A ‘chiringuito’ is a food and drinks pop-up often found on Spanish beaches, but here the unlikely location is a converted public toilet. The transformation is striking, creating a smart, bright, tiled all-day café-bar at street level. For breakfast, sit at a counter topped with old peseta coins to enjoy coffee, pastries or smoothies; lunchtime salads and sandwiches might follow. Upstairs is a Cafe del Mar-style alfresco roof terrace overlooking a leafy urban park.
Head here to drink Spanish vino, classy cavas and ‘perfect serve’ Iberian gin tonicas. Alternatively, choose sangria, Margaritas and other keenly priced Latino cocktails such as a sophisticated Belize rum cacao-chilli ‘Aztec’ Old Fashioned.
Dishes on the Peruvian-influenced menu – especially fresh, tangy sea bass ceviche – easily pass the tasty tapas test. Other highlights include larger plates of roast pork belly in pisco and beer sauce on root veg mash, and sweets of churros and crema Catalana.