Ooooh the joy when I found this suddenly in one of those narrow street of the Gothic Quarter/Born. It was a Sunday night, more or less everything was closed, and when the small shops close in Barcelona they pull down a metal blind sort of thing (no idea what it’s called in English..grid?) to cover the whole facade of the shop and normally when closed you can’t see what kind of business is in there.
So, there I was, walking down one of these streets, it was raining and cold and the streets were almost empty and everything was closed, when this little star brightened up the whole street. Lolita bakery! Mmm!
I will admit that I have been missing bakeries like this one. The standard Spanish bakeries are more about croissants and variations with that same base; napolitanas, palmeras etc. But I have been missing real CAKE. Cupcakes and cookies, layer cake and brownies, just like we have quite the tradition of eating back up in Norway. And here it was. Full of colourful cupcakes in all sorts of flavours. American style layer-cake, cookies and brownies. The smell that hits you when you enter is an assurance that the goodies are home baked- ahhhh!
I’ll let the pictures talk…
I tried a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, walnut brownie and some berry cheesecake. I am not one for cheesecake, I prefer chocolate and fluffy cake, but my friend said the cheesecake tasted like real cheesecake should. The brownie was wonderful, with real chocolate taste. The cupcake however was a little bit disappointing, the cake itself didn’t taste much at all, but the frosting made up for it, it was lovely. I will for sure come back and try some of the other cupcakes. After all, when a girl finally finds a place that might satisfy her cake appetite, she’s not gonna let one bad cupcake-experience ruin it!
What the cupcake lacked in taste, I might dare say the surroundings made up for. The place is super cute, and I am sorry I forgot to take pictures of the place itself, I was too busy drooling over all the cakes!
Apparently there are two of these in town, one in Born area, at C/Portal Nou 20 and the other one in Eixample area, at C/Provenca 267. I’ll let you know when I’ve checked out the other one too!