Best Terraces in Barcelona
Finding a nice terrace in Barcelona can be a bit of a challenge, don’t you think? It can often be impossible to score a table, or you have to be careful to lose your belongings in the blink of an eye. But no fear, I’ve made a list of my favorite terraces that are worth visiting, some of them well-kept secrets! If you like rooftop terraces make sure to check out this post too. I’ll be adding to this list as I go along!
Torre Rosa - Now this place is really something special. This palace-like establishment (now a very casual hangout) used to be a summer residence, and has an actual pink tower, just as the name indicates. Go here for a classic cocktail like a Piña Colada in the garden. Carrer Francesc Tàrrega 22 (Congrés/Maragall).
Camping Mar - An interesting concept by En Compañia de Lobos: a casual, slightly hidden spot by the sea, that opens Thursday to Sunday, and has an all-day open kitchen. The paella is supposed to be pretty great. Passeig Joan de Borbó 103 (Marina Vela, Barceloneta).
Bar Central - One of the newest terraces around, and somewhat of a poorly-kept secret that is very much worth a visit. This space has been renovated and opened for the public and offersa wonderful space (it even has a tiny little waterfall!) both outdoors and indoors. Great coffee is guaranteed here. Carrer Elisabets 6 (Raval).
Kasparo - Possibly one of the most famous terraces in the Raval. It is very casual, perched under the arches surrounding the Plaça de Vicenç Martorell square and great for some bravas and a beer (or several). (Raval).
Mama’s Cafe - You wouldn’t see it when you pass by, but this cafe has a lovely patio in the back that is perfect for a brunch, or maybe an afternoon cocktail. Read my review here. Carrer Torrijos 26 (Gracia).
Fragments Cafe - The terrace outside this cafe is almost always packed, but have a look at the patio in the back that is equally (if not more) inviting. Their bravas are pretty famous. Plaça de la Concòrdia 12 (Les Corts).
Blue Spot - A restaurant by the beach, perched high up on a building with lovely views of the Mediterranean. Not bad, huh? Passeig Joan de Borbó 101 (Barceloneta).
Can Travi Nou - If you want that feeling of getting away from the city but can’t be bothered driving anywhere, then this is your place. Take the metro up to Montbau and walk a few minutes and you’ll arrive at this farmhouse with a great restaurant and an excellent terrace in their garden. Carrer de Jorge Manrique s/n (Parc de la Vall d’Hebrón, Horta).
Mirablau - Many like to visit this restaurant and bar for its amazing views over the city. Plaza Doctor Andreu s/n (Tibidabo).
Les Filles Cafe - Treat yourself to a little and visit this gorgeous restaurant that has a leafy, closed-off terrace and a patio in the back. Carrer de Minerva 2 (Gracia).
Cosmo La Central - A bookshop with a secret: go upstairs and all the way to the back and you will find a bookshop with a terrace. Read my review here. Carrer Mallorca 237 (Eixample).
Baldomero - This pretty newcomer offers a calm cottage-like outpost in the city, and few have noticed that they also have a secluded terrace upstairs! Read my review on Baldomero here. Passatge de Mercader 16 (Eixample).
Antic Teatre - Another not-so well kept secret: this beautiful leafy terrace belongs to a creative space that organizes all kinds of interesting events. They also have WiFi. Carrer Verdaguer i Callís 12 (La Ribera).
Alsur Cafe El Born - The terrace on this plaza in the Born fills up quickly, so make sure you go early! Inside it’s nice and very cool in the summer months too, in case you don’t find a seat outside. Plaça de Sant Cugat 1 (Born).
Olokuti - Go here to stock up on environmental friendly goods, and for a quiet tea break in the patio in the back. Not many are aware of this space, sometimes you can even find it empty. Carrer Asturies 38 (Gracia).
El Petit Mos - This cute place offers a great brunch (their themed Eggs Benedict are their specialty!) and lunch, and their terrace has recently undergone a major upgrade. read my review here. Carrer de Sepúlveda 80 (Sant Antoni).
Cremat11 - It’s pretty incredible how a place like this in the middle of the busy Born is so well hidden. It’s literally just a few meters away from the Picasso museum, but on a quiet plaza with big trees, and plenty of shade. Read my review on Cremat11 here. Carrer Cremat Gran iXic 11 (Born).
Flax & Kale Tallers - In addition to serving healthy food they also offer a lovely rooftop terrace filled with plants. Make a reservation beforehand to make sure you score a table. Carrer dels Tallers 74b (Raval).
Plaça del Sol - Let’s end this post with a true classic. The terraces on this little square in Gracia attract many to spend some time sipping a mojito or enjoying a beer or two. The terraces here get full pretty quickly, but the perfect time to go is usually right after lunch. (Gracia).