Where to Eat Brunch in Barcelona

This blog post was originally posted on September 23, 2014, and was updated on October 30, 2017.

If you had asked people in Spain what brunch was five years ago, you might have received some strange answers or blank stares.

But nowadays, brunch in Barcelona is becoming as much of a religion as anywhere else, enough so that the verb brunchear has been adopted as general Spanish slang! Here are some of our favorite places that take brunch just as seriously as we do.

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Federal Café

Trendy, fun and original are how you might describe this Austrailian-run brunch in Barcelona. Fantastic food combined with a breezy dining room and a rooftop terrace make this place a local favorite, and you won’t wonder why. From hearty egg and sausage breakfasts to lighter fruit and muesli options, and with good music and great service to boot, Federal Café is definitely worth the wait!

Address: Carrer del Parlament, 39

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Delicious toast at Federal Cafe!


If you’re in the mood for the most classic of brunches, don’t miss out on Picnic.  Located on the edge of the Born neighborhood near the Citadel Park, this bright dining room is packed on the weekends with fellow brunch fans sipping cocktails over crab cakes and eggs Benedict. Boasting an impressive menu that is based on seasonal, local ingredients. They also do it up without getting overly pretentious. Not your cheapest brunch, but everyone agrees that it’s an awesome value.

Address: Carrer del Comerç, 1

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 brunch in Barcelona!
The delicious pancakes and fruit are too good to be missed here! Photo Credit: Misty Barker

Café Emma

Despite the central location of this French cafe and bistro, it might be one of the lesser known options for brunch in Barcelona. With an adorable terrace and delicious tartines and pastries, we don’t know why! You might actually think you’re in Paris when you arrive here. Try the poached egg benedictine for a truly sensory experience not to be missed.

Address: Carrer de Pau Claris 142


Roaming the streets of the Gothic quarter, you might walk right past this place without noticing. A cozy cubbyhole, Milk is perfect for both the early risers and the late ones. Reminiscent of the city that never sleeps, Milk offers their brunch menu all day long. Perfect for those who have been exploring the Barcelona nightlife until the wee hours of the morning. Furthermore, if you might need a bit of a hangover cure go for what they call their recovery brunch menu.

Address: Carrer Gignas, 21

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