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The Best Places for Brunch in Barcelona

Once a classic American weekend tradition, brunch has become a popular meal throughout Europe and especially in Barcelona. What better way to start your weekend than with a late morning feast of your favorite breakfast items? Read this guide to discover the best brunch spots in town so you can really finish your week the right way.

The Best Places for Brunch in Barcelona


Brunch & Cake

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This Barcelona hit has become a phenomenon amongst both visitors and locals. Admired for their organic, original and always delicious menu items, Brunch & Cake never ceases to deliver a fantastic and worthwhile meal. Just minutes away from Plaça Catalunya, this central spot is the perfect place to take your appetite, and the whole family. We highly recommend you don’t leave without trying the eggs Benedict on waffles, and of course any of their signature cakes – especially the banana bread cheesecake!

Carrer Enric Granados, 19

Take the metro L2, L3 or L4 to Passeig de Gràcia.

Alsur Café

The Best Places for Brunch in Barcelona

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Forget you’re in the heart of the Barcelona commotion and step into Alsur Café, a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. You may be skeptical about the unusual menu items, but trust the kitchen and it is bound to deliver. A classic bestseller is the waffle grilled cheese, but if you’re in the mood for something on the lighter side, their egg dishes and quinoa bowls are extremely tasty and will give you that burst of energy you’re looking for.

Carrer de Roger de Llúria, 23

Take the metro L2, L3 or L4 to Passeig de Gràcia.



You might not notice Caravelle at first, tucked into El Raval, but once you do you’ll be glad you found it. An organic-style restaurant, Caravelle is perfect for a casual but delicious brunch in Barcelona. This place is worth the wait, and you might want to go with a group so you can get one of their famous burgers ‘for the table.’ The chefs at Caravelle hold themselves to the standard that if they cannot make it, they won’t buy it or sell it. You can trust that the food you’re eating here is fresh, cooked with craft and thought that can hardly be beat.

Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 31

Take the metro L3 to Liceu

La Esquina

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If you’re looking for a healthy restaurant choice with allergy-accommodating menu items, La Esquina is your place. With a relaxed atmosphere and brunch that will keep you coming back for more, this destination is perfect for anyone in the near vicinity that has a craving for good food, like their classic avocado toast with poached eggs. Though placed in a notoriously touristy neighborhood, La Esquina will make you feel like a local eating local food. Be sure to stop by towards the beginning of your stay, so you have plenty of time to come back for more!

Carrer de Bergara, 2

Take the metro L1 or L3 to Plaça Catalunya

Can Dendê

The Best Places for Brunch in Barcelona

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Once referred to as ‘best brunch spot in town,’ on Tripadvisor, Can Dendê has amazing brunch dishes with drinks to match. The chefs here specialize in both sweet and savory food, and have created a menu to cater to any craving. The preparation of the food will have your mouth watering, as each dish is designed and presented with extreme care and artistry. When you’re there, you must try the pulled pork, made with a poached egg on pancakes. And of course, their Bloody Mary will never disappoint. Hopefully you have enough time to snap a picture before you can resist taking your first bite!

Carrer Ciutat de Granada, 44

Take the metro L4 to Llacuna


The Best Places for Brunch in Barcelona

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Once you’ve conquered the long line of people waiting to be seated, Milk’s menu alone will make you hungry. Adding a twist to Spanish favorites, Milk Bar and Bistro looks, feels and tastes like you’re in Spain. You’ll be especially pleased with the huevos rancheros and the ramen burger. The exquisitely filling dishes combined with the cozy, living-room type atmosphere might put you in a food coma after your meal, but it’ll be the best sleep you’ve had in weeks! And after your brunch, be sure to walk around the twisty turns of those hidden Barcelona streets where few cars or motorcycles can pass. You’re sure to find something worthwhile.

Carrer d’en Gignas, 21

Take the metro L4 to Jaume I

The Best Places for Brunch in Barcelona


This article was written by Sophie Cheston, a student from New York and a writer for apartment rental company AB Apartment Barcelona. To find out more about the best places to eat in Barcelona, visit their blog.