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Hot chocolate the Spanish way – chocolate suizo at La Pallaresa

There are cold days in Barcelona, yes! Winter can be extremely cold – although temperatures might be around 4 degrees, you can feel the humid cold goes in your bones. There is a remedy for these kind of days … when your apartment won’t warm you any longer due  to the bad or non-existing isolation (like … Continue reading

Saboc Restaurant Barcelona – exploring taste in a different way

I happened to discover this restaurant by chance, because the one I wanted to take my visitors to was closed. We were all hungry and did not want to walk around looking for food too much time. This place surprised and impressed me for 3 reasons: lovely interior very friendly and professional service tasty quality … Continue reading

Ca’l Tete – yummy empanadas (pies)

Ca’l Tete is not really a place tourists would go, unless they know about it 😉 There are two outlets – one in c/. Sepulveda and the other in c/. Entenca Small in size, and usually people waiting in line to get a table. What’s so special about the place? When you enter, you see different … Continue reading

4 Gats Restaurant – meeting place for masterminds

Opened in 1897, this place was inspired by the French “Le Chat Noir” in Paris, where Pere Romeu had worked. Supported by his friends Ramon Casas and Santiago Rusiñol, the Catalans had their version of an artistic meeting place designed by no other architect than Puig i Cadafalch in Montsió Street. During years, it had been the … Continue reading

Pastisseria Hofmann – best croissant in town (and more)

If you have been reading my blog for a bit, you might have noticed that I love food and especially sweets … now here goes another place you should try: Pastisseria Hofmann. Try their croissants which come in all kinds of tastes. The plain one, the chocolate-filled one, I even had one with Mango cream. … Continue reading

IRATI – the tapas bar “for beginners”

I remember that back in the days when I started to learn Spanish and about the Spanish culture, I would not have known how or what to order in a tapas bar. The first few visits I was glad to have Spanish/Catalan friends with me who would take care of the ordering. After all, I … Continue reading

Quimet i Quimet – best tapas bar experience

This little place, in hands of the Quimet family for more than 100 years, is not only the oldest tapas bar in Barcelona, but probably also the best. I always tell my friends or family members when I take them there, that after they have experienced this place, they will not be easily impressed by … Continue reading

Bubó – an explosion of taste and delight in your mouth

Founded only in 2005, Carles Mampel nevertheless showed that good things don’t necessarily have to be handed from generation to generation. A modern approach to the creation of cakes and sweets is reflected in the design of the place housing the Bubó Pastisseria. No surprise Carles Mampel has won several awards. Keep going, I love … Continue reading

CAELUM – welcome to heaven

Lemon pies, almond cakes, chocolate pies, Moscatel wine … and much more prepared by nuns in monasteries! Walking through the narrow and dark streets of the Gothic Quarter, you suddenly find this place inviting you in, teasing you with all those delicious sweets in their window, what a perfect location! Once inside, you will observe … Continue reading

Pastelería Mauri – tradition and quality since 1929

Every time I have visitors coming I have a good reason to go and get some cake at MAURI! Why Mauri? A huge selection of “pasteles” (cakes), small sandwiches, chocolates and sweets – of course all made with the best ingredients to guarantee a savoury experience. I only go for the best! Life is too … Continue reading

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