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“typical and handmade bakery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pasteleria La Colmena

Pasteleria La Colmena
Placa de l'Angel 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
933151356
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Ranked #157 of 6,067 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Bakery
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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“typical and handmade bakery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A very beautiful place in the middle of the city! They have the best traditional candy ever!! I love that place!! And you can take sweets, sandwiches or pizzas...everything is amazing! Also girls who care for you are very charming.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Delicious pastries - we went here almost every day on our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We were very lucky to be staying right around the corner from this lovely bakery. They have an incredible assortment of options: cookies, little dessert cups with custard and chocolate, sweet and savory pastries, sandwiches with ham, salame, or chorizo, donuts, meringues, candies, and an entire case full of chocolates and truffles. It's hard to know what to choose, but our favorites were the sandwiches and the mini-donuts covered in sugar (they're flavored with anise, which was a nice surprise.) The meringues were also phenomenal - crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and massive.

I highly recommend going here and just trying an assortment of items. It's cheap and it's hard to go wrong.

The staff were also very polite and patient with our indecision when trying to pick out items, and most of them speak English as well. It can get busy in the mornings, but they use a ticket system to keep things orderly and the line moves very quickly.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stuttgart, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“poor customer service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I had a 10 cent coin that had a color which had deteriorated enough to make it look much like a 5 cent coin. The lady working there wouldn't take it. I pointed it out that it was clearly a 10 cent coin, and she acknowledged that it was, but still would not accept it for it's cosmetic condition. How unreasonable and critical can you be? She reminded me of the Soup Nazi from the well known Seinfeld episode. Anyway, I gave her a different coin and bought the pastry when I really should have just walked out. The pastry was average at best and you can find better at a number of other locations in the city.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“What is this magic?! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Omg what is this magic that's supposedly a chocolate meringue??! It's quite sweet I guess, but totally awesome. It looks and feels stiff like a regular meringue - dip a spoon in and be amazed. Their speciality caramels (boiled candy) aren't too bad either

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A treat for adults and kids!”
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 before our departure, to take a bag of their sweets home for the friends of our kids. A good find and well worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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