Taking inspiration from Milk
, its older sibling which was the first restaurant to serve brunch in Barcelona, Marmalade
boasts a similar menu of healthy shakes, eggs cooked to request and a delicious take on the croque-monsieur with a blueberry jam accompaniment that gives a sweet twist to the dish. Those seeking a bigger brunch will not be disappointed as Marmalade’s Sunday fry is the go-to cooked breakfast, in addition to a selection of burgers for which the establishment has become known. The setting is one of luxury, with comfortable cushions on the seats and heavy drapery over the windows. Marmalade is the place to visit for a more formal brunch.
The clue is in the name with this popular Sant Antoni establishment! The Juice House
specializes in freshly made cold-pressed juices and smoothies, packed full of vitamins, anti-oxidants and other essential nutrients to really kick-start to your day. This self-described ‘clean eating restaurant’ prides itself on its healthy-but-delicious dishes which are carefully prepared using seasonal, local produce, as well as all the classic super-foods. Think oatmeal pancakes with chia seeds and coconut, or salmon on toast with radish and celery. This is the perfect place for those wanting a healthy start to the day without having to compromise on flavor or enjoyment.
A small restaurant boasting a detailed and interesting menu, La Pepita
combines flavors from Japan and Europe, in addition to a varied tapas menu. Although often busy, the atmosphere is consistent without seeming overly crowded. The restaurant features a long bar which highlights the social feel of the place, and this is further emphasized through the staff members, who are happy to give advice on tapas and wine combinations. A look at the specials board is a must when dining here for brunch, as it is updated with new and innovative dishes. Sweet dishes are experimental and include corn ice cream with a popcorn topping.
This is the place for those of you who would gladly tuck in to eggs, avocado or pancakes any time of the day. Brunch & Cake
is a venue entirely dedicated to the art of brunching, and features all the classics as well as some of their own creations, such as a quinoa veggie burger, or even a strawberry, brie and caramelized onion sandwich. With lots of interesting options to choose from, including plenty of vegetarian options, a visit to Brunch & Cake will be sure to please even the most adventurous of brunchers. A note of caution, though, they don’t take reservations so be prepared to wait a little on the weekends if you don’t get there early.
The bright and colorful Dostrece
is welcoming from the outset and has a vast brunch menu to suit all tastes. Pancakes and French toast satisfy those with a sweet tooth, with omelettes and eggs also complementing a range of salads and sandwiches. The restaurant also provides a children’s menu, which whilst being fairly modest, is a pleasant touch not adopted by all restaurants within the city. The restaurant exudes a very laid back atmosphere, and it is perfect for weekend brunches for simple but fresh cocktails. Large windows allow for a flow of natural light, which has been shining on this established restaurant of over a decade.