Gràcia

Gràcia

Unusual place for coffee and curated reads to-go

OPENING TIMES

Monday: 8am – 6pm
Tuesday: 8am – 6pm
Wednesday: 8am – 6pm
Thursday: 8am – 6pm
Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

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WELCOME TO GRACIA!
A municipality of its own until annexed by Barcelona in 1897, Gràcia remains fiercely independent till today. And, on its most important square in the heart of its old town, sits a kiosk with a difference. Operated by cousins Juan Carlos and Luis, News & Coffee Gràcia is the embodiment of its location, surrounded by multiple generations of locals who take community very seriously indeed. With cool eateries, design stores and laidback nightlife now as much a part of the neighbourhood as its proud history, our injection of specialist coffee and curated magazines, fused with our family-first ethos, is the perfect fit for this singular Barcelona ‘barri’.
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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
PLAÇA DE LA VILA, GRACIA.
Each News & Coffee kiosk has opened its shutters because the neighbourhood is a perfect fit for our concept. Curious locals who care about our speciality approach to coffee, creatives who adore our carefully curated selection of independent magazines. The Barcelona neighbourhood of Gràcia is one of those that naturally fits the News & Coffee approach. “The barrio and its people are dynamic, but it’s also small and everybody knows one another,” Juan Carlos of the neighbourhood he has a special connection with.
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Largely pedestrianised and with buildings just a few storeys high, Gràcia feels more like a village than part of a major international city. Walkable and inviting, its streets are packed with independent retailers, small bars and restaurants, creative businesses and beautiful squares. Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia is one of those squares, and it is naturally Juan Carlos’s favourite spot in the neighbourhood, however he admits to returning to Gràcia in his free time to explore the new concepts and creative enterprises that are constantly opening. Most of all, though, he loves its people.
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THE PEOPLE
Cousins Juan Carlos and Luis had long been on the lookout for a creative project to get involved in, so when they found News & Coffee, there was no looking back. “The daily exchanges with people are the best thing about running the kiosk,” they explain. "The concept and the model of the kiosk makes it natural to chat with our clients, it’s rewarding to serve great coffee and spend five minutes talking to so many people with different ideas and interests.” Like all of our kiosks, people are at its core, and every one has different locals who we encounter every day. “We have so many different types of customers here in Gràcia,” says Juan Carlos. "There’s typical locals, we have famous people, eccentric people … but the kids are some of the funniest. We’re located in a square where a lot of children play after school, and a lot come and talk to us, mainly because they like our stickers. There’s one kid who’s had four birthdays already this year.”
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SPECIALTY COFFEE
IN GRÀCIA
The Gràcia kiosk is the perfect spot for our perfect coffee on the go. Our speciality beans were developed by founder Pablo, as he sought the ideal cup of caffeine to drink time and time again. Learning to roast in Girona with ex-professional racing cyclist and coffee shop owner, Christian Meier, Pablo was determined to create a method of roasting that suited his several cups a day habit, and thus the democratic approach to coffee that News & Coffee would adopt was born. The ethos of News & Coffee is foremost: speciality. And secondly: accessible. Pablo wanted to be able to drink a lot of coffee without breaking the bank, and that’s exactly what he wanted to bring to the kiosk; a simple but special profile that can be enjoyed by all. With raw beans sourced from single origins that range from Guatemala to Kenya, Colombia to Ethiopia (South American produce favoured for Espresso, African for filter), the key focus is on the roasting process. Just the right temperature, just the right time. The result is a perfect speciality coffee for the street.
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INDEPENDENT MAGAZINES
IN GRÀCIA
The curated selection of magazines in each Barcelona kiosk represent some of the best collections in the entire city, and Gràcia is no different. With titles hailing from Lebanon to Slovenia, Korea to Dubai, and an almost infinite amount of topics from the familiarity of interior and graphic design, gastronomy, culture and travel to surprising niche subjects including barbecue, female sports and cheese, News & Coffee’s independent magazines are some of the world’s most inspiring. Here in this old but progressive part of town, titles around gastronomy and travel are some of the most popular; Paris-based MilK Magazine and Australia’s famous Lunch Lady are two of the best sellers. With some 100 independent magazines to choose from, it’s a tough choice for Juan Carlos when we ask him about his favourite, but he returns to a familiar subject: coffee.