If you’re looking for brunch in Barcelona I’ve got you covered! I love going out for brunch and have enjoyed some cracking Barcelona brunches over the years. There are tons of restaurants and cute cafes in Barcelona where you can fill up your belly with a relaxed brunch and/or cure your hangover from the night before. Of course, everyone has their own opinion on the best Barcelona brunch place so I’ve chosen my own personal favourites: Here is my pick for the best brunch Barcelona has to offer!
How to Choose A Place for Brunch in Barcelona
There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Barcelona serving up brunch and hearty breakfasts. I’ve chosen places that offer more than the traditional Barcelona breakfast of pastries or a bocadillo sandwich, with more international brunch dishes like avocado toast, eggs benedict and pancakes featured on the menus.
So, assuming you’re looking for this kind of brunch food in Barcelona, the next qualifier is location. You want somewhere that is either close to your accommodation or close to where you’re going to spend the rest of your morning (or afternoon if you’ve had a lie-in!). So, I’ve classified my favourite places according to where they are.
When it comes to brunch, Barcelona doesn’t mess around so this is definitely a work in progress as there are so many different options for brunch in Barcelona. I’m trying new places all the time, so if your fave isn’t on the list yet then let me know and I’ll head there as soon as I can!
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What is a Typical Barcelona Breakfast?
Brunch has only become popular in Barcelona fairly recently, with locals usually choosing a lighter breakfast instead of the American style brunch. A more traditional breakfast in Barcelona would be a coffee with a pastry or a bocadillo sandwich of serrano ham or tortilla (Spanish omelette).
There is a bakery on practically every corner of every street selling these kinds of breakfast, where you can take a seat inside or out on the terrace or grab and go if you’re in a hurry. The markets in Barcelona are another good place to find cafes selling breakfasts like this.
It’s hard to rate these simpler breakfasts, so, this article only focuses on the brunch Barcelona restaurants and cafes offer.
I’ve included addresses and opening times, but check on the details on Google maps before you go.
Best Brunch in Barcelona near Sagrada Família
Although the area around La Sagrada Familia has its fair share of tourist traps there are some excellent places here for brunch in Barcelona. If you’re here for lunch or dinner, check out the best restaurants near Sagrada Familia for more options.
Top Choice: MIAM Brunch Sagrada Familia
Carrer de València 423, open Wednesday to Sunday 9am till 4.30pm, closed Monday & Tuesday.
I loved this little brunch place. It’s a small café with 6 or 7 tables so on busy days you may have to wait but the staff are super friendly and the food is delicious and well presented. There is a laid-back ambience and the waitress was dancing with a little kid who was wandering around as the parents ate.
Scan the barcode on the table to view the menu (scroll down for the English version), which is quite small too but you should find something you fancy! Dishes include several kinds of pancakes, avocado toast, French toast and a breakfast burrito, as well as lighter breakfast items like yoghurt with fruit and chocolate-filled croissants.
My avocado toast with a poached egg wasn’t huge but it was enough for breakfast. If you have a big appetite go for the breakfast burrito which will satisfy even the hungriest or most hungover people!
There is a selection of coffees, juices and teas as well as a mimosa, and soy and oat milk is available for a small supplement.
Lilo Coffee Brunch (with Teddy Bears!)
C/ de la Diputació, 443. Open daily 9am-5pm.
If you want something delicious, beautifully presented and oh-so Instagram-friendly, then what better than brunch with a giant teddy bear?? Lilo is less than 10 minutes walk from La Sagrada Familia and is next to Monumental metro station.
Giant teddy bears sit among the diners, each given a chair of their own as if they were invited to brunch with you. They are very cute, and having some furry company certainly brought a smile to my face, so I would recommend this Barcelona brunch spot just for them!
However, the food is also gorgeous and actually tastes as good as it looks, with a simple but effective menu of avocado toast, poached eggs, waffles, pancakes and other tasty and healthy choices.
Most of the dishes are vegetarian with plenty of vegan options available too. The only meat I spotted on the menu was smoked salmon in the Mister Bagel and Salty One (waffles with smoked salmon, scrambled egg, avocado and vegan bacon in case you were wondering).
There are also very tasty-looking cakes and bakes at the counter and some light bites or starters including tequeños (Venezuelan cheese sticks) if you just want a nibble.
Drinks include fruit smoothies (I had the wild strawberry one which was delish) and fruit lemonades, as well as a range of coffees and fancy lattes, some of which come in cute bear cups.
Other Top Picks for Sagrada Familia Brunch Places
Cheese and Cake
Carrer de Lepant 257. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am till 3.30pm or 5pm, closed on Mondays.
Another small place but with a decent-sized menu, including several vegan options. Choose from a Full English Breakfast, pancakes, bagels and toasts, as well as coffees, juices and cocktails. Portions are generous.
Brunch & Cake Sagrada Familia
Plaça Sagrada Familia 21. Open daily from 9am to 5pm, 5.30pm on Fridays and weekends.
Brunch and Cake is a Barcelona brunch staple. It’s a chain of several venues around the city and it is popular with expats and visitors more than locals, but I was disappointed with my eggs benedict. The muffin and eggs were cold, and the whites were too hard to open without them sliding off the top of the avocado.
Portions are on the small side and prices are higher than most, so for me, this is an overrated brunch spot but other people seem to love it. Go figure.
Best Barcelona Brunch in Eixample
Billy Brunch Barcelona
Carrer de Bailèn 115, open daily 9.30am till 5pm
Billy Brunch is featured on most lists of the best brunch in Barcelona, so I had to check it out. It is a popular place, so go early or expect to wait in line for a table. I arrived around 10am on Sunday morning in October and managed to grab a solo spot at the bar straight away, but when I left there was a queue of people waiting.
There are several servers (I counted 5 which is a lot for Barcelona!) who will get you swiftly seated and fed, and the service was friendly and quick which is great considering how many people were waiting.
The menu is varied and includes several options for vegan brunch too. You’ll find a full English Breakfast here (including a veggie and vegan version), the ubiquitous Eggs Benedict, different kinds of pancakes, and healthy options such as an Açai bowl and Bircher Muesli.
To drink, choose from a selection of Detox Juices, a few cocktails (served by the glass or pitcher if you want a boozy brunch) as well as tea, coffee and hot chocolate. There are a couple of (very attractive) baristas who set to work on the drinks, serving up pretty pictures in the milky froth with style and panache.
I ordered the eggs benny with bacon, which was delicious although not as instagrammable as some of the other brunch restaurants in Barcelona. It did come with a side of potato wedges and salad, so it’s a good-sized portion.
I liked the vibe here, it was cool without being pretentious and all of the staff made me feel welcome. The music was good too, with Queen and Stevie Wonder providing the soundtrack to my meal.
While I’m not sure I would queue up to eat here I certainly enjoyed my breakfast and will be back – I see why it is a popular location for brunch in Barcelona!
Carrer del Consell de Cent 378, open daily from 9-5. No reservations.
EatMyTrip Brunch & Bakery Barcelona is a highly-rated brunch restaurant known for its creative and delicious dishes, which are inspired by different gastronomic cultures from around the world. It’s a popular place and you can’t book a table so there are often queues at weekends.
As well as seating indoors there is also a small terrace outside where you can enjoy your meal outside on the pedestrian street. There is a good selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, including sweet and savoury dishes, healthy bowls and a selection of cakes.
Some of the most popular items on the menu include Thai Eggs Benedict with Penang curry sauce, Guacascramble with scrambled eggs, avocado and smoked salmon, and Pancake Party which is for two to share and comes with a huge ball of fluffy pink cotton candy on top.
All the dishes are well presented and delicious, and go down very well with a jug of mimosas! If you are looking for a delicious and unique brunch in Barcelona, EatMyTrip is the place to go.
The Egg Lab
C/ del Bruc, 33. Open daily from 9 am to 4 pm during the week and 5 pm on weekends.
There are two locations of the Egg Lab, one in Sant Antoni and one in Eixample; I went to the Eixample one but they both have the same menu and the same great reviews.
The Eggs Benedicts are the stars of the menu here, with variations including duck confit, chicken curry and pulled pork with bacon, as well as the usual salmon and bacon options. You can also choose from avo toast, pancakes, and tequeños, among others.
Drinks include juices, coffees and matcha lattes as well as cocktails like mimosas and mojitos. Service was decent, and there are tables inside and outside on the terrace.
Faire – Vegan & Vegetarian Brunch in Barcelona
C/ de Girona, 81. Open weekends 9am till 5pm, weekdays from 9am till 4pm.
A lovely vegan and vegetarian brunch place with a cool chill vibe. There were nice touches like the QR code for the menu stuck on an old cassette tape, and fresh edible flowers in the smoothies.
Everything on the menu is vegan or vegetarian and there are options to add plant-based “meat” like bacon or sausage so meat-eaters will be happy here too. I chose the Avocado Eggs Benedict, which was delicious.
The portions aren’t huge, there are no sides to bulk up the dish, but I loved the thick bread used instead of a usual muffin. I also ordered a lovely fruit smoothie and a bonus of relatively small portions meant I had room for an Incredible Cookie, which really did live up to its name!
It gets busy so come early or expect to queue. You might get a table at the bar opposite where staff prepare the drinks – it’s a bit cramped and noisy with the blender but fun watching them work, and I was happy not to wait.
Other Top Picks for Brunch in Eixample
KILELE Brunch & Cocktails
Carrer de València 349. Open weekends 9am till 4pm, weekdays from 9.30am except Tuesday when it is closed.
Just around the corner from Billy Brunch, this cute café serves up tasty brunch dishes without the hype and queues of people. The menu includes brunch classics like avocado toast and eggs benny but also Latin American specialities like pulled pork arepas and tequeños.
They do lose a point for poaching eggs in a poacher so they come out in a weird shape but it still tastes good!
Café Equilibrium – Vegan Brunch in Barcelona
Carrer de València 352. Open daily 9am till 4pm
This vegan restaurant has a great menu for vegan brunch in Barcelona and is right across the street from Billy Brunch. There’s something to please everyone here so even meat-eaters won’t be disappointed by the tasty plant-based dishes, including Avocado Toast, Vegan Full English Breakfast, pancakes and porridge.
C/ de Roger de Flor, 220. Open daily 9am till 9pm.
This swanky-looking gastropub serves a tasty brunch in Barcelona, although the portions aren’t large. My eggs benedict with serrano ham was delicious, but small – and the garnish of two cherry tomatoes was a bit disappointing. My drink also arrived when I was half-way through my meal. Very tasty but there are better options nearby.
The Best Brunch in the Gothic Quarter
I used to live in the Gothic Quarter so spent many a late morning in search of a tasty brunch to cure my hangover.
Milk Bar & Bistro
C/ d’en Gignàs, 21. Open daily, timings vary but usually from 9am to 3.30/4.30pm and again from 7pm for dinner.
A Barcelona brunch institution, Milk has been serving up hearty breakfasts and brunches since 2005, and was one of the pioneers of brunch in the city. I love it here, where brunch is served every day of the week, and you can come back in the evening for tapas and cocktails too!
There is a large and varied menu for brunch, ranging from a skinny matcha omelette to breakfast burgers, including a range of pancakes, bagels, salads and several different types of eggs benedict. The portions are generous, and the eggs benedicts come with a side of crispy potatoes too.
If you need some hair of the dog there are some tasty breakfast cocktails to choose from, as well as virgin cocktails, smoothies and juices, and good coffee.
You can’t book a table here, so show up early if you can, or if you can’t face the wait for a table try Benedict next door!
Other Top Picks for Brunch in El Gotico
The Benedict Brunch Barcelona
C/ d’en Gignàs, 23. Open daily from 9am – 5pm on weekends, and from 9.30 am till 4pm during the week.
A solid brunch offering, although for me not quite as good as Milk. I suspect they do very well though as they are right next door, so they’re a good choice if there is a long wait for a table at Milk. The menu includes typical Barcelona brunch staples like eggs benedict (as you would expect with the name!).
Ptge. de la Pau, 11. Open daily 9am – 4.30pm.
A lovely open space, Federal is a nice cafe to work in, and to eat in. Named after a small town in Northern New South Wales, Australia, this is brunch in Barcelona Aussie-style. There are two different Federals in the city, but I’ve only been to this one as it was just around the corner from my apartment!
Simple, tasty dishes range from eggs on toast (with a variety of extras available to pimp your eggs including vegemite!), breakfast burgers, pancakes, avocado toast and eggs benny.
Round off your meal with a selection of juices, smoothies, teas, coffees, hot elixirs, or something alcoholic if you fancy.
The Best Brunch in El Raval
C/ del Pintor Fortuny, 31. Open daily 9.30 am – 5 pm during the week and from 9 am at weekends.
Another fantastic brunch Barcelona staple, Caravelle serves up classic brunch dishes with a twist, including healthy options like a tahini toasted granola bowl or a breaky salad bowl, and indulgent treats like smoked pulled pork eggs bennedict, huevos rancheros and creamy baked eggs.
I chose the huevos rancheros and while it might not be picture perfect it tasted delicious! If you go in the afternoon, a wider menu is available from 1 pm to 4 pm. Gluten free bread is available as an option too.
Drinks include coffees, smoothies, cocktails and a selection of craft beers from Caravelle’s own brewery.
Other Top Picks for Brunch in Raval
Flax and Kale
C/ dels Tallers, 74b. Open daily from 9 am to midnight, brunch served from 9 am to 5 pm.
A fabulous option for vegetarian brunch in Barcelona, Flax and Kale is a flexitarian restaurant where most of the menu is vegetarian or vegan, with a few fish dishes in the mix. I haven’t been here for brunch but I hear it’s fantastic, and I do love their vegan black rice.
Other great options for brunch in Raval include Tropico, Morning Glory and Fat Schmuck, all of which are on my list to try!
Best Barcelona Brunch in Poble Nou
Poble Nou is a cool neighbourhood away from the typical tourist areas. It’s close to the beach and if you’re visiting Poble Nou Cemetary (one of Barcelona’s hidden gems) then brunch here is always a good idea.
C/ de la Ciutat de Granada, 44. Open 10am-4pm Thursday to Monday, closed Tuesday & Wednesday.
Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict. That’s all you need to know! Seriously though, this place is amazing. Can Dende is a trendy restaurant in Poble Nou, known for its modern and creative Mediterranean cuisine and this is in my top 3 Barcelona brunch places.
It’s a popular choice for both locals and tourists, with brunch dishes like eggs benedict with various toppings, savoury and sweet pancakes, burgers and bagels. Their fruity homemade lemonades are delicious too. It’s not a large place, so you may have to wait for a table; there are some outside and inside.
If you prefer your brunch to include a DJ banging out tunes then check out Brunch Elektronik. This outdoor festival runs every Sunday over the summer, and frequently throughout the year too. DJs include top names like Fatboy Slim and Idris Elba, and tickets do sell out when there are big names performing.
Food is offered by various street food vendors so it isn’t your usual Barcelona brunch! As well as the main Brunch event there is a separate area just for families called Petit Brunch so it is a great place to hang out, eat some tasty food from various stalls and listen to music.
Barcelona Brunch Elektronik venue is hosted at Jardins de Joan Brossa, a park at Montjuic with plenty of shady trees to escape the heat. Check the official website for more details.