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“Xu Xu Pastry is Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Escriba Gran Via

Escriba Gran Via
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 546, 8011 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
+34 93 454 75 35
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Ranked #7 of 139 Coffee & Tea in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Raval
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“Xu Xu Pastry is Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I stayed at the hotel next door to this bakery this past June. I heard the bakery was really good so I had to stop by to try something. One of the things I tried was a deep fried, sugar-coated, custard-filled pastry called a Xu Xu.

It was rich and really good! One thing I really liked was that the custard wasn't too sweet. Also the sugar gave it a nice crunch. Yum! It's a little oily since it's fried, but definitely worth a try! I went back a couple more times during my stay there. :)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice place ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Saved me from random thunder storms while in Barcelona. Very much appreciated. Coffee wasn't bad. Can't say I'm enamored with the whole macarons for tripadvisor trade, but it seems like all restaurants have caught on to bribing for reviews

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“Feeling great having breakfast here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Four of us have four different lorraine as breakfast. The food is nice but it could be better if its prepared hot. Nice coffe nice atmosphere. Feeling really enjoyable.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing breakfast at Escriba Gran Via”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Staying at the SOHO and decided to have breakfast at the Escriba pasteleria. Beautiful place, friendly service, good music ( playing Nora Jones who I love)....Croissants and pastelerias are delicious and the pastries are beautiful to watch. This is the mecqua of pastries and chocolate and worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“I think I'm in love”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

I had never had such an incredible experience in a patisserie before. The great chef Escriba personally guided us through the whole thing. From what started as a random visit to please my baker friend turned into a magical and inspirational view of the sweet side of food. The sculptures, cakes and service are all astounding! DEFINITELY recommended.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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