Alsur Café: tasty treats in the heart of the Born quarter
Ready for a break after a thorough exploration of the Born quarter? Alsur Café is an unexpected and surprising eatery, great for relaxing in.
metro: Jaume I (L4)
Plaza de Sant Cugat 1
between 5 and 17 euros
for its peaceful atmosphere
+34 931 825 407
Spacious and colourful premises, a terrace that’s just perfect in summer, artisan food and attentive staff… Alsur Café is a great place to rest your weary feet and treat yourself to something tasty.
A relaxed, laid-back vibe
Alsur Café features soft lighting, sophisticated décor and a warm, welcoming feel. Whether you’re visiting as a couple or in a group, the layout of the tables creates a friendly, open vibe.
Alsur Café’s motto? #LQQCQ. No, that’s not a strange new form of txt spk… it stands for Lo que quieras cuando quieras, or what you want, when you want it! Sounds promising.
Multiple choice food and drink
There’s something for everyone at Alsur Café: hot drinks, fresh fruit juices (try the melon juice, it’s amazing), great wine and excellent cocktails (their mojito, for example, is very good).
The restaurant menu is just as varied: we recommend the chipirones à la plancha – baby squid with slow-cooked onions – or the chicken, rice and vegetable stir fry, for those who want something a little more substantial.
Make sure you leave space for pudding! The cakes at Alsur Café are all home-made, and they’re incredible. For us, the stars of the show are the alfajores, Argentian cakes with a dulce de leche caramel centre: just as good with a cup of tea as for pudding.
On Sundays, from 11am, brunch is served on big tables in the café, perfect for families or groups of friends.
If you’re in a hurry, the café also offers a takeaway service from a separate address, the Alsur Déli. For a quick coffee or something to nibble on your travels, head around the corner to 17 Carrer dels Carders.
Alsur Café’s other locations
- The smallest of the Alsur Café branches is located just opposite the stunning Palau de la Música (metro: Urquinaona L4).
- Another, more spacious Alsur Café, spread over two floors and with a contemporary feel mirroring typical details of the Eixample quarter, opened in 2014. It offers brunch, cakes, coffee and cocktails all day, every day. Find it at Roger de LLuria, 23 (metro: Urquinaona).
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Laureen has written many articles for Barcelona Top Travel Tips. An intrepid traveller with an artistic bent, she loves the feeling of freedom found in the Catalan capital. Her favourite job during her placement with us was testing some of the city's incredible bars and restaurants. It's a hard job, but somebody has to do it... ;-)