Visitors to Palma with a sweet tooth and an eye for history and architecture will find all their heart desires in Forn Fondo
Visitors to Palma with a sweet tooth and an eye for history and architecture will find all their heart desires in Forn Fondo in the city centre's Calle Union. This wonderful pasteleria (bakery/cake
shop) has been around since 1742 when it started life as a forn, a furnace or oven, by a bridge over the Sa Riera
torrent which ran through the area.
It entered modern history in 1911 when it was bought by the Llull family, already bakers and cakesters by trade, who, with an eye for business, moved the entrance to the bakery to the main street
and renovated it in the modernist/art nouveau style of the buildings in construction around it at the time - "_blank">the Gran Hotel, Can Casasayas and Pension La Menorquina.
With the introduction of better refrigeration techniques, the Llull family were able to expand their range of products and during the tourist boom years they supplied all the best hotels in Palma -
Son Vida, the Victoria and the Valparaiso, to name a few – with cakes and pastries.
These days Forn Fondo is in the hands of the family's fourth generation, with great grandson Pau at the helm and is still famous most of all for its ensaimadas. Light and sweet, this typical
Mallorcan breakfast snack comes in a variety of sizes and flavours including cabello de angel (sweet pumpkin puree,) chocolate, apricot, cream, sobrasada, marzipan and white chocolate!
Also to be found are fantastic cakes, sweets, pastries, savouries and treats for special occasions like Christmas and Easter. Take a look at "_blank">Forn Fondo's website for a better idea of what's in store and see if you can resist it!