The Best Breakfast, Brunch, and Coffee in Barcelona

During your trip to Barcelona, it’s inevitable you may find yourself craving a delicious brunch or wanting to start your day with some locally-grown coffee. This bustling Spanish city may be famous for its bars, tapas and cuisine, but the coffee shops and breakfast spots have plenty to offer as well.

Our very own hosts, contributors and guests have highly recommended the following go-to spots:

Can Dendê

Can Dendê is a cozy, quaint restaurant in Barcelona’s trendy neighborhood, El Poblenou. You’ll find eggs benedict, sweet and fruity pancakes, and burgers. Just be aware that the restaurant does not accept reservations on the weekend, so plan accordingly.

To find more information, visit de Granada, 44


We love how hard Trópico goes on the toasts. They’re loaded with toppings that will keep you full all day, especially our favorite “Peanut Toast,” topped with peanut butter, yogurt and fruit. The brunch is fresh and colorful, made for any appetite. Trópico is also our top choice for a vegan-friendly brunch in Barcelona. 

To find more information, visit Marquès de Barberà, 24

Milk Bar & Bistro

Milk Bar & Bistro is a popular brunch spot amongst English speakers. The menu is catered to avid brunch eaters and lovers of all-things-breakfast. The brunch menu, specifically, is full of delicious options at an affordable price, including pancakes, eggs benedict, bagels, and burgers. Their delicious organic charcoal sourdough bread is even said to cure your hangover.

To find more information, visit Gignas, 21.

Federal Café

Located in Barcelona’s gothic quarter, Federal Café is a modern and calming restaurant, serving a menu with options for all. Everything is fresh, and their coffee is especially delicious, as well as their many baked goods.

To find more information, visit de la Pau, 11.

FUN FACT: Federal Café also has a location in Madrid! Read about it our article 4 of the Best Mimosas in Madrid.

Cafetería Industrial

The huge, vintage coffee machine at this cafe is a sight to behold. With a modern vibe, and tiled walls, their gritty coffee is one worth drinking. Grab one of their desserts or snacks to pair with it!

To find more information, visit de Pallars, 154.

Espai Joliu

Espai Joliu is “where plants meet coffee.” The restaurant is surrounded by plants of all sizes, and offers specialty coffee, magazines, plants, and other trinkets for sale. We recommend the matcha latte. An added plus:  it’s vegan and gluten-friendly.

To find more information, visit de Badajoz, 95.

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