* Tip from Ariana Diaz Celma, blogger Good2be (www.good2b.es)
A narrow entrance dominated by a small awning with the words ‘Kitchen & Coffee’ hides one of the best kept secrets around Plaza Catalunya: La Esquina. The variables are the young London chef Alan Steward, who has created a traditional and seasonal menu that changes as the day goes by; a sober, comfortable and nice decoration which lends it a unique personality; carefully selected coffee by Louis, the barista, responsible for choosing all the references, calibrated to detail by its new Marzocco coffee-maker.
If there is something that gives La Esquina a touch of distinction that’s the COMBI menu, served from 13.00 pm to 16.00 pm, which combines vegetables, protein and pasta or legumes to choose from several options. The (English) brunch is served here on weekends. At brunch there are also cocktails like Mimosa or Bloody Mary. As if this weren’t enough, on weekends, including Thursday, La Esquina serves food until midnight. Drinks include a selection of natural and biodynamic wines.
La Esquina offers a winning combination: a cool space with a punk spirit and an exquisite menu with an alternative touch. Most hipsters will fall in to the charms of La Esquina, but also more classical guests, families, couples passing by and groups of friends who want to eat well and have a pleasant time in the always busy city centre. A total win by all means!
Address: Carrer de Bergara, 2, 08002 Barcelona