sombrers 3, 08003. 1.30-3.30pm & 8.30-11.30pm, Closed Sunday.
Fresh, high quality fish and seafood. Pick what you fancy from the counter and enjoy!


Gocce di Latte. Pla de Palau 4, 08003. Every day from 12pm.
Delicious gelato place experimenting with interesting and delicious flavours like pear and cinnamon or date and orange.

Paralel.lo. Carrer de Seneca 18, 08006. Thu-Sat from 12pm, Sun-Wed 2pm.
Rich and creamy and less sweet than your average gelato with creative flavours.

Yellow Bakery. Carrer del Regomir 4, 08002.
The best place in town for stick San-Francisco style sourdough.

Pastelería Hofmann. Carrer dels Flassanders 44, 08003. Daily from 9am.
Great croissants filled with mascarpone, chocolate cream or hazelnut. Take Away only.

Xurrería dels Banys Nous. Carrer dels Banys Nous 8, 08002. Daily 7.30am - 1.30pm and 3.30pm - 8.15pm.
Beautiful, crunchy, airy churros fried in peanut oil.


El Magnífico. Carrer de l’Argenteria 64, 08003. Monday to Saturday 10am - 8pm
You can buy ground coffee here or coffee for takeaway. One of the first roasters in the city.

Satan’s. Carrer de l'Arc de Sant Ramon del Call 11, 08001. Mon-Fri 9am, Sat-Sun 10am.
Morning coffee fix with creative breakfast options, snacks and no-frills experience.


Ale & Hop. Carrer de les Basses de Sant Pere 10, 08003. Daily from 5pm.
Bar with a great selection of craft beers with vegetarian food.

Garage Beer Co. Carrer del Consell de Cent 261, 08011. Daily from 5pm
The first inner city brewery from this project is unpretentious, laid back and full of great beers.


Bar Brutal. Carrer de la Barra de Ferra 1, 08002. Daily from 1pm, closed Sunday.
Extensive natural wine list, knowledgable staff and delicious sharing plates or cheese and charcuterie boards.

L’Anima del Vi. Carrer dels Vigatans 8, 08003. Tue-Sat from 7pm.
A wonderful selection of natural wines and delicious tapas.


La Confitería. Carrer de Sant Pau 128, 08001. Mon-Thu from 7pm, Fri-Sat from 6pm, Sun from 5pm.
Open since 1912, a beautifully restored bar with imaginative, contemporary cocktail menu.

Paradiso. Carrer de Rera Palau, 4, 08003. Daily from 7pm.
Award winning artisan cocktails that surprise and delight in a gorgeous speakeasy bar. Enter through the old fridge door in the Pastrami Bar our the front.