Barcelona, home to the Sagrada Família, Park Güell… and plenty of yummy bakeries. Sink your teeth into these delicious pastry shops when visiting the Catalan capital, you won’t be disappointed!
This fantastic cake shop has been passed down through generations with a great love for pastry since 1906. Current owner Antoni Escribà is even internationally known as the “Mozart of chocolate”. There are two branches of this dessert and pastry store in Barcelona and both make fabulous cakes for celebrations and big events as well as some delicious sweet treats for a tasty breakfast or mid-afternoon snack. Due to their high quality ingredients and delicate touches, some of the desserts are on the pricier side, but this patisserie is a must-see on your Barcelona dessert tour. Our personal recommendation is the “Llavi” – enjoy the kiss!
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 546, 08011 Barcelona
Rambla de les Flors 83, 08002 Barcelona
Have you ever tried a kronut? If not, you’re severely missing out and it’s time to change this. One of the pastry world’s most up-and-coming desserts is a combination of a croissant and a donut giving you the best of both worlds! Offering a variety of flavours from pistachio and Nutella to Kinder Bueno, you can pick your favourite and enter kronut paradise at Chök. As one of the most aesthetically pleasing bakeries in the city, it’s ideal for all you instagramers out there. Besides their two main locations, which are conveniently located at the corner of Raval just a few steps off La Rambla, they have a smaller shop in the shopping centre El Corte Inglés in Plaça de Catalunya.
Carrer del Carme, 3, 08001 Barcelona
Carrer Ramelleres, 26, 08001 Barcelona
Plaça de Catalunya, 14, 08002 Barcelona
La Dolça is a fabulous gastronomic space in the well-known “Tickets” Restaurant, which is rated number 29 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The association with such a top quality restaurant guarantees the desserts are top notch and not only that, but La Dolça also takes you back to your childhood and lets you enter a world of whimsical imagination. Entering this café you may feel like you’ve shrunk – just like Alice did. The tables are like giant doilies and the ceiling is covered in a vibrant and enormous color explosion of strawberries, blueberries and flowers. This pastry shop reminds their guests of magical stories like “Alice in Wonderland” or “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, offering a quite unique atmosphere. See the world through the eyes of a child and enjoy this exquisite dessert spot in Barcelona!
Avinguda de Paralel 164, 08015 Barcelona
This unique patisserie will impress you with some of the most surprising flavours you can imagine. The hole-in-the-wall donut shop is a must-see during your time in the city. From apple and maple bacon to cacao violet, your taste buds will be singing with joy after sampling one of these delights. All freshly made on site with three fermentations, hand cut and fried, it is unlikely that you will find a better donut shop in Barcelona. They use 100% natural and organic ingredients, and make donuts that are inspired by the seasons and flavours of Barcelona. Since they produce the donuts in small batches throughout the day you can always be sure to enjoy them as fresh and delicious as possible. Get there early to have the best selection because once a flavour sells out, that’s it for the day. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Carrer del Parlament, 20, 08015 Barcelona
La Pastisseria Barcelona
We’re certain you’ll love this place, as well as being amazed by their fantastic selection as the sweet recipes of La Pastisseria present a spectacular combination of interesting textures and delicious flavours that leave no one unimpressed! Once you’ve tried these heavenly pastries yourself it might not come as a big surprise to hear that this patisserie won the 2011 Pastry World Championship. Beyond a splendid assortment of tasty pastries, they also offer delicious cakes accompanied by Nespresso Coffee and the most exquisite selection of flavours and aromas of the Sans & Sans teahouse. Be sure to try their famous
cherry pastel – we apologise in advance for getting you addicted to its taste…
Carrer d’Aragó, 228, 08007 Barcelona
Via Augusta, 166, 08007 Barcelona
Have you ever tried a kronut? If not, you’re severely missing out and it’s time to change this. Located in the heart of El Born right on Carrer de la Princesa, Demasié will make you feel like a real princess (or prince) reigning over the kingdom of deliciousness. What more, they even offer freshly baked vegan cinnamon rolls in the flavours cinnamon and vegan Nutella on Tuesdays, Thursdays and the weekends. Grab a coffee along with your favorite roll and enjoy this treat in Parc de la Ciutadella, which is just a few steps away from this lovely little shop. We all know ordinary cinnamon buns, those sweet little swirls of happiness. But have you had them with tiramisu before, or with Nutella, or pistachio, and how about red velvet flavour?! We bet you haven’t and what
Carrer de la Princesa, 28, 08003 Barcelona