Barcelona is a great city to go out for brunch. There are so many good options! My favorite neighborhood to go for brunch in Barcelona is Eixample, but there are great restaurants in other areas too. From avocado toast to pancakes and french toast: on this page I’m sharing the best brunch spots in Barcelona. All restaurants on this list have good vegetarian options.
Gabby’s Brunch, Poblenou
GABBY’S is a brunch restaurant in the neighborhood Villa Olimpica, close to Poblenou. It serves all the best brunch dishes: pancakes, French toast, poached eggs, avocado toast… you name it and GABBY’S has got it! Pictured you see their avocado toast with a poached egg, pesto and feta cheese. But if you’re in the mood for a cheat meal you should definitely try their Choco-Ball Pancakes. The pancakes are served with seasonal red fruits, chocolate ganache and topped with their famous chocolate ball that’s filled with coffee ice cream.
Brunch & Cake, 4 locations
When you’ve got the word ‘brunch’ in your name, you must be one of the best brunch spots in Barcelona! I love the looks of all the dishes at Brunch & Cake and how they’ve got many vegetarian and vegan options. And your brunch (or lunch) comes with fun letters and many colorful ingredients! Look at my acai bowl for example, served with granola and all kinds of (tropical) fruits. But they also have breakfast burrito’s, avocado sandwiches, poke bowls and pancakes just to name a few of their dishes. There are four locations of Brunch & Cake in Barcelona (two in Eixample, 1 near Sagrada Familia and one in Barceloneta) and and all three are very popular so it could be that you have to wait a little while for a table.
The Benedict, Gothic Quarter
The Benedict and its two sister restaurants The Florentine (in Poblenou) and Belliny (in Eixample) all serve the same good brunch menu. As the name suggests they’ve got Eggs Benedict, but they also have all kinds of variations on the classic version. Not only the ones you might know like Eggs Florentine with salmon, but also Eggs Riojano with cheddar and chorizo for example. My favorite is the Eggs Benedict with avocado and red pesto. They’ve also got omelet dishes, pancakes, burgers, smoothies and smoothie bowls.
El Arbol Brunch, Eixample
El Arbol is a popular brunch spot in Eixample. And it’s understandable why: there’s a very laidback vibe in the restaurant (check out the table with the swing set) and they’ve got all the good brunch dishes on the menu. Several versions of Eggs Benedict and scrambled eggs, but also breakfast bowls, burgers and pancakes. The Eggs Benedict are served with a small salad and crispy rosemary tomatoes.
Oma Bistro is on of my favorite brunch spots in Barcelona. It has an unpretentious interior, a bit industrial and raw even. But they’ve got a perfect brunch menu, all the classics are on it. From Eggs Benedict to French Toast and Pancakes. The latter are served with their own home-made syrup that’s really tasty. You can find Oma Bistro in the South-West side of Eixample.
Billy Brunch, 5 locations
Billy Brunch has five locations in Barcelona (3 in Eixample, 1 in El Born and 1 in Poble Sec). The one called Billy Brunch and Garden is my favorite because of, well, the garden. It’s a wonderful calm oasis in the middle of the city. At all Billy Brunch locations they’ve got some lovely brunch dishes like this avocado toast with optional poached egg. You can’t make reservations so expect a long line between 1 and 2 pm.
Cremat Lounge, Eixample
Cremat Lounge is a very Instagrammable brunch restaurant in Eixample. Not only the interior is very picturesque with velvet chairs and a neon ‘Oops! I did it Again’ sign, the dishes on the menu are also great for your Instagram account. They’ve got many vegetarian and vegan dishes on their menu. Pictured you see their vegan Lemon Blueberry Pancakes.
Cremat Lounge is the big brother of Cremat 11, that you can find in the El Born area.
Federal, 3 locations
Federal Cafe has three locations in Barcelona, one in Sant Antoni, one in the Gothic Quarter and one in Poblenou. The one in Sant Antoni is my favorite as it has a lovely big balcony so you can enjoy your lunch outside. The menu is inspired by Australian lunchrooms with good coffees and lovely toasts. This avocado toast is one of my favorites (you can add a poached egg if you want) and their sandwich with halloumi cheese is also a great option.
The name Tropico comes from the Greek word for ‘to return’ because the brunch dishes on the menu are inspired by dishes from all over the world. So you can have Moroccan pancakes, an acai bowl from the Amazon or arepas from the Caribbean for brunch. They’ve also got the more traditional brunch dishes like these pancakes with maple syrup, berries and cheese frosting.