Gallery Vintage is really popular and you can find amazing clothes. Prices are both high and low, it depends of the product, but you can find beautiful bags for around 20€ for example… They have a website and you can buy online, but I think it’s better to go there directly and to see their wares first hand and get a feel for the store.
Graceland sells second-hand clothes and accessories. The shop is very small and you can find the nicest dresses as well as the ugliest (well, at least it suits all tastes)! But it’s really nice and quite cheap. The clothes are good quality and if you like Camden Town in London, you will love Graceland too for sure!
Designer shops are more expensive and sell mostly products for you, girls. Even if you’re not buying, walk through the door and have a look at their amazing pieces. Shops are very girly and pleasant, there is a lot of space and people are delighted to help you in anyway. If you’re looking for a birthday present, I am sure you can find something unique around there.
Have a look at Madam’ Pumpum (Torrent de l’Olla, 30bis) and Backstage (Torrent de l’Olla, 64), my two favorites!
Food, Food, Food and Drinks!
You will find a lot of restaurants or bar/restaurants that offer you really good food from everywhere! French Crepes at St Germain (Torrent de l’Olla, 113), Japanese food sushi
at Wasabi (best value for money, Torrent de l’Olla, 8), Brazilian food and cocktails
at Berimbau (Torrent de l’Olla, 129) or Greek food at Dionisos (Torrent de l’Olla, 144). And that is just a sample of what you can find in this street of Barcelona!
I highly recommend you to go to St Germain. This place is so nice, with panther style bench seating, great music and really good crepes! When I went there with my friend, we had a great meal (and it wasn’t too expensive) while watching Mary Poppins. If you go, look for the numerous Barbie Dolls “hidden” in the bar and let us know how many you found! And it seems that they have a really great mojito… (Cocktails are only 4€ until 10pm)
All that to say that whatever your tastes or budget, you always find something in Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla
! By the way, if you like bluegrass (or don’t know about it yet), go read this blog
and then go to El Cine, a great bar with bluegrass jam sessions on Sundays! (El Cine, Torrent de l’Olla, 21)
Shabby Chic Cakes
If you like cupcakes then you have only one thing to do: GO THERE! The cupcakes are so beautiful that you don't want to eat them… but you have to, because they are as good as they look! Colorful and stylish, they are not even so expensive (well, not if you get addicted and start buying half a dozen every day of course): around 2,50€ for one. It’s Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 46, and here is their website
Blue Cat Tattoo
Looking for a tattooist? No need to search further! Blue Cat Tattoo is the best in town! Manu and Trudy are true artists and their works are real pieces of art.
Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 178.
Check also the Budda Bag shop, on Carrer del Torrent de l'Olla, 46. Once you try them, you'll want to stay there for ever!