More than just one of the best brunch venues in Barcelona, Federal Café is also one of the first establishments to have launched a brunch menu in the city. Its reputation is known far and wide, so be prepared to wait in line for a table on weekends. Aside from the excellent coffee, expect all the classic brunch dishes, including eggs and bacon; but look out for more original dishes such as egg shakshuka or gachas, the Spanish equivalent of porridge. If the weather is nice and you’re lucky enough to find a place, Federal also boasts a cozy roof-top terrace.
Federal Café, Carrer del Parlament 39, Barcelona, Spain +34 931 873 607
Café Cometa is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing start to the day. Staff are friendly and welcoming, but the venue itself is what makes most people feel right at home. Even the outside terrace has a welcoming feel, thanks to the colorful fairy-lights. Don’t expect eggs Benedict but do expect homemade sandwiches or avocado on toast, freshly baked cakes (courtesy of their talented friends at Pastelería Cinco), juices pressed on demand and probably the best cup of coffee around (provided by local roastery Nomad Coffee). This is definitely the place to sit back, grab a coffee and watch the world go by.
Café Cometa, Carrer del Parlament, 20, Barcelona, Spain +34 930 073 203
Tarannà Café offers a very satisfying brunch menu,but also happens to be one of the only places in the area where you’ll be able to find a (decent) Bloody Mary. Among their offerings are smoked salmon on toast, home-made quiche and fresh sandwiches. There are only a few tables outside, so be prepared to grab a seat inside on one of the big shared tables or in a cozy corner somewhere.
Tarannà Café, Carrer de Viladomat, 23, Barcelona, Spain +34 931 061 193
The Juice House
As its name indicates, The Juice House specializes in fresh cold-pressed juices and smoothies packed full of healthy ingredients to give a kick-start to your day. This self-described ‘clean eating restaurant’ prides itself on serving healthy and nutritious dishes 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.
The Juice House, Carrer del Parlament, 12, Barcelona, Spain +34 931 171 515
Passatge Tainos is a charming, eclectic venue, which only recently started serving brunch on the weekends. This is not the place for those looking for a traditional brunch offering, but the food is interesting and freshly made. More than anything, the charm and warmth of the venue and its staff are sure to make for a welcoming experience. Sit back on one of the vintage sofas and soak up the atmosphere of this characterful venue.
Passatge Tainos, Carrer del Parlament 35, Barcelona, Spain +34 934 425 131
One of the few establishments on this list not located on Carrer del Parlament, La Marmota is a charming café whose owners come respectively from Finland and Seville, and have brought their favorite ingredients from each region to the menu. Think rye bread with smoked salmon and avocado from Scandinavia, or mollete with traditional ‘manteca colorá’ (a meat-based spread) from Seville. Enjoy the friendly, laid-back atmosphere and a nice big slice of home-baked cake.
La Marmota, Calle Comte Borrell, 107, Barcelona, Spain +34 931 708 609