Spring in the city: new hip spots in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

6 places
Kristina Shvets

Design museum, a healthy restaurant, a hip bar and other brand new places in the Catalan capital.

Super Super Bar

A new trendy place in the heart of El Born is super hip – folks ride their new FX cars, everybody is friends and enjoys vermouth and wine together. The interior is obviously minimalistic – all wood and shabbiness, colored iron chairs and a couple of plants. The owners – charming Jose and Maria will show you around. Don't forget to ask for a wine card – it will surprise you especially in tandem with Jose's stories. They also serve food, which is quite ok – try carpaccio de bacalao (cod carpaccio) or foie gras.

Trait Store

They sell beard oil so nicely packaged that every girl will dream of it. White tiled walls, palm trees in the corners, Fjällräven and Herschel backpacks on the shelves, Carhartt on the rails, a good choice of Nixon watches, Pacifico socks with funky prints and lots of other cool stuff.

The Juice House

The name hints at fresh juices and a place for vegans and healthy lifestyle lovers. Dani and Luz, who are responsible for the kitchen, do their best to show that eating healthy doesn't mean boring. Their motto is Healthy is the new Tasty – all suppliers are thoroughly selected, their names remembered, the story recorded and all eggs used are claimed to be organic and from happy hen. Wine is certainly eco from Ros Marina winery in Penedés region.

Museu del Disseny

The new Design Museum resides in an extravagant building in Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes near the famous egg-shaped Agbar Tower skyscraper. Its collection includes interiors, decorative art, textile, clothing, pottery and graphic design – each floor has its thematic exhibition. Silhouettes and Fashion is the most interesting one where you can see the evolution of fashion and female figure through a huge collection of costumes – from vintage bras and corsets to modern creations. And interior design lovers will be happy to find furniture of all shapes and curves. An absolute must visit.


Eat better, be happier, live longer is the motto of all places owned by Teresa Carles, the guru of healthy eating in Barcelona. This is her second restaurant packed with ecofood, detox juices and morning jogging lovers. The interior reminds of SoHo, a small bar offers take away beetroot juice and the menu is 80% fruit and veggies. For non-addicts they have a couple of fish meals, like wasabi tuna burgers that are supper yummy.


Barcelona's first two- in-one – a tiny cafe which offers coffee, snacks and a digital print lab packed with cutting edge powerful 3D printers and laser cutters. The first FabCafe opened in Tokyo, the second in Taipei and the third here, in Barcelona. The place is popular with students but some curious locals also pop in to have their 3D mold or wooden letters decorations for their apartment ready in 45 minutes.


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