Pastisseria Can Xapa
Time Out says
French-inspired cakes and chocolate with candied dried fruits that merit an outing from Girona
Can Xapa is a well-kept secret that deserves to stop being one. Located inside a 13th-century castle, the owners of this cake shop will show you around the workshop and interior garden if they're not too busy. You'll find a range of products that's clearly inspired by France, such as the impressive Saint Honoré cake, along with more contemporary recipes, including a gin-and-tonic cake.
The real star, however, is the chocolate that they sell in bulk. It's made in bars of 1.5kg into which they crumble pieces of 85-percent cacao and candied dried fruits. To get there, you should take advantage to enjoy a bike ride from Girona, which will also relieve some of the guilt you may feel at trying their products. Although know that at Can Xapa, they promise to use only the minimum sugar necessary for all their products.