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The Best Brunches in Barcelona

Written by Vicky York

What better way to spend the morning than enjoying a hearty brunch to set you up for a day of sightseeing in Barcelona. The only problem is where to go as the city is packed full of options. So to make it easier for you, here are the top 8 places to go for brunch in Barcelona.

1. Federal Café

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Federal Café has two restaurants in Barcelona – one in Sant Antoni and the other in the Gothic area. Both cafés boast a bright décor, laidback seating with fresh flowers and an open atmosphere. A great range of dishes is on offer including croissants, cereals, several egg dishes and a morning bacon burger.

Location: Carrer del Parlament 39

2. Marmalade

The bigger sister of another popular brunch spot called Milk, Marmalade is a trendy, vintage restaurant just 5 minutes away from Las Ramblas. Remnants of its previous life as a furniture store can be seen in the antique walls and large sofas. Brunch specials include classic egg dishes as well as pancakes, salads and great desserts, including banofee pie.

Location: Carrer de la Riera Alta 4-6

3. Granja Petitbo

If you’ve been to the Sagrada Familia in the morning and are feeling a bit peckish afterward, Granja Petitbo offers a great brunch in Eixample. Scrambled eggs with bacon, parmesan and pancakes are very popular choices. This place is a top contender for the best smoothies in town and it also has a massive range of fresh juices to choose from. At the weekend you can order a special brunch menu which includes coffee or tea with juice and a dish.

Location: Passeig de Sant Joan 82

4. Picnic

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Picnic offers something a little different than just your average brunch with some creative brunch-based tapas and a Southern US influence. Don’t leave without trying the pork chilaquiles, poached egg, guacamole and ranchero sauce or the thick American pancakes.

Location: Carrer del Comerç 1

5. Dos Trece

Another great brunch place in El Raval close to Las Ramblas, Dos Trece is a small but lively café for a cheap brunch. A perfect option for vegans as it offers several vegan dishes including the flavorsome Breakfast Nachos with guacamole, tofu and cashew nut sauce.

Location: Carrer del Carme 40

Related article: The best restaurants for a group lunch 

6. La Esquina

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Right next to Plaza Catalunya, La Esquina is a different brunch option in Barcelona’s centre. Its UK chef, Alan Stewart, cooks up seasonal produce in a creative and “contemporary grandma” style. For any Brits looking for a slice of home, the kedgeree is the perfect remedy. Other dishes include the delicious toast of tuna belly with fennel, cucumber, capers and crème fraiche. Yum!

Location: Carrer de Bergara, 2

8. Tropico

Tropico takes its name from the Greek word tropikós, where you can sample tropical flavours from around the world. Enjoy Caribbean-style arepas, a bowl of Amazonian açai with granola and berries or some classic American pancakes. As their name suggests, they offer a range of tropical fruit juices which are the perfect refresher in summer.

Location: Carrer del Marquès de Barberà, 24

7. Timeline Bar

This small bar in Gràcia makes you feel as though you’re visiting your grandmother’s home. The best time to enjoy brunch here is during the weekends, where they have introduced a DIY Brunch Buffet. You can choose from a variety of cold dishes and two hot dishes, such as quiche, huevos rancheros and eggs benedict. A cheap brunch option where you can definitely get more bang for your euro.

Location: Carrer de la Providència, 3

Related article: Brunch in Gràcia 

8. Caravelle

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This is of the most popular places for brunch in Barcelona, with decent portions and good value for money. Caravelle focuses on offering homemade and locally sourced produce. They even brew their own beer on site in Caravelle‘s Nano Brewery. Some of their best dishes include baked Moroccan eggs with feta cheese and toast, brioche French toast with baked plums and vanilla mascarpone, and the eggs benedict are highly recommended.

Location: Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 31

Have you tried any of these brunch places yourself? Which is your favourite to go for brunch in Barcelona? Let us know!

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About the author

Vicky York

Vicky is a UK copywriter and translator based in Barcelona. An avid traveller, festival follower and music lover.

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