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Cafe Granja Viader

#458 of 6,662 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Neighborhood:
El Raval
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Xucla 4-6, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
933-183-486
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9:00 am - 1:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent place to have chocolate

I love this small "granja" (café would be a bad translation), that you can find in a narrow street in the old neighbourhood of the town. The chocolate is tasty and dark, the whipped cream is freshly made, and the churros are very crunchy. A delight!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Teresa E
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I love this small "granja" (café would be a bad translation), that you can find in a narrow street in the old neighbourhood of the town. The chocolate is tasty and dark, the whipped cream is freshly made, and the churros are very crunchy. A delight!

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

especially churos are worth the line. The dark hot chocolate was okey. My friend had boccodillos with manchego cheese which was quite avarage

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went there with my friends as many people had recomended it. I visited many places in Barcelona but this is so far the best place to have a hot chocolate in the city. Try it if you like thick and strong chocolate. The locals queue is the proof!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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65 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went here for an evening dessert. Was told by three different servers that the cafe was closing in 45 minutes, yet it took forever to find someone to place an order and get the dessert. The hot chocolate was average for Spain. The apple tart was slightly below average. Didn't really see what all the hype was about...

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Istanbul, Turkey
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89 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I had very high expectations for this famous place but our experience was just average. We had Crema Catalana (3.65 €) and Ensaimada (1.65 €) with two coffees (1.30 €). I cannot say that the desserts were not tasty but they were not the best I ever had. The atmosphere was nice, the service was OK but not a place... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My boyfriend is and has always been kind of obsessed with Cacaolat and little did we know, this is the place were it was first served in 1931. (And produced by the same). As a celiac I really appreciate that the menu is clearly marked with the gluten free products. I had a delish cheesecake made of mató (like a... More 

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

With my copy of the article from Afar magazine June/ July issue tucked in my purse I was lucky to find this sweet shop of chocolate and churros in Barcelona. It was on a small side street. I may never have walked down. But I found it and had the most enjoyable treat It is old fashioned in its look.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This pretty old cafe offers the most delicious hot chocolates I have never drunk! The suís, as they are called, are thick hot dark chocolate with cream on the top. You really have to taste one during your stay in Barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Simply the BEST hot chocolate & Churros in all of Spain. The chocolate is dark, thick, and not too sweet. Charming atmosphere. The other pastries and the cappuccinos are also excellent. Located right behind our hotel (Hotel 1898) it took great control to only visit here twice. Seek it out!

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went here literally every day during our trip in June 2013 and are so excited to go back this November! EVERYTHING HERE IS AMAZING!!!! Everything is made with milk from their own dairy. I recommend the leche merenguada--a frozen milk mixture with lemon and cinnamon or the miel con mato--fresh honey with homemade fresh cheese. A must-visit location if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Xucla 4-6, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: 933-183-486

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:15 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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