The Coolest Places to Eat this Summer

 

Summer is finally here, oh how we have waited..! So where should we be eating and drinking this summer? I put together a list with places I like: a few new ones, some that are perfect for escaping the heat, and some that have a nice terrace to cool off!

Bar de la Central, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Bar de la Central, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Bar Central - Satan’s Coffee and one of the Colombo twins (Xemei) have put their heads together and opened this incredibly dreamy place inside a beautiful garden next to the bookshop La Central in the Raval. Go here for a sandwich and a kombucha, good coffee (obviously) or maybe some delicious ice cream from Natas. Also: don’t tell anybody about this place please, I want to keep it a secret..! Carrer d’Elisabets 6 (Raval).

El Petit Mos, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

El Petit Mos, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

El Petit Mos - They have a new terrace in the nice and calm Sant Antoni neighborhood, perfect when you want to get away from the crowds. They specialize in brunch (they have a large set of interesting, themed Eggs Benedict) and serve a daily lunch. Read my review here. Carrer de Sepúlveda 80 (Sant Antoni).

Parallelo Gelato - I think this one is pretty obvious, right..? I adore the ice cream at Parallelo, they create genius flavors in their ice cream laboratory. A huge bonus for their variety of vegan ice creams. Read more here. Carrer de Sèneca 18 (Gracia).

Direkte Boqueria - This place with only 8 seats and a gastronomic tasting menu is on everybody’s lips right now. Make sure to book a few weeks in advance. Carrer de les Cabres 13 (Raval).

Honest Greens, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Honest Greens, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Honest Greens - This healthy new restaurant has become very popular, and I like to include it here because it’s perfect summer food: their large salads is just what the body needs. Try to go outside peak hours when it’s not too busy. Read more here. Rambla de Catalunya 3 (Plaça Catalunya).

Fismuler - This charming restaurant opened already some time ago, and its popularity keeps on increasing. The decoration is eclectic and their escalope and cheesecake are already iconic. Carrer de Rec Comtal 17 (Born).

Berbena restaurant, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Berbena restaurant, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Berbena - Sophistication and simplicity come together in this tiny place with a lot of personality. Come here for the seasonal food, a glass of pet nat, interesting cheeses and so much more. Read more here. Carrer de Minerva 6 (Gracia).

Baldomero, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Baldomero, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Baldomero - If you can’t make it to the countryside this summer, then a little escape to this country house in the middle of the city is just what you need. This place is next level charming. Read more here. Passatge de Mercader 16 (Eixample).

Les Filles Cafe, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Les Filles Cafe, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Les Filles Café - This recently opened restaurant is a very well kept secret, with a lush green patio and fresh and innovative dishes. You’ll find spices on the menu you rarely find in restaurants around here, such as ras-el-hanout and dukkah. Carrer de Minerva 2 (Gracia).

Spicy Volx. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Spicy Volx. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Spicy Volx - This Asian tavern is so darn cool, and a perfect, dark escape on a hot day. Read more here. Carrer del Comte Borrell 41 (Sant Antoni).

Hawker 45, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Hawker 45, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Hawker45 - Asian street food taken to a whole new level, make sure to pair your meal with a cocktail (or several). Read more here. Carrer de Casp 45 (Eixample).

Picnic by Funky Bakers, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Picnic by Funky Bakers, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Funky Bakers - Because summer is picnic season. Go here for all kinds of perfect picnic food, and you can buy a blanket and a cool tote bag too for your perfect picnic experience. Read more here. Passeig del Born 10 (Born).

Brunch at EatMyTrip, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Brunch at EatMyTrip, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

EatMyTrip - You have to do brunch during summer, and EatMyTrip keeps on inventing fun new things for their brunch. Read more here. Carrer del Consell de Cent 378 (Eixample).

Las Vermudas, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Las Vermudas, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Las Vermudas - This friendly hangout is just what you need on a hot day. Sit down on the terrace outside with a cooling vermouth-based cocktail in hand, and order a little something to eat, too. Read more here. Carrer del Robí 32 (Gracia).

Vermouth at El Villa Vermuteria. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Vermouth at El Villa Vermuteria. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

El Villa Vermuteria - I can see myself hanging out here in this friendly bar on hot, balmy nights, with a glass in hand. Carrer de Martínez de la Rosa 27 (Gracia).

Tacos at Clubhaus, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Tacos at Clubhaus, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Clubhaus - This recently opened space is dedicated to food, art and play, and will be an excellent hangout this summer. Read more here. Av. del Marquès de l’Argentera 13 (Born).

Orval - Beloved Espai Joliu has a little sister! Specialty coffee, plants and much more is waiting for you in this new cafe. Read my review here. Carrer de Buenaventura Muños 31 (Fort Pienc).

Three Marks Coffee, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Three Marks Coffee, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Three Marks Coffee - Talking about cafes, Three Marks is somewhat off the beaten path and deserves a special mention, they will keep you caffeinated during the summer months. Carrer d’Ausiàs Marc 151 (Fort Pienc).

La Rovira, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

La Rovira, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

La Rovira - All of us who live in Gracia and don’t feel like venturing out from the neighborhood, look no further than newly renovated La Rovira to quench your thirst. Read more here. Carrer de Ravassa 23 (Gracia).

Fat Barbies, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Fat Barbies, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Fat Barbies - The coolness level is through the roof at this BBQ joint, we’ll be hanging out there having drinks and eating tasty smoked brisket. Read more here. Carrer de Bailèn 83 (Eixample).

La Carioca, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

La Carioca, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

La Carioca - Because we love a good terrace in the shade, and La Carioca has exactly that AND yummy food. Read more here. Plaça de Pau Vila 1 (Barceloneta).

Dessert at Saó restaurant, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Dessert at Saó restaurant, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Saó - I can’t praise this restaurant enough, and thanks to its hidden-away location in a residential neighborhood it is the perfect getaway when you are looking for a calm place to enjoy a lovely, seasonal tasting menu. Read more here. Carrer de Cesare Cantú 2 (Penitents).

Roots & Rolls, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Roots & Rolls, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Roots & Rolls - The perfect summer hangout. Wonderful, fresh, plant-based food in a cool (in all aspects), Scandinavian-style environment. Read more here. Carrer del Consell de Cent 401 (Eixample).

Gula Bar, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Gula Bar, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Gula Bar - This will be one of my favorite evening hangouts this summer, it’s just that darn charming. Carrer del Dr. Rixal 20 (Gracia).

Lulu Cafe, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Lulu Cafe, Barcelona. Photo © Barcelona Food Experience.

Lulu Cafe - Sit down with your laptop, a turmeric latte and an avocado toast, and feel the breeze. Read more here. Av. del Marquès de l’Argentera 7 (Born).

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