Get Cosy in Barcelona! Where to Keep Warm this Winter
Are you ready for the cold? Nope, me neither. But I have made a list of many, many places in Barcelona where we can keep warm this winter. We can get through this!
What would winter be without a good ramen? Nothing I say. There are a so many ramen places to choose from, my favourite is FAN-Shoronpo in Gracia. But do check out Ramen-Ya Ajisen (they have a new location in Putxet!), Grasshopper Ramen, Ramen-Ya HIRO (worth the hour-long wait), Tonkotsu, Ramen Shop, Mutenroshi Ramen, Takumi Ramen, Oishii Ramen, Madame Ramen… Plenty of places to choose from!
While we are at it, let’s not forget about all the other tasty Asian soups and curries. I am a big fan of Hawker 45 with its delicious take on street food (don’t miss the laksa!), read my review here.
FAN-Shoronpo has opened a Japanese comfort food place called FAN Curry Hacci that will keep you warm, and full. Check out new and super cool Spicy Volx in Sant Antoni, Petit Bangkok/Bangkok Café, Red Ant Noodle Bar and Mosquito Tapas, Fun new Korean Pocha, Swagatam, Masala 73 and Tandoor for Indian, just to name a few.
Hot Chocolate and/or Churros
Yes, yes, YES. Can’t have a winter without hot chocolate and some churros, don’t ya think? Some places even have a queue with churraholics before they open. Granja M Viader is a classic, if you’re craving something savoury don’t miss their bikini, it’s simple but unforgettable. I am also a fan of Granja La Pallaresa, it opened already 1947 and they for sure know what they are doing. Very close by is Granja Dulcinea, with their elegantly dressed staff and wonderful, thick chocolate. In La Granja 1872 they have the most delicious orange hot chocolate, and the atmosphere is very special, with an old Roman wall inside..!
There are too many cocktail bars to count in Barcelona. But for cold nights my favourites are 33 by Santi Ortiz, the smallest bar in Barcelona with very elaborate cocktails and a cosy mood. I am a big fan of Les Gens Que J’Aime, a very atmospheric bar with jazz playing in the background, vintage furniture, a lady doing tarot… Bloody Mary Cocktail Lounge is also another favourite for winter nights: get cosy with a choice of 10 different Bloody Mary’s and many, many more beautiful and delightful drinks.
Can’t beat a warm porridge in winter! In recently opened Bohl they have four (!) of them to choose from. I love both the chocolate and the apple pie ones. Read more about Bohl here. At Itacate they serve a really lovely porridge, that is very filling and with plenty of toppings. Read all about Itacate here. Maai also serves a good porridge, and WiFi too if you want to work while you eat your breakfast. Eat My Trip has a good one, and they have a warm chia pudding with fruit too, doesn’t that sound intriguing? Read my review here. Cosy Espai Joliu serves up a porridge, as does Hammock Juice Station that has a porridge that will fill you up for hours, read all about it here. Lulu also is a good place for a porridge, as is Green & Berry.
Coffee gets you going and keeps you warm. Check my very recently updated list of 40 places to get your caffeine fix, specialty coffee only!
If you are not a fan of coffee then maybe matcha is your thing: here is my list of more than 30 places with matcha latte. And remember: many of the places that serve matcha latte also have other warming specialty lattes, like turmeric latte, charcoal latte and similar.