Barcelona is known for many wonderful things; brunch has yet to become one of them. In a city where breakfast usually consists of a croissant and shot of espresso (and often a pint of beer depending on if you're in the right neighborhood), the bacon and cheese omelet, with a side of toast, scoop of hash browns and/or sausage culture, has yet to take off. That being said, there are a few Barcelona breakfast gems that are starting to tap into the early riser niche and many of them are doing an excellent job; including not only a wide variety of eggs on the menu but early morning cocktails including Mimosas and the infamous Bloody Mary. From the Gotico to the Eixample barrios, several modern, tasteful and rustic restaurants are springing up or simply adding a breakfast option to their already extensive menus. So if you're craving a bit of greasy spoon goodness to get the day going during the week or on the weekend, you have a few very viable options.
A few notable restaurants to check out include Milk, Federal, Benedicte Bistro and Picnic. All have geared their menus to a more 'American Style' brunch and have nailed down the bacon and eggs option quite well.