Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Fibonacci is a great new café, bakery I discovered in Palma. They have amazing breads, 14 different kinds, including a 100% spelt bread that is supper delicious, and healthy. Another personal favorite is the wheat and honey variety. Everything is baked in-house, fresh every morning.

Fibonacci is owned by two Norwegian couples who decided to settle in Mallorca a couple of years ago. They are well on their way to opening store #2 in Portixol to be followed soon after by store #3 somewhere in the heart of Palma.

They have a chocolate cake that does justice to the word indulgence and the most perfect cup of coffee on the island. Other delicacies include rolls dusted with coconut flakes and a custard center, chocolate chip bread rings, cinnamon pastries and of course plain and chocolate croissants.

The name of this great café and bakery was inspired by the Fibonacci numbers, a sequence of numbers that are first mentioned in ancient India. The name Fibonacci itself comes from an Italian named Leonardo of Pisa who introduced the numbers to Western European mathematics in 1202. His nickname was Fibonacci. The Fibonacci numbers are used in many mathematical formulas and have practical applications in business. For example they are used in financial market analysis. The Fibonacci numbers are also mentioned in the popular book by Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code.

So what exactly is a Fibonacci number? It’s really pretty simple. The first two numbers are always 0 and 1 and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. For example a sequence can go like this: 0,1,1,2,3,5,8, etc.

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