A classic sweet shop is transformed in a new bar and bistro
One of Palma's little retail gems that we featured here on Mallorca Spotlight a while ago has now been transformed into a cool, new bar in the city centre's Plaza del Mercado. The Bonboneria Can Frasquet business dates back to the 17th century and had been in its current location from around 1800 until it closed last August.
Famous for its elegant facade and acres of glass shelving used to display the sweet goodies it produced, it was a much loved landmark in Palma and almost as well known as the twin Modernist buildings in the same square - Can Casasayas and the Pension Menorca – built by its owner.
Just this week it has reopened as a new cafe/bar/bistro, still named Can Frasquet and still with much the same essence and décor of the old sweet shop though unfortunately, the big street-side display windows had to go. But the good news is that it will still continue to sell our daily sugar fix as in times past!
It joins a number of quite select bars in the square and nearby Plaza Weyler which have become the 'afterwork' gathering places for a quite sophisticated clientele who like a G&T, cocktail or light snack in the evening. Why not join them one evening and tell us what you think of the new bar, whose before and after photos (courtesy of Facebook) you can see here.