Berta, Sergi and Jordina have been small business owners for years in the Raval, and they've worked together to cultivate a new business-neighbourhood relationship model based on the internet, sustainability and respect for the neighbours. So it was great news when they joined forces to open La Monroe, the bar of the Filmoteca cinema, because they run it with the same love for and awareness of their surroundings as they do their separate businesses. The cobblestones in the square outside are also the floor in La Monroe, there's a spacious terrace with birdcages to help the ivy grow, and small aluminium tables painted in swimming-pool green and coral red. La Monroe is an all-terrain restaurant, where you can spend a pocketful of change and have a coffee or a piece of fabulous home-made cake, or have dinner for around €25 like civilised members of society. You might feel so welcome you'll want to stay there all day. Ducking in and out for a film or two at the Filmo, of course.