Sundays are made for having fun. And to relax. And to drink damn good coffee. That’s how my Sunday needs to be. Lately I found some new hotspots in Barcelona (that are open on Sunday) and I keep returning to these places. They make me feel calm so I am ready to go back to work on Monday. Let me show you where I spend my time to have a Sunday Funday. And I will give you some extra tips what to do and where to go on the last day of the week.
To be honest Sundays in Barcelona are difficult. Sounds a bit strange, but it’s just because a lot of places are closed on Sunday. If you are here as a tourist it can be difficult to have a good day if you were not good informed. No shopping for you here on Sunday. Just Maremagnum is open. Think twice if you wanna go there, because it will be really crowded. In summer a day at the beach will be good, but you won’t be the only one. I prefer to go to the beach during the week. If you go, Bogatell beach is nice. Skip Barceloneta. Super crowded, lots of pick-pockets and water-aqua-cerveza-beer selling people oh and the massage women. The Catalans of the city go out of the city to enjoy the beach. This is a good idea if you have the time. If you are a party animal and you are here in summertime I can recommend to spend your Sunday at Brunch Electronik. This is an electronic party on Montjuic. Just 15 euro for a ticket. Good vibe, good music (if yo are into electro/house) and awesome location (check it out in weekvlog #06)
A lot of my favorite places are closed on Sunday. Same for good specialty coffee places. It’s a pity, but new spots are opening. Recently I discovered the new space of Satan’s Coffee (Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 700). I already took you with me in my latest vlog. I didn’t had a good experience at Satan’s in the city centre, but I didn’t want to judge before trying. I went with any expectations. And I was pleasantly surprised. The place looks amazing. Very peaceful with all the plants. Industrial and cosy. You know that I like this. The brew bar in the corner next to the open window is amazing. I’ve been here now three Sundays in a row and all the time the coffee was great. The first two times I choose a V60 (Ethiopian and Kenya). Last Sunday I felt like enjoying a flat white. Well made and tasty with Kenya beans from Right Side. A very sweet espresso with notes of dulce de leche and flowers. Next to good coffee you can also enjoy juices (by Mother) and food like chia pudding. If you are into a bigger lunch or brunch you can. The place is next to Casa Bonay, which looks amazing. Take a look in the back! Some other coffee places that are open on Sunday: Nømad Everyday (Raval – C/ de la Riereta, 15), Somewhere Café (great food aswell), Hidden Café (Les Corts – C/ Constança esquina Déu i Mata).
Talking about lunch/brunch. Sunday is the perfect day for a brunch in Barcelona. Some other places that are open and famous for brunch are Travel and Cake (C/ del Rosselló, 189), Granja Petitbo (Passeig de Sant Joan, 82) and LULU (Av. del Marquès de l’Argentera, 7). If you are into healthy vegetarian/vegan food Flax and Kale (C/ dels Tallers, 74B) is a great option. Just make sure you take your caffeine shot somewhere else first, because these places are well-known for amazing food and shitty coffee. Just saying.
Another place I recently discovered is El Jardí (Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, 1). A bar/restaurant in Raval. A friend took me to this place and it was love at first sight. I am not a big fan of Raval, because of the narrow dark streets, but El Jardí is totally different. Space, light and bright. The name already says it, it’s a garden. A very peaceful one. With good food, service, music and seats.
The other day I was sitting on the cosy seats, ordered some seafood and fresh lemonade. Later on a dessert and to finish the early evening with a cava sangria. In the end I was sitting here for almost 3 hours. It’s not a problem to sit here so long, just keep ordering. On the end of the day my belly was full, my mind clear and ready to go back to work on Monday. Happy Sunday Sunday!