Tag Archives: Lunch


9 May

What do you think of when you see this teapot, coat rack and books? What kind of place does that suggest? Well, let me give you a hint: it’s where customers are treated like family, and it’s called Ramona.

At Ramona you can also get some fizz in your vermouth, the walls are decorated with quirky artworks and the WC is truly, officially unisex.

Curious? Then head to Carrer Roger de Flor 262 and find out what Ramona has to offer for breakfast, lunch or dinner, both inside, in it’s cosy cafe, and outside on its terrace.

Good coffee, the traditional Spanish way; delicious flautas for a savoury bite in the morning; tapas, hot and cold, and yummie dishes of the day. Just check their blackboards for inspiration.

Dishes (heavy on Catalan influences) are prepared in a tiny kitchen by Ramona‘s friendly cook, and brought to you with a smile or saucy comment by Cristina or Angela, the joint proprietors.

Ramona opened just a few weeks ago, and already customers are on a first-name basis with these friendly chicks. That’s the kind of place Ramona is. A great addition to this corner of Barcelona’s Eixample, and bound to be a success, thanks to their finger-licking food delights.

Ramona is open every day of the week, so get off the beaten track and check them out. For more info, and updates, have a look at their Facebook page, here. Bon apetit!

New on the block: Caravelle

9 Oct copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Calm space

Minimalist with a friendly service, good tunes in the background, wi-fi service and food that is to die for (everything is so very yummie!), on Carrer Pintor Fortuny 31 Australian chef  Zim has opened my new favourite hangout. New on the block: Caravelle.

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Fresh flower

Fresh flowers grace every table – a delightful touch that you don’t often see these days, yet which makes such a nice difference.

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Handy stools

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Sturdy furniture

Sturdy, practical furniture (the chairs remind me of my school days) and white walls that are almost completely bare (save for a few mirrors and the specials board) keep the ambience simple and allow for the delicious dishes to take centre stage at Caravelle.

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Mama’s Cafe

14 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Mama’s Cafe

Yesterday I had lunch at a lovely cafe that opened recently in Gràcia. A cosy place called Mama’s Cafe, which is located on Carrer Torrijos 26. Decorated with great taste, using both rustic and minimalist elements, it offers food all day long and is such a pleasant place to hang out that I felt very much at home, and almost didn’t want to leave!

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Al fresco

Check out the slideshow for more images of this lovely cafe, and please pay attention to the lighting, which I am completely smitten with (and will use as inspiration for my home)…

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