Cafè de l'Opera
La Rambla 74, Barcelona, 08002
- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, People watching
Expert review of Cafè de l'Opera
One thing Barcelona lacks is grand old cafés in the European style, but Cafè de l’Opera comes close. It’s named for the Liceu, opposite, and has traditionally been a place where the opera folk – both onstage and off it - would come to drink afterwards.
The popular choice for breakfast is hot chocolate and churros (fried batter sticks which you dip in the chocolate), but you can also get croissants, ensaimadas (spiral pastries dusted in sugar) and eggs and bacon. Otherwise basic tapas are served during the day. Of the drink selection, the Opera is known for its great range of whiskies.
With its air of fading grandeur, this seems like the last remnant of the old Barcelona, before La Rambla was taken over by hawkers and living statues.
It used to enjoy a reputation for the crankiest waiters in town, but that no longer seems to be the case.
Halfway up La Rambla, opposite the Liceu opera house.
Tapas start around 4 euros.
More information on Cafè de l'Opera:
- Price guide:
- Snacks, Tapas
- La Rambla 74, Barcelona, 08002
- 93 317 75 85
- Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Thur, Sun 8am-2.30am. Fri-Sat 8am-3am.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Quick bites