Cafés in Barcelona: Lukumas
It’s been a while since I wrote the last post. Unfortunately, truth is that I couldn’t have been more busy during the last weeks. In any case, here’s a new post, this time about a charming café located in the always-trendy neighborhood of Gràcia, Barcelona, called Lukumas.
Those who have already been there will know that Lukumas is the Greek word for doughnuts. The story says that Petros, the owner, wakes up very early every morning in order to bake these delicious fried cakes using the recipe that his family had been using in the past in the city of Salonica. In any case, I can guarantee that he bakes the best doughnuts in town. You can choose between classic, glazed, with chocolate, with white chocolate inside, with a hazelnut cream, with strawberry marmalade,… and of course with different toppings. Mmm… Believe me when I say that the adjective mouthwatering is not enough to describe them.
As a matter of fact, it’s not only about the fried cakes. The elegant room is wonderful too. On one hand, the white walls and bright lights in combination with some blackboards on one side create a perfect minimalist atmosphere. On the other, the wood table and chairs together with the green plant add a touch of nature to the whole place. Although the space might seem small, the mirrors make it bigger. What honestly caught my eye was the window between the café and the kitchen. I must recognize that in the very first place I thought it was another mirror. After staring at it for a while I realized I was wrong. Funny is that the same happened to the people that were in the room with me!
All in all, this is a great place to have a coffee (which is fair-trade by the way) and taste one of the best handmade doughnuts you’ll probably ever eat at a reasonable price. If you happen to be in Barcelona, don’t hesitate to stop by.
Text and pictures by Silvia Conde.