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“Absolutely superb coffee and freshly roasted!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafes El Magnifico

Cafes El Magnifico
Carrer de l'Argenteria, 64, Barcelona, Spain
933196081
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Ranked #26 of 6,425 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: International
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Absolutely superb coffee and freshly roasted!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I love my coffee and found this place using the beanfinder app. It did not disappoint as the quality of the coffee was fantastic. Ended up buying 2kgs and bringing it home with me. Why not check out this place for a coffee, then head around the corner to the church of Santa Maria del Mar followed by a stop at the Picasso museum (2 minutes walk). Afterwards there are some amazing tapas bars in the vicinity of which many will not disappoint. I ate in Tapeo, anem de tapes, literally a 30 second walk to the left of the picasso museum ticket entrance. It was a really nice tapas bar, excellent food and very nice wine. So much to see and do within the same area.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Massachusetts
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“Excellent coffee in Barcelona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Hole in the wall coffee bean vendor with an espresso bar. Best place for barista coffee in Barcelona (great coffee is scarce there).

Visited June 2013
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“You would be doing well to find a better coffee anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I've been here twice in two days. The first time was by complete chance while walking past the shop on my way back from the waterfront towards the city. I ordered a cortado and was very impressed by the flavor. I'm not sure what their approach to blending is and if it differs weekly but there is no denying that a lot of thought has gone into the product. Today while searching online for good coffee in Barcelona I realized that this place seems to have quite a reputation. I revisited and ordered a cappuccino with an extra shot. Bordering on perfection. Intense, Aromatic (some rustica in there), Clean. Just go there! I''ll most likely be back at least a few times before I leave.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kristiansand, Norway
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“Amazing coffee - absoluteley worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

It's easy to find poor coffee in Barcelona. A good coffee is on the other hand hard to find. If you enjoy a good cappuccino, cortado, espresso or tea - Cafes el Magnifico is the place to go. The atmosphere is cozy, but also hectic at times. There are not many places to sit in the coffeebar, but if you're lucky, you manage to hijack the one table in the room. If not - you can enjoy the coffee standing or on the go.

Cafes el Magnifico roast their own coffee, and I absoluteley recomend to buy sone with you home. Right over the street there's a teashop, wich contains all the tea you can dream of. I recomend you to take a look on that shop too!

The cost was about 1,5-2 euro for a coffee or tea.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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“I wish I had this café next door.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Café El Magnifico is part of the Gluttony walk suggested at p. 110 of Lonely Planet guide. We didn’t select it based on the description from the guide, but found it by the luring coffee aroma when we were passing by.
We ordered two macchiatos. Barista took the time to create not only the coffee that tasted great, but also one that looked like art. Nice and smooth, best cup of coffee I had in some time. The huge disappointment was that they open at 10 am and we had to leave for airport next morning at 9. We purchased 1 kg each of Indonesian and house blend beans for gifts and to enjoy at home.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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