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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
0.2 km from Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
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Reviewed 20 December 2020

Hate leaving negative comments, but this time I have to. The cafe has very convenient location, right in the center of the Gotico. They sell artisan food and delicacies that are prepared in the monasteries of Spain. This sounds very inviting. But this is the...only advantage of visiting this cafe. Since you never know what the price of one piece of cake is (the prices are not displayed), we were very unpleasantly surprised to know that a little cup of coffee, a cup of hot chocolate and 2 pieces of cake cost us 17 Euros!! It's way too expensive for Barcelona. Seems like they don't want their clients to return to them. The cakes were nice, but what we have ordered definitely doesn't cost what we have paid. If they want their clients return, they have to change something about their pricing policy.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

Friendly, cosy cafe and shop which smelt of sugar and spice and all things nice! Right in the heart of the Gothic quarter. Wide selection of speciality cakes and sweet pastries from nunneries around Spain. The yolk was an almondy yellow confection with the texture...of an egg yolk. The chocolate truffle cake was dark and rich - easily shared by two. Wide assortment of coffee and tea offered. We went with local friends and it was busy on a Sunday afternoon but luckily we got a table.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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520caelumb, Marketing at Caelum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2020

Dear customer, We would like to thank you for your visit and your kind words. We appreciate them so much. We are glad to know that you could find a place in a busy day as sunday’s afternoon. We’re happy also, to know that you...More

Reviewed 18 February 2020

Stepping into the beautiful space already felt like a treat. Service was slow, but kind and friendly. The cake display was mesmerising, though we opted to start with some goat cheese toasts and jams. Those were very good. Their hot chocolate contains no milk, which...was a treat. We had to wait a while until we received an explanation on the different pastries, as they do not appear in the menu. I wish I could say otherwise, but the cakes we tried were underwhelming, as we found them too sweet and dense and fairly bland otherwise. The downstairs area was sealed off during the day, which was a shame, as I was hoping to see the remains of the ancient Jewish baths. The upstairs was otherwise crowded, despite it being February. I intend to call in again quickly before leaving Barcelona, to purchase some treats and gifts. I have my eye on their wonderful selection of packaged chestnuts.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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520caelumb, Marketing at Caelum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

Dear customer, We would like to thank you so much for your visit and also for your kind words. We are so glad to know that you could spend a nice time in our place, enjoying some of our sweets and savory treats. As well...More

Reviewed 29 January 2020

Caelum is a tea room and pastry shop, selling jams and all sorts of sweets. The gorgeous front window display is sure to tempt passers-by with cakes, tarts and pastries. After being seated, I walked over to the cake display to check it out. A...sign by the cake table stated that it was not self serve, so we waited until the waiter came over to us. He named every single cake in the window, as well as the smaller pastries on a tray. The almond and lemon sponge cake was so light and fluffy. I practically demolished the whole thing by myself. I also ordered a coffee and chocolate opera cake, which was equally good with a cappuccino. Good service and delicious sweet treats. Worth a visit. Note apparently there is an underground part which I didn't know about!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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520caelumb, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Caelum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2020

Dear customer, We are so grateful for your visit and also for your kind words. We are glad as well to know that you could spend a nice time with us, enjoying some of the sweet treats and coffee. The small pastries are made in...More

Reviewed 19 January 2020

Gemütliches kleines Café mit leckerem Kuchen und Kaffee. Sehr freundlicher und Service orientierter Kellner. Sehr empfehlenswert Very cozy, coffee and cake were extremely tasty! Service was authentic and helpful. We will recommend all of our friends and family to come and visit!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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520caelumb, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Caelum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2020
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Lieber Kunde, Vielen Dank für Ihren Besuch und auch für Ihre Worte. Wir freuen uns, dass Sie einige unserer Kuchen...More

Reviewed 30 December 2019

All a shame: good genre and magnificent atmosphere, but they make you believe that you are transparent: neither when you arrive, when you wait, nor when you sit down.If it were for the service I would put a 0.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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520caelumb, Guest Relations Manager at Caelum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2019

Dear customer, We are grateful for your visit and also for your opinion. We are deeply sorry for your experience. We always try to do our best to offer a good service, but sometimes our staff is not enough and they are overwhelmed by the...More

Reviewed 29 December 2019

They serve the most delicious cakes to ever exist! We had the one with the raspberry and the truffle cake and both were exceptional. Absolute favorite in Barcelona

Date of visit: December 2019
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520caelumb, Guest Relations Manager at Caelum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2019

Dear customer, Thank you so much for your visit and kind words. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed some of our cakes. Sincerely yours, we want to wish you a happy new year! CAELUM

Reviewed 4 December 2019 via mobile

This is such a lovely place. I found the atmosphere cozy and relaxing. The pastries and drinks are delicious. Nice to have the desserts on display in the window where you can survey their offerings and pick what you want. Nice, too, to know that...these items are made by nuns. The little shop area is interesting too as is the history of the building.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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520caelumb, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Caelum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2019

Dear customer, We are so grateful for your visit and your kind words. We are glad to know you had a good experience and that you enjoyed your stay at our place. Thank you so much again. Sincerely yours, CAELUM

Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

Delicious, sweet, beautiful, tasteful, cake and cookies. It feels like you're in heaven. A great experience.

Date of visit: November 2019
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520caelumb, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Caelum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2019

Dear customer, Thank you so much for your visit and kindness, we appreciate your opinion a lot. We are so glad and happy to read that you had a great experience with us. Thank you again. Sincerely yours, CAELUM

Reviewed 4 November 2019 via mobile

A wonderful place to have a break from the hustle & bustle. I had read about Caelum and was thrilled when we found it. Great atmosphere, lovely decor, fabulous selection of cakes & tarts served by friendly staff. We went back again the next day...and this time we had ‘blessed’ hot chocolate - not sure what it’s called but it’s thick hot chocolate with a shot of orange liqueur - amazing- and of course more cakes!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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520caelumb, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Caelum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2019

Dear customer, We would like to thank you for your visit and also for your kind words, we’re so grateful for. We’re also so glad to know that you spent a nice time in our place, and that you enjoyed so much our selection of...More

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Nadir I
13 February 2018|
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Response from 520caelumb | Property representative |
Dear Nadir I, Thank you for your question. If it's the photo that is used as Caelum's main photo in Trip, then the white one is a pasty filling with pumpkin jam & the nearest one is a pastry filling with apple jam... More
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14 October 2017|
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Dear kttravel08, thank you for your visit. Regarding your question, a cup of tea at Caelum is around 3€, and we charge a small supplement for milk, ice or lemon. The price for tea + supplement is the one you can see at the... More
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Caelum opens from Monday to Sunday non stop. The opening times on Sunday are from 10.30 AM to 9 PM.
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