As I already mentioned in one of my previous blogposts, I simply adore Spanish cities.
The wonderful city of Barcelona has been a long-time favourite of me and the misses and we visited several times over the last 20 years or so, both together and alone, for work or for fun.
It’s always nice to go back and discover new and exciting coffee bars, lunch spots or just walk around in this charming city by the sea.
I’m happy to share some of the new (and old) places I really love with you all on the blog. And forgive me for sharing some of my other pics too… 😉
Where to go for…
: great place for coffee, lunch or drinks with a lovely urban vibe, right in the centre of the old quarter, loved their flat white!
: Coffee (or pink lemonade), cakes and a relaxed place to hang out or do some work
: lovely lunch- and brunchspot, absolutely loved everything about it! The food, the décor, the tableware, the cappuccino, the service,… and their Shakshuka is to die for!
Brunch and Cake by the sea
: absolutely my favourite place, located in Barceloneta. If you only have time for one place, this should be it! Delicious fresh and colourful food, great holiday-ambiance, wonderful staff…
Flax and Kale, both their regular spot as their new fancy ‘à porter-version’ (loved that one!) at the huge (and fabulous) H&M store at the Passeig de Gracia are worthwhile dropping by. I looooved their Kale chips and make sure to try their Matcha cheese cake! 😉
Ice-cream and doughnuts
Eyescream & friends
: your kids (and yourself) will love the funny looking (and great tasting) shaved ice-cream. Choose your flavour and combine with two of your favourite toppings. Also in Barceloneta.
: no words, just chocolate. I had the ‘piruchock’ which was… pure heaven! Friendly and very helpfull staff!
Bacoa: great burgers, plenty of choice, good beer, loved the side-dishes. Good vibe, located in several places but I went twice to the one in Barceloneta, near the seafront.
: This place offers some ‘fast-food-style’ pasta, but really fresh and full of flavour. You just choose your preferred pasta, sauce and topping and ready! Also budget friendly!
: a real little gem straight opposite the Casa Batllo on the Passeo de Gracia. Very elegant and trendy. A real home away from home. Stunning breakfast. Loved everything about it!
: very comfortable and well-designed hotel, more budget-friendly then the first one, nice little rooftop pool with a stunning view over the city.
The Marquesa de Cordona Hotel. A stylish, classical hotel with great personal service and a rooftop bar. Good value for money in an excellent location!
And as promised… some more general pics to end this post:
Although this post does not talk about all the sights and must-do’s, please allow me to share some pics of the Macba, the Museum of Contempory Art. Worth while if you like modern art and great architecture!
Flights are usually booked through Connections. So easy!!
I looooove Barcelona. Fijn is dat het zo lééft. Het is alweer een paar jaar geleden dat ik er was, en ik wil zo terug. Want er zijn weer een heleboel nieuwe dingen te ontdekken zo te zien. Leuk blog!
Bart De Roeck