Caelum tea room: refined treats and magical charm in the middle of the Gothic district

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If you're in need of a moment of serenity, then the unique atmosphere at Caelum makes it the perfect place to take a break from the outside world.

caelum desserts
Where?

Carrer de la Palla 8
Gothic
metro: Liceu (L3)

When?

Friday to Saturday from 10:30am to 11pm
Monday to Thursday from 10:30am to 8:30pm
Sunday from 10:30am to 9pm

How much?

snack: less than 10euros

Why?

for its pretty old stones

Caelum (“Heaven” in Latin) is a tea room with a history, as its beautiful stone walls once housed the city’s old Jewish baths. The soft curved shapes and its vaulted cellar, its candle light and its good quality products, all help to make it one of our favourite tea rooms in Barcelona.

Caelum’s tantalising windows

The home made cakes in the window of Caelum at the corner of Palla street will certainly encourage you to take a little break here. After all, you need to recharge those batteries from time to time!

The ground floor and take away

As soon as you enter you will notice beautiful shelves weighed with preserves, packets of local biscuits, cakes, liqueurs, and pots of honey…All these products are hand made in different parts of the peninsula.

Some tables facing the street allow passers-by to stop for a sweet treat in the daylight and in a pleasant atmosphere. But if you want our advice we suggest you head downstairs…

The underground crypt: our favourite place

Caelum’s basement (the crypt) is a magical place that’s ideal for escaping the world and taking a break from it all!

cakes caelum

Here you can be sure to get a delicious homemade cake chosen from the gorgeous array in the centre of the room, and accompanied by a hot drink (range of teas, coffees and chocolate) by candlelight.

lemon cake caelum

We particularly love the cheese cake. The portion was not enormous but it is as soft as you could want. Tea lovers will also appreciate the wide variety on offer at Caelum.

  • The best of Caelum: its quiet charm…the basement at Caelum is the perfect place for a lazy rainy afternoon.
  • The worst of Caelum: the prices are not the lowest. However, it’s affordable and we think it’s really worth it!

Our advice: Go when it first opens in order to get a table. It’s a popular place so it is often full.

  • Caelum is open every day including December 25th (from 4pm to 9pm). The 26th of December the basement is closed and only the ground floor is open from 12pm to 9pm.

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Valérie

Valérie, the creator of Barcelona Top Travel Tips, loves discovering new places, finding the words to describe them, and coming up with little illustrations for the website. Her favourite thing in Barcelona is the unusual, curvy architectural features of some of the city’s buildings. Some say she’s a dreamer… in any case, a city full of works by Gaudí is a great place for her!