Orval - Where Plants Meet Coffee

All Espai Joliu-lovers rejoice! Very recently a second location called Orval has opened, and it’s only 10 minutes away from its big sister.

Orval ,Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Orval ,Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

The new space is nestled in between the streets just above Ciutadella park and offers a peaceful haven, just like its predecessor does. It has plenty of natural light that comes in through the large windows. Another added benefit with the new location is that it consists of two floors instead of just one as in Espai Joliu. Both cafes have their unique charm: Espai Joliu has that rugged, Berlin-inspired atmosphere, and Orval an added modern touch.

Orval ,Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Orval ,Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

The concept of plants and coffee remains consistent here, with a similar drink menu (with many options, and great specialty coffee) and beautiful plants for sale. You will also find an array of magazines and guidebooks.

Orval ,Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Orval ,Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Orval ,Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Orval ,Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

There are delicious cakes and cookies available, I went for a gluten-free brownie (they have many gluten-free and vegan options). I also opted for their iced matcha latte (so good!), and I tasted their chai-flavored kombucha, which I loved.

Orval ,Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Orval ,Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

The staff deserves an added mention, such a friendly bunch! Orval definitely has that secret sauce that we know so well from Espai Joliu. Can’t wait to hang out here more!

Orval, Carrer de Buenaventura Muñoz 31, Barcelona (Ciutadella/Marina).