Cafès El Magnífic


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Cafès El Magnífic

"Magnífic" in both name and quality, this high-end coffee house allows its patrons to try different types of coffee and speciality blends in the shop's sampling area before deciding what to order. Many customers choose to take some beans home, which attests to their high quality and exquisite flavour.


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.