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Are these the best croissants in Barcelona?

I’m not much of a croissant eater. That’s not to say I don’t adore those golden horns of buttery, flaky pastry, but as someone who both likes a substanstial breakfast and puts on weight a little too easily, I find myself always going for a more filling, relatively less calorific option.

So it was on the advice of my croissant loving friend who reliably informed me she had road tested many of these pastries whilst in Barcelona, that I was pointed in the direction of Hofmann with the promise that these were the best specimens the city has to offer. Hofmann patisserie shop front, BarcelonaHofmann is a key player on the Barcelona culinary scene with a prestigious restaurant, cookery school and patisserie in the city and their croissants not only get the thumbs up from my pal Sarah, but also won the award for the ‘Best hand made butter croissant in Spain 2010’. Croissants at Hofmann Pateleria, Barcelona

Croissants might be there star performer but the Born patisserie also sells a range of cakes, macaroons, jams and other sweet goodies in this pastel, quaker, slightly-too-cutesy-for-my-taste setting.Cakes and pastries at Hofmann patisserie, Barcelona

Inside Hofmann Pasteleria, Barcelona

Jam and biscuit selection at Hofmann Pasteleria, BarcelonaSo, are these croissants worthy of such an esteemed prize? In all honesty, yes. They are beautifully light, buttery yet not greasy and they go without that unnecessary sticky glaze which crowns so many of Barcelona’s croissant offerings. At 1.10€ they are also a snip and don’t come with an award winning price tag. Croissants and pain au chocolat from Hofmann, BarcelonaHofmann Pastelería, C/ Flassaders, 44, Born


3 comments on “Are these the best croissants in Barcelona?

  1. Vera
    November 15, 2011

    In my opinion, Hofmann is hands-down the best for anything pastry-like. Their macaroons are delicious. Next time you have to try the mascarpone-filled croissant or raspberry-filled. Absolute heaven!

  2. The Unemployable Chef
    November 22, 2011

    The best croissants ever. A trip to Hoffman always ends with scrappy, seagull-like fights in the street between me and my 2 year old daughter.

    • butterytoast
      November 27, 2011

      Ha ha, that’s really cute. When she gets older she’ll realise what a waste of good pastry that was.

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