After the success of the post 10 best brunches in Barcelona according to expert foodies, I thought I could ask the opinion of fellow expats that live in Barcelona and love brunch. This list shows some interesting results.
1. Can Dendê – C/ de la Ciutat de Granada, 44 – Poblenou
Siddhi Camila Lama was born in NY but she has been living in Europe for years. She travel a lot and you can read about her adventures on her blog Dream Plan Adventure Repeat. Her favourite brunch in Barcelona is Can Dendê.
“On a quiet street bordering Poble Nou is a lovely little brunch café called Can Dendê. Its menu is chock full of homemade items, right down to the pink lemonade and iced tea. The pulled pork pancakes are one of the tastiest and most creative brunch items I’ve ever eaten. However, I’m hard pressed to say it’s my favourite compared to the crispy, fruit-laden French toast. With nearly every main under €10 and giant cocktails at €5, a delightfully boozy brunch on a budget is at your fingertips.”
2. Amarre 69 – Paseo Juan de Borbón, 69 – Barceloneta
Aldine Reinink is dutch and she has been enjoying Barcelona for 11 years. She is a documentary maker and you can see some of her work on her facebook page Looks like a plan. Her favourite brunch in Barcelona is Amarre 69.
“At the end of the Paseo Juan de Borbón, you’ll find the relaxed terrace of Amarre69, a cool hang-out amidst the touristy crowds of Barceloneta. These people really understand what makes you happy: all-day cuisine with fresh salads, gastronomic tapas, Italian coffee (with a cookie!). And I finally found my all-time favorite: a bowl of açai with muesli and other healthy stuff. On Sundays live jazz is served at brunch-time. The friendly and fast girls and guys complete this lovely experience.”
3. Milk – Carrer Gignàs, 21 – Gótico
Gemma Reid is from the UK and has been enjoying Barcelona for a year. She is the author of blog HeartBCN. Her favourite brunch in Barcelona is Milk.
“Milk Bar and Bistro’s “Recovery Brunch” has every kind of option imaginable under the sun! So, depending on the state of you hangover, there is always something to suit you! From the “Fresh Fruit Crunch” and “Penny Farthing Pancakes” to the “BB Deluxe Burger”, you will be feeling like you could run a marathon after a good feed here!! The guys are great and make you feel like you’re a local that’s been visiting for years! The vibe is cool too with the perfect mix of laid back, cool and trendy where you can chill out with your friends and catch up on the weekend’s shenanigans! It’s always first choice for me when anyone mentions Brunch!”
4. Mama’s Cafe – Carrer de Torrijos, 26 – Gracia
Iris Koning is dutch and she has been living in Barcelona for 2 year. Her favourite brunch in Barcelona is Mama’s Cafe.
“Looking for a brunch place where you will meet only locals? I recommend Mamma’s Café in Gracia. A very small, cute place with excellent sandwiches and cakes to die for. Whether you want a healthy sandwich (vega, fish, meat), croissant or (bit-less-healthy) piece of their delicious carrot cake, you will be rewarded. Friendly staff, good coffees, quick serves and even a patio open all year around. My personal improvement point for the place would be to serve more healthy smoothies and shakes, but obviously you can already order a freshly squeezed orange juice. Honestly guys: Enjoy!”
5. Tarannà – Carrer de Viladomat, 23 – Sant Antoni
Renée Christensen is from San Francisco (California) and she has been living in Barcelona for 3 years. She is the City manager at Devour Barcelona. Her favourite brunch in Barcelona is Tarannà.
“One of my favorite spots for brunch is Tarannà Cafè in Sant Antonio. For me, brunch isn’t complete without a Bloody Mary in hand, and they make one of the best in Barcelona! The place is open and airy, but also cozy in the wintertime. I love their simple and delicious toasts with tomatoes and pesto, or lox, and of course, delicious and hearty egg skillets. For people with a sweet tooth, stellar cakes and pastries as well!”
6. Picnic – Carrer del Comerç, 1 – El Born
Ascanio is italian and has been living in Barcelona for 13 years. He is a great cook and organizes private fancy dinners. Have a look at his webpage Sense Coberts. His favourite brunch in Barcelona is Picnic.
“International and homely are the two key words for Picnic. Starting with the owners, who together combine influences from Chile, the USA and Australia, right through to its gastronomic offerings which continue the world tour – passing through Italy, Greece and Israel. To all this you can add the modern, honest spirit of the dishes and the style of the place which turns the whole thing into a satisfying gourmet experience from every point of view. The dishes that stand out the most for me are the green fried tomatoes – crunchy but not oily with a mediterranean twist of feta – and the eggs benedict, which you can’t miss! Any of the cocktails – bloody mary, mimosa or bellini – would be the perfect accompaniment. The one negative note is the terrace, which is perhaps a little too ‘in the street’ -but there’s a simple solution in that the inside is very pretty! It’s highly recommended to book in advance“
7. Guzzo – Plaça Comercial, 10 – El Born
Isabelle Pares is from France and she has been living in Barcelona for 2 years. She is an editor and works in audiovisual production, graphic design and music. Walkzine is her project. Her favourite brunch in Barcelona is Guzzo.
“My favourite brunch is definitely Guzzo’s. There are a thousand reasons to go, and then come back to this beautiful place: food and cocktails, live music, artwork, furniture and decoration, clothes and a vinyl market… Everything you need to enjoy a unique moment, with flavour and happiness! Fred opened this place two years ago, with a mixture of noble intentions and good humour. Every Sunday they offer a very subtle peruvian brunch. The ingredients, like huacatay and ceviche with tiger milk, along with surprises like crunchy giant sweetcorn – which mixes perfectly in every mouthful with the fresh fish – take you on a trip to South America. .. Don’t forget the inevitable chicha morada that will refresh you while you dance and listen to Brazilian or Cuban jazz tracks and live concerts! Definitely, a real journey of sights, sounds and tastes.”
Save time and money booking a table in advance.
8. Galería Cosmo – Carrer d’Enric Granados 3 – Eixample Esquerra
Kath is from Chile and she has been living in Barcelona for 8 months. She is the author of blog El Sabor de lo Bueno. Her favourite brunch is Galería Cosmo.
“Galería Cosmo is a few streets away from the Universitat metro line. The approximate price per person is 10-15€. We arrived here one day by chance, and we left very happy with the delicious brunch that we were served. What particularly stands out in this cafe is that it has an art gallery, where artists can exhibit their work from time to time. A vanguard and original concept which allows you to enjoy different decor every time you visit. Although they can be a little slow with the service (it’s a big place, although it might not look like it) the staff are friendly and cheerful. Inside there are a couple of tables, and also sofas if you prefer to be more comfortable. They also have a cool terrace from which you can enjoy the sunny days. I’d particularly recommend the chai tea, fruit smoothies, carrot cake and the brunch, which includes eggs, fruit, coffee and toast with two accompaniments of your choosing.”
9. Copasetic – Carrer de la Diputació, 55 – Eixample Esquerra
Letizia is from France and she has been living in Barcelona for 9 years. She is the author of blog Letizia Barcelona. Her favourite brunch in Barcelona is Copasetic.
“I fell in love with Copasetic a few months ago – it was listed as one of the best brunches in Barcelona and I wanted to try it! Since then, I’ve been addicted to their organic, mediterranean cooking! The menu highlights for each dish whether it is suitable for those with gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, vegans etc. I’m lactose intolerant and vegetarian, so there I’m in paradise! I’ve tried a bit of everything on the menu and they never fail me. Crepes, sandwiches, pancakes, eggs benedict, burgers… there’s a great variety of dishes, and I want to try everything! I recommend the brunch dish with spinach, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, toast, avocado and tomatoes – it’s pure delight! For dessert don’t miss their delicious home-made apple crumble – the best I’ve had in my life! I recommend it with an orange juice. It’s an authentic and tranquil place, with friendly service, reasonable prices and health, good food… to sum up, it’s my favourite place in Barcelona!”
Book in advance the parking for your car and save money.
10. Marmalade – Carrer de la Riera Alta, 4-6 – Raval
Martin is from Germany and he has been living in Barcelona for 5 years. His favourite brunch in Barcelona is Marmalade.
“The “Marmalade” is definitely one of my favorite Brunch places in BCN. First of all it is very spacious and therefore has not only style but also a relaxed atmosphere. Waiters have always been treating me very friendly and the music, most of the times, has been enjoyable. The food is yummy and the portions, and this is especial important for men ;-), are quiet big. Overall good value for the price, food and ambiente.”
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