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.
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.
- Culture vultures
- People watching