Situated on one of the most interesting little streets in the barrio, linking Carree Portaferrissa with Plaça del Pi, La Pallaresa has been serving locals with thick, sticky hot chocolate since 1940.
It’s a very traditional granja – or snack bar – serving light bites such as croissants, melindros and bikinis (grilled ham and cheese sandwiches), but it’s best known for its suizos – cups of thick, rich chocolate topped with a small mountain of cream. Just the place to rest your feet and read the newspaper when out shopping or just sightseeing around the barrio.
It’s just a few doors up the street from Sala Parés (check the Sala Parés article), the well-known art gallery. I often call in for a good cup of chocolate or coffee, or a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice after visiting an exhibition.