Best Breakfast in Barcelona

This blog post was originally posted on October 26, 2016, and was updated on October 31, 2017.

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And we couldn’t agree more!

Breakfast in Barcelona is no exception! There are so many tasty options in the city that it can be hard to narrow down. Luckily, we here at Devour Barcelona are happy to help! Here’s where to find the best breakfast in Barcelona and start the day off right.

Find the best breakfast in Barcelona with our complete guide!

Granja Viader

Obviously, one of the best Spanish breakfasts in Barcelona is chocolate and churros! However, another sinfully delicious option is ensaimada with a suis. Enjoy the best of both worlds! Head to Granja Viader for some of the best breakfast in Barcelona with a side of history. This place has been in the family for five generations!

Address: Carrer den Xucla, 4-6

Holy yum, we are obsessed with Spanish hot chocolate, and there's no better place to get it than Granja Viader! Head there for one of the best breakfasts in Barcelona!
A delicious ensaimada pastry with a hot chocolate suis. Yes, this does actually exist. Head to Granja Viader!


Owned by Australians, the incredibly successful Federal has become a local favorite for top breakfast in Barcelona. As can be seen with their great coffee and a varied menu, we guarantee you will love your first meal of the day! Check out both locations in the Gothic Quarter and Sant Antoni neighborhoods.

Address: Carrer del Parlament, 39 & Passatge de la Pau, 11

Can Tosca

Want to try the quintessential Spanish breakfast in Barcelona? Look no further than the wonderful family-run Can Tosca, where you will find locals munching away at sandwiches rubbed with tomato and olive oil, filled with Spanish cured meats, cheeses, and other delectable bites!

Address: Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 77

We love authentic spots like Can Tosca for a great breakfast in Barcelona!
Head to Can Tosca to have breakfast with locals!

Brunells Pastisseria

No compilation of the best breakfast in Barcelona would be complete without the best xuixo in Barcelona! And we are absolute die-hard fans of the croissants at our favorite tea shop and bakery. A famous pastry shop in the Born neighborhood that has been there since 1852. Get them to go, or head next door to enjoy them with a coffee in a beautiful authentic tea-shop.

Address: Carrer de la Princesa, 22


Okay, so it’s not technically a typical Spanish or Catalan breakfast here but wow is it amazing! If you’re looking for the best breakfast in Barcelona—go here! And well, sometimes you just need to treat yourself to a giant pile of freshly cooked pancakes. If you don’t have a major sweet tooth—fear not! They have an amazing array of eggs cooked every way imaginable plus their freshly squeezed juices are to die for.

Address: Carrer del Comerç, 1, 08003

Make sure to visit Picnic in El Born for a delicious brunch on a Sunday in Barcelona! Or any day if you're looking for the best breakfast in Barcelona!
The delicious pancakes and fruit are too good to be missed here! Photo Credit: Misty Barker

Already hungry? Join Devour Barcelona guide Victoria for breakfast at Granja Viader and inside the Boquería market!

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