One of the most typical traditions of Barcelona and also in Spain, is to take hot chocolate with churros, soft ensaimadas or a delicious croissant. The chocolate shops in Barcelona are part of the gastronomic and cultural heritage of the city, characteristic of the way of life of its inhabitants. Entering in one of these establishments means discovering historic places with over 50 years of life. We recommend you a tour of the best chocolate shops in Barcelona.
In the center, hidden between Portaferissa street and Iglesia del Pi, you will find the epicenter of the Barcelona chocolate shops, Petritxol Street. Among the different art galleries located in this small street, you will find the most renowned chocolatiers of Barcelona.
Granja La Pallaresa
It will be very easy to find by the lines of people waiting for its delicious cup of hot chocolate, and especially its “Swiss” accompanied by some churros. This place has different hot drinks and typical catalonian desserts since 1947. The rustic decor and its waiters, all men dressed with a white coat, will make you travel in another era. All products offered at Granja la Pallaresa are home made, which is a must for good chocolate lovers.
Carrer de Petritxol, 11
Dulcinea is a lovely place, with its classically decorated loft, wooden tables and chairs, that transports you to the past. You can try their “chocolate con melindros” (dry biscuit elongated and rounded at the ends, with very light and fluffy texture, a very typical sweet product in Catalonia). The Dulcinea is a landmark on the chocolate route in Barcelona.
Carrer de Petritxol, 2
Chocolate shops in Barcelona’s city center
If you want to discover a real chocolate shop, close to Las Ramblas, Viader is your place. Viader was founded in 1904 and has made happy several generations of locals. It is said that it is the place where “Cacaolat” was invented. Not only chocolate is the king here, we invite you to also try their desserts.
Xuclà 4-6, El Raval
Cafè de l’Òpera
In front of the Liceu Theatre on las Ramblas, this early twentieth century modernist coffee is an essential place. As its name suggests, it is the cafe where people came to relax after enjoying opera. A perfect location where you can enjoy a good chocolate with churros. An oasis of authenticity in the middle of all the “souvenirs” shops and fast food franchises lining las Ramblas.
La Rambla, 74, Barrio Gotico
There are no chocolates! But delicious churros and other sweets you can eat walking down the narrow streets of the Gothic. You can buy freshly made churros and pay by weight. It is a must if you want to fall into a “sweet tentation”. A classic!
Banys Nous, 8, Barrio Gotico