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Escriba Gran Via

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Raval
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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 546, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 454 75 35
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Alexandria, Virginia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in to grab some bread on my way back to the hotel one day and realized there was space to get breakfast. The next two mornings, we got cafe con leche and ham & cheese on croissants. It isn't cheap, but the service was friendly, and the food (and coffee) were both fantastic.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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148 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to have coffee drinks and both were excellent. We had a croissant also and it was wonderful. Cute little shop.

Thank KMR16
Omagh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely place, quite fancy, their own books etc. on the higher end price wise. interesting cakes and loads of busy but friendly staff. Had the strawberry kiss and a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. They were nice but not amazing. The strawberry kiss looked to be their best seller, it was light and fluffy but a bit tasteless. The... More 

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Xavier M, Director de Comunicación at Escriba Gran Via, responded to this review

Dear FoodLovinTravellers, first of all thank you for your last visit and opinion regarding Escribà Gran Via Pastry Shop. In this case all our cakes are daily baked and without additives or flavour boosters. We are trying new recipes for Cheesecake and I hope you will be able to taste it in your next visit to Escribà. All opinions are... More 

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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places if you would eat a very good dessert and chocolate but the last two times the service was horrible.10 minuts to order.

Thank K1300GT1974
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This place was opposite our hotel so we popped in one evening to grab a chocolate and apricot slice and a white chocolate cheesecake - both were awesome but slightly pricier than the basic bakeries at 4.90 euros each.

Thank Beth H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Great deserts. Tried 3 diffferent types all were excelllent. A bit pricey overall. Coffee wasn't great.

Thank Alex P
Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Months ago my way going to my partners house is gran via...one day when I'm walking the escriba's window display catches my attention the football cake... Then it makes me enter the cafe, I ordered hot chocolate & cremadet.. I love the hot chocolate, the thickness & the bitterness of the dark choco was so perfect! & to add the... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We went to this bakery because it was near our hotel and it had great TripAdvisor ratings. We were not disappointed. The coffee was great and the pastries were excellent. The shop offers everything from basic croissants to fancy desserts. The presentation on some of their items is incredible. Stop in for a quick look. It's worth it.

Thank Dapinedas
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

What a lovely shop this is. Fabulous displays of exquisitely decorated cakes and chocolates. We had coffee and sacher torte which was both beautifully presented and tasted delicious. The coffee was good too. The young staff were so friendly and cheerful it was a pleasure to relax there and enjoy the calm atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle outside... More 

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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Not the best, not the worst. I wouldn't really recommend it as there are so many better restaurants in Barcelona. The food was decent, but the staff seemed like they were in physical pain, as if they are doing you a huge favour by taking your order. So go if you're starving and can't find anywhere else around, just don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 546, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 93 454 75 35

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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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