Brunch. Everyone’s favorite meal, combining sweet and savory comfort food and often a cheeky cocktail.
The term Brunch was coined in Britain in 1895 to describe a Sunday meal for “Saturday-night carousers” … of which there are of course many in Barcelona. While not a Spanish tradition, the city has a thriving brunch scene to satisfy every taste.
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Gabby’s is situated in the heart of Poblebou, near Nova Icària Beach. Named after the little brother of the founder, Gabby’s offers delicious and beautifully presented food along with specialty coffee, smoothies and cocktails. Above: Avocado Toast (Fresh smashed avocado on toasted sourdough bread with feta, cherry tomatos, homemade basil pesto and lime.)
Barcino Food Brunch
Above: Bagel Paris (cream cheese with cucumber and onion, arugula, smoked salmon, scrambled egg and guacamole.) Barcino Food Brunch is situated on a pretty corner across the street from the Escola Industrial. The restaurant specializes in brunch favorites like açai bowls, avocado toast, eggs benedict, pancakes and waffles, all made with a unique touch. Burgers, burritos, bravas, edamame, hummus, nachos and homemade cakes round out the menu. Dishes are made with much love 💕, expertise and high quality ingredients. To drink, try the poptails, cocktails, fresh juices and smoothies. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Founder and owner Sonia has created a superb brunch experience, with wonderful food and charming service!
The Hardware Société Barcelona
Hardware Société traces its orgins to Melbourne and has now expanded into Europe with outposts in Paris and Barcelona. They are on a mission to redefine what breakfast and brunch can be and succeeding with flying colours. The Fried Brioche (with meringue cloud, diplomat crème, mixed seasonal berries and hibiscus syrup) pictured above was incredible!
Cremat 11 is situated around the corner from the Picasso Museum and overlooks Plaça de Jaume Sabartés (Sabartés was a close friend of Picasso and also his secretary). Cremat 11 serves a delicious brunch as well as spanish tapas, cocktails, local wines and cava. Don’t miss the passion fruit pancakes and bring an appetite, because the portions are huge!
Hammock Juice Station
Hammock Juice Station specializes in serving all day breakfast, brunch, specialty coffee, fresh juices and acai bowls. Their delicious Shakshuka (eggs poached in a mixture of tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and garlic) makes the perfect start to the day.
La Papa Barcelona
La Papa is situated in a gorgeous minimalist space in L’Esquerra de l’Eixample. They offer a range of healthy, creative and inexpensive brunch dishes. Above: wholemeal Matcha waffles, mango and passion fruit cream, mascarpone, pistachios and fresh fruit.
Brunch & Cake
There´s healthy food and there’s delicious food. And then there is food that is both healthy and delicious, which is what comes to mind when I think of Brunch & Cake. Dishes are made by hand, using high quality ingredients. A small family business, Brunch & Cake now has 3 Barcelona locations.
EatMyTrip is the brainchild of Genia, a self-taught baker, recipe creator and a brunch foodie. She opened her restaurant in 2018 to share her passion for delicious, healthy, creative and beautiful food. The brunch menu includes classics like avocado toasts, eggs benedict, pancakes, waffles, acai, salads & savoury lunch bowls, smoothie bowls, fresh juices, cocktails. In addition, there are unique fusion dishes inspired by Genia’s travels across the globe. EatMyTrip also operates as a bakery and all pastries are made from scratch on site.
Bristol Gastropub and tea room has an atmosphere that is both elegant and cozy. Brunch options include healthy bowls, salads, organic eggs, crepes and pancakes. It offers a range of superfood drinks include matcha, spirulina, chia, pink pitaya. At the entrance there is a wonderful display of artisan pastry, made with Km0 products, without preservatives or additives.
Granja Petitbo is situated in an old dairy from the early twentieth century. The space now has chester sofas, large windows and high ceilings. Brunch dishes include classics such as huevos rancheros, eggs benedict, pancakes and french toast.
Situated deep in L’Esquerra de l’Eixample, Ugot has vintage charm and is famous for its brunch and homemade cakes. Above: Benedict Pha Ngan (roasted eggplant in honey and soy, bok choy, lime and miso hollandaise, taro chips, coriander and peanuts)
Picnic is a casual and fun restaurant near Arc de Triomf. The creation of an American, a Chilean and an Australian, Picnic is widely recognized as one of the best brunch spots in town. Above: Huevos Rancheros: Fried or scrambled eggs, Mexican tortillas, ranchero sauce, black beans, avocado, sour cream, green sauce, fresh salsa and cilantro.
Alsur Café has a wonderful terrace on Passeig de Picasso, beside the Parc de la Ciutadella. A local favorite with its cozy, laid back atmposphere, Alsur offers an impressive range of bowls, egg dishes, toasts, burritos, waffles and pancakes. Above: Choco-Banana Kaiser Pancakes with strawberries, banana, dulce de leche and maple syrup.
Böl specializes in fresh, healthy, balanced and delicious bowls. The restaurant was inspired by the lack of fast, freshly prepared and healthy food options in Barcelona.
El Arbol has two locations, one in the Dreta de l’Eixample and one in L’Esquerra de l’Eixample. They do a great brunch and are famous for their cakes.
Caravelle serves all-day brunch, craft coffee, dinner and cocktails along with their beer brewed in Barcelona at Caravelle Brewery. Pictured: Vegetarian Bennie (avocado, spinach, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce).
Salero is housed in a beautiful space, with white tones and plenty of natural light from large open windows. The Vila de Gràcia based retaurant serves brunch, creative vegetarian dishes, salads and Asian fusion cuisine.
Little Fern is a neighborhood hotspot, drawing inspiration from New Zealand’s thriving cafe culture. Healthy food is paired specialty coffee, signature wellness lattes, cold pressed juices and signature breakfast cocktails. For me, I think this was the most delicious brunch of all during my tests. Pictured above: The Fritters (sweetcorn and courgette fritters, avocado smash, rocket, pico de gallo, beetroot tzatziki).
Another lively spot in Poblenou, Can Dendê serves Brunch con amor. Don’t miss the fruity pancakes and homemade pink lemonade. Sidewalk seating available and just a couple of minutes from Llacuna metro (L4).
Auto Rosellon is situated on the glamorous Carrer d’Enric Granados. With big open windows and terrace seating, the ambience is great. The food here is of high quality and they have a variety of brunch options. Chef Ronit Stern says: “My passion in my profession is trying to convey emotions in my dishes, sharing my concerns with my suppliers and artisans, establishing links to obtain the best seasonal products.” Pictured above: The Auto Rosellon Bikini (I requested it with tomato instead of ham).
Trópico takes you on a trip around the world through the flavors of the tropics. Pictured above: the Arepa Veggie (cornmeal pancakes with black beans, avocado, ripe plantain and white cheese) along with the Thai Dragon Tail smoothie (red pitaya from Thailand, coconut milk and chia seeds, with coconut flakes and banana topping).
Flax & Kale
Self described as a healthy ‘flexitarian’ restaurant, Flax & Kale offers 80% plant based dishes with the remaining 20% of recipes containing oily fish, rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Flax & Kale serves brunch only on the weekend. Pictured above: the Açaí bowl.
The historic Velodromo is now owned by Catalan beer maker Moritz. Wonderfully large windows, chrome, wood and marble feature prominently in the art deco themed interior. Pictured above: Huevos estrellados.
OMA Bistró has a casual atmosphere, with good music and charming staff. Pictured above: Vegan Toast (sourdough bread, avocado, beetroot hummus, kale chips, mushrooms, and pepper).
Brunch essentials on Carrer de Bailèn in Eixample. Billy’s serves breakfast all day, 365 days a year. Pictured above: Classic English Breakfast (vegetarian version) and the Zahraa’s smoothie.
Faire serves vegetarian and vegan brunches in a charming and eclectic space. Dishes are made with fresh, carefully selected local and organic products wherever possible. An earth conscious restaurant, Faire promises to plant 1 tree per receipt. 6,909 trees have been planted to date! Above: homemade granola glazed with maple syrup, served on top of creamy local yoghurt (vegan yogurt optional), with fresh seasonal fruit.
Cafe Petit Pot
Petit Pot is a small coffee shop in the Dreta de l’Eixample, serving brunch, eggs, burgers, ceviche, patacones and pancakes. Above: Corn Blinis with avocado, pico de gallo and feta cheese.
Lilo Cafe offers a 2 course bottomless brunch with unlimited mimosas for €25. Milk Bar and CLUBHAUS are also popular among boozy brunch lovers.
The pancakes at Cremat 11 were the top in my experience. 🥇
Little Fern in El Poblenou has delicious gluten free dishes.
Faire Brunch has a vegan and vegetarian menu. At EatMyTrip most of the menu is vegetarian. Vegan and gluten free options are always present also. Eqvilibrivm Cafe specializes in a plant based brunch.
El Foco has a ‘drag brunch’ on Sundays called Bonnie Brunch.
Brunch is definitely a thing in Barcelona, with new restaurants constantly popping up and others adding brunch to their menus.