Zuckerhaus: sweet treats in the land of Hansel and Gretel
Unexpected and very tasty, Zuckerhaus offers sweet treats with a fairytale touch. Warning: it's all too easy to get hooked!
Metro: Poble Sec (L3)
closed on Mondays
Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm
Tuesday-Friday 11am-2.30pm and 5.30pm-8.30pm
around 5 euros
for its originality
+34 677 623 847
Once upon a time, there was a pleasant, shady street. On that pleasant, shady street, was a shop with a pretty turquoise façade, completely different to its neighbours. On that façade was marked “peluqueria” – hairdressers. But in that hairdressers, there were no scissors, no shampoo, and no cut hair.
Once you step over the threshold, the hairdresser’s disappears as if by magic, and in its place is Zuckerhouse (sugar house, in German), a truly bewitching little cake shop…
Zuckerhaus: charming and unexpected
Zuckerhaus, the kingdom of sugar
In the shop, there’s a sugar house worthy of Hansel and Gretel themselves, complete with gingerbread people, and a range of crocheted cake slices. There are even little teacups and porcelain reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland.
A very, very small Zuckerhaus…
The only problem with Zuckerhaus is its size: the place is truly tiny. We were only able to stop for long enough to buy a piece of cake and enjoy a few seconds of daydreaming in this fairytale environment.
A touch of classic patisserie…
The queen of the Zuckerhaus kingdom is, clearly, Manuela, the creator of these marvellous cakes. Decked out in a traditional fabric head-dress, she offers a range of classics including chocolate cake, muffins and cheesecake – but that’s not all!
…and a whole host of original creations
Early in the morning, whilst the streets are still abandoned and as the sun is just starting to rise, Manuela works her magic in the kitchen, dreaming up unusual but delicious recipes which change in accordance with the seasons and with her mood.
We tried the apple and courgette cake, intrigued by the unusual combination of ingredients – and we loved it! The flavours are perfectly balanced, the texture light as a feather, and the taste – well, you’ll just have to try it yourself. Hands down, it’s a winner.
Go on, try something a little different – we dare you!
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Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?