Barcelona has a number of excellent bakeries that serve a variety of tasty treats that can be enjoyed any time of the day. One particular item the Catalans bakers have managed to perfect is the multi-layered pastry created in France: the croissant.
Here are the bakeries and cafés where you can find the best croissants in Barcelona.
Michelin star winner Mey Hofmann is one of the most famous and respected chefs in Barcelona. She owns a variety of establishments, including a bakery in Born, where you can find exquisite treats like cakes, macaroons, jams, bonbons, and of course, croissants. Some of the original flavors of Hofmann’s croissants include raspberry, mascarpone and mango.
Hofmann is located at Carrer de Flassaders 44.
Chök is a wonderful dessert shop located near Las Ramblas. Founded in 2013, this shop has become one of the most famous names in the sweets business in Barcelona. At Chök you can try chocolates, cupcakes, macaroons, truffles, cookies, donuts, croissants and much more! The store is easy to identify from far away, since there is always a group of people standing outside, staring at the delicious-looking pastries.
Chök is located at Carrer del Carme, 3.
La Pastisseria Barcelona
Winner of Lyon’s Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie award, Josá María Rodriguez founded his own pastry shop entitled La Pastisseria Barcelona. Rodriguez creates cakes and other desserts that are pure works of art, including croissants with such flavors as Catalan custard, chocolate and cappuccino.
You can find La Pastisseria Barcelona at Carrer d’Aragó 228 and Via Augusta 166.
Another one of Barcelona’s prestigious bakeries, Bubó is particularly proud of its croissants. Light land crispy, Bubó’s croissants are perfect to satisfy one’s pastry cravings.
Bubó has a couple of different locations in Barcelona, one in Born at Carrer de les Caputxes 10, one at Pedralbes, inside Pedralbes Centre at Avenida Diagonal 609-615, and at Passeig de Gràcia 55, inside Boulevard Rosa.
Boldú is a family-owned bakery and dessert chain that has been in business since 1939. The shop offers a delicious variety of cakes, doll-shaped donuts, sweet croissants and cronuts with flavors like cranberry, Nutella, lemon, vanilla, and pistachio.
Boldú has six bakery and dessert shops in Barcelona. The ones closest to the center are at Carrer de Provença 233, Carrer Roselló 253, Carrer Balmes 149 and Carrer Gran de Gràcia 149.