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“Sweet tooth” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Caelum

Caelum
De la Palla 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+ 34 93 302 69 93
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Ranked #1,099 of 6,234 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Café, Tea Room
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Sweet tooth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here after a tour of the gothic quarter. It has a nice selection of cakes and sweets. I ordered hot chocolate and a piece chocolate cake. They were both good, but together, it was too much of a good thing haha. The hot chocolate is thick, so you'll need to use a spoon. It's a great place, I'd definitely recommend it.

Visited November 2013
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Lund, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“If ever I go back, this would be at the top of my list!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was not impressed by the food offerings at BCN, except for this one!

You should know the cute back story of this restaurant and where it currently stands. You will be quite amazed!

Too many options of pastries to choose from!

Have the heavenly hot chocolate at the end as it would overpower your taste buds from experiencing the cakes!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Coffee, Tea, and Cake”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We walked in about 8:30 PM for some tea and cake. I have to agree with another reviewer that it was a bit pricey. We were reminded on a couple of occassions that they were closing at 9, but that seems to be standard practice in Spain: they want you out at closing time. The cake was okay, although it was sitting out in the window display without refrigiration for who knows how long. Tea kettle they bring had almost 3 cups in it, so one kettle would have been enough. We ordered 2 because we didn't know any better.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“A PIECE OF HEAVEN!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Our tour guide, Aleksandra, from OrangeDonut walking tours, told us about this marvelous establishment. We are so happy she pointed it out and gave us its history, otherwise we would have missed a beautiful experience. This is a unique MUST STOP place in Bari Gotic, and you MUST order the hot chocolate, either with or without orange liquor. It is actually a luscious dark chocolate candy bar that they melt to make the thick drink. We spooned it up slowly, savoring each decadent sip along with an amazing turron (the best I've ever eaten). The goodies here are made by nuns and the wines by monks in the monasteries! We feel truly blessed to have had this experience and will remember it fondly.

  • Visited May 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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Overpriced, ordinary and rude”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife, daughter and I just visited this place and I have to vent. With so many great places around Barcelona for a coffee and cake, unfortunately we were enticed into this place because it looks awesome from the outside and the reviews on this site are very good. We had 2 cakes and 2 coffees and had to pay 15 euro. In Aussie dollars that is $22!! My wife's coffee was tepid, the cakes were very average, the service slow and rude. The owners looked like they hate retail. We love our coffee and coming from Melbourne know what is good and what isn't - if these people are going to charge so much they should at least go to a basic Barista course. You always have to get ripped off once on a holiday - this is our once

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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