The 1902 Art Nouveau exterior, created by Modernista stage designer Ros i Güell, makes an appropriately ornate box for the chocolates crafted here. The shop is decorated with mosaics, wrought iron, and stained-glass lattice windows. The bakery is equally revered for its orange cake and lenguas de gats (cats’ tongues) of pure chocolate. But Escribà makes more than candy and pastry. There are a handful of tables inside and more in a shady nook outside to enjoy a croissant and coffee in the morning, a light lunch of shrimp and pear, smoked salmon, or goat cheese and spinach quiche, or an afternoon snack of sacher torte or a strawberry tart.