Pg de Sant Joan: the new food porn area in Barcelona

Pg de Sant Joan: the new food porn area in Barcelona

Barcelona is changing every time, and the trendy areas move from one to another, litte by little more and more gastronomic streets are appearing in the city with new restaurants with design and personality.If you are a follower of us you know the trendy area for food is Sant Antoni, and carrer Parlament is the heart of the area, but recently a new area in town is following Sant Antoni steps and this is: Passeig de Sant Joan.Passeig de Sant Joan is located in the right Eixample area, is a pedestrian street with wide sidewalks, and locals used to walk along the Avenue from top to bottom at the weekends to go for a walk. But apart from the weekend walk it wasn't the most lively area in the city at all, mainly due to the old population living around, but this has changed with the new op…

Carrer Petritxol: famous chocolate street in Barcelona

Carrer Petritxol: famous chocolate street in Barcelona

If you are looking for streets with this special charm in Barcelona, you can't miss carrer Petritxol, it is a pedestrian street known to be the street of chocolate in Barcelona and I will explain to you why. Carrer Petritxol is documented since 1340, and the name petrítxol comes from the word "pedrítxol" that refers to those stones that didn't allow the carriages to come inside a certain street. Petrítxol was the first pedestrian street in Barcelona city in 1959.If you walk along the street you will notice that there are ceramic tiles that show information about parties, weddings or any other kind of social gathering that took place in the chocolateries in the street. The tiles also have information on the birth or death of famous people in the city such as Montserrat Caballé who used to …

The first cat cafeteria in Barcelona

The first cat cafeteria in Barcelona

Animals are our little children, I can speak about that now that I have a cat of my own and is my little fur child. From now on cats will also have its place in a cafeteria in Barcelona called Espai de Gats, it is a very unique space that allows client to relax being surrounded by cats and play with them while they enjoy their coffee or any other beverage from their menu.The cafeteria has books, music and also wifi, giving a complete experience and a plus as you can play with the cats and be with them. The objective of Espai de gats is to facilitate the adoption of cats though.The cost per cat will go around 80 to 150 euros, depending on the expenses, and they will go out from this protective places with all the needed requirements. Espai de gats collaborates with associations that protec…

The oldest bakeries in Barcelona

The oldest bakeries in Barcelona

Around seventy emblematic establishments in Barcelona can be visited virtually through the city hall's new website Emblematics route. There are images 360º where you can see the products they sell in the shop, the architecture and the tradition all together in this emblematic establishments.But what is actually an emblematic establishment you might be asking, it is a shop, a restaurant or another kind of establishment of great interest for his architecture and heritage. Some of the shops that remain are from artisan practices that are almost lost nowadays or very specific business such as Casa Parramon dedicated only to string instruments or L'Estamperia San José that sells religious items.These establishments belong to the history of Barcelona and in the last years have been in jeopardy …

Cool cafeterias in Barcelona: cakes, cupcakes and amazing tea!

Cool cafeterias in Barcelona: cakes, cupcakes and amaz…

You know I love tea and cakes...who doesn't? Ohh...come on, I know you do. When your working day finished and you need a break with chat wit your girlfriends you want a nice atmosphere with some pleasure. Barcelona is full of cool cafeterias to spend you coffee breaks, chatting in the afternoons or just having your little time own your own tasting an amazing cake. Here are my favorites, when you try them out you will come to ask for more: We pudding Oh my, what a cake in We pudding! I had a delicious carrot cake and a tea, the design is amazing, you are in Alice in Wonderland surrounded by giant mushrooms and the woods decoration. The price is 6, 50 euro for a quite large piece of cake -you could share it- and a tea. Not the cheapest place on earth but I think is worth it. My advice is to…

Best cupcakes in Barcelona

Best cupcakes in Barcelona

Cupcakes, cakes, gin & tonics, brunch etc...All new trends from America and NYC get to Barcelona with this Mediterranean touch. I am loving it!! You know I love sweet things and also trying out new foods. I want to share with you my favorite spots for cupcakes in Barcelona: Cup and cake This is one of my favorites, I always pass by when I go out from work and you can smell the sweet sugar of the frosting. The star of the place for me is the carrot cake, I am in love with it, creamy frosting of cream cheese and very smooth cake. They have also sandwiches and of course cupcakes. The cupcakes are different every day but some of my favorites are: greek yogurt, carrot cake, nutella and oreo. There are three different shops in Barcelona of the same chain, I leave you with the address of the…

Afternoon tea with diamonds at Mandarin Oriental

Afternoon tea with diamonds at Mandarin Oriental

**Please note that Mandarin Oriental stopped serving their afternoon tea. Last update 2016The afternoon tea at Mandarin Oriental is like being Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, you see tifanny's all around the little boxes and bags that decorate the pastries buffet, I felt like a princess. Blanc Brasserie and Gastro Bar transforms at Tea time, the central table at the restaurant becomes a Tiffany & Co exposition of pastries and delicatessen sandwiches and desserts. Tea time would not be the same without a selection of the best sweets in town, what about some cupcakes? Macaroons? Or maybe you are up to giant cookies? There are choices for all tastes and preferences. I definitely went for cookies, I love them and could not resist a coconut cookie and some yogurt with red ber…

Caj Chai, an amazing teahouse in Barcelona

Caj Chai, an amazing teahouse in Barcelona

Caj Chai, this is a teahouse in the city center near Plaça Sant Jaume in Barcelona. I have heard about this place for so long but I never had the chance to go and try it. I am a tea lover so you if you are looking for me you will probably find me with a cup of tea in hand, my favorite is black tea and macha tea and I always appreciate a good tea menu that offers variety and uniqueness. Caj Chai teahouse and shop I loved the place and the decoration, it is a very cosy place and invites you to sit down and relax. You can smell all the tea from the entrance from where your tea experience starts. They have a large variety of teas and infusions, more than 140 are in the menu and they also serve pastries from different countries, perfect to go along with your tea. As mentioned, the menu offers …

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