Tarannà is the kind of place you find a lot in London, New York and even Berlin but in Barcelona, where traditional cafes are still endearing, it is more of a rare find. They do seasonal food (yawn I know, how many times have you heard that but places here sometimes serve Asparagus in December) and although the context (and the principal language) of the menu is very much Catalan, the approach is light and refreshing.
The pricing is easy on the wallet too – which (again) in Barcelona is a rare thing. I have a cor de bou tomato salad. A simple affair, the tomato “heart of the bull” I think it is. An onion is splayed open like a flower, some olives, nice canned tuna. No dressing. Simple stuff. For around €8. Quite girly actually. In fact as I look around, I see that that particular afternoon is running at around a 95% female customer occupancy (good tip for you boys that are trying to find Ms. Right – do men actually do that or is it primarily a girl thing? My now husband had an entire list – a la Don Tillman but without the excuse of Asperger’s).
They are mostly having the watermelon gazpacho. They are elegant women, the kind that ride in on a folding bike and (I guess) order the watermelon gazpacho. It’s a lovely place, Sant Antoni at its best.
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08015 Sant Antoni