Barcelona, my most favorite city in Europe. I also call it the European Los Angeles, with the beach, the mountains and of course the palm trees. I have been allowed to live here for two months and in this time I have discovered many nice places that I would like to share with you!
1). BRUNCH AND CAKE
The best hotspot for lunch, brunch or breakfast. They have a few locations in the city, but my favorite is the one by the sea. The dishes are not only healthy and super tasty, but they serve it in a very original way. Take a look at their instagram to see what I mean! @brunchandcake
TIP: Share! Most dishes are really big. TIP 2: Take the 'super sandwich', this is served with a syringe full of avocado!
2). FLAX AND BALE
The first place I go when I take a step in Barcelona, Flax and Kale. Stylish and trendy, the place for every blogger, model, influencer and other famous stars that you can spot here. The quality of the food is superb, everything is healthy and even 80% of the dishes are plant-based! They also serve cold pressed juices, highly recommended! TIP: They have a secret rooftop, this is really the perfect hideout for a sunny day. (ask about this when you make a reservation) TIP: Take a look at their instagram @flaxandkale
3). CREPS ALBORN
This bar is really the place to be, I can honestly say that I think this is the nicest bar in the city. I can think of 10 reasons why. The music here is perfect, good atmosphere, good food and great cocktails. The bartenders are also super nice and also very handsome. As you can see from the name, this bar is in the trendy neighborhood 'El born' and they serve crêpes. What else do you want?!
4). PACO MERALGO
When my mother came to see me, she wanted to take me to her favorite restaurant, Paco Meralgo. They serve typical Spanish tapas here that you can point at the bar or just on the menu. TIP: book in advance and ask for the left side of the restaurant
5). BUNQUERS DEL CARMEL
This place has a great 360 degree view of the entire city. In the past these were bunkers, but now it is a place to chill out with the best view you can get from Barcelona. It is open 24/7 and you do not have to pay anything which is of course very nice. If you go at night you can see all the lights of Barcelona, but it is also super nice to go during the day. (yes I have been there already five times) TIP: wear sneakers, you have to climb a bit up the mountain to get there.
6). PLAYA DEL GARRAF
One of my first shoots in Barcelona was on this beautiful beach in Garraf, just outside the city. This beach is very cute and it looks and feels like you are in Greece with the small houses. It is perfect if you want to get away from the crowds on the Barceloneta beach.
7). MAKA MAKA BEACH BURGER CAFE
This burger café is next to the Barceloneta beach and the owners are Dutch! The name 'makamaka' means 'intimate friend' in Hawaiian. I have eaten here in the evening and chose the 'Greenzilla' vegan burger, he was delicious! They use very funny names for the buggers, such as 'topless' (plain burger) or 'hot mama' (spicy). They are known for their good citizens, but they also serve salads and have some very tasty cocktails. During the winter the terrace is heated, so you can sit outside all year round. TIP: You can stick wooden forks and knives with your name on the wall, how nice!
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