Let me start with this: I love this idea. I wish it tremendous success and hope to see more of this.
That done, let me tell you a little about it.
Honey-B is a co-working kitchen and co-selling space.
Its logo serves as a clever hieroglyph of 4 honey comb pods linking together. Here you can find Mochi, sourdough and other breads from Yellow Bakery, bakes from the popular Cake Man Bakery, Mexican cakes from Sabore Arte, bagels from Bakers Local Bagels among others.
They harmoniously co-exist. What would have been difficult for one small independent to achieve becomes possible when a few of them share.
By dividing costs among a few similar businesses, Honey-B lowers the barriers to entry for operating a food business in Barcelona and possibly functions as a launching pad for some of them. Let’s face it, the investment it takes today to open a small – whatever food category – is non-sensical. Especially as a first timer, which a lot of these small businesses are. You try to fit a handicap accessible bathroom in a shop front roughly the width of a handicap accessible bathroom. That’s one of the tasks you need to undertake if you don’t have the dough to buy someone else’s license for upwards of 50,000 Euro.
Meanwhile, no one’s going to get rich making bagels in Barcelona but they are going to have to work long and hard. It’s a special kind of person that having an inkling of all of that, still starts a food business. Which is why it’s nice to see a place like Honey-B softening the risk a little.
From our point of view, as customers, we can stock up on some of our favourite things with just one shop. If you haven’t tried the sourdough from Yellow Bakery, make a point to, it is like nothing else on this market. Sour, elastic – it has the possibility to last for days on your kitchen counter except it will be devoured in hours. Top British bakes from The Cakeman are also a favourite.