Occupying a prime piece of real estate on Barcelona’s artisanal artery of Carrer de Consell de Cent, Oma Bistro is the place to be for blissful brunches and caffeine-charged chinwags.
With Brompton bikes and fixies hanging from the exposed brick walls, this industrial-chic cafe feels more like Shoreditch, London than Eixample, Barcelona.
Huge windows flood the space with sunlight and a team of tortoiseshell-bespectacled staff busy around the espresso machine and prepare artisanal treats that are perfect for a lazy brunch or late lunch.
The crowd, as you might suspect, is a mélange of local bon vivants and in-the-know jetsetters and you can’t help but find yourself eavesdropping.
The Food & Drink
Wake up with American-style eggs Benedict and salmon bedazzled bagels, or keep it dulce with thick wedges of carrot cake with double-dollops of cream or stacks of pancakes drizzled in maple syrup.
See it away with proper espresso classics, fruit smoothies and fresher-than-fresh AeroPress coffee.
If it’s later in the day, revive yourself with draught craft beer and a hearty pastrami sandwich with thick-sliced jalapeños.
Make it Happen
Sit back and watch the ebb and flow of Barcelona’s debutantes and debonaire dandies come and go, before sidling your way next door to keep the craft beer buzz going at BrewDog.
Address: Carrer del Consell de Cent, 227, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
Nearest Metro: Universitat (Purple of Red Line) – Easily reached by bike