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El Fornet Den Rossend

#2,294 of 7,700 Places to Eat in Barcelona
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Rosselo, 228, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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Miami, Florida
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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this place because it looked really nice and appetizing. Let's begin with service: slow and quite rude. It took forever for orders to be placed and let's not talk about the confusion to simply pay the bill (and no, language was not the problem). The food tasted old, definitely nothing compared to other places we went to in... More 

Thank vdsan10
Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Undrinkable coffee and stale cakes . I sent my palmier back after watching the assistant select one from the front of the pile and finding it stale and soggy only to receive another exactly the same . The coffee is abysmally bad and bitter . Don't bother this place is part of a chain and the staff didn't care that... More 

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San Diego, California
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Bar Level Tapas is right down the block from Olivia Balmes Hotel where we were staying for a couple of nights (VERY nice hotel, BTW). We were in the mood for something fast, a salad, maybe. The concierge at Olivia Balmes recommended Bar Level Tapas. We spotted the exact salad we wanted, right in their display case as we entered.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Very disgusting experience as my oldest son (12 year old) asked for two salmon sandwitches (2.55€ ea) while the other (7 year old) asked for two doughnuts (1.6€ ea). Apparently the first sandwitch was okay but the second one had a strange (unrecognized) flavour (salmon?, boiled egg?, lettuce?, mayonnaise?) and I advised my son to ask for another one. The... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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392 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

What a great little place. We both had small pasta dishes with bread and two bottles of mineral water. Total bill €14.90. The small portions were perfect for us. The spaghetti carbonara was excellent. A thick smoky flavored sauce was most interesting. My wife's 4 cheese linguini was also very good. The meal was so cheap we splurged another €3... More 

Thank Charles H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at double tree by Hilton which is steps from elfornet cafe in rambla de cataluna street. Is provides a wide variety of sandwiches and pastries . I highly recommend this cafe

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Hudson, Canada
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We found this wonderful little cafe walking around in the born area of BCN. It was fast, good and cheap. This place was only a quarter of its capacity, while Kfc over on Ramblas was packed, I cannot understand it. We finished our lunch with a hot crepe coated with a little nutella. 2 persons can have a light lunch... More 

Thank ChristopherV8
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Great space as you venture in great pastry selection superb Capp 2 for €3.40 and better flavour than Starbucks where you get one for that. Don't know about wifi no one there was using it. Quite comfortable and charming barista.

Thank Joe G
Munich, Germany
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Well, this review is about El Fornet in general. Could not find the chain so I am writing it here. This is a great little bakery chain available in many places in Barcelona. We happened to go there by chance but we must have eaten there at least 15 times! It is simple, healthy food and at a great price.... More 

Thank 765saa
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I went here for lunch every day for two weeks, that's how good it was! Everything was fresh, full of flavor and looked delicious! Even though the staff and I had a hard time understanding each other, they still managed to offer great service and make us feel welcome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rosselo, 228, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighborhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: 932151447

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

Staying in Eixample

Neighborhood Profile
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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