Coffee shops… Artisan coffee shops that use fresh milk, throw latte art and go to great pains to get the right roast for their vision, they tend to have a similar aesthetic. Often minimal. Some (or a lot of) pressed wood chipboard. Depending on the budget, concrete floors or bars.
None of that is present at Slice of Life. The shop is dominated by walls painted orange and aquamarine, who like an old couple whose children have flown the coop, do their best to cohabit but repel one another regardless. Run by a Finn (Jan) and a Russian (Konstantine) you will sometimes find them smoking away on the two fold out seats outside their shop.
The oddest people frequent their coffee bar. To wit, the other day a young breathless American couple in comfortable footwear came in asking “Do you have wifi?” followed closely by “And a printer?”. This may be an unconscious reaction to the absence of the rigid “cool kids coffee – hipsters only” interior uniform. Whatever it is – the coffee is good, the milk is fresh (from a small farm outside of Barcelona) and these boys know what they are doing.
And I have told you numerous times that it’s easier to come across a €20 bill on the pavement than good coffee in this city. So what are you waiting for?
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Slice of Life
C/ dels Assaonadors, 19.
08003 El Born