Top 8 Bakeries In Barcelona & Traditional Catalan Pastries To Try

Discover why Barcelona’s pastry scene has sensational, and where you can find one-of-a-kind Catalan sweet treats.

Barcelona’s pastry shops feature delightful combinations of traditional Catalan snacks and internationally-loved bites. Embark on a culinary adventure through cobblestone streets while exploring the best desserts this lively city has to offer. Here are a few of the best bakeries in Barcelona; each with its own unique charm, flavors, and traditions.

Forn Mistral

Multiple locations

Tucked away in the heart of Barcelona, Forn Mistral showcases the city’s long-standing baking traditions. Open since 1879, this family-owned bakery has been a staple for locals and visitors alike, offering plenty of artisan bread and pastries. This is one of the few bakeries in Barcelona using an old variety of Khorasan wheat which has a rich, buttery flavor. Make sure to try a few panellets, which are small poppers prepared with chestnuts and sweet potatoes, typically eaten on All Saints’ Day.

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Origo

Carrer de Milà i Fontanals, 9, Gràcia, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

Origo, meaning “origin” in Latin, captures the essence of authentic baked goods. This establishment, situated in the Vila de Gràcia district, is celebrated for its commitment to partnering with sustainable local suppliers and ancient baking techniques. Founded in 2018, Origo takes pride in incorporating organic wheat flour to prepare all of its bread, full of essential vitamins and minerals. Additionlly, it has a fermentation process of over 24 hours. Don’t miss: mico, canela twist, cardamomo twist, and brioche de chocolate.

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La Colmena

Plaça de l'Àngel, 12, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

La Colmena, launched in 1849, is a historic bakery located a short walk from the Cathedral of Barcelona. Known for its traditional Catalan pastries, La Comena’s signatures are: Tisores de Santa Llúcia, Tortell de Reis, Bunyols de quaresma, Pastís de la Mercè, and Tronc de Nadal. The recipes have been passed down through generations, making this establishment perfect for those seeking to taste Barcelona’s roots. For more classic Catalan dishes check out these 8 restaurants in Barcelona.

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Baluard Barceloneta

Multiple locations

Nestled in the Barceloneta neighborhood, Baluard fuses innovation with craftsmanship. Founded in 1892, this spot is renowned for its bread, particularly the sourdough varieties. Baluard’s bakers take pride in using organic wheat flour and having an over 12-hour, three-stage fermentation process before baking it in a wood-fired oven. The result is a selection of bread that reflects the passion and dedication behind this esteemed bakery.

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Demasié

Multiple locations

Travelers searching for the best of both worlds should check out Demasié, a gem situated a short walk from the Picasso Museum. This trendy modern bakery has a delightful fusion of traditional American and Catalan baking techniques with innovative twists. From addicting cinnamon rolls to fluffy croissants, Demasié always uses fresh ingredients to provide high-quality treats at an affordable price. Coffee-loving travelers shouldn’t miss these 12 specialty coffee shops in Barcelona.

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Cloudstreet

C/ del Rosselló, 112, L'Eixample, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Cloudstreet, a relative newcomer to the Barcelona bakery scene, has quickly made a name for itself with its commitment to quality and creativity. Located in the L’Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample neighborhood, Cloudstreet is known for artisanal bread and flavorful desserts. Founder, Tonatiuh Cortés, focuses on always using locally sourced and organic ingredients, as well as sustainability. This goes to show Cloudstreet’s dedication to innovative and delicious baked goods.

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BO&MIE Barcelona

C/ de Provença, 433, local izquierdo, Eixample, 08025 Barcelona, Spain

BO&MIE Barcelona is conveniently situated next to La Sagrada Família and offers a selective yet contemporary range of products. Since 2017, this cozy French bakery has emphasized visually stunning pastries without sacrificing flavor, quality, or price. The establishment’s focus on seasonal desserts, recycling, and donating unsold items showcases its passion towards a eco-friendly future. Head pastry chef Christophe Carré prioritizes flavor over sweetness in every dessert prepared.

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Pastisseria Escribà

La Rambla, 83, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Pastisseria Escribà is located a short walk away from Mercado de La Boqueria and offers nougat bars, mochi, chocolate boxes, macarons, cakes, and much more. Since its opening in 1906, founder Christian Escribà has always maintained a passion for creating delectable, one-of-a-kind deliciousness. Patisseria Escribà is recognized for pushing the boundaries of pastry artistry, from realistic yet elaborate cakes to traditional Catalan pastries which explains why it continues to captivate visitors with an utmost commitment to innovation and timeless elegance.

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Natalia Guerra

Contributing Editor

Natalia Guerra was born in Miami and comes from a Cuban background. Aside from her passion for travel writing and culinary arts, she also loves to step out of her comfort zone to live life to the fullest. Her lifestyle is being a digital nomad, working remotely as she travels the world one city at a time. Her favorite country has been Spain for its beautiful architecture and food, which reminds her of her Cuban culture.

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