Casa Mayor 2.0: a bakery with delicious gluten-free options in Cuenca!
As usual, before traveling to Morocco, I was going to visit Isabel in Cuenca. After Christmas lunch with my family in Sabadell, on 25th December, I used to go to have dinner with her. The next day, I would meet in Valencia those who were my habitual companions of my trips to Morocco.
In keeping with tradition, when we arrived, we would have dinner with her parents at their home and then we would give each other the Christmas presents at the hotel. Also the same as always.
But we don’t always do the same thing! This time, unlike the previous ones, we would not have the crepes that her Mother prepared for us for breakfast. This time, we would go for breakfast at the only gluten-free bakeries in Cuenca Isa knew. In fact, we don’t know if there are more. She had discovered it at one of the meals they had with her family. Her aunt had brought some gluten-free cakes that were very good. When Isa told me, we already knew we would go the next time I went to see her.
This bakery is called Casamayor 2.0 and is located at 16 Avenida del Rey Juan Carlos I. There were three of us, as her best friend came to have breakfast with us. Once seated, the waitress came to ask us what we wanted. Unfortunately, they had almost no cakes left in the display case – I suppose normal at this time – so I couldn’t take pictures of what they have to offer…
When we said we were coeliacs, they brought us a gluten-free menu. We were off to a great start!
There were several gluten-free options, divided between salty and sweet. For salty we could choose between gluten-free toast with tomato and cold cuts or butter and jam; asandwich or croissant “mixto” (“mixto” refers to a grilled sandwiched of ham and cheese); or grilled croissant. We could choose between pancakes – 2 or 4 units – with ingredients to be defined. The ingredients could be chocolate cream, jam, etc..
Although I love chocolate, for breakfast I’d rather eat salty. With this in mind, I ordered a toast with tomato, ham and manchego cheese. I really wanted it. Besides, that day I had to drive about 630km to Almeria and I preferred to be on the safe side. Not for the gluten, but for the lactose. The pancakes with chocolate cream sure had much more than two pieces of Manchego cheese.
Isabel, she’s the opposite of me. She prefers to eat sweet all the time! She decided to order gluten-free pancakes with chocolate cream. They looked very good. They were medium sized, about 10cm in diameter each. We both had a great breakfast that day.
Another day we’ll try the gluten-free cakes like the ones in the picture at the top. They look great!
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