“Panqueques“, of course, means pancakes in Spanish, and the Spanish love their buttermilk panqueques just as much as the English and Americans. In Barcelona, many of the city’s restaurants and cafes offer a great brunch for locals and tourists where they can find just about anything they want on the menu, including some of those scrumptious homemade pancakes with various toppings. If you’re looking for the best pancakes in Barcelona, here are some great places to check out.
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Popular among locals, Alsur Café is a contemporary brunch spot in the city with classic and delicious food. The interior fits with the city’s artistic heritage with colored tiles mixed in with wood and words of inspiration on the walls. Order some of the specialty pancakes in various flavors or just go with the regular buttermilk style. If you go for a big brunch, you can try the pancakes alongside other delicious treats including cookies, croissants, and other breakfast items like eggs and French toast. And of course, they serve some of the best coffee in Barcelona. Alsur Café has three great locations in the center and they can be spotted by their slogan on the front window, “Lo Que Quieras, Cuando Quieras,” Spanish for “Whatever you want whenever you want.” #LQQCQ
Addresses: Carrer de Roger de Llúria 23, Plaça de Sant Cugat 1, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt 4
Cup & Cake
Cup & Cake is a casual restaurant open every day of the week from 9:00 am to 10 pm, so you can get your pancake fix at any hour of the day. They even say on the website: “Salad for breakfast? Pancakes for dinner? Here anything is possible.” That second part is all you need to hear. What could be better than Pancakes for dinner? With their grandmother philosophy, they make everything as natural as possible and handmade from scratch to give customers the very best quality food possible. Their pancakes are proof of that homemade touch they pride themselves in with their cooking. Cup & Cake is located in four central locations where you can stop in to try their delicious pancakes.
Addresses: c/Enric Granados 145, c/Tallers 79, c/Enric Granados 19, and C/ Rosello 189.
Milk Bar & Bistro Restaurant
Since its opening in 2005 by Irish expats, Milk Bar & Bistro Restaurant has become a popular spot for cocktails during the day and night. But Milk goes beyond its drinks and offers a scrumptious brunch menu with a variety of different foods like burgers, salads, eggs, bagels, and, of course, pancakes. They make double fluffy pancakes and pair them with fruit or bacon, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup. Inside, the restaurant has comfortable couches with pillows, chandeliers, and wall mirrors that blend in with their retro coloring. So if you arrive at noon and want some comfort, grab a nice chair, order up a Cosmo or Cucaracha, and soak it up with a double stack.
Address: C/Gignas 21.
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Can Dendê is a young and family-friendly place in Poblenou that prides itself on its brunch which offers just about everything. Get there early, because it may be a long wait for their pancakes paired with benedict eggs, berries, crème fraîche, and syrup, or bacon and a slice of French toast. You can sit outside on their terrace and the service, even at the high time, is excellent. Is it worth the wait? Come on in and find out why so many people think so!
Address: Carrer Ciutat de Granada, 44
Spain is a great country for cooking and gastronomy, and Catalonia, in particular, is known for some of the best of it. They can take anything and make a masterpiece out of it. For the pancake lovers, Barcelona has several of those places where they convert the normal ingredients and add a flavor to them that is quite original. Go ahead and take your cravings to one of these recommended restaurants.
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