This marvelously old-fashioned pastry shop and tea salon has been around since 1929, and while it's not exactly Modernista in style, it fits right into L'Eixample's aristocratic style. Ladies of the neighborhood line up here for the Viennese style pastries by the box, but it also makes a good spot to take a break while exploring. You can select pastry or deli salads and the clerk will ring each item onto a magnetically striped card. Then take a seat and order drinks or sandwiches, which the waiter will also ring onto the card. When you're done, the checkout clerk reads the card and tells you the damages.
- Frommer's Staff