Are its origins in Sweden, Finland, the USA? It all depends on who you ask, but we stopped caring when we tried one. The cinnamon roll should be a favourite dessert in every country of the world. In Demasié – run by two Catalan brothers – they’re so sure that they make the best cinnamon roll in Barcelona that they seduce us with them from their window display of gorgeousness that they bake up daily. Each one is a sweet bomb of spongy cake – best if eaten slightly warm – where they haven’t scrimped on cinnamon or the sugary icing on top that dribbles down into the rolls in a gooey delight. We’re fans of the classic, but since we do enjoy sharing the love, we’ve also fallen for the Nutella, the Oreo, the berry and the tiramisu varieties.
When it comes to desserts, the possibilities in Barcelona are endless. Bakeries, restaurants and ice cream shops all over the city offer up delectable sweet treats, from the richest of dark forest gateaus to sumptuous vegan goodies.
After all, when you’ve spent all day lounging around, doing nothing and having an overall Really Great Time, you deserve to treat yourself a little more, right? Right. Our local editors have scoured the city for all things sweet and sugary, to bring you this list of the very best desserts in all of Barcelona. Enjoy the sugar rush.