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A day out along Carrer d’Enric Granados, the coolest street in Barcelona

Enric Granados

If we had to choose one street out of the thousands in Barcelona, there is one that quickly stands out in our minds: Carrer d’Enric Granados. It’s definitely one of the coolest streets in the city and one where you can spend the whole day exploring it from top to bottom. There’s something for everyone and ideas to suit any time of day.

Enric Granados

If you’d like to start your day off with a bite to eat, the best thing to do is head to Brunch & Cake, a small café where you can try all kinds of dishes to treat yourself to a real brunch. There’s a choice selection you can accompany with a delicious latte or flat white. You can find it all at number 19.

After breakfast, you can stop off to buy flowers for your home or as a gift. Just next to Brunch & Cake, there’s a florist with a particular charm, also at number 145. It’s called Maison des Fleurs and the exterior décor and owners’ good taste alone will be enough to get you in the door, ready and willing to let the knowledgeable staff advise you. Don’t be surprised if you end up coming out with a nice plant for your balcony.

Enric Granados

Between breakfast, the visit to the flower shop, and a little stroll afterward, it’s probably getting close to lunchtime now. Here, the options are endless as Carrer d’Enric Granados offers a range of alternatives for all tastes. From artisan tapas and pinchos at Telefèric (Plaça del Dr. Letamendi, 27), to tradicional Italian cuisine at Punta (Carrer d’Enric Granados, 147), not to mention the superb treatment from Chef José Luis at Sense Pressa or the Mediterranean cuisine served up at La Palmera.

Enric Granados

With your batteries recharged after a nice lunch, now you can get lost in the magic of the street as you stroll up and down, discovering its charm. We also suggest taking detours along the cross streets as well, such as Provença, Mallorca, Consell de Cent, València… But whatever you do, make sure you don’t miss the chance to try some of the best ice creams in the city at DelaCrem (Carrer d’Enric Granados, 15). There will probably be a line to order (it’s a tiny place) but the gelato from the master Massimo Pignata is well worth the wait. We promise.

To finish off the day, if you’re in the mood for a cocktail after dinner (at one of the restaurants we’ve suggested for lunch), you must visit La Perla Club, a secret speakeasy-type cocktail bar with cocktails and spirits inspired by the Prohibition years.

What do you think about these suggestions? There’s something for everyone!