Our Top 5 Brunch Spots in Barcelona
If you’re visiting Barcelona anytime soon or if you live there, you’ll probably be very aware of the amount of places there are to have something to eat. But the search gets trickier when you’re trying to find a place to have brunch. They’re not that many options, as brunch isn’t a typical Spanish meal, but there are a few places in the city that are worth trying. Here’s an overview of some of the best ones.
1. Flax & Kale. Flax & Kale has to be “the brunch place” in Barcelona. The place is huge, and the interiors are amazing: think giant windows and plants all over. The food is all flexitarian, meaning that you’re not going to find any bacon, but there’re lots of options if you’re vegetarian or vegan and they also serve fish and eggs in some of their dishes. Must-haves? The “healthy veggie eggs benedict” and if you have a sweet tooth, you need to try the “healthy pancakes”. The only downside is that they only serve brunch on the weekends and you’ll probably have to wait to be seated because the place is so popular!
2. Picnic. Picnic is a small restaurant next to the famous Parc de la Ciutadella that serves brunch only on the weekends, like Flax & Kale. Their brunch menu is a bit more special, as it isn’t the traditional one: they serve cous-cous or chilaquiles but also the “normal” dishes like the avocado toast, pancakes or French toasts. You can also have different small dishes to try out different types of food (kind of tapa style), or full dishes, depending on how hungry you are and what you want to have. My favorites have to be the “Burratina” and the “Club sandwich”.
3. Federal Cafè. This hidden restaurant is definitely my favorite brunch spot in the whole city. It gets very busy on the weekends but on any other day you can work there and won’t be bothered by the noise. The waiters are very nice, the place is beautiful (marble tables!) and the best part? They serve brunch dishes every day of the week! When I go there with my friends I always recommend them the same: the avocado toast with the poached egg, the Tommy’s green smoothie and the bacon sandwich.
4. Lulu. Lulu is located in one of the coolest neighborhoods in Barcelona: the Born, that you’re probably going to visit anyways if you’re visiting the city. This little café is known for their healthy brunch dishes and for their cocktails, and they’ve just renovated the whole place, making it look cozier and brighter. And their smoothie bowls are to die for.
5. Trópico. You’ll understand why this small restaurant is on my top 5 list if you look for them on Instagram (@tropicobcn). They’re menu is all about fruits and veggies, as colorful as they can get, and they put a lot of effort and love into preparing the dishes (just take their smoothies decorated with flowers as an example). You can’t leave without having their dragon fruit smoothie and trying their pancakes. And taking a couple of pictures!