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Take a well-deserved break and treat youself at this century-old café specialising in hot chocolate located in Girona's Plaça del Vi
Remember Juliette Binoche serving cups of steaming hot chocolate in the film 'Chocolat'? Well in Girona, there's a place just like the one she ran, and it's called L'Antiga. It's one of those spots where time seems to have stood still, but in a good way. With more than 100 years of history behind it, L'Antiga has a certain charm and down-to-earth aesthetic, and there's no need to fix something that's not broken. In summer and winter, inside and out, you'll find groups of pensioners, families and young people sitting down there to enjoy breakfast and afternoon snacks. The warmth of this 'granja' (the Catalan word for a traditional café) with its marble, iron-legged tables comes from the aroma of authentic hot chocolate, whipped cream, 'melindros' (sponge fingers) and 'coca' (Catalan flat cake) that are all beloved of local grandmas. Beating the humidity of the streets that surround Plaça del Vi with one of Girona's best hot chocolates is an essential experience for anyone who visits the Catalan town.