Bubo Pasteleria and Chocolatier in Barcelona, Spain

Posted by on Jul 4, 2011

It was a dreary day in Barcelona, Spain. The drizzly, grey, and chilly weather dampened my mood much like the Pacific Northwest’s. Insistent on exploring solely by foot, I walked alone from my hostel near MACBA to the Museu Picasso. Recalling how I was a mere inch away from getting mugged (in a failed effort to find Adria’s burger joint), I conscientiously absorbed in the street’s spirit and simultaneously watched my back.

Barcelona alley ways by Melody Fury

After weaving through alleyways and eerie side streets, stopping by neat little t-shirt and vintage shops along the way, I finally arrived at Museu Picasso. While I absolutely adore Picasso’s work, my inclinations to enter inside dwindled.

Barcelona graffiti alley ways by Melody Fury

Maybe it was the price of the ticket, the swarm of tourists, or just my gloomy mood that sedated my step. Upon reflection, I was  so saturated by art that bombarded me at every street corner that I no longer felt any desire to seek it out.  I decided to skip the museum and to, predictably, look for a drink instead.

Barcelona graffiti alley ways by Melody Fury

One definite highlight of Barcelona is it’s unlimited supply of accessible drinking holes. I knew I wouldn’t need to go far for a gorgeous glass of wine. So I peeped from one storefront window to the next in hopes to see wine bottles. Suddenly, my path and my heart stopped.

Macarons at Bubo Patisserie in Barcelona, Spain by Melody Fury

Before my eyes was an enchanting macaron display. The colourful discs sat daintily inside standing whisks. Simple, modern, and innovative, the Bubó’s window display stylishly and effectively communicated their mission.  Boldness and quirk are typical in contemporary Barcelona design.

Chocolate and ceiling at Bubo Patisserie in Barcelona, Spain by Melody Fury

Then and there, I experienced a “kid in the candy store” moment. Dazzled by the immaculate pastry displays that surrounded me, I silently oo’ed and aah’ed to myself.

Desserts at Bubo Patisserie in Barcelona, Spain by Melody Fury

While I’m not a chocolate fanatic by any means, after sampling a few goodies, I immediately picked up several packs of their crispy and nutty meteor-looking creations.

Street view at Bubo Patisserie in Barcelona, Spain by Melody Fury

Pressing my fickle nose to the glass cases, I selected a peanut butter mousse and lime pesto concoction to enjoy at their cafe. With a tiny spoonful of velvety dessert in one hand and an espresso in the other, I watched the street lights blink on gradually. Exhaling a sigh of contentment, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world as I embraced the solitary bliss.

Espresso and dessert at Bubo Patisserie in Barcelona, Spain by Melody Fury

Bubó

C/ Caputxes, 10
08003 Barcelona, Spain

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  • http://twitter.com/BurnabyHeights Burnaby Heights

    I love Barcelona! It looks like you enjoyed your stay there despite the close mugging attack. Glad that you are safe now!

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Thehinzadventures

    So excited to find your blog – and that you just visited Barcelona – My husband & I are traveling there in Oct. – can’t wait!!

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    Oh, how very exciting! Oct is a beautiful time to visit Barcelona. Funny enough, the best pizza I’ve had in my life was in Barcelona, granted that the chef is from Naples and imports his flour from there :) Check out Ravalos near the MACBA!

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    Oh, how very exciting! Oct is a beautiful time to visit Barcelona. Funny enough, the best pizza I’ve had in my life was in Barcelona, granted that the chef is from Naples and imports his flour from there :) Check out Ravalos near the MACBA!

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    I sure am. Just need to be on my toes. Tourists are too vulnerable when we’re busy gawking at stuff and they know that.

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    I sure am. Just need to be on my toes. Tourists are too vulnerable when we’re busy gawking at stuff and they know that.

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    I sure am. Just need to be on my toes. Tourists are too vulnerable when we’re busy gawking at stuff and they know that.