Brunch in Barcelona is all the rage. On a weekend, you can’t step out of your front door without finding a spot where you can fill up on the best food invention ever – breakfast and lunch rolled into one. Throw in some bloody marys, mimosas, and your weekend in Barcelona is set!
We have trawled the streets and found and tasted almost all the brunches on offer, and the following list offers restaurants that consistently present good brunch meals. Brunch may not be a very Catalan style of food in Barcelona, but if you are missing your french toast or eggs from back home, there are plenty of lovely bistros here that will make your belly full, possibly with a dash of Spanish flare and send you adventuring with loads of energy.
Avenue Bar – a sweet tiny space that gets packed on the weekend due to their great brunch specials with giant jug of bottomless mimosas. We dare you to try it!
Picnic – down near the citudella park, picnic has tables outside, serves up delicious pink lemonade and good food. Perfect before a summer siesta in the park under the trees.
Milk – possibly one of the first places to serve Brunch in Barcelona, before eggs benedict became a weekend way of life here, milk consistently brought it! Huge portions in cute surrounds, the bar is the original Brunch spot. It gets jammed full of weekenders, and there’s usually a queue, but it’s so worth it. They also make a mean cocktail if you happen to land up there in the evening.
Brunch & Cake – this is a brunch institution. open all week, and serving breakfast all day, every day, their eggs and waffles will satisfy your sweet tooth, and they have a good selection of healthy breakfast alternatives. Heck the last time we visited they even had Green eggs and Ham ala Dr. Seuss
Cafe Godot – neighborhood cafe that’s kid friendly. They have great brunch and lunch options, friendly staff and a baby changing table in the bathroom.
Can Dende – rated one of the best brunches in Barcelona on Yelp, and we can’t lie their unusual plates are getting high fives from all of us. Perhaps a little off the beaten path, but close to the beach and the Palo Alto market. If you are exploring Poble Nou, you hipster you, this place cannot, let’s say that again, CANNOT, be beat.
Granja Petibo – a wander up from the Arc de Triomf, the Petibo has delicious breakfast any day of the week, and their weekend brunch is good too! The menu changes, so you can always go back and try something new. An airy cafe with high ceilings and a good ambiance.