[This restaurant has closed.]
Some people can't bear to see (or hear) children in bars and restaurants. Remember those days? Now you're looking for just the opposite, meet Omar Sayol, who opened Papas & The Mamas in the new part of the Rambla of Poble Nou. 'It's not a kiddies' playground, it's just a place where parents can relax while they have a meal,' says Sayol. It's also a place where you won't have to do a balancing act between tables, and there's plenty of space to park the pushchair.
This open space is mostly made of wood (the little ones don't suffer as much if they happen to take a spill against something with a bit more natural give), and there's a small play area and bar in the corner. 'I think we must be the first spot in Barcelona with a bar without barriers; this is for children,' says Sayol.
There are sweets, fairy cakes and pastries as snacks from neighboring Xacolata, all made with organic flour. And for lunch, try the sandwiches on 'coca de vidre' bread (a bit sweet, very crunchy), such as the sesame chicken with Roquefort, and daily specials including an organic beef burger with salad and potato pastry. You can also try your best to relax with one of the craft beers on tap, and some great customer service (just like their coffee).