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Pastelería La Maravilla – Chocolate palms

Madrid has a ton of bakeries – since the economic crisis it seems that cake shops are the only businesses that have been thriving, new ones opening each week. Everyone can afford a sweet little treat I guess!

La Maravilla is one of the best; it’s not part of a chain, where the products are rather generic – the cakes, cookies, breads and pastries here have personality! Palmeras can vary a lot in quality and in many places they are gigantic but too dry and flaky. La Maravilla’s are amazing – very dense flaky pastry with a good quality chocolate glaze. I always buy one with the intention of eating half and saving the rest for the next day – to date I have not been successful, as I can never resist eating the whole thing!

They sell savoury empanadas with a variety of fillings as well as having a good selection of bread including sourdough and wholemeal; pastelitos and pastas de té (petit fours) by the weight; whole cakes and classic Spanish delicacies. Their croissants, napolitanas and Danish pastries are fantastic too; you can buy them individually or in mini-size by the weight.

Next door you’ll find a café which sells products from La Maravilla, so if you want coffee with your cake, it’s at close hand!

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Calle de Ríos Rosas 41, Madrid

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:15 & 17:00 - 20:00, Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00


Palmera: € 1.80

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)