When I visit a museum I never miss a stop at its shop and café. The former to browse through the selection of coffee table books and picture postcards. The latter to remain a little bit longer in the art world, to read a book or a magazine related to the exhibition. And last but not least to have a coffee. At Miró Mallorca it‘s even specialty coffee. No surprise: praised Rosevelvet Bakery from Palma just took over the museum café at Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró.
The bright cafeteria features a giant Miró ceramic mural and opens onto a spacious terrace next to the sculpture garden. Its fancy inhabitants casting curious eyes on your plate. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind a piece of cake, too. So nice to meet Rosevelvet’s familiar faces behind the kitchen counter here.
And enjoy their homemade delicacies in that unique artsy atmosphere. Rosita’s New York cheese cake or her carrot cake, for example, both long-time Rosevelvet classics. As well as some of their hearty dishes like the recently introduced pulled pork sandwich. And of course the pastrami sandwich, probably the best I ever had outside Manhattan.
You can visit Café Miró by Rosevelvet and wander through the garden without admission. However if you want to enter the museum and the original workshops where Joan Miró created his pieces of art you need a ticket. It’s absolutely worth the small entrance fee, even if you have been here before. The atmosphere is different every time, changing with the Mediterranean light that already inspired the artist. And with the visitors who come here to follow in his footsteps.
Read more about the exhibition and the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in my previous post Arthouse: Miró Mallorca.