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Laie Libreria Cafe

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Eixample
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C/Pau Claris 85, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 02 73 10
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09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool and original place as it's a mix between a library and a café. Pretty quiet. You can also have a snack.

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Delicious lunch after a long morning at Sagrada Familia. I was hungry and their Barcelona salad hit the spot with a cup of coffee. It was not cheap, but very good.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Fantastic hideaway for reading or getting some studying done. The location is more like a book store that happens to have a café rather than the other way around. The wifi is excellent and the atmosphere is cultured and relaxed. There is also a nice patio/terrace for larger meals which I didn't try on this occasion. The only drawbacks are... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

I had heard about this bookstore as a great place to find books in Spanish during my visit, along with a great coffee shop. Indeed, both are worth the trip. It's easy to find, the staff were very helpful with my book searches, and the cafe is definitely worth a stop--good cafe con leche.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Modern book shop near Plaça de Catalunya with cafe upstairs. I am learning Spanish so came here at the recommendation of my teacher - a native of Barcelona. Bought a few easy reading Spanish books and had a deliciously simple breakfast (coffee and chocolate croissant) in the dining area upstairs. It was very relaxed and a welcome respite from the... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a famous book store come library in Barcelona. It's the kind of escape from frenetic City life that you'd usually find in a red brick street in Boston, Washington DC or San Francisco or an intellectual quartier in Paris. There's a large cafe with patisserie upstairs for casual dining. It's very popular with locals. Although it's located in... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is an elegant literary café, located on the floor above the Laie bookshop. The atmosphere is dignified and relaxed, and I'd probably come here often if I were living in Barcelona. I was here an hour or so after lunch. Tables hadn't been cleaned as cups and cutlery from previous guests were still about. Waiters were few and far... More 

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Nailsea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a cafe set within a small library. The cafe and restaurant part is upstairs. Fantastic atmosphere, very relaxed and very popular with local people so much nicer than the chain coffee places. We had a snack which was very tasty - I had a Quiche Lorraine and my husband had a cake. The staff are very pleasant. A... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

I liked the place because is quite spacious and not as noisy as most cafeterias. I tried to connect to wifi but didn't manage, still the place is great for working, reading or just chilling in the indoor/outdoor terraza

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Came here at the weekend in a group and were so impressed. The food was reasonably priced and of excellent quality. The staff were attentive too. Check out the bookshop downstairs, the whole place has a really nice atmosphere. What a hidden treasure!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/Pau Claris 85, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighbourhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 933 02 73 10

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable 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 recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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