Espai Joliu - a plant-filled piece of paradise
I found a bit of Paradise the other day, walking around Poble Nou. I don’t know the neighbourhood very well (I live in Gracia), but due to a recent office move I now need to get to know the area better.
I had heard about Espai Joliu before, and I had followed them in Instagram for some time, and I had a good feeling about them. So on my first day in the Poble Nou office I headed there after work.
Espai Joliu was exactly what I was hoping for, and more. It’s a space filled with interesting objects, details, and of course good food and drinks. There are plants everywhere which I love; I’m a HUGE fan of plants, our apartment is dangerously close to turning into an urban jungle.
There is beautiful art by local artists, delicate pottery, macramé plant hangers, gorgeous jewellery and the coolest magazines like Cereal and Kinfolk. Amidst all this beauty there is of course food and drink too. And because Espai Joliu is perfection there is a La Marzocco coffee machine, Nomad Coffee and organic cookies, cakes and toasts. The bread comes from the renowned Baluard bakery and many of the items on offer are also gluten free or organic.
The space is filled with gorgeous recycled furniture, a communal table, a cosy corner with a sofa, a tiny little loft… This space could be in Berlin indeed, a bit rough around the edges which makes it so attractive. When I talk with Lucía López, the owner, she confirms that she lived in Berlin for some time and brought ideas from there, and her main inspiration is Roamers which I adore (check out my Berlin guide here where I also mention Roamers).
I was hungry so I had a tasty avocado toast and a home-made lemonade. I was in a rush but I could have stayed for a long, long time, this is the kind of place where you can come with your friends and sit and chat for ages, and maybe buy a plant to take home with you too..!
Espai Joliu also organises events like Brunch & Plants with a gorgeous organic brunch buffet and Vermouth & Plants with great music and good food.
Carrer de Badajoz 95, Barcelona