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Pastisseria la Colmena

Placa de L'angel 12, Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #243 of 6,036 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

As part of the Runnerbean walking tour for kids, we stopped in this pastry and let the kids select one of the locally made sweets which comes in a multitude of flavors ranging from marshmallow to honey and lavender. There are also a variety of chocolates and danishes that will make any mouth water. We returned to the shop shortly... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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47 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Was just walking by and was lured in by the attractive and tempting window displays. Quaint old-fashioned sweets shop inside. The lady behind the counter was friendly (I don't speak the local language) and helpful. I tried one of the meringue confections (I think hazelnut) - and was I ever glad I did! Ate it as I was walking along... More

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Seaford, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This place was great! They humored me with my broken english. I only ordered desserts to eat in the square and it was all so good! I definitely recommend stopping here. My friend that is a local also said she loves it!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had an excellent sandwich, some great cookies that were far too sweet for us, and a creepy, soft meringue that seems perfectly made but wasn't for me :) the lady behind the counter was happy and helpful and didn't seem to speak a word of English, but me waving my arms about got us exactly what we wanted without... More

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scotland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We go here EVERY time we're in Barcelona and it never disappoints. Amazing quality, always busy, just fantastic. I recommend the arroz cracker blanco and the coca de crema cremada. The only disappointment this time is that they've stopped making the tartaleta de trufa! Please bring them back! Either way we'll be back for another visit next time.

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USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Old school pastry shop that is filled with delicious treats including tartlets, breads and pastries. Also have some bocadillos for a quick grab lunch if you're passing by... tried an eclair, a couple fruit tarts - all very good. Be prepared for lines - when you walk in, grab a number deli-style.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

If I remember this place 5 years later, then it MUST be excellent! The coconut meringue cookies were large and decadent. I can still taste and feel its deliciousness on my palette! (visit was actually the summer of 2007)

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A charming bakery with oodles of freshly made cakes, pastries and hand made chocolates on offer - worth a stop if you are roaming around the old town/cathedral. The hazelnut meringues are amazing!!!

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13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Have to save room for a treat from this place. Tasty and flavoursome. Very addictive with some of the very best strawberry tarts I've ever tasted

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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We testimonial evidence in the case and one on the spot Entered not disappointed! Fresh baked goodies and tasty Highly recommend!

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