On a summer day in Barcelona, you just want to spend it outside and enjoy the sunny weather. For breakfast, you will usually go to a cafeteria and order a "cafè amb llet" (latte), which is 1,50€ on average, although that price varies considerably depending on the place and the area, or a "tallat" (macchiato), which is specially popular among Catalans.
This one is Silvia Xicola's favourite, a "must" hidden in the heart of the city. But there are plenty of them as you can see in "En Ocasiones veo Bares" (taken from the famous"Sixth Sense" movie's quotation "I see dead people"), the website is in Spanish.
lunch time, usually from 1 pm to 3 pm, you can easily find a good
healthy menu from 10€ to 15€. Go for local cuisine: it is the best.
will normally find the menu both in Catalan and Spanish, as well as in
other languages (English, French, German...) for tourists. This double
marking -Catalan and Spanish- applies to almost everything -signs,
labels, placards, ...- since both are official languages in Catalonia.
You will also hear them both in the streets, and will probably notice a
difference in their pronunciation. Below you will see an English and Spanish version of a menu, with some handwritten Catalan equivalents:
and regarding food again, for dinner you can try "tapes" (small
portions of food served as snacks), usually taken at the bar counter
with some drinks. They are a delicious choice. Food is served until late
at night, but make sure you check the kitchen closing times in case you
want to book a table in a restaurant.
By Sílvia Xicola & Swasky