I have been to this place many times before and last week I went there together with Laura and my parents because of my 23rd birthday. Actually my parents discovered this hotspot in Barcelona around three years ago. Almost every time when I am together with my family in Barcelona we go to this place for dinner.
The atmosphere in this small café/restaurant is really comfortable. Besides the charming and cosy inside tables they also have a very nice terrace (lovely during summer!) in front of the beautiful church: Basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor.
The average price you pay for having dinner at this delicious place is around €35. They offer a Lunch Menu for around €13. The good thing about the starters and main dishes on the menu is that you can choose if you prefer 1/2 of a portion or just the normal portion. The great thing is that it's easier (for me ;-)) to eat not only a starter and a main course but also one of their desserts (which I can really recommend!).
You have to know that this place is closed in the weekend, during bank holidays and three weeks in August (summer holiday in Spain). I don't think it is common that a restaurant can only be open weekdays, right? This probably says something about the restaurant :-)! But if you are in Barcelona also during the week, you should definitely go to L'Academia!
Opening hours from Monday to Friday:
Below the pictures I made of the delicious dishes we all had last week. I really love the starter: Herb salad with Parmesan cheese, pear and rocket vinaigrette (first picture)!