LeccaBaffi, Mustache-Lickin’ Good Italian Food


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Delicious Italian food in Barcelona? Oh, yes.

I had the pleasure of sharing some Mediterranean carbs with a few lovely ladies / Barcelona food bloggers at LeccaBaffi, a new Italian deli and shop in Eixample. The wonderful Sara Larsson of Appetite and Other Stories invited me for this delicious tasting.

I knew about meeting up here for a few weeks, but I kept forgetting the name. Once the owner, Mat, said that LeccaBaffi meant “lick the mustache”, I never forgot!

Copper piping and gorgeous shelving at the storefront.

LeccaBaffi5The ensalada quinoa was a delightful mouthful of whole-grain goodness.


Pizza – how it should always taste.

LeccaBaffi10LeccaBaffi opened in July this year. Mat plans to open a full-service restaurant in March 2017.


The simple, stylish menu.


Soft mozzarrella with Italian deli meats.

I Instagrammed it, claro…

This was, by far, my favorite – the dessert! Panbriacone is “drunken sweet bread”. It’s a soft bread made with four wines and is oh-so-tender. While LeccaBaffi didn’t make the panbriacone (it’s made by Bonci), they did, however, whip up the heavenly mascarpone. And when combined together. Swooooon…..


Lucikily, you can buy the Panbriacone in the shop! I would most definitely by the combo to impress my friends when I entertain at home 😉


LeccaBaffi sits on a chamfered corner of València and Bailèn. Turn around, and you get this… (I love you, BCN.)


100% highly recommended. Stop by and get a taste, you won’t regret it!

Carrer de València, 341
08009 Eixample

Have you ever been here? What did you think? 

By Justine Ancheta

California native, churro aficionado, and mom of 3, Justine Ancheta writes fervently about Barcelona and Spain. Since 2008, she's been eating burnt onions (calçots) and tripping on cobblestones in the Gothic Quarter. She shares tips on popular attractions, exposes offbeat non-touristy spots, and gives insight on exploring Barcelona with kids. Her next Catalan culture challenge: top level of a human castle (castellers).


  1. I speaketh! We stumbled on this place yesterday, attracted through the doorway by a delicious looking dish which turned out to be an onion soup. We told the woman at the counter we would be back later in the day and we looked for the place and found it again. The meal of simple roasted vegetable pizza and onion soup was divine! And then we spent about 20 minutes with Matt looking at his fine Italian wines and purchasing a bottle of Amarone which we opened last night. It is terrific and a great value. We love your blog and highly recommend this little mustache lickin place. By the way, we couldn’t remember the name of the place after we got home, so we asked Siri about a mustache licking place in BCN and she went to your blog immediately! Signed: a couple happy Americans!

    1. Ah, Linda! Hahaha…Your comment made my morning. I joke not when I say LeccaBaffi is the real deal!! Did you get to try the mascarpone? I just went to the supermarket this morning and shuddered in the dairy aisle. I MUST go back. Ah, and I’m so glad I got found by “mustache lickin”! I did something right with SEO. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy Barcelona, Linda!

      1. No – we definitely have to go back next time we visit to try the mascarpone! Are u more or less living permanently in BCN? Where in the states r u from? We are fr Washington state and have 6 weeks in France and Spain. Having such a great time! Come visit when u Ramon the west coast. And here’s to great SEO! Yeah!!

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