Whether you had one too many drinks exploring Barcelona’s nightlife, fancied a lie-in and missed the hotel buffet, or simply want to start the day off on a slower pace, you’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for breakfast in Barcelona.
From bacon and eggs to avocado on toast and perhaps even a Bloody Mary, you’ll find a restaurant or tapas bar for brunch on every corner.
But with so much choice, knowing where to go for your morning meal can be tough.
Below, we’ve rounded up eight of our favourite eateries to give you a helping hand…
With its natural light, high ceilings, vintage chairs and exposed brick walls, it’s clear that OMA Bistró is inspired by Berlin and London.
Situated on the Carrer del Consell de Cent, you’ll love its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, the perfect hotspot for catching up with friends after a busy night on the town.
As well as its fresh juices and quality coffee, we recommend Oma’s Brunch or their toasts, made with artisanal bread, avocado cream, coriander, parsley, pico de gallo, feta cheese, Lombardy and onion sprouts.
On the Carrer Ciudad de Granada, you’ll find Can Dendé, a small and charming restaurant that’s the perfect stop-off point for a bite to eat before a busy day. They specialise in brunch, offering four versions of Eggs Benedict, moreish banana pancakes, freshly-baked savoury snacks, and deli items that you can take away for lunch, like BBQ pulled pork sandwiches.
One of the things we love about Can Dendé is that, though it’s small, the owners recently expanded their venture and launched a garden, cultivating their own products. Ask for some produce grown locally and be sure to try one of their delectable Bloody Mary cocktails.
Wish you could be in two places at once? At Federal Café, you can be – at least, technically!
Inspired by and named after the small town in New South Wales, Australia, Federal keeps things simple with coffee made with fresh, pure milk and wholesome brunch options such as muesli, deconstructed Eggs Benedict, crunchy croissants, avocado salads, and much more.
If you don’t want to be cooped up indoors on a morning, fear not. Federal offers an informal outdoor dining space so you can watch the world go by as you tuck into your breakfast.
If you don’t have the time or energy to create your own picnic to enjoy in open-air, head over to the aptly-named Picnic Restaurant for your brunch.
This unassuming eatery is home to country-kitchen bar stools, floral arrangements and relaxing music, offering a welcome retreat away from the hustle and bustle of life outside.
We recommend trying their pancakes with maple syrup and strawberries or their turkey club sandwich served with bacon, tomato, and avocado. But get there quick; this is a popular spot and gets super busy on a weekend.
Opened in 2017, the L’Artesana team are new kids on the block, but that doesn’t mean they can’t cook up a good brunch! Every weekday, they offer a ‘spoon’ breakfast, like traditional callos, a spicy stew that’s made with tripe. You’ll also find a delicious eggs benedict, sandwiches made with seasonal ingredients, as well as ham, cured sausages, and salads.
If you’re staying for lunch, we’d recommend their mackerel with celery and cauliflower dish, and their croquettes are world-famous if you fancy a bit on the side. From the first appetiser to your coffee, everything is done with love, a smile, and attention to detail; L’Artesana cares.
Located in the Raval, the Caravelle restaurant is quite clearly inspired by Shoreditch in London and offers a bright, minimalistic space to start your day, with a friendly smile for free.
Offering one of the best brunches in the area, diners can choose between home-toasted muesli with passion fruit yoghurt, fresh berries and toasted almonds, Moroccan-style baked eggs or corn fritters with poached eggs, avocado and fresh rocket pesto, or their signature coconut French Toast served with strawberries and ice cream. Our mouths are watering!
If you want to do brunch right, you’ve got to visit La Desayunería. They describe themselves as “breakfast specialists, all day,” with a store in the famous neighbourhood of Sant Antonin, in front of the Sant Antoni Market, and a second store in Comte D’Urgell. They even offer a home delivery service through the Eixample Barcelonés area, so if you’re too hungover or too tired to make a trip to their restaurant, you can enjoy a delicious pancake from your bed.
Their dough and syrup are homemade with a unique recipe, and every Thursday, they offer sweet pancakes for just €4 with syrup. Add bacon or strawberries for an extra special kick.
The Brunch at the Majestic Hotel: THE brunch in Barcelona
Recognised by the Villégiature Awards as the offering the “Best Hotel Breakfast in Europe,” you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to start your day than at the Majestic Hotel, just a three-minute walk from Casa Batlló. Served on the first floor of the hotel and overseen by consultant chef Nandu Jubany, Majestic’s breakfast buffet combines the highest quality products, the healthy Mediterranean diet, and international flairs to provide one of the most renowned buffets in Europe, offering fruits, juices, cheeses, salads, cereals, and hot dishes.
If that wasn’t enough, the hotel hosts a Majestic Brunch on Sundays, available for €59 per person, offering a “dynamic gastronomic experience” unlike any other. Diners can choose from a selection of Catalan and Iberian pork cold cuts, as well as salads, cod, oysters, king prawns, cockles, clams, mussels, cheeses, fruits, eggs, mushrooms, and more. Wow!
For foodie lovers, Barcelona offers much more than just breakfast. If you’re looking to explore every nook and cranny of the city’s food markets, tapas bars, and wineries, you’ll love our foodie tours in Barcelona.
Get in touch today to find out more and we’ll create a bespoke experience for you and your guests, guaranteed to leave you with a full stomach!