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Escriba Gran Via

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El Raval
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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 546, 8011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 454 75 35
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and creative pastries

This celebrated pastry shop offers traditional pastries such as croissants and 'cremadets', as well as innovative cakes. One of their creations is a white chocolate foam and passion fruit jelly in the shape of a red pair of lips. Their coffee too is excellent. They are on the pricey side, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
SamueleZT
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This celebrated pastry shop offers traditional pastries such as croissants and 'cremadets', as well as innovative cakes. One of their creations is a white chocolate foam and passion fruit jelly in the shape of a red pair of lips. Their coffee too is excellent. They are on the pricey side, but absolutely worth a visit.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I've been going to this Escribà for many years now to buy desserts such as cakes, and turrons for Christmas time. It is known for being one of the best chocolate maker in Barcelona. Years ago it was a more special place, with more personality, but nowadays everything has been restyled to look good for tourists. Regarding the Christmas turrons,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

It is a well known patisserie and last year we had the best 'three kings' cake. But it is not worth going to for a coffee and cake as the prices are high for the quality and flavor.

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Thank nermin m
Sitges, Spain
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped in for a quick coffee and cake. Both were excellent. Not the cheapest pastry shop in town, but one of the best.

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Thank Billbooksandprints
Albany
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! We stumbled across Escriba just at the time we desperately needed a coffee and we were pleasantly surprised to find a top rated talented chocolatier that has been commissioned to do speciality chocolates for the likes of U2, Ronald Inho, Jorge Lorenzo, Louis Vuitton etc. The staff were so lovely, coffee great and the orange and almond... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Had breakfast here twice and tried their breads, croissants and sweet breads and all was really nice. They were so nice to even warm up oat milk that I bought from an organic store next door! It's right in front of the SOHO Hotel where we stayed so it was just perfect.

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Thank Barbara A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Treat yourself to cake and hot chocolate. Cakes are a work of art and taste as good as they look. Quite pricey but worth it for the occasional treat of luxury.

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Thank ms5343
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I was walking down the street and saw this huge French Bulldog in the window, went in and found this amazing chocolate shop. I had coffee and this luscious chocolate morsel that was so light I think I could have eaten two more, the people there were friendly and helpful and it was a fun time and I walked away... More 

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Long Beach, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

So how do you rate a small restaurant that is more of a bakery and sweets shop than a place to sit down and have breakfast? Especially one where you only have coffee and a croissant. My wife and I stayed for three nights at Hotel Soho which is right across Corts Catalanes and a two minute walk from Escriba,... More 

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Thank DobbinsFamily
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place and yummy cakes. It's quaint and very comfortable, with lovely staff. I loved the Angie cake!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 546, 8011 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 93 454 75 35

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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