10 Best Places for Coffee and Croissants and Breakfast in Barcelona

In a culture that doesn't really 'do' breakfast, finding a cheesy omelet, hash-browns and a side of bacon is often hard to come by in Barcelona. There are however, a few rare gems who understand the greasy and the gourmet breakfast; as long as you know where to look there are plenty of options available. Although most Barcelona restaurants don't open their doors before 10, there are some who have capitalized upon the 8am crowd and these are usually the best places to dine.

A few notable Breakfast locales include those in the Raval and Poble Sec neighborhoods. Located slightly off the beaten path these 'barrios' aren't filled with tourists, yet their quality breakfast menus attract the masses at all hours of the day. Federal, in Poble Sec serves breakfast all day on Sunday and with their three stories and a rooftop terrace, it's one of the most popular places to enjoy an early morning mimosa or an extra large 'americano' coffee.

In the Raval neighborhood right next door, Teresa Carles has proved to be more than just a high quality vegetarian restaurant and is in fact a breakfast haven. One of the only places in the city that serves fresh fruit and three-cheese omelets, this is an excellent choice for Barcelona's early birds.



Tucked away in the Raval, in the gardens of the Old Hospital Santa Creu, El Jardi is a quaint and very charming outdoor tapas bar and restaurant. Ideal during the spring and summer, the restaurant serves fresh salads and tapas and also features...  Read More



Not only does this sleek yet rustic restaurant/bar sport a large breakfast menu, but it is one of few places in Barcelona to offer bagels as well. Situated in the up and coming Raval neighborhood in the Old City, Dostrece's brunch and lunch menu...  Read More



Another Barcelona rarity when it comes to breakfast, Picnic's menu is not elaborate, but it's packed with high quality, tasty dishes and most importantly it caters to those looking for a 'greasy spoon' morning meal (although it's not greasy)....  Read More



Situated in the Born, Alsur's outdoor patio is perfect for summer afternoon brunches, or early evening cocktails. Their brunch menu is offered daily until 12pm and on the weekends it's served throughout the day. Along with their extensive brunch...  Read More

El Foro


Every morning El Foro features a small breakfast menu, with fresh orange juice, eggs and toast. Something most people don't realize as this restaurant is mostly known for being a beef lover's paradise. El Foro cooks a mean Argentinean bife de...  Read More



The recovery brunch is only one of Milk's strong selling points. Available daily until 4pm, this restaurant was one of the first in Barcelona to nail down the breakfast menu with their American style brunch. In addition to their delicious...  Read More

Teresa Carles


A vegetarian oasis on the edge of the Raval neighborhood, Teresa Carles serves fresh vegetables and fruits, authentic salads and even brunch. This is a comfortable, relaxing, very warm and inviting place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and...  Read More



Finally a Barcelona restaurant that has mastered the brunch menu. Not only is Federal's classic decor, spacious setting and inviting ambiance selling points in themselves, but this Australian owned rustic three-story diner, restaurant and...  Read More



This modern, boutique restaurant is relatively new to the Gracia scene and a great place for brunch, lunch and a delicious dinner. Godot's wooden decor combined with it's modern twist provides for an inviting place to dine, have a few drinks or...  Read More



A great bistro in the heart of the city center, close to La Rambla, Passeig de Gracia and fabulous shopping. La Esquina is a trendy, rustic, yet modern locale with high quality food, seasonal ingredients and expert baristas. This is the perfect...  Read More


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