Saturday, December 06, 2008
La Granja, Barri Gòtic, Barcelona
This was actually a milk bar serving hot chocolate (4 Carrer Dels Banys Nous, 93-302-69-75). But with a basket full of these lovely sandwiches, I couldn't resist succumbing to a ham sandwich with a couple plates of green olives this morning. One of the things that I've been loving about this trip is the omnipresence of proper crispy baguettes (unlike the soft bread that one gets in Singapore). If all bread were like this, then I would eat a lot more bread than I do now.
Sure - the hot chocolate here was a delight too. The spicy xocolata picant was thicker, darker, and sweeter than what I've had in both Mexico and Argentina and went well with the melindros and ensaïmada pastries. But I just got more excited about the sandwich instead as I'm normally not much for breakfast nor sweet things.
This quaint little place was in an alleyway of the old city without a signboard, but look for the unit number four posted. And if it helps, the GPS coordinates were roughly 41.3822 degrees north by 2.1751 degrees east.
Digested at 11:01 AM
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