This blog post was originally posted on March 23, 2015 and was updated on October 14, 2017.
Barcelona’s got a thing for chocolate, and chocolate treats in all different forms can be found all over the city.
We love nothing more than a classic suizos, which are cups of delicious hot chocolate drinks with a dollop of cream atop to start our day! The chocolate in Barcelona is so good that we even have a beautiful, boutique-like emporiums of all things cacao! Yes, a full-on museum dedicated to everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure, read our guide to discover all about chocolate in Barcelona!
Fargas: A Barcelona Classic
One of the city’s oldest chocolate shops, Fargas has been operating since 1827 on the same corner of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, even using the same stone grinder since to mill their chocolate. As you can imagine, the scent inside the shop is intoxicating. Decisions won’t be easy here, but let us recommend the catànies. These are roasted Marcona almonds coated in caramel and white chocolate and then dusted with cocoa powder. These treats come from nearby Vilafranca de Penedes—try eating just one!
Address: Carrer del Pi, 16
Cacao Sampaka: A Treat for the Senses
Cacao Sampaka is another grand chocolate institution in Barcelona. It was opened in part by none other than pastry chef Albert Adria, half of the famous brotherly duo that makes up a big part of Barcelona’s exciting gastronomic scene. Cacao Sampaka is a beautiful shop as well as a cafe. Go for sampling menus of bonbons or ice cream. Why not grab some unique gifts or souvenirs like chocolate bars infused with anchovies or vinegar while you’re there?
Address: Carrer del Consell de Cent, 292
Brunells Pastisseria: A Hidden Gem in the Born
This neighborhood gem is rumored to have one of the oldest functioning ovens in the city, now over 100 years old! Each morning you will find a whole host of delicious cakes, bakes and of course chocolate—expertly, and of course, lovingly prepared by the team of bakers.
Address: Carrer de la Princesa, 22
Bombons Blasi: Gourmet at its Finest
Four generations of family recipes and over 200 specialties of bonbons means that Bombons Blasi makes some seriously good chocolate. Go for their famous bombó vencia, a dark chocolate filled with mascarpone and a red fruit marmalade—it’s to die for!
Address: Carrer Alfons XII, 26
Granja M. Viader: More than Chocolate
There is so much to love about Granja M. Viader. Tucked away on a small street right off La Rambla, it’s no wonder why there is always a line outside before they even open. Think Catalan-style old-fashioned diner, serving delicious suizos and an assortment of pastries for dipping. The family behind the business also invented Cacaolat, the Spanish chocolate milk. Have a quick look at the video below to see it in all of its deliciousness.
Address: Carrer del Xuclà, 4-6
Granja Dulcinea: Chocolate con Churros
One of the best ways to enjoy a good, thick, Spanish-style hot chocolate is by dipping freshly made churros in it! Head to the rustic Granja Dulcinea to get your fix of this Spanish classic.
Address: Carrer de Petritxol, 2
Museu de la Xocolata: History, and a Hands-On Experience
For a full-on chocolate experience, the Museu de la Xocolata in the Born is the place to go. Get an overview of the cacao bean’s history in Europe. A product that was first imported to Barcelona’s port from the Americas in the 15th century. Afterwards, see all the major sights in their chocolate-sculpted forms. Check out their website for classes, workshops and other sweet events. If you love the chocolate in Barcelona, why not also see how it’s made!
Address: Carrer Comerç, 36