One of Barcelona’s original “milk bars,” M. Viader invented the drink you see next to the sodas in every cooler: Cacaolat. It’s exactly what you might think from the name—chocolate milk—and Catalans of a certain age gush with nostalgia over it. The founder was instrumental in getting pasteurized milk products out to the public, and this wonderfully old-fashioned cafe, founded in 1870, still serves coffee, pastries, sandwiches, exceedingly thick hot chocolate (a “suiza” is topped with whipped cream), and, of course, chocolate milk. In the morning, you can also get hot churros to go with the hot chocolate.
Granja M. Viader
Carrer Xucla, 4–6
Our Rating Neighborhood Les Rambles and El Raval Hours Mon–Sat 9am–1:15pm and 5–9:15pm Transportation Metro: Liceu or Catalunya Phone 93-318-34-86 Prices Sandwiches 3–5€; pastries 1.80€–4€ Cuisine type Catalan Web site Granja M. Viader
MapCarrer Xucla, 4–6 Barcelona
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