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Sunday 1 March 2020

Top 3 Brunch Spots in Barcelona

So you're looking for some delicious food spots to hit up when you go to Barcelona? Well when I say Barcelona has some incredible food, I mean it. Supposedly Barcelona is not as a "brunch" place, but I beg to differ, as we found so many places serving incredible brunch dishes. Here are my top three brunch recommendations that you must visit.

Trópico - Carrer del Marquès de Barberà, 24, 08001

Trópico has an incredible Brunch menu with plenty of savoury and sweet options. I'd highly recommend the Special Pancakes which were fluffy American style pancakes topped with Cream Cheese frosting, berries and maple syrup. Honestly heavenly. The Beetroot Latte was also really delicious. If you don't fancy being as unhealthy as me with my brunch choice, they do have lots of healthier options such as Acai Bowls and Tropical Smoothies.

In terms of pricing, it was around €17 for my latte, pancakes and a juice which I don't think is too bad especially considering I couldn't fault the food or drinks. My only complaint is that the lighting isn't great throughout all of the restaurant so if you're going there with the intention of taking a good Instagram try to sit in the front or back sections (you'll know what I mean when you get there).

I'd recommend booking this place, or going after 2pm. We made a booking for 1:00pm but turned up half an hour early and they just about managed to squeeze us in, so I can imagine they probably do have to turn people away at weekends in peak times. It's also pretty central in terms of its location and is a short stroll from La Ramblas. Oh, P.S. they also do cocktails which are pretty much the same price as a juice so...

Firebug - Passeig de Sant Joan, 23

I'll let this photo of my Brioche French Toast do some talking before I say anything else...

Firebug is definitely a spot that is popular with the locals. It is a little further away from La Ramblas and more towards the Arc de Triomph. Brunch is served between 9am and 4:30pm and let me tell you, there is a huge range of dishes from huevos rancheros to french toast. They do also have quite a few Vegan options too if that's your thing.

For their insane Morning Glory French Toast (Brioche bread with forest fruit, greek yogurt, syrup, cinnamon, pistachios) and a freshly squeezed orange juice, I paid around €15, again I don't think that's too pricey. This was probably my second favourite of my brunch dishes from the whole trip. The photo speaks for itself I think, but my god it was delish! The service was also great and they really accommodated for our lack of Spanish.

You can't reserve a table so just beware that you may need to queue for a little while to get a table. Our wait was only 20 minutes and we went on the day of the Barcelona Half Marathon which ended at the Arc de Triomph so I doubt you'll ever have too much of a wait!

Brunch & Cake

Brunch & Cake was the spot I was most looking forward to visiting because I'd been following them on Instagram for ages. They're basically the Elan Cafe of Barcelona, minus all the extra decor. The way that they present their dishes is definitely what made them Insta-famous! From blue-dyed garnishes & coffee's presented in coconut shells, they really do go all out with their presentation.

I went for a standard Avocado Toast, but they do have so many other incredible dishes such as Red Velvet Protein Waffles & Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls *drools thinking about cinnamon rolls as I type*.

My one piece of advice is DO NOT go when you are ravenous. You will have to queue unless you go as soon as they open which I believe is at 9am. It is worth going though, even if it is just for the gram.

Barcelona is a beautiful city with some insane food. I can't wait to go back and eat even more food - can I live on Tapas and Sangria forever or...?

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