Cafè de l'Òpera


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Cafè de l'Òpera

Historical cafe, in the heart of La Rambla, offering breakfast, churros with chocolate, coffee, sangria, and cakes in a classically decorated venue with a terrace.


Barcelona's cafe culture is half Italian and comes with its own set of simple rules: café con leche (cafè amb llet in Catalan) is for breakfast, preferably with a croissant; mid-day, especially after a meal, the locals have an espresso, café solo (un cafè) or a cortado (un tallat), which is an espresso with milk (café Americano is what some would call watered-down versions of the two first coffees); in the afternoon, or after dinner, order a café solo corto, a strong espresso, or a carajillo — a café solo with Spanish brandy. And since you are in Barcelona, you cannot leave the city without having some crispy churros with a hearty cup of hot chocolate.