Are you looking for the best bakeries in Palma? You’ve come to the right place. I recently spent a month on Mallorca with my insatiable sweet-tooth and found some incredible bakeries in Palma.
My ideal breakfast is a pastry in my left hand and a coffee in the right. Rather than going to the same place every morning, I made an effort to try a new bakery every day. During my 30 days on the island there were a few that truly stood out.
Allow me to share my personal list of the best bakeries in Palma, based on firsthand experience. Also, make sure to check out my helpful guide on the BEST things to do in Mallorca.
Baked goods to try in Mallorca
Savory baked goods to try in Mallorca
Panada: These savory pies are a spin on Mallorca’s version of an empanada. Made with a great variety of meats (from lamb to pork) and various vegetables, the varieties of panada in Palma span the gamut. Some of the savory pies come with a sweet paste, so make sure to double check before you order if you don’t like to mix savory and sweet.
Coca de trempó: One of my favorite baked goods on Mallorca, the coco de trempó is a very simple flatbread topped with quality baked vegetables, making this a great vegetarian option. Much like the panada, the topping options are limitless and range from eggplant to the most common mix of bell peppers, onions and tomatoes.
Sweet baked goods to try in Mallorca
Ensaimada: An airy pastry made with fermented dough and saïm (pork lard), that originated in Mallorca. The “saïm” portion of the pastry is what gives it the name ensaimada. Names aside, all I know is that the pastry is delicate and melts in your mouth. My only regret was note eating more of these in Mallorca.
Gató: Mallorcan pastries are not to be trifled with, simplicity is key and they’ve perfected the art. Nowhere is this more evident than with the delectable gató. The gató is a Majorcan almond cake make from two ingredients: almonds and eggs, making it a great gluten-free option.
Coca de Patata: Potato rolls are nothing new, right? Kind of. Coca de patata is a very popular baked good on Mallorca and a must-try during your visit. The slightly-sweet bun is made from potatoes, flour, yeast, eggs and lard. They’re airy and soft, making them a great on-the-go snack when needed.
Best Bakeries Palma de Mallorca
Fornet de la Soca
If you’re searching for the most traditional bakeries in Palma then visiting Fornet de la Soca is non-negotiable. The hand-painted facade of this beautiful Palma bakery lured me in and the sign in the window sealed the deal.
The sign read: We offer traditional pastries from Mallorca made with local products and ancestral techniques. We defend a resistance attitude against the devastating globalization.
Opened in the midst of a terrible recession in 2008, the bakery’s success can be attributed to their perfect execution of traditional mallorquin baked goods using quality local (and seasonal) produce. Offering both sweet and savory pastries on Mallorca, their goal is to revive bygone recipes from the Balearic Islands and they deliver.
My husband and I consider this one of the best bakeries in Palma and we stocked up with an entire bag of baked goods before our flight home. They sell out of items quickly so come early in the morning for the best selection.
Things to order: Ensaimada, Panada, gato and lime tart.
Fikka Farina was my go-to bakery in Palma because it was located right outside our place. The tiny Swedish bakery is very inviting and adorns the streets of Palma with the sweetest smells. Focusing on Swedish baked goods, don’t expect to find ensaimadas here.
What you will find is freshly baked bread (some of the best in Palma), flaky croissants and pain au chocolate, among other delights. But the biggest draw is the bollo de cardamomo (cardamon bun), dense and perfectly sweet, I had ten of these during my time in Palma and regret not eating more.
I can confidently say that Fikka Farina is one of the best bakeries in Palma and well worth a detour. Luckily, it’s located right in the heart of Old Town, a few steps from the Placa Major.
Tip: Skip the coffee at Fikka Farina and head to Arabay Coffee, it’s only a stone’s throw away. Fikka Farina excels at baked goods, but the coffee leaves much to be desired.
Things to order: Bollo de cardamomo, pain au chocolate and chocolate tart.
Can Joan de s’Aigo
Established in the 1700s, Can Joan de s’Aigo is the oldest bakery in Palma. Boasting three charming locations, the flagship bakery located at Calle Sanç preserves all the features of the original bakery from 1700.
Best known for their homemade ice cream, hot chocolate and ensaimadas, this Palma bakery is a great afternoon pick-me-up if you need to rest your legs. The old-school feeling inside the cafe evokes nostalgic feelings and the baked goods are guaranteed to impress. Plus, their coffee is great!
Not only is Can Joan de s’Aigo the oldest bakery on the island, but it’s also one of the best bakeries in Palma. You should make an effort to visit during your time in Palma!
Things to order: Ensiamada, homemade ice cream, gatò and Horchata de Almendras
If you’re an avid fan of croissants, this one’s for you. Make a beeline for Maison Legrix for the best croissants in Palma. In addition to their knock-out croissants, this cute French bakery in Palma also churns out some of the most delicious sweets on the island.
I had the carrot cake during my first visit and promptly came back a few days later to try more. The masterful technique of the bakers shines through in the food, everything is perfectly prepared. Plus, the staff is always so welcoming and kind, highly recommend.
Thomas’ Bakeshop Boutique
Founded in 2016 by Thomas Grasberger and his wife Michelle, this is one of the most beloved bakeries in Palma to get fresh bread. But that’s not where the fun stops, I loved the croissants baked fresh every morning and would easily fly over to the island for those alone.
Thomas takes great pride in baking bread in the traditional way, with limited ingredients. Indeed, most of his breads are made with only three ingredients: water, flour and salt. Try the ancient Mallorquine Xeixa wheat bread or the olive focaccia, which might be the best bread I’ve had to date.
There’s a handful of great pastries to choose from like the perfectly-moist muffins and seasonal tarts. If you’re in Santa Catalina, I can’t recommend this great Palma bakery enough!
Roosevelt Bakery is equal parts cafe and bakery and they excel in both arenas. Swing by for a cappuccino and some of the best baked goods in Palma. The sunny courtyard is the perfect spot to enjoy your bounty on a warm day, or head inside for a cozy cafe experience.
The cheesecake is worth calling out and I couldn’t resist walking past it without placing an order whenever I found myself within five minutes of this beloved Palma bakery.
Serving the residents of Mallroca since 1910, Santo Cristo is arguably one of the most famous bakeries in Palma. Filled to the brim with traditional Mallorcan baked goods, you’ll find both sweet and savory pastries to order here.
The bakery located right next to the Placa Major can be found within one of the most beautiful buildings in Palma, reason alone to visit.
Dating back to 1742 (there’s some old bakeries in Palma!), Forn Fondo is a beloved staple in the community. The name of this popular Palma bakery loosely translates to “background oven” and references the fact that the oven is outside of the bakery and requires a little walk to get to.
That very wood fired oven has been serving the people of Mallorca for 280 years! In that time, the bakery has been in the hands of the hardworking Llull family. For four generations, this family business has rightfully earned itself a reputation as one of the best bakeries in Palma.
Anything from this bakery is sure to delight but I suggest sticking to the traditional treats, especially the ensaimada.
Best Palma Bakeries (Post Summary)
In sum, these are the best bakeries in Palma de Mallorca
- Fornet de la Soca
- Fikka Farina
- Can Joan de s’Aigo
- Maison Legix
- Thomas’ Bakeshop Boutique
- Roosevelt Bakery
- Santo Cristo
- Forn Fondo