Oh, how we missed Tarannà Café – a pioneer of brunch in Barcelona that understands Nordic aesthetics and speciality coffee – when it closed in 2019 in the midst of the gentrification of the San Antoni neighbourhood. It reopened in 2020 and in a new location in Poblenou. 'I wanted to be in a space that catered more to the people of the neighbourhood,' says Josetxu, the owner. And at this location, people who work nearby and the elderly will especially benefit from the café's offer of healthy cuisine.
This newer incarnation of Tarannà opened with an outdoor terrace with four tables and an interior with a capacity for ten diners, which will likely expand. And as for providing for the people, they offer a ridiculously affordable set lunch menu that's overseen by a nutritionist and made with organic products. Here simplicity goes hand in hand with finesse and talent as seen in dishes such as cod 'a la llauna' with roasted potatoes and fresh aromatic herbs, and in their poke bowls and wraps that are so good that not even fanatics of the most traditional of local cuisine could dismiss them as passing trends. You get good cooking, full stop. The pastries and cakes are still home-made and excellent.