Beer vs. spritz. Catalan vermouth vs. Italian vermouth. Whichever you favour, you'll find it at Il Piccolo Caffé, a small bar situated just opposite the houses that back onto the river Onyar and close to Plaça de la Independència. It's an excellent option for a drink and a bite to eat at any hour of the day but especially if you want to experience the tradition of the 'aperitivi italiani'. You can partake of a Martini and a glass of Aperol, cava, soda, orange and ice, accompanied by olives, crisps, and some local element, such as 'fuet' (a thin cured Catalan sausage). They also have other things to snack on, such as sandwiches, savoury flat breads with cheese grilled on top, good music and a lively ambience. It may be small on space but it's big on deliciousnesses.