Brunch is not really a traditional part of Catalan life, but for many travelling to Barcelona, stopping for a good brunch on the trip is a refreshing and familiar change.
A delicious ‘flexitarian’ cafe with Spain’s first vegetarian chef Theresa Carles behind the name. 80% plant based and 20% oily fish. An optimal way of eating. Its delicious, but be wary of what you choose. The size of the meal is not reflected in the price and some meals can be a little disappointing and over-priced. Definitely save room for dessert with the menu boasting a large range of healthy ice-creams and interesting options from apple crumble to toasted carrot cake.
It is busy. Especially on weekends. For good reason. Their meals are a work of art. Dragon fruit colours most of the brunch dishes and you can get eggs. Get there early if you want a seat on the weekend or opt to go on a weekday instead.
Just down the road from Brunch and Cake is Cosmos. A gem that I think is over-shadowed by the line outside Brunch and Cake up to road. Cosmos has a simple but delicious breakfast menu, good coffee, tea and lots of fresh juices. Their cake selection is beyond impressive. Layered cakes, with many of them vegan sit in the cabinet waiting to be picked after you’ve finished your avocado on toast.
Nomad has quite the dominance over coffee spots in Barcelona, for good reason too. They have three locations across Barcelona and most of their coffee you can also buy online. Their coffee is locally roasting and each location has the air of simply luxury.
Nomad Roasters Home is open Mon-Fri 9-5pm, Nomad Coffee Lab and Shop is open Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30pm and Nomad EveryDay is open Mon-Fri 8-6pm and weekends 10-7pm.
Nomad don’t just roast and serve their own coffee. They also play host to workshops, pop-up events and consulting across Barcelona.
The best part of Onna Coffee is that is is located in Vila de Gràcia (also known as Gràcia) which means you can explore this awesome suburb of Barcelona as part of the same trip. Onna serve some excellent coffee and as well as this, they have a cabinet full of sweet and savoury baked goodness. There is enough there for a light lunch as well as morning or afternoon tea.
Onna is open 8am-7:30pm Mon-Fri and 9am-7:30pm Sat-Sun.
What are your top brunch spots in Barcelona?