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For all those vivacious fashionistas out there who love their wardrobes brimming with colour and originality, the Carrer Rec recently saw the opening of Dr. Bloom—a clothing and accessory boutique aimed at women with an eye for creativity. Originally launched as an online store by a group of friends in 2011, this charming shop in the Born is packed with unique and individual items in a comfortable space where the customer can now try-before-they-buy. The majority of items are designed and produced in Spain, and new collections are introduced every month.
Dr. Bloom Rec 20
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Europe’s first ever ‘FabCafe’ has arrived and, best of all, it’s here in our city. The first cafe of its kind opened in Tokyo in 2012, and was created to bring the world of digital fabrication closer to those not previously exposed to it. It allows the customer to access the most innovative, new technologies such as plotters, laser cutters and 3D printers, all in the comfort of a cosy coffee house. March 27th saw the inauguration of this new concept which forms part of the co-working space ‘Makers of Barcelona’. How does sipping on a latte whilst printing your pet’s face on a macaroon sound? Random yes, but certainly an experience and from what we hear, the possibilities don’t stop there. For more information, visit their website.
FabCafe Barcelona Bailén 11
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Since the opening of this restaurant late last year, ´Pepito´ has become barrio-lingo for a posh baguette in the Eixample. Just a stone’s throw away from Passeig de Gràcia and beautifully decorated with antiques, worn leather and intriguing lighting, it’s a good option for any brunch, lunch, drunch or dinner. The young and experimental kitchen team offer a menu to suit all, and shuffle it around every two months to keep the regulars content and interested. Their signature dish is the ‘Pepito Dupont’ consisting of ox sirloin steak glazed with pimientos de padrón, foie and shitake mushrooms. A safe place for any palette at any time of the day.
Pepito Pg. Domingo 3
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Two years after opening their first café on Pau Claris, the folk behind Pudding have now opened a second location in the Born. With fun, colourful decor, it offers a somewhat Mad Hatter-style eating experience and is a great spot for a quick snack and drink with the kids. With a wide range of cupcakes, tarts, sandwiches and salads, there’s something for everyone, any time of the day. Its circus-like interior with mismatched cups and saucers creates an almost magical setting that’s sure to be a hit with all the family. Think Alice in Wonderland with iPads.
Pudding Pl. del Fossar de les Moreres
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There seems to have been a sudden outbreak of swanky new eateries and nightspots uptown on the Carrer Tuset and Zebra Barcelona is the newest to join the elite fleet. Like its neighbouring venues, Zebra serves from early morning coffees to late night mojitos, offering a reasonably priced Mediterranean-Peruvian-inspired menu in between. Inevitably, the decoration is zebraesque, but tastefully avoids any Cruella De Vil connotations. Closing at 3am, it’s not a place to stay all night, but is the perfect spot for that special cocktail before opting for one of the trendy late-ones close by.
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