Cafè de l'Opera

Address: La Rambla 74, Barcelona, 08002, Spain
Telephone: 93 317 75 85

- Budget

4.2

Elegant, decades-old café opposite the Liceu opera house.

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.

Food and drink
3.8
90%
Service
4.4
90%
Food and drink
3.8
90%
Value for money
4.3
90%
Ambience
4.5
90%
Location
4.6
90%

Food and drink

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.

Ambience

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.

Service

It used to enjoy a reputation for the crankiest waiters in town, but that no longer seems to be the case.

Location

Halfway up La Rambla, opposite the Liceu opera house.

Price advice

Tapas start around 4 euros.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • People watching

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