Barcelona is not short on bakeries. On every street corner, you can find a bakery and coffee shop, each with its own style and special offerings. While it’s hard to go wrong with choosing one, we wanted to share a few specialty bakeries in Barcelona that offer something a little special or unique.
Cloudstreet Bakery BCN
Cloudstreet Bakery BCN, located on Carrer del Rossello, uses a restored wood fire oven to bake their sourdough breads and baked goods. Using all organic ingredients, Cloudstreet’s owner Tonatiuh Cortes searched for half a year before deciding on the location of Cloudstreet. Cortes refined his skills working for another baker before branching out. One of his favorite breads is the 80/20, which he refined as a home baker. Among their other popular breads, Cloudstreet’s sticky buns are a crowd favorite. Look for their second specialty bakery in Poblenou, which opens in the next few months.
Jansana Gluten Free
Jansana Gluten Free is dedicated to offering gluten-free and lactose-free products that are hard to find elsewhere in Barcelona. Anna and Antonio Jansana come from a family of bakers with 80 years of experience. They work diligently to close the gap on quality specialty items in bakeries. Located on Carrer de Balmes, Jansana is also popular for chocolate croissants and cinnamon rolls, in addition to their specialty breads. Jansana prides itself on being able to provide customers with items they have never had or haven’t been able to have since they were children due to an intolerance.
La Cava Cakery
La Cava Cakery does one thing and does it well: cupcakes paired with cava. Located on the scenic Passeig de Sant Joan, the specialty bakery sits conveniently next to the Verdaguer metro station. Aisling Mackin, founder and creative director, credits the idea to pair cava with cupcakes because to her they both represent celebration and happiness. “It’s a magical combination,” Mackin said. Their signature cupcake and cava pairing is the crema catalana with the white cava, based on the famous Barcelona dessert. In addition to cava and cupcakes, La Cava Cakery also offers high quality coffees and lattes. They’re currently working with a bodega to launch their own label cava as well as partnering with an Irish whiskey to offer Irish coffees and espressos.
Wild Lulita, the creation of owner and head chef Lucy Cheyney, is a health-focused specialty bakery in Barcelona’s Gràcia neighborhood. Celebrating their one year anniversary in August, Wild Lulita specializes in vegan and gluten free cakes. The chocolate caramelo slice is their most popular item, but Cheyney offers much more in her store, including an array of products ‘for women by women’ that cater to their wellness. Wild Lulita also sells organic produce and, in the coming months, will begin offering through their website healthy catering and custom vegan and gluten free cakes for special occasions.
Funky Bakers opened with a mission to be the base of the neighborhood in El Born. That means that Funky Bakers is open almost every single day, because to be the base of the neighborhood, you must be available. Making the most out of their space, Funky Bakers is a storefront for micro breadmakers, but their pastries are all made in house. Owner Seyma Ozkaya Erpul believes they may be the only bakery in Barcelona making babka, a Jewish sweet pastry, that is quite popular at their shop and for good reason. Despite the many specialty bakeries in town, she also thinks there is a lack of celebration cakes in Barcelona, so they aim to be a source for cakes in store and custom-made. Their website will soon be equipped to handle special orders.