The Catalan capital is home to stunning Gaudi architecture, vibrant nightlife, and beautiful street markets and entertainers on the world-famous Las Ramblas. It is also a city that is serious about food. From traditional Spanish eateries to English and American-themed cafes, breakfast and brunch is a laid-back affair in this beautiful city by the sea. So grab yourself some Spanish coffee and get stuck in!
In the evening you can also go on a search for the best paella in Barcelona.
Brunch & Cake
The most famous breakfast venue in all of Barcelona certainly lives up to its hype, in this French styled restaurant serving up classic dishes with a whimsical twist. Cute and cosy surroundings, a large outdoor patio area and generous plates of Instagram worthy recipes make a visit to Brunch & Cake a must on your visit to Barcelona. Diners particularly love the spinach bowls, eggs Benedict with lobster hollandaise, the bacon and scrambled eggs bagels and the coconut bread, as well as the fresh juices and black vanilla coffees.
- Carrer d’Enric Granados, 1908007 Barcelona
- +34 936 200287
- Monday – Sunday 09.00AM – 9:30PM
A cosy and quaint cafe in the centre of the city, with a welcoming ambience and super friendly staff. Alsur Cafe serves up homemade delights cooked using the very best local ingredients. Diners here loved the relaxed feel of the cafe and menu favourites include the corn, cheddar and bacon pancakes, the chicken and waffles, the eggs florentine and the wide selection of innovation and unusual breakfast smoothies and juices.
- Carrer de Roger de Llúria, 2308010 Barcelona
- +34 936 241 577
- Monday – Sunday 09.00AM – 9:30PM
A small bar-cafe just a short walk from La Rambla, that offers a quiet alternative to the busters cafes in the main squares and avenues. Caravelle serves up a creative twist on traditional Catalonian food. Diners come from all around the city to enjoy eggs Benedict with pulled pork, the Full Spanglish breakfast, the house-style Caravelle Huevos Rancheros and the ricotta pancakes, as well as locally brewed coffee.
- Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 3108001 Barcelona
- +34 933 179 892
- Monday – Thursday 09.30AM – 12:30AM, Friday 09.30 – 01.00AM, Saturday 10.00AM – 01.00AM and Sunday 10.00AM – 5.00PM
Milk Bar & Bistro
Designed to look and feel like an opulent living room, The Milk Bar & Bistro has a friendly, upmarket feel and offers a diverse and creative menu. A lively hotspot at night, breakfast and brunch are designed very much with relaxation in mind. Diners like to linger over a long lazy breakfast and treat themselves to eggs Benedict and the chorizo hash, Huevos Rancheros and The Milk Fry Up as well as the super frothy coffees and delicious fresh juices.
- Carrer d’en Gignàs, 2108002 Barcelona
- +34 932 680 922
- Sunday – Thursday 09.00AM – 02.00AM, Friday and Saturday 09.00 – 03.00AM,
A super cute, franchise cafe where working on your laptop is definitely encouraged. Federal Cafe offers an Antipodean vibe and an innovative menu, served up in modern surroundings in the heart of the city. Diners loved the croissant with tomato, provolone, and rocket, pancakes with bananas, nuts and maple syrup, the eggs Benedict with spinach and the bacon morning burger, as well as the lychee iced tea and Tommy’s green breakfast juice and freshly ground coffee.
- Carrer del Parlament, 3908015 Barcelona
- +34 931 873 607
- Monday – Thursday 08.00AM – 11.00PM, Friday and Saturday 09.00 – 01.00AM and Sunday 09.00AM – 9.30PM
An eclectic little cafe with plenty of rustic touches, Granja Petitbo offers a classic breakfast and brunch menu with Spanish flair. Perfect for working quietly on your laptop, or joining up with friends and family, the Granja Petitbo is a hidden gem in the heart of the city. Guests particularly enjoyed the poached eggs with Iberio ham, the scrambled eggs with salmon, the chocolate pancakes and the Huevos Rancheros, as well as the freshly made Austin juice with apple, orange and carrot and freshly ground coffees.
- Passeig de Sant Joan, 8208009 Barcelona
- +34 932 656 503
- Monday – Friday 09.30AM – 11.00PM, Saturday 10.00AM – 11.30PM and Sunday 10.00AM – 5.00PM
El Quim de la Boqueria
El Quim de la Boqueria is a very popular eatery located on La Rambla itself. Perfect for a hot steaming cup of coffee, or a hearty plate of tradition breakfast, this is a prime spot for watching the world go by. Just in front of a busy market, this food stall with bar seating serves up the first fresh produce. Serving up innovative breakfast dishes, customers really enjoyed the baby squid with eggs and grilled sardines, the ham, eggs and potatoes, the spinach and mushroom omelettes and the traditional sausage and beans.
- La Rambla, 91Mercat de la Boquera 08001 Barcelona
- +34 933 019 810
- Monday12.300PM – 4.00PM, Tuesday – Thursday 07.00AM – 4.00PM, Friday 07.00AM – 5.00PM and Saturday 07.00AM – 5.00PM Closed on Sundays
If you like to eat donuts for breakfast, then you will love the freshly made, steaming hot Spanish Churros on offer here. Churrería Laietana is a legendary eatery and one of the most popular in Barcelona. Serving up authentic, light and fluffy Churros with Spanish style “hot chocolate” – melted dark chocolate turned into a dipping sauce – a visit here is about savouring the chocolatey goodness and forgetting about the calories. Churros are freshly made throughout the day, but you may have to queue to get some.
- Via Laietana, 4608003 Barcelona
- +34 932 681 263
- Monday- Friday 07:00AM – 1:00PM then 4:30PM – 8:30PM and Sundays 08.30AM – 1.00PM Closed on Saturdays
Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, The Benedict offers English and European style breakfast food served up in cute and cosy surroundings with a London theme. Offering heart plates of breakfast fare, customers here love the Iberico Benedict, the homestyle potatoes, eggs with mozzarella, tomato and pesto and the Mexicana omelette with chorizo, as well as the Full English style fry-up. The Benedict also serves up a wide variety of eggs Benedict dishes as well as freshly brewed coffee and a selection of tea and juices.
- Carrer d’en Gignàs, 2308002 Barcelona
- +34 932 507 511
- Monday- Friday 09:00AM – 4:00PM, Saturday 09.00AM – 02.30PM and Sundays 09.00AM – 6.00PM
A comfortable and cosy restaurant with plenty of outdoor seating, The Firebug has a laid back vibe and a modern menu. With good sized portions compared to the usual traditional Spanish tapas style dishes, you will leave here with a full belly. Diners enjoyed the eggs Benedict with crab, the Huevos Rancheros, the French toast with blackberry sauce and the pancakes, as well as the Brunch style bloody Mary’s and rich espresso coffees.
- Passeig de Sant Joan, 2308010 Barcelona
- +34 932 440 209
- Monday- Thursday 09:00AM – 2:00PM, Friday – Sunday 09.00AM – 03.00AM
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