A couple of weeks ago, I heard for the first time about the Scandinavian inspired eatery Manso´s Café in the hip district of Sant Antoni (where you find places like Tarannà Café & Bar, Bodega 1900 from the Adriá brothers).
Manso´s Café in Sant Antoni Swedish Cinnamon Bun and Americano at Manso´s Café
When Swedish owner Cecilia at Manso´s Café told me, Diego and her had open the café two years, I got kind of chocked I hadn´t heard about this spot before!
When she saw my confused facial expression, she comforts me by telling me they really haven´t done any publicity. But the confusion doesn´t stop here, she´s also a dentist and on top of it she´s my friend´s dentist!
Vanilla Buns at Manso´s Café
The café is situated on a corner of Carrer Manso with Carrer Rocafort next to Paralel. On the covered terrace the clients can enjoy the outdoors, all year around.
Once inside at the entrance you find the bar with all kinds of pastries and sandwiches looking irresistible to the human eye. At the far end of the local there´s a large table with seats for sharing or a smaller group.
The upstairs have a cosy sofa were to easily spend a couple of hours in with a good book and a hot beverage. The atmosphere at Scandinavian Manso´s Café is genuine and cosy, a really intimate feeling. From the moment you enter Cecilia and Diego make you feel right at home.
The kitchen is open every day, all day for breakfast, lunch and Swedish Fika. Every day they elaborate homemade pastries like the famous Swedish Cinnamon Bun, Carrot Cakes, Vanilla Buns, different types of Quiche pies, bagels and sandwiches. On the lunch menu they offer different salads and warm dishes.
On our first visit, (and for sure we will be back to visit) we tried the Cinnamon Bun and Vanilla Heart pastry, accompanied with coffee from the Barcelona based roasters Nømad. They also serve freshly made juices and teas for the non-coffee lovers.
As of the 8th of November they start serving Brunch also on Sundays, so for all the Brunch crazy people there´s a new pit stop on the map!
Opening hours Manso´s Café:
Monday 08.30h – 18.00h
Tuesday to Friday 08.30h – 20.00h
Saturday 09.00h – 20.00h
Sunday 10.00h – 17.00h
Carrer Manso 1, 08015 Barcelona
+34 933 486 346