The Gothic quarter is a very popular neighborhood for tourists in Barcelona. And I understand why; the Gothic Quarter is filled with shops, restaurants and bars. Gothica, or Barri Gòtic, is located just East of the Ramblas and West of El Born. On this page I’m sharing my personal best restaurants and bars in the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona.
Satan’s Coffee Corner
Looking for the best coffee in Barcelona? In the Gothic quarter you can find one of the best coffee spots in Barcelona: Satan’s Coffee Corner. They don’t do decaf and they don’t even sell tea, but their coffee is perfect! They also have all kinds of brunch dishes to go with it like egg rolls, scones, chia pudding and yogurt with fruit.
You can find Bar Mono on a lovely square, next to the basilica. So when the sun’s out, it’s one of the best places to sit on their terrace. But also on rainy days I recommend Bar Mono. Their interior is also great and they’ve got lovely tapas on the menu. The Patatas Bravas you see pictured at the top of this page are also from Bar Mono.
Federal Cafe has three locations in Barcelona, one of them is in the Gothic Quarter. You can find Federal Cafe in the South of the neighborhood, near Port Vell at the water. The restaurant is inspired by Australian brunch rooms, so all the classics are on the menu. From avocado toast to croissants and scrambled eggs.
The Sensi group has three restaurants in Barcelona. Sensi Gourmet is located in the Gothic Quarter and serves some really tasty tapas. It’s one of my recommendations if people ask for a good tapas restaurant in Barcelona (together with Brasseros in Sant Antoni). The great thing about Sensi Gourmet is that they’ve also got some high quality vegetarian tapas. Like the vegan ‘roasted chicken’ croquettes pictured above and, my favorite, the eggplant, zucchini and goat cheese dish. With prices starting around 4-6 euros per dish, Sensi Gourmet offers value for money.
You might wonder what a Xurreria is. A Xurreria (or Churreria) is a place where you can buy Churros. The Spanish snack are long strips of fried dough. Churros are often sprinkled with sugar and/or cinnamon. You can eat them plain, with chocolate sauce or with Nutella. One of the best churros in Barcelona can be bought in the Gothic Quarter in the old town at Xurreria on Carrer dels Banuys Nous. The churros shop has been around since 1968. Xurreria is a small shop so you order your churros to take-away.
Looking for a cheap lunch in Barcelona? I think the prices at Oviso are very reasonable. They’ve got all kinds of ‘bikinis’ (grilled cheese sandwiches) for just a few euros. They’ve got a nice terrace on a square in the sun and there’s a small playground next to it for kids. In the evenings Oviso turns into a very cosy bar, perfect for a beer with friends!
The Gothic Quarter is right next to Raval. Click here for my favorite restaurants in Raval, Barcelona.