Eating gluten-free* for a good price close to home can be difficult depending on which Barcelona neighborhood you live in. It was very exciting when I found a delicious, high-quality little bistro just a few blocks away that makes unique dishes I can actually eat. I had read about Copasetic on other websites, and it has always received rave reviews from their clients, so we here at GlutenFreeBCN had to give it a shot and see for ourselves.
Located on Carrer Diputació, just a few blocks away from Plaza Espanya, Copasetic has a warm and inviting exterior. The small entryway leads you into a place that feels hip, comfortable, and well styled; a modern take on a classic Barcelona bodega. We were greeted right away by a friendly waiter, and escorted to our table. The lighting was perfect, and although the space was narrow, it was intimate and private. At the back, there was a family sized wooden table that looked really comfortable and conducive to familial revelry. I do, however, recommend making a reservation, because the space is limited, and several other couples that arrived after us were denied a table.
The proprietors of this restaurant pride themselves on making flavorful, organic (when possible), honest food at a reasonable price, and I can attest to the truth of that statement. The menu is not enormous, but there are plenty of options, most of which can be made gluten-free at your request. Well known for their tasty breakfasts and brunches, they boast a wide selection of crepes, both sweet and savory, and specialty egg dishes like Benedict and Florentine. They also have salads, sandwiches, and several appetizers to choose from.
We went for dinner, and started with the organic roasted red pepper hummus, carrots, and toasted GF bread appetizer (€ 5.50) The hummus serving was enormous, well seasoned, and so delicious that I licked the container clean. We followed that up with some burgers on gluten-free buns. My husband had the organic beef burger with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, pickles, and oddly tasty, roasted beets (€11.00). The meat was moist and cooked to perfection, and the bun was tasty like a brioche. I chose the free-range chicken breast sandwich with bacon, caramelized onions, sauerkraut, and avocado (€10.00). The chicken breast tasted like it was off of a homemade, oven-roasted bird. Both were served with a baked potato topped with herbed butter and a small arugula salad on the side. They were too big to finish!
Copasetic is also well known for their cocktails, and 2/3 of their menu is actually occupied by the adult beverage options. Each drink is carefully made to order, and look really delicious. Sadly, however, due to my recent kidney transplant I was unable to give one a try, but they are definitely on my future to-do list.
Overall, the space itself lends to being a great local hangout, coffee shop, or gourmet eatery, and really, it is whatever you would like to make of it. The owners have also created an amazing social program where their customers can “pay it forward” for someone in need. For €.6o or €1.00, you can buy coffee or simple sandwich for somebody who cannot afford to buy one. I will definitely be back to Copasetic very soon to try their coffee, breakfasts, and dessert, and pay it forward for my neighbors who could use a little help.
*When I say gluten-free, I am not referring to most Spanish cuisine that is naturally free of gluten. I am talking about meals that are usually prepared with wheat, which are alternatively being catered to the coeliac community.
Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 55 (Metro L1 Rocafort)
Phone: 935 32 76 66
Monday 19:00 – 00:00
Thursday 12:00-1 am
Friday 12:00-2 am
Make a Reservation: https://www.allergychef.es/en