While living abroad in Barcelona, I went to many great restaurants and cafés. And I can tell you, each of them is worth a visit. No matter, if you are looking for a place to have breakfast, a cup of coffee, dinner, or lunch, Barcelona has them all. But this makes choosing one even more difficult. So, I decided to create this food guide with my favorite spots in Barcelona as well as places I would like to check out in the future.
Healthy juices, the most delicious Açai Bowl in town, or a Latte for only 1,75 €? At Flax & Kale, you’ll find it all. After going there nearly every week, it became my all-time favorite restaurant in town. So if you’re searching for a Flexitarian restaurant with an extensive menu, Flax & Kale is the place to be.
Located in Barceloneta, Brunch & Cake by the sea is a great tip when you want to start the day with a tropical breakfast. Though it’s not the cheapest breakfast spot in Barcelona, it is worth going there. As they are open till 9.30 pm, you can also go there for dinner in the evening.
Although the service there is improvable, the Juice House has a great choice of breakfast dishes, including my all-time favorite avocado toast, and also serves tasty homemade lemonades. When you go there, make sure to try the Green Bowl. It was delicious.
OMA Bistro was not far away from my former workplace, so I went there a few times for lunch. Although their menu is rather small, the food there is great. And their drink menu is creative as well and comes wrapped around a bottle.
Located in Poble Sec, Patchwork Concept Bar is ideal for a quick breakfast. And if you like cake and sweet stuff as much as I do, you should definitely try their brownies or croissants filled with dulce de leche as well.
LULU Barcelona is a small café with a nice interior design and great juices near Barceloneta. They not only serve breakfast and brunch, but it’s also a great place for having a glass of wine or one of their great gin combinations in the evening.
Located in the lovely neighborhood of Sant Antoni, Federal Café is the best place to go for a really yummy breakfast. Not only do they have a great range of different egg dishes, but also the best crumble pie I’ve ever had. Plus, they also have another café in the Gothic Quarter and even in other Spanish cities.
La Esquina impresses with its interior design and its homemade pies. Besides offering small breakfast packages with croissants, coffee, and orange juice, they have a tasty choice of typical and untypical breakfast dishes like toasted bread with Iberian ham, figs, ricotta, and rocket. Furthermore, it’s only a short walk from Plaça Catalunya and thus perfect for starting the day in the city.
Trópico is a paradise for smoothie lovers. But you can also enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch and even dinner there. The menu is limited but offers yummy dishes such as the Dragon Thai Tail and the Special Pancakes. And, with its nice decoration and interior, this place is worth a visit.
If you like good Spanish tapas at a great location, this is the place to be. El Nacional is a hidden gem on Passeig de Gràcia and comprises several restaurants in one building. Although you can get tapas probably cheaper in Barcelona, it’s definitely worth going there and spending a bit more.
More places around Barcelona
Alsur Cafe | Bimbas | Cafe Búho | Can Dendê | Carlos & Matilda | Chök Barcelona * | FOC * | Green & Berry | Lateral | Makamaka Beach Burger Cafe | Numero nueve cocktail bar | OhBo organic cafe | Orïon Café | Picnic | Rodríguez & Co | Satan’s Coffee * | Surf House Barcelona | Tarannà | Tenorio
* tried and attested