The best brunches in Barcelona

10 Feb 2019 Maria Di Mario no responses

You’ve been teaching all week, it’s Sunday morning and you want some eggs. Good news – in the last few years Barcelona has embraced brunch with gusto, and there are great breakfast places all over town, all with their own spin on brunch. Read on for our tried-and-tested Barcelona brunch recommendations! 

Morning Glory

The punny name just makes us love Morning Glory all the more! Recently opened in a Raval backstreet, this cafe is a glorious brunch spot. With an extensive brunch menu, delicious cold-pressed juices and a great selection of hot drinks, it’s a winner whether you want a traditional Eggs Benedict on an English muffin or something more out there, like the bikini with white truffle oil. Save a space for dessert – the cakes are all made by the owner’s mum! 

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El petit mos 

If you’re a bit of a gourmand, you need to hit up this breakfast spot in Sant Antoni for their inventive twists on eggs benedict. Black hollandaise sauce made with squid ink, eggs with truffle oil, pulled pork on the side – you won’t be able to choose! They also have a nice line in breakfast cocktails and juices – perfect for an indulgent weekend treat. 

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La Desayuneria  

There’s a line outside the door every weekend, but don’t choose La Desayuneria unless you’re bringing your appetite! Here brunch has a distinctly American vibe, with a menu that features generous portions of waffles, fried chicken, cheesy fried eggs and pancakes whichever way you’d like them. The milkshakes will fill you up even more but they are seriously worth it! 

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Marmalade

Save Marmalade for a sunny day – it’s surprisingly difficult to find a good brunch place with a nice terrace but Marmalade hits the spot! They have an extensive brunch menu with brunch classics but also burgers and salads, so it’s a good destination if you’re brunching with a picky friend! The bar does a great Bloody Mary if you’re in need of hair of the dog, and they’ve just started a Brunch and Beats event with the DJs from Glove Party, so it’s a good way to kick off a party weekend. 

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Federal Café

Another great sunny day destination, it’s worth heading along early to Federal Café for one of their rooftop tables – competition is fierce for those leafy breakfast spots! The brunch menu features all the classics, as well as some delicious sandwiches, and they serve great coffee. There are also vegan pastries available for anyone who follows a plant-based diet. 

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The Juice House 

If you can’t get a table at Federal Café, don’t worry – The Juice House is just along the road! Their flexitarian menu has something for everyone, with a selection of homemade vegan cakes that are to die for. Don’t leave without trying their homemade pink lemonade! 

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Caravelle

Caravelle is a brunch institution in Barcelona. It’s popular with the festival crowd, so expect a long wait for a table if you go in summer, though at this time of year the brunch service is a bit quieter. Expect inventive twists on brunch classics, with impeccable attention to detail. They also run their own micro-brewery next door so if you’re into craft beers, this is a perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon!

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