This traditional café at the top of La Rambla and directly astride the main metro and transport hub remains the city's prime meeting point. Prices are reasonable, considering the location, but the sandwiches and snacks could most charitably be described as ordinary. Forget the food and enjoy a beer or coffee at a table on the terrace, perhaps the best spot in the city to observe street life. Pickpockets are rife here, so watch your belongings as closely as you watch the passersby.
Pl. Catalunya 1, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain