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Brunch in Barcelona: Top 10
30th of November 2013

Brunch in Barcelona: Top 10


As promised in a previous post some weeks ago, here’s my own ranking of Barcelona’s best spots to eat a good brunch.

I’m sure that there are plenty of other interesting places of which I don’t know about yet, so don’t hesitate to leave your comments below with your suggestions, addresses, etc.
Located in 19, Enric Granados street and very Sex-and-the-City, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing weekend brunch with your girlfriends. The French-inspired chic decoration and the brightness of the establishment will round up an excellent gastronomic experience. From cute colourful cupcakes and pancakes with fruit to exquisite savoury combinations, this place will satifsy everyone’s palate.
2. Milk
It’s a bit hidden in the Gothic quarter and you might have to wait for a while if you go at a busy time but the food and service are worth it. There’s a wide range of options (including fresh healthy smoothies), the portions are huge and the atmosphere is quite international. They also have a nice cocktail menu. Recommended for small groups due to space reasons.

Very New York-style, I’d say it’s more frequented by expats than by locals. Eggs benedict, eggs florentine, pancakes, Italian appetizers and much more in different brunch deals.  The service is a bit slow, but who goes to eat brunch in a rush anyway?
I just love Woki. If this post was about my top 10 restaurants in Barcelona, I’d put it higher than the 4th place. I personally like having brunch in other places than Woki because until recently I have spent maaaany lunch breaks there, but they do have a mini brunch menu filled with organic goods such as yogurt with musli and fruit, fresh orange juice, toasts with mermelade, etc.
Italian style focacceria and cafeteria chain, with over 10 establishments across the city. Cozy atmosphere thanks to the rural chic décor and the chill out background music. They have creative focaccias and delicious desserts and snacks (such as flapjacks with yogurt, my favourite) that will make you go back for a quick lunch or for an afternoon tea with friends. The Buenas Migas establishment in Barceloneta is perfect to sock up some winter sun.
Vegeterian cuisine since 1979 in a very centric location. All the ingredients they use are organic and their brunch offer is international with a Mediterranean and healthy twist. The place is warm and inviting (it can get crowded to the point in which you have to queue to pay), good also for lunch on a week day.
Organic pancakes with mango and strawberries

 

Wholemeal croissant with butter and jam
Living near Starta Bakery makes me one lucky girl. This place is quite new but very eye-catching, its cute window full of cakes won’t leave you indifferent when you walk by. They offer many Argentinian-inspired treats, all home made, without any preservatives, such as alfajores, cakes filled with dulce de leche and even several kinds of empanadas. For week day mornings they have many breakfast deals, and Saturday and Sunday are the days in which you can enjoy their appetizing brunch buffet for a reasonable set price.
Another inviting cafeteria with a good brunch menu. It’s better to go early, before it gets crowded and noisy. The service (at least from my experience) is quite slow and could be friendlier, but the food is decent and some egg-based dishes are presented with a beautiful rural-touch way.
Right in front of Gaudí’s La Pedrera, the establisment belongs to a famous international chain, as you might already know. At the weekends they offer a brunch deal that consists of a set menu, including freshly squeezed orange juice, a hot drink, a selection of organic breads with jam and eggs. This place is a bit more pricey but the location is ideal for a posterior visit to Gaudí’s most famous building or to fuel up before a shopping day in Passeig de Gràcia.
10. Home
I bet you hadn’t stopped to think that your dining room (balcony/terrace for the lucky ones) can actually be a good meeting point for those dull winter Sundays. If each guests brings something, you will end up enjoying a nice brunch buffet without having to worry about the bill :)

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