1) ZINC BAR Calàbria 115.
If you’re willing to push the boat out for a more sophisticated Sunday brunch head to Zinc Bar in the Hotel Villa Emilia. They offer a wonderful mix from smoked salmon to eggs cooked to your liking. Their Bloody Marys can also be taken upstairs to their impressive roof terrace.
2) TIMELINE BAR Providencia 3.
From the random wall-mounted artefacts to the antique book-bound menus, this tiny Sunday hotspot offers a brunch menu that ranges from baked bean tapas to all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys and Bucks Fizz.
3) MEATPACKING BISTRO Trav. de Gràcia 50-52.
This little piece of New York in Barcelona offers various brunch menus from classic American-style pancakes to their “Oxford Brunch” with bacon and sausage. They also serve a killer Bloody Mary which can be enjoyed inside or out on the terrace.
4) MARMALADE Riera Alta 4-6.
This is a brunch classic in the Raval. Offering a large variety of dishes (no set menu), the portions are generous and indeed very tasty.
5) PICNIC Comerç 1-3.
This charming restaurant in the Born is the ideal setting for a lazy Sunday. Picnic offers a decent selection of authentic brunch dishes, although the cocktail list is rather limited. Then again, sometimes there’s just no need to overcomplicate things.
6) LA FEDERICA Carrer de Salvà 3
A retro-look eatery that pays attention to detail. Their brunch menu offers the choice of four different types of eggs: the classical Benedict and Florentine, made respectively with bacon and spinach; eggs Joselito are made with jamón, parmesan cheese and grilled tomatoes; whereas the Vikingos bring together salmon, cream cheese and tartar sauce.
Petit Pot Bistro
7) PETIT POT BISTRO Bruc 84.
Get the New York vibe at this place in Plaça Urquinaona that opened its doors just last year. They offer everything from homemade quiche to carrot cake and an excellent Eggs Benedict.
Travel & Cake
8) TRAVEL & CAKE Roselló 189.
Bright and welcoming, this popular new brunch spot offers some delicious salads for a healthier brunch, or some innovative twists on old favourites.
9) FEDERAL CAFE Parlament 39.
Trendy, welcoming and friendly, Federal Café was one of the first brunch places to open in Sant Antoni. There's something for all tastes on the brunch menu, from the croissant sandwich, scrambled eggs, or yoghurt with muesli to their morning burger.
10) DOS TRECE Carme 40.
This favourite in the Raval offers some American classics, including blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. They also have vegan brunch specials plus an extensive (and reasonably priced) cocktail menu.
Why not check out our Best Hotel Terraces suggestions for both daytime and evening treats.