We visited Babèlia Books & Coffee, a bookstore-cafe specializing in second-hand multilingual books.

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The place has a special charm thanks to its simple and cozy decoration, based on a large wall full of books in all languages​​, facing another big brick wall with temporal paintings exhibitions.

babelia books and coffee Barcelona

In the center, a hipster and international clientele of all ages, have a coffee, work on their computer, read, etc..

babelia books and coffee Barcelona

USED ​​BOOKS FROM 2 EUROS

The second-hand books displayed on shelves of Babélia are perfectly identified for purchase: there are books from 2 euros to 8 euros.

babelia books and coffee Barcelona

The books are neatly organized by language, topic, etc., as if it was a library.

babelia books and coffee Barcelona

We selected to read several books for children  while we were having our evening snack.

babelia books and coffee Barcelona

ORIGINAL AND INTERNATIONAL PASTRY

There is a wide range of gastronomic offer in Babélia: you can have breakfast, lunch, a snack or dinner. For our evening snack we tried the offer of the day, which consisted of a coffee + Victoria Cake for 2 euros. For the girls, we ordered juices and a homemade carrot cake which was delicious.

babelia books and coffee Barcelona

It is also advisable to come to Babélia to have lunch : taking advantage of the offer of the day you can have a salad, a sandwich, a drink and coffee for 8 euros. As for dinner, when we were leaving we saw that they were preparing some spicy sausage sandwiches for another table, that they looked delicious …

babelia books and coffee Barcelona

BABÉLIA TO GO WITH KIDS

In Babélia,  apart from having a space in their library dedicated to children literature, from time to time they organize activities for children. In December they organized a workshop for making badges (there are photos on their Facebook).

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For this Saturday, January 25th, from 11 to 14, they organize the MINI-TROC, which consists in exchanging children objects without money. An excellent initiative!

LANGUAGE EXCHANGE

For the adults, we recommend Babélia as a place to buy literature in English, French or German at a good price, or for language exchange. They have a pretty full board of ads!

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THE AUTHORS OF THE PROJECT

Babélia Books & Coffee are Louise and Berta, two entrepreneur friends who decided to create a charming place in the fashionable neighborhood of Sant Antoni. In the photo, on the background, is Louise. Congratulations girls for this original initiative!

babelia books and coffee Barcelona

BABÈLIA BOOKS & COFFEE

Villarroel 27 08011, Barcelona

Opening Time:

From Monday to Friday: from 9:00 to 21:00.

Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 21:00.

Sundays closed.

 

 


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