A Cosmopolitan Café in Barcelona by

Issue 95 · Gothic Influence · October 21, 2013

A Cosmopolitan Café in Barcelona

Issue 95 · Gothic Influence · October 21, 2013

To be filed under “Next Trip to Barcelona”: Café Kafka offers a place to meet and imbibe in El Born, the city’s answer to New York’s Lower East Side or Le Marais in Paris.

Inspired by the remains of two old tables found on site, designers Yolanda Vilalta and Helena Jauma created a trendy cosmopolitan vibe while respecting the building’s history and structure. A notable collection of 1950s lamps, recycled vintage furniture, and shelves of classical books all combine to create the ideal setting to soak up Barcelona’s creative scene.

Photography courtesy of Café Kafka via Yatzer.

Cafe Kafka in Barcelona, rattan chairs | Remodelista

Above: Multi-coloured rattan stools made in France sit at the bar, adding a hint of the French bistro. The front of the bar has been paneled with cast iron sheets found on a demolished building. 

Cafe Kafka in Barcelona, gold column, rattan chairs | Remodelista

Above: A table is ready for its guests.

Cafe Kafka in Barcelona, 1950's retro pendants in historical building | Remodelista

Above: A collection of light fixtures from the 1950s bring an eclectic retro feel to the historic building.

Cafe Kafka in Barcelona, 1950's retro pendants in historical building | Remodelista

Above: A full bar.

Cafe Kafka in Barcelona, 1950's retro pendants and framed bookshelf in historical building | Remodelista

Above: Mirrors reflecting the glowing lights are dotted around the walls. 

Cafe Kafka in Barcelona, 1950's retro pendants in historical building | Remodelista

Above: A bookshelf filled with pale paperbacks is surrounded by a gold frame.

Cafe Kafka in Barcelona, 1950's retro pendants in historical building | Remodelista

Above: A gold-painted column and velvet upholstery add a touch of luxury. 

Planning a trip to Barcelona? My favorite bookstore La Formiga d'Or is tucked away in a side chapel of the Barcelona Cathedral. Be sure to pay it a visit.

The map below shows the location of Café Kafka in the La Ribera section of Barcelona.


View Larger Map

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on August 15, 2013 as part of our Travels with an Editor: Barcelona issue.



Contributions
Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.