Here’s another entry of our welovebread series! We can’t help ourselves from writing about it, because bakeries in Barcelona are a-ma-zing! Here’s one of the oldest in town, Fleca Balmes. Existing form 1908, it was opened by Manuel Crespo, the grandpa of the current owner and bakery chef: Eduard Crespo. Nowadays, Eduard, with the help of his daughter (Giorgina), bake more than 30 artisan, traditional and natural types of bread (daily), with extraordinary pieces just like Coca de Girona (incredible to make pa amb tomàquet), our catalan speciality Pa de pagès, organic spelt flour loafs and a variety of special breads like olives, orange and chocolate or cheese.
Not only the bread is worth a visit, so if you go there, don’t hesitate to buy some sweet treat: their magdalenes (muffins in a local style), their palmeres (crunchy, chocolatey and amazing) or their croissants are excellent. You can take it or eat it there, in their beautiful oldstyle corner.
http://flecabalmes.com – their website is only in catalan, but the pictures are beautiful…and multilingual! 😉
Carrer Balmes, 156 (map)
Eixample (nearest metro station: Diagonal, L5 (blue line) and L3 (green line)
Mon – Sat. 08.00 – 02.30
Sun 09.00 – 15.00