Pasteleria Escribà (La Rambla location, Barcelona, Spain)

Interior of the cafe
Savory sandwiches Rainbow cakes, Alice and cheesecakes
Interior of the cafe; Savory mini bocadillos; various pastries on display

One of the mornings while we’re in Barcelona, one of my friends who were traveling with me was up at an early morning and wanted a very simple breakfast (unlike the hearty one we had at El Quim). And well, our mutual friend was still in deep sleep and refuses to get up.

We did recall while walking to the Boqueria was this small bakery on the Rambla called Pasteleria Escribà. This bakery brand (it has two locations) was established in 1906 and is still owned by the same family ever since.

Plate of orange, almond and sugar cake

We craved something relatively sweet and of course, a mandatory cup of caffeine (our fuel of choice was the cappuccino) when our eyes drifted to the various pastries and bocadillos (mini sandwiches), I couldn’t stop but want that rustic looking almond flecked, sugar-coated cake.

Cappuccino, croissant, orange and almond cake
Plain croissant Orange almond cake coated in sugar

The cappuccino (2,50€) was decent. It’s not expertly made and it’s not the aspirations of the bakery but it would get your morning started. My slice of rustic looking cake was actually infused with sweet, floral orange zest on top of this fluffy, coarse crumbed cake (3€). It feels and tastes simple but I like it a lot. My friend opted for the croissant (2€) that was decent. It lacked the buttery shards of flakes when bitten but it wasn’t bad.

It was a good place for a quick breakfast but we didn’t have much time to come back for another visit since our agenda was taking us elsewhere and the Rambla gets packed to the gills with tourists when the day progresses.

To view more photos of these visit, please view the slideshow below (or CLICK HERE):

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Pasteleria Escribà

La Rambla, 83
08002 Barcelona, Spain


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