One of the last of the city’s old-fashioned xampanyerías, this spot on the corner of Carrer Bailèn at Plaça de Tetuan functions as a wine store that specializes in cavas, the Catalan sparkling wines that used to be called “champagne” before E.U. rules kicked in. It also functions as a bar that usually has at least a half-dozen cavas in the ice bucket. On top of that, it is also a casual restaurant that serves breakfast food, sandwiches, and small plates of sausages and grilled fish. The omelet sandwich (French omelet—just eggs) makes a very good breakfast for a few euros. This being Spain, many breakfast customers also have a glass of cava. Like most things involving inexpensive sparkling wine, it looks a lot more romantic after dark.
Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, 702
Our Rating Neighborhood L'Eixample Hours Mon–Sat 8am–1:30am Transportation Metro: Girona or Tetuan Phone 93-265-04-83 Cuisine type Catalan Web site Xampú Xampany
MapGran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, 702 Barcelona
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