Croissants and sweet pastries are to die for. Also famous for the truffles. I had the luck to be served by the granddaughter of the founder. Great stop to bring home the best edible souvenirs from the gourmet capital of Europe.
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A must on any visit to Bilbao, Arrese's traditional pastry and sweets specialities are always good, even excellent. But DO NOT miss on their chocolate truffles, either for you own enjoyment or as a present for people at home or social occasions.
I tried the coffee rice cake. Not my cup of tea. It's very sweet and texture was fairly hollow. I read in another review that they also offered coffee with the pastries, but I didn't' see any. I think the attraction of this place is...More
More than 100 years making pure Bilbao cakes as 'ruso', 'carolina', rice cake (without rice) and 'bollo de mantequilla' whiches are difficult to found out of Bizkaia, but if there is something that makes this place special without a doubt those are the Arrese truffles,...More
A great selection of cakes and pastries, from bite-size cakes and pastries to large gateaus, not to mention the traditional Bilbao cakes/buns/pastries, i.e. bollo de mantequilla, pastel de arroz, jesuita, etc. You can buy the items individually, have them boxed and delivered, as well as...More
If you want to taste traditional pastries, this is one of my favorite places in the city. The rice cake (pastel the arroz) is a must when you come to Bilbao.
This will be a short review. When in Bilbao, do not leave the city without trying the BIG sized, chocolate palmera from Arrese. You will not regret it. P.s. get the big one not the tiny ones :) its all about breaking off those chunks...More
The bakery caught our eye as we passed early one morning on our way yo the Guggenheim. The pastries and cakes in the window are well presented and do make you stop and look, in our case, stop and walk in. We ordered 2 mini...More