The broad streets of Eixample are home to some of the city’s most renowned dining establishments, and increasingly, to some of its most renowned brunch venues. From quintessential brunch menus to Spanish-style almuerzos and all-day brunch places, there is plenty to choose from in this lively Barcelona neighborhood. Read our guide to find the best brunches in Eixample.
La Esquina serves the quintessential brunch, complete with Eggs Benedict, avocado and poached egg on toast, Buck’s Fizz and Bloody Marys. If that wasn’t enough, they also smoke their own salmon in-house and serve coffee from the best roasting places in the city, including Nømad Coffee and Bright Side Coffee. Conveniently located just off Plaça Catalunya, the venue is elegant and stylish.
Norte is a popular Eixample establishment which is simple but elegant; those lucky enough to find a spot early can enjoy a table outside. The food draws its influence from around Spain, and brunch includes a selection of fresh pastries, traditional bocadillos of ham or cheese, as well as a selection of small dishes depending on what is in season.
This is the place for those for who would gladly eat eggs Benedict and pancakes any time of day or night. The name really says is it all: 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.
The tag-line to this great new addition to the Barcelona brunch-scene is ‘ethical kitchen,’ which sums up Mostassa‘s ethos: good food, good eating, good living. This is the perfect venue for those who like to indulge in great tasting food without having to compromise on a healthy, wholesome lifestyle. Whenever possible, they use locally sourced and locally produced ingredients. They have a variety of great gluten-free and vegan options as well. The name of the venue itself, ‘mostassa,’ meaning mustard, refers to the fiery condiment which they prepare themselves in-house, and which comes in a variety of flavors.
This charming cafe and restaurant is located just a few blocks from Plaça Tetuan, on the edge of Eixample and the Sagrada Familia neighborhood. A fantastic all-day venue, Granja Petitbo serves a selection of sweet and savory dishes suited to any meal of the day – and brunch is no exception! The decor is warm and welcoming, with vintage leather and wood creating a great lived-in feel, which invites guests to feel right at home. From pancakes with red fruits, to eggs Royale and even a Full English, there are plenty of tasty dishes to choose from.
Restaurant, Bar, Cocktail Bar, Spanish, Seafood, Tapas, $$$
La Pardeta is one of the four restaurants which make up El Nacional, a stunningly transformed former garage, now one of the trendiest venues in Barcelona. La Pardeta serves a selection of tarts, meats and cheeses as well as fresh pastries and crêpes. There’s also an excellent cocktail bar inside the venue.