Kailani Ice Tea

El dinàmic de bcn

Enter the world of el dinàmic de bcn, where gastronomy and culture meets. 

Location: Pasaje de Pere Calders, 4 – 08015 Barcelona

Kind of food: Catalan and Mediterranean food made with passion and local products. 

Price: €€

The Must-Try: Any of the typical Catalan plates and desserts free of any additives and made with the freshest ingredients. 

The Special Touch: El dinàmic de bcn is a former car workshop that is now a wide open and a cosy beautiful space full of light and plants.

Crowd: Sunday afternoon urban explorers.

Dress Code: A green shirt to match with the floral wall. 

Good for: Afternoon delicacies in a welcoming space. 

Sana Vida

Fast and good, this is the new concept of Sana Vida that allows you to eat well everyday. 

Location: 

  • C/ de Ausias March, 4 – 08010 Barcelona
  • C/ de Roger de Llúria, 31 – 08009 Barcelona

Kind of food: As they call it themselves, Sana Vida is a “Healthy Fast Food”. You can find bowls, salads, burritos and sandwiches, always delicious and 100% healthy.  

Price:

The Must-Try: The healthy and colourful variety of bowls such as the Chicken Royale, the Quinoa Savoury Breakfast bowl or even the avocado and salmon toasts make it easy to eat well everyday. 

The Special Touch: The wide offering of low calorie meals in a warm and natural atmosphere make you feel good on the inside and out. 

Crowd: Office workers and healthy lovers looking for a fresh break.

Dress Code: A smile and an empty stomach. 

Good for: Starting the week with energy. 

Mecànic

Welcome to the world of Jean and Xenia, the Franco-Spanish couple behind Mecànic where music, photography, books and coffee lovers have found their sanctuary. 

Location: C/ de Verntallat, 30, 08024 – Barcelona 

Kind of food: Coffee, bagels, quiches, cakes and delicious ice tea. 

Price:

The Must-Try: The homemade hummus with a salmon, cream cheese and avocado bagel. For those with a sweet tooth, you should try Xenia’s delicious carrot cake. 

The Special Touch: Located in a former car workshop, Mecànic is divided in different spaces: exhibition space, specialised bookshop and café. A mix of modern and old and an invitation to explore your creativity. 

Crowd: Vinyl nostalgics and photo enthusiasts. 

Dress Code: A grey outfit to match the vintage look of Mecànic. 

Good for: Looking for an atypical afternoon by yourself.

Santa Marta

How about a sip on one of the most iconic places of Barcelona beach? Santa Marta is waiting for you. 

Location: C/ de Grau i Torras, 59 – 08003 (Barcelona)

Kind of food: Nachos, tapas, pizzas, cocktails and delicious ice tea. 

Price:

The Must-Try: Pizza, focaccia or piadina, the best of Italy is waiting for you in Santa Marta. 

The Special Touch: The lively waterfront terrace gives a full Barceloneta experience: quiet in Winter and energetic in Summer and always the perfect plan for a nice appetizer with friends. 

Crowd: Tourists and locals share this iconic Barceloneta place. 

Dress Code: flip flops and sun glasses 

Good for: A relaxing Sunday evening with friends. 

Daniel Nicholls

Get to know Daniel, the man behind the People Who Poo podcast made by and for inspiring everyday people.  

So what exactly is the People Who Poo podcast? 

Inspiring sh!t from everyday people. I’ve met so many inspiring and hilarious people in Barcelona and I love talking to them, so I just decided to start recording these conversations. 

What’s behind the name? 

I don’t interview celebrities or people who think they fart rose petals.

We all take a dump at some point, and we all have a story to tell. The PWP guests do both, (although we don’t tend to talk about the dump). 

I really believe you can learn something from everyone, and that’s the basis.

Originally from Australia, what brought you to Barcelona? 

When I turned 18 I went to do a winter season in Switzerland, then summer in San Sebastian. I visited Barcelona somewhere in between, but wasn’t a fan, as I didn’t know where to go and got stuck in tourist traps. After more time in the Basque Country, Switzerland, Japan & the US, I made my way back and fell in love with Barcelona. I’ve been here over 8 years now.

What do your guests all have in common? 

They all poo, and they all inspire me. Other than that, they can vary greatly. 

Some of my favourites have been a Shaman from Columbia talking about Ayahuasca ceremonies / the owners of Two Schmucks Cocktail Bar talking about how they got international recognition doing all their own marketing and design / Des McNamee who survived abuse, homelessness, heroin addiction and 3 types of cancer to kill it in the corporate world and then leave it all to start Shanti Vida, her creative yoga hub. There are some live sets with musicians too, I really think there’s something for everyone.

For you, what makes a good interview and interviewer? 

Oooo… I’m very new to the game myself and I’m not sure I’m any good, but I think it’s fundamental to make the guest feel comfortable. More than interviewing, I like to have a conversation. With a good conversation, mutual respect is important, even if you don’t agree with everything the other person is saying. You can find common ground with everyone, and then discuss differences in a respectful manner, that’s how we learn to understand each other better… Joe Rogan is the master.

What is the latest song that was stuck in your head?

Tadow by Fkj & Masego – The Barcelona Triathlon was 2 days ago, and they only had 3 songs playing on the loudspeakers there… that was one of them.

What’s your favourite quote? 

I like me some good quotes! I have a weekly mailing list I try and include some favourites in, so picking one is tough.

“Fail better” might be more of a mantra.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten” – that might be Tony Robbins 

Here are some quick questions to get to know you better.

Midnight swim or morning run?

Sunrise swim

SUP or surf?

Surf if it’s one of the 3 days a year BCN has waves

Sight or sound? 

I have a podcast, so I’m legally required to say sound

Short or long form? 

Long

Planned or spontaneous? 

Spontaneous

Gold coast or Costa Brava?

Costa Rica! Moving there in a week… Jungle podcasts coming up!

Work to live or live to work? 

There’s another cheesy quote for you: “Do what you love and you won’t work a day in your life.” I’m working on finding what that is.

Black, white or green? Talking about Kailani of course!

Green please!

Jaime Beriestain Café

Enter the world of renowned interior designer Jaime Beriestain and enjoy a quality menu in its superb concept store. 

Location: C/ Pau Claris, 167 – 08037 Barcelona 

Kind of food: Cocktail, coffee, Mediterranean and international cuisine and Kailani.

Price: €€

The Must-Try: Pour yourself a cold Kailani in the cosmopolitan and trendy multi space before enjoying the delicious mushroom risotto with black truffle. 

The Special Touch: Modern and classic at the same time, it’s incredible design furnitures and look make it one of the most special places of Barcelona. 

Crowd: People of all age looking for an eclectic experience. 

Dress Code: Colourful elegance. 

Antoine

Discover Antoine, the person in charge of the Barcelona chapter of the international NGO Surfrider Foundation, our partner for more than a year now and the association behind great initiatives that help prevent plastic contamination among many other things. 

What are the missions of the Barcelona chapter of Surfrider?

The objective of Surfrider is to educate on the problems of marine pollution. Show that an immense part of marine pollution comes from lands (80%), and that to reduce the impact on ecosystems, it is necessary to modify bad habits that we have every day, in our consumptions, in the street, or in our bathrooms.

 When did you decide to join Surfrider Foundation?

As an ocean lover, I knew Surfrider for long time ago. I saw the ecological situation being worst and worst. When I arrived in Barcelona, I met Amandine who has the same sensibility for ocean. We talked a lot about the inaction of people with that huge problem. Living near to Mediterranean Sea, it was obvious for us: we had to do our part of the job to protect this marvellous Earth, and we decided 2 years ago to create the Barcelona chapter.

What is an achievement that made you proud?

This mission is essential for me because it allows me to finally be an actor in the protection of the planet. His lamentable state in which the Human leaves it can not leave people indifferent and I feel that we have no right to sit and do nothing. That’s why I feel proud to say “I stand up for the oceans, I’m a seed of change. Oceans give us so much, we have to thank them, helping them”

What is the most rewarding part of your volunteering job? 

What motivates us the most is when people see us doing our actions, wondering most innocently why we pick up waste, why we invest in this fight, and then say to ourselves “that’s good what you are doing”. They are indignant that people are doing nothing and they accompagn us, leaving their activity that they had at that moment.

 What can we do on a daily basis to help prevent marine pollution?

It’s finally a lot of small actions that seem trivial but at the end of the chain are huge problems. 80% of the wastes present at sea come from the cities via the toilets or sewers. Generally, we must reduce our purchases of plastic for short-term use.

Cotton buds, sanitary towel, etc. are not biodegradable, do not throw them in the toilets! Bins exist 😉

The butts in the street are a calamity, they end up in sewers then directly at sea, and each one can contaminate 500L of water with heavy metal and toxic element they contain.

Plastic bags, small pieces of plastic fly away quickly, straws etc. end up at sea and kill wildlife!

Finally, if each of us picked up the waste on our way back from the beach, they would be quickly clean.

How can someone become a volunteer for Surfrider Foundation?

Surfrider has branches all over Europe and around the world. First, everyone can get closer to a Surfrider near home, and participate in organized actions. Otherwise, there is the possibility of getting yourself a branch and getting involved in the fight, the idea being to project on at least 4 actions per year. It is a real educational work, more than a cleaning job, which is more symbolic.

Now we will ask you some questions so we can get to know you better.

Early bird or night owl? 

Early bird

Midnight swim or morning run?

Morning run !

Surf rider or beach napper?

Surf rider.

Atlantic wild or Mediterranean calm?

Atlantic wild 😀

France or Spain?

Hard question.. Spanish life with French food. 😊

Glass or plastic?

Glass, say no to plastic !

Black, white or green? Talking about Kailani of course!

Green !