• Lolita bakery Barcelona
  • Opened in June 2010 by three Argentines named Vicky, Carolina and Martina, Lolita Bakery is finger-licking proof that the cupcake craze hasn't bypassed the Catalan capital. Lolita Bakery currently has two stores, one in El Born, the other in El Eixample. With its '50s décor and laid-back, living-room vibe, the El Born locale will make you want to linger for an entire afternoon, while sampling freshly-baked goods. Lolita Bakery uses only 100%… More info
    C/ del Portal Nou 20, Barcelona, 08003
  • Sans & sans Barcelona
  • Located just a few steps from Santa Maria del Mar Church in the Borne district, Sans & Sans Fine Tea Merchants offers floor-to-ceiling shelves brimming with over 300 varieties of tea. The business has been passed down through three generations of the Sans family, along with it a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion for all things tea-related. Every conceivable type of tea is represented, from delicate Japanese Sencha and quintessentially… More info
    C/ Argenteria 59, Barcelona, 08003
  • Cafés el magnífico Barcelona
  • Opened by the Sans family in 1919, Cafés El Magnífico is a treasure trove of single-origin coffees from every corner of the world: from Ethiopia, Kenya and Java to Nicaragua, Colombia and India. From its base in the Borne district, El Magnífico toasts small batches of beans and grinds them to order for maximum freshness. It also stocks a range of espresso pots, cafetières and coffee filters. Something of an institution, Cafés El Magnífico helped… More info
    C/ Argenteria 64, Barcelona, 08003
  • Continuará comics Barcelona
  • Albert Mestres has been a comic lover for as long as he can remember. In 1980 he converted his hobby into his career, opening comic-book mecca Continuarà on bustling Via Laietana, just around the corner from Barcelona’s Cathedral of Santa Eulalia. Continuarà is a geek’s paradise, its two floors overflowing with everything from collectible comics, books and figurines to trading cards, stickers and accessories. Every imaginable fandom is catered… More info
    Via Laetana 29, Barcelona, 08003
  • La comercial - casa Barcelona
  • La Comercial–Casa is a home décor shop that opened in El Born in October of 2007. One of five stores making up La Comercial's rampantly successful mini-chain, La Comercial–Casa is the only installment that doesn't sell clothing. Instead of shirts from Givenchy or Alexander McQueen goth garb, this airy store space offers contemporary collections from such labels as Culti, Nixon, Lladró, Fornasetti and Cole&Son. Those expecting a traditional… More info
    C/ Rec 75 , Barcelona, 08003
  • Impossible project Barcelona
  • Suitably nestled in the elegant yet hip Born district and barely a block from the city’s Photographic Archive, The Impossible Project threw open its doors in December 2011, with other shops already enjoying cult status in Berlin, Vienna and New York. The managers of this branch, Isabel and Jorge, also own Chandal - the Raval-based home of kitsch photography paraphernalia - so they are perfectly positioned to understand the venture that has led… More info
    C/ Tantarantana 16, Barcelona, 08003
  • Mercat de santa caterina Barcelona
  • Mercat Santa Caterina, located just off Via Laietana, one of Barcelona’s most important roads, has witnessed immense historical changes throughout the years. Not always a market, the ancient convent on this site was destroyed during riots in the nineteenth century and when the council approved a new market to be built in its place, the remnants of a Bronze Age monastery were discovered underground. Today these remains are proudly displayed and… More info
    Av Francesc Cambó, 16, Barcelona, 08003
  • Neukölln Barcelona
  • If you have your heart set on acquiring some vintage furniture pieces from beyond the iron curtain, a trip to Espai Neukölln should be first on your agenda. Alessia and Federico, a pair of Barcelona-based Italians, named their boutique after a district in Berlin, a city close to their hearts. In early 2013, the duo took the plunge and opened up shop in Barcelona's Born neighborhood. Unique second-hand furniture pieces range from chairs from the… More info
    Carrer de les Basses de Sant Pere 22, Barcelona, 08003
Back to top