Barcelona’s brunch scene is growing more and more each day, and you can find places that serve the much loved breakfast and lunch combination all over the city, meaning it can sometimes get difficult to choose where to eat. These are just a few of our favourite brunch spots in Barcelona!
Named after an adorable Jack Russell from the Poblenou neighbourhood (Dendê), this cool Brazilian brunch restaurant is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. With brunch classics like eggs benedict, quirkier dishes such as the bacon bagel with egg, spinach, onion and ruffle potatoes and, of course, sweet treats like dulce de leche pancakes with berries, Can Dendê truly has something for everyone! The interior is industrial-style yet also classic, with metal and wooden furniture, chalkboard menus and plenty of greenery. Be sure to get there early, as there is often a queue (it’s just that good!), especially on a Sunday. However, as you wait to be seated, the staff will go the extra mile to ensure you are comfortable, offering to take your drinks order and providing menus so that you can decide what you want as you wait. What’s more, this brunch hotspot is also pet friendly, so you can bring man’s best friend along with you as you indulge in Can Dendê’s delightful dishes – we’re sold!
Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada 44, 08005 Barcelona
Milk Bar & Bistro
Situated amongst the Gothic Quarter’s winding streets, Milk is a cosy brunch spot that should definitely be on your list when in Barcelona! With its plush handmade sofas, antique chandeliers and stylish wallpaper by 50s designer Florence Broadhurst, this cute establishment is perfect for when you fancy some top notch food and friendly service in a laid-back environment. The menu offers a variety of different brunch dishes varying from stacks of American pancakes, bagels topped with your favourite ingredients and eggs – cooked in every way possible. Additionally, they use fresh, local produce purchased daily from the famous Boquería market, to ensure their dishes are bursting with flavour and freshness. Alternatively, if you prefer al fresco dining, be sure to check out Firebug, Milk’s sister brand. Situated in Eixample, the menu here is almost identical and the restaurant makes for a great spot to grab a bite during the summer! Marmalade, located in the Raval neighbourhood, is yet another of Milk’s sister restaurants which also offers brunch, however they only serve it on the weekend, as they put more focus into their evening meal menu – which is also to die for!
Milk: Carrer d’en Gignàs 21, 08002 Barcelona
Firebug: Passeig de Sant Joan 23, 08010 Barcelona
Marmalade: Carrer Riera Alta 4-6, 08001 Barcelona
Brunch & Cake
Possibly Barcelona’s most ‘instagrammable’ brunch spot, Brunch & Cake, is the perfect fix for the more health-conscious diner, or for those with a craving for sweet treats – hence the ‘cake’ part! With a few different branches across Barcelona, there’s plenty of opportunity to treat yourself in one of their cool establishments. From their brunch classics, such as scrambled eggs and pancakes, to their hearty porridge with cinnamon and fruit, there’s something for even the pickiest of eaters at Brunch & Cake. Unsurprisingly, their cakes are also to die for – expect sumptuous carrot cake, rich red velvet and indulgent chocolate fudge cake which can also be found at their deli-style ‘cakeaway’ store, Cup & Cake in the Raval neighbourhood (our mouths are already watering at the thought). Additionally, they offer a wide range of yummy superfood smoothies and natural juices to refuel your energy levels after a long day of exploring the city. Whatever you order, we guarantee you won’t find a more colourful brunch in Barcelona!
Brunch & Cake
Carrer d’Enric Granados 19, 08007 Barcelona
Carrer del Rosselló 189, 08036 Barcelona
Avinguda Diagonal 557, 08029 Barcelona (in L’illa Diagonal shopping centre)
Brunch & Cake by the Sea: Passeig de Joan de Borbó 5, 08003 Barcelona
Cup & Cake: Carrer dels Tallers 79, 08001 Barcelona
A favourite amongst both locals and tourists alike, Alsur Café has branches in Both Eixample and El Born. The drinks menu offers a variety of different of coffees, teas and juices, as well as their famous ‘brunchtails’, which are special cocktails created by Alsur to accompany your brunch. Top tip – the oreo drink is to die for! As well as this, their brunch menu is extensive and offers plenty of classics, as well as their own signature dishes such as red velvet waffles and avocado toasts. Additionally, their mouthwatering cake selection is openly displayed in the café, making it almost impossible to turn down a slice of sweet-tooth heaven! The interior has a modern Mediterranean influence, with plenty of comfortable seating, colourful pillows, warm lighting and an overall cosy and welcoming atmosphere. What’s more, the café also has several deli branches dotted around the city, for those days where you don’t fancy sitting inside but still want to take the flavours of Alsur home with you. The trendy brunch spot has a well-known tagline advertised on their windows which reads ‘’lo que quieras, cuando quieras’’, which is Spanish for ‘’what you want, when you want’’…and this is most certainly reflected in the attentive customer service, and of course – the food!
Eixample: Carrer de Roger de Llúria 23, 08010 Barcelona
El Born: Plaça de Sant Cugat, 08003 Barcelona
Palau (El Born): Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt 4, 08003 Barcelona
Backdoor bar (El Born): Carrer de la Ribera 18, 08003 Barcelona
Located just a short walk from Parc de la Ciutadella in the trendy El Born district, Picnic’s American-Spanish fusion menu is sure to impress any brunch-lover. From traditional pancakes and French toast, to tasty huevos rancheros and poached eggs with duck confit, you’ll be sure to find something you love. What’s more, their menu changes with the seasons, ensuring the dishes are made with the freshest, in-season ingredients cooked in the most creative ways! Also, if you fancy your meal with a kick, be sure to try the sweet iced tea or the pink lemonade cocktails, which are especially refreshing during the summer seasons in Barcelona. The restaurant’s interior is modern and fresh, decorated with pastel hues and neutral colours, as well as plenty of plants, making the perfect daytime relax-zone. Picnic serve brunch from Friday to Sunday, but if you can’t make these days, not to worry! They also offer a tasty menú del día during the rest of the week.
Carrer del Comerç 1, 08003 Barcelona
Situated in Barcelona’s buzzing Gothic Quarter as well as in the trendy Sant Antoni district, Federal Café is most definitely making its mark on Spain’s growing brunch scene, with branches in Barcelona, Madrid, Girona and Valencia. Inspired by a small town, named Federal, on the Binna Burra road between Possum Creek and Goonengerry in Australia, the restaurant has a minimalistic yet cool interior with trendy wooden furniture, quirky lightshades and plenty of natural light. Their simple but successful menu consists of traditional brunch and breakfast favourites along with plenty of tasty fresh juices, hot drinks and cocktails. A big hit for its spectacular cakes as well as its brunch (are you noticing a brunch with cake trend yet?). Federal Café is also the perfect spot to sit with a coffee and sweet treat as you relax and take in the afternoon sun.