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  1. Slow Mov
    Foto: Maria DiasSlow Mov
  2. Slow Mov
    © Maria DiasSlow Mov

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

It's hard to classify this space that's not so much a café or coffee shop as it is a workshop with its doors open to the public, putting out an invitation to have a different kind of experience. Carmen and François met each other in that vital moment in their lives when they were rethinking it all, and they decided to make a change together. They started thinking about the relationship we have with what we eat, about habits, and about the absurdities of the food industry. They saw that the slow food movement had focused a lot on gastronomy but that there was a longer way to go in other fields, and they could cover some of that with advice from friends and roasters Coutume, from Paris, and so they dove head first into speciality coffee.

In 2015 they launched SlowMov, and the name says it all. With the beautiful Giesen roaster in plain view and a small and lovely interior patio space, they open their workshop so everyone can taste seasonal coffees from around the world (they employ direct trade). They're enthusiastic and, if you want, they'll explain in detail whatever you want to know about the production, origin, the thousand nuances of coffee, and everything they work with (bread, oil, milk...). This is exactly the kind of project we all need right now.

Ricard Martín
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Ricard Martín


Luis Antúnez, 18
Gràcia (FGC), Diagonal (M: L3, L5)
Opening hours:
Mon closed; Tue-Fri 8.30am-3pm; Sat 10am-2.30pm; Sun closed
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