The Best Cakes in Barcelona

Those of you with a sweet tooth in Barcelona won’t be disappointed. There are numerous fantastic independent cake makers across the city. From a world famous husband and wife team who make cakes for celebrities, to English afternoon tea style cakes on a roof top. And, cheesecake specialists to doughnuts & cronuts. We’ve created a list of where you can get the best cakes in Barcelona:

Chok - Cronuts Barcelona
Chök - The Chocolate Kitchen | ©EatingOutorIn

Browse our list of the 12 Best places for Cakes in Barcelona

1. Escribà

Neighbourhood: Eixample 

Must try cake: Llavi (lips) cake

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Escribà is the go to cake maker to the stars. You just have to look at all the pictures of  the famous faces that adorn the walls of it’s flagship store on Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes. Founded in 1906 and now run by 4th generation husband and wife team. They produce fantastical commissioned creations, but also smaller, more delicate sweet treats. A sort of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory vibe, if you’re looking for the best cakes in Barcelona, Escribà is a great place to start. Plus, they have some savoury bites and a large selection of drinks, like the Whipped Cream Iced Chai.

2. Rooftop Tea Barcelona

Neighbourhood: Born

Must try cake: Scones with clotted cream and jam

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Rooftop tea Barcelona is run by English expat Angela. She specialises in the most delicious scones you’re likely to try in Barcelona (with clotted cream and jam of course). But, also creates a variety of other traditional cakes like her lemon drizzle, brownies, Victoria sponge and carrot cake. Not only are these some of the best cakes in Barcelona, moist and super tasty, but they are beautifully decorated as well, often with flowers and fruit. Perfect for that special occasion.  

The baking is all done in a professional kitchen in the Born neighbourhood. Make your orders for delivery or collection, events, wedding catering, corporate events and more through her Instagram page or website

3. La Konditoría

Neighbourhood: Gracia & online shop

Must try cake: Black Forest Gateau

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La Konditoría is another cake business that works out of the same communal kitchen in Gracia as Rootop Tea Barcelona. It was founded by talented German pastry chef Friederike. She produces colourful, attractive and delicious cakes including a walnut coffee cake, a pyramid of brownies cake and the most famous of all German cakes, the Black Forest Gateau. There are also mini loaves, perfect for a picnic. Order online for delivery or collection.

4. Chök - The Chocolate Kitchen

Neighbourhood: Raval

Must try cake: Oreo & Nutella kronut

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The home of the Kronut in Barcelona has to be Chök – The Chocolate Kitchen.  A kronut, for those of you that don’t know, is a delicious delight, more layered than a doughnut. Less doughy with a flaky pastry, usually filled with cream. They come in all sorts of flavours, and at Chök, just off La Ramblas, they have the biggest and best selection you’re likely to find. Their first shop opened in 2013, the same year I moved to Barcelona. They’ve had great success and now have a number of shops across Spain and abroad. You can also get cookies, cakes, chocolates and actual doughnuts. 

5. Jon Cake

Neighbourhood: Gothic Quarter

Must try cheesecake: Four cheeses 

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For the creamiest, cheesiest and most flavoursome cheesecakes in Barcelona, it has to be Jon Cake.  At 27 years old Jon Garcia gave up his career as an engineer to follow his passion of being a pastry chef. Working in such places as El Celler de Can Roca. Later opening his own artisan cheesecake shop in the Gothic Quarter, where the days batch of fresh cakes often sell out fast. The numerous flavours include Brie, chocolate or four cheeses. This is the Spanish cheesecake done to perfection. 

6. The Cake Man Bakery

Neighbourhood: Poblenou

Must try dish: Guinness cake

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In the up and coming area of Poblenou, in a cute little side street, is where you’ll find The Cake Man Bakery.  Opened by pastry chef, Hayden Colledge, in 2020, there’s a wide selection of delectable cakes with heavy influences from Australia (where he’s from), and England (where he used to live). The baking is done in an open kitchen, there’s inside and street side seating, and they do a good spiced chai tea as well. 

7. Bristol Café

Neighbourhood: Sagrada Familiar

Must try dish: Key lime pie or lemon pie

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Next up on our list of the best cakes in Barcelona is also one of our best brunch spots. We couldn’t talk about cakes without mentioning the Argentinian venue, Bristol Café. They bake an extensive selection of cakes daily and the choices are enticing. For example, it’s one of the only places in Barcelona that you can get a pecan or key lime pie, although the latter usually sells out quickly. If that’s not available there’s the lemon pie, with a sticky merengue topping that tastes like marshmallow. Other options include banoffee pie, Nutella cheesecake or the classic red velvet. 

8. Boldú

Neighbourhood: Various locations

Must try dish: Boduman doughnut

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Boldú is a bakery with a number of locations across Barcelona. Founded in 1939 in the upmarket Gracia Neighbourhood, they have perfected and specialise in delicious doughnuts. Glazed, dark and white chocolate. The star of the show being the man-shaped doughnut called Boduman. They come in all different colours and flavours. Over many years they’ve perfected the pastry for the doughnuts. The Boduman is slightly crispy on the outside and flaky and soft in the middle, and oh so tasty. 

9. Eixampeling Brunch Café & Bar

Neighbourhood: Eixample

Must try dish: Slutty brownie with oreo

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This is another fantastic brunch place that does incredible cakes and sweet treats. Many people are attracted to Eixampling Brunch Café & Bar for the beautiful instagramable décor. However, it’s also extremely popular for the quality of the tempting cakes they freshly bake each day inhouse, and that are on display in the cake cabinet at the front of the restaurant. As well as some of the best cakes in Barcelona, there’s cookies, brownies, muffins and more. 

10. ByKate

Neighbourhood: Gracia

Must try dish: Carrot Cake

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ByKate is a cute little cafe in the Gracia neighbourhood of Barcelona that does exceptional homemade cakes. The coffees and brunch style food are also top notch, but the cakes are outstanding. My carrot cake was silky smooth and the creamy frosting was so sweet and tasty. You could tell it’d been made by someone who cares. This place had been on my list for a while, I’m glad I finally made it, and that I grabbed the last available table before a queue started forming behind me at the door.

11. Hofmann Pastelería

Neighbourhood: Born

Must try dish: The Pistacho

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If you’re after some classy cakes in Barcelona, then Hofmann is the place. Upon entering this high-end bakery, in a small alley in the gothic quarter, you’d be forgiven for thinking at first you’d walked into some designer boutique. With the tiffany blue theme through out and the neat display cases. However, what’s on display are some of the best cakes in Barcelona, intricately designed and incredibly delicious. As well as chocolates, biscuits and fancy croissants.  The gift boxes are perfect for those looking for edible presents for friends and family. 

12. Funky Bakers

Neighbourhood: Born

Must try dish: Banana bread with tahini glaze

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Funky Bakers produce freshly baked goods and sandwiches across three venues. There’s the deli, where along side sweet pastries you can get all sorts of groceries.  The Eatery, which is their sit down café. And, finally the little bakery itself, in the heart of the Born neighbourhood. There maybe no indoor seating, but they do have a wide selection of divine sweet treats, like the San Sebastian style cheesecake or the cardamom and cinnamon babka with espreso glaze, to eat on the go.

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See my full list of the other places in Barcelona here.

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