Picture it! Barcelona, 2012. Three hungry travelers search for breakfast.
Mmmmm…that doesn’t look like a pastry shop.
Yet, it claims to have pastries.
What’s this in the window?
Why would a pastry shop be selling shoes?
Well, as it turns out, this pastry shop extraordinaire was a fancy chocolatier, full of hubris, displays and awards. Just check out this chocolate pastry cheeseburger.
Despite the shiny surface, uncertain entryway, and designer chocolates, Escriba was definitely a must-see pastry shop in Barcelona. The wide variety of sweet and savory pastry offerings were tasty enough to overcome the self-promotion that is the art on the walls.
If you get the chance to pass through Barcelona, Escriba is well worth the visit!