Barcelona’s best bakeries!

{Melissa} Barcelona was always special to me. It’s a destination I traveled to with a group of friends as a teenager, discovering the nightlife more than the Gaudi masterpieces, a place I called home when I studied there for a semester in uni, a town that I just love going back to for its precious charm, delicious tapas and warmth. In fact I’ve been there 3 times… just in the past year!

It’s simple, for me, Barcelona is the perfect city. A place where you can relax by the ocean in the morning, enjoy an amazing snack during la siesta, get lost in the narrow old streets in the afternoon, stop by at a market to pick up fresh produces, drink a cañas while cheering for their famous football team, but most of all, it’s a place to simply enjoy life (if you avoid Las Ramblas!).

Obviously, my love for Barca involves its mouthwatering food! Here’s my top 3 best pastry shops!


I discovered Bubó when I lived in El Born (my fav neighbourhood in Barcelona!). It’s the perfect place to come enjoy a coffee & petits fours and escape from the crowds surrounding the beautiful Santa Maria Del Mar church. My advice? Take a few pastries to go! Most of Barcelona’s restaurant do not offer amazing desserts so you’ll be trilled to indulge into one of their pastry when you get back to your place at night. Bubó also offers a nice selection of amazing chocolate bars and homemade marshmallows… perfect to bring back as a gift!

For me, it’s the best spot to find super cool, modern and so-freakin-good pastries.

Bubó []

Caputxes, 10
08003 Barcelona

*They also have a restaurant a few doors down. A good option for the area!


Not only is this a magical place for its architecture, representative of the Art Nouveau, it’s also one of Barcelona’s top pastry shops. When you visit their Rambla shop, make sure to look at the architectural details like the mosaic work on the facade and exterior sculpture. The Escriba family have been operating pastry shops in Barcelona for more than a century… their knowledge and history make for a classic bakery with authentic flavours but don’t be fooled, they also present modern pastries with a twist!

Perfect spot for a croissant and coffee in the morning, right after you enjoyed some fresh fruit from the Boqueria market a few steps away! Their terrace offers a bit of peace in the middle of the chaotic Ramblas.

Photo credit (upper left) – Eat the Earth.

Escriba []

Rambla de les Flors, 83
08002 Barcelona

*The flagship store is located at Gran Via, 546. There you can also find their showroom and wonder around!


When you are in Barcelona there is 2 different desserts you must try. The fist one? Churros con chocolate! This deep friend doughy heaven is usually sprinkled with sugar and served with warm chocolate on the side for dipping! You can find churros in many different places throughout the city but on my last visit I found this super cute artisanal churreria stand in a farmer’s street market near the beach in Barceloneta. It’s a perfect afternoon treat after a day of sun!

If the market is closed, head to the Gothic quarter, more precisely to one of Calle Petrixol’s famous granjas (typical Spanish cafés) renowned for their chocolate! A good option is La Pallaresa, an old school cafe that serves one of the best churros in Barcelona!

Montse L’Artesana, Churreria

Farmer’s Market
Passeig de Joan de Borbó, Barcelona

Find them on .

Wonder what the second one is? It is the crema catalana, similar to crème brûlée but even better (in my opinion)! The best place to try it is sitting at the bar at , a restaurant institution in El Born district. After one of the best meals in the city, order this amazing dessert and you’ll be delighted, promised!

Hope you enjoyed this teaser! In the following weeks, I will also share the coolest sweet spots in Barcelona as well as the best places for frozen yumminess!

2 thoughts on “Barcelona’s best bakeries!

  1. What a wonderful post! I’m a foodie and will be visiting barcelona in the fall. I will definitely have to go check out these bakeries!

    • Thank you! Visit us in the following weeks to read more about Barcelona’s sweet spots! Also, here are my must do restaurants: Tapas 24 (have the bikini) and Cal Pep (sit at the bar)! If you want a molecular twist, make sure to visit Tickets Bar! Enjoy!

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