MEDELLIN | Repostería Astor is an iconic Medellin sweet shop that was opened in 1930 by Swiss-born pastry chef Enrique Baer as The Astor Tea room. It was originally frequented by European immigrants, hungry for a taste of the sweets of their homeland, but soon evolved into a spot frequented by people from all walks of life.
The venue has a classic feel about it, with simple seating and tables, and artworks of the venue’s history on the walls. Cabinets at the front of the restaurant an inside display an assortment of delights, such as biscuits, almond alfajores, honey nuts, chocolate baskets, and the signatures “sapito”, and ‘moritos’. As well as dining in, you can purchase fresh items to-go, along with several pre-packaged items like chocolates, sweets, and biscuits. The truffles are particularly delicious.
Today Astor have several locations across Medellin, but the main store, which dates back to the 1940s and is just up the road from the 1930 original, is the best. You don’t come here for the newest and most innovative pastries in town, you come here for the classics, done right, and a slice of old Medellin that locals still enjoy today.
Carrera 43A #25A-116
Telephone: +57 4 2327553
Fri – Sat: 8:00am to 7:00pm
Sun: 9:00am to 2:10pm