El Born is a small neighborhood in Barcelona, it’s close to the old city and Gothic quarter and next to Barceloneta. It’s quite centrally located, but you won’t find an abundance of tourists here. That makes El Born a really pleasant neighborhood to visit. On this page I’m sharing the best restaurants and food spots in El Born, Barcelona.
Alsur Cafe & Backdoor Bar
Alsur Cafe and Backdoor bar is a very nice cafe in El Born, next to the Parc de la Ciutadella and close to the El Born Cultural Center. They’re open from 9am to 9pm and serve all kinds of delicious dishes like pancakes and smoothie bowls. And it’s also a great spot for a cup of coffee or tea with a delicious piece of homemade cake.
Vegan Junk Food Bar
Vegan Junk Food Bar originated in Amsterdam and their restaurant in El Born, Barcelona was the first restaurant abroad. On the menu you can find all kinds of junk food dishes but than in a vegan version. From burgers to loaded fries and from ‘shrimps’ to ‘chicken’ wings. I’ve often had carnivore friends saying that they liked their food at VJFB better than the original meat version.
Mescladis del Pou
Mescladis del Pou has a very nice terrace. It’s colorful and unique. On the menu are organic and sustainable dishes. Their menu is inspired by dishes from all over the world. The cafe is also a training center from a community development project. So you support a good cause while eating a nice lunch here.
Cremat 11 is a brunch and tapas restaurant in Barcelona. They’ve got mouth-watering dishes on their menu like these blueberry pancakes with lemon curd. But they’ve also got good (vegan) burgers, avocado toast and Eggs Bennedict if you prefer a savory brunch. For the afternoons they’ve got a nice cocktailmenu.
Cremat 11 is the sister of Cremat Lounge that you can find in Eixample.
Honest Greens has 3 locations in Barcelona and one of them is in El Born, just East of Gothica. Honest Greens focusses on ‘real foods’, so no artificial preservatives or refined sugars and organic where possible. It’s a great spot for a healthy meal. The entire menu (except for the artisan bread) is gluten-free.