Barcelona’s all about brunch, or tapas. And they do both incredibly well. Here are the 3 best places we dined while in Barça last year…
My parents are currently travelling around Europe, which has been a good reason to (finally) start writing some blog posts on the favourite places and things we found on our Europe travels last year.
Of all the places we travelled to, Barcelona was our favourite. And a major factor was all the incredible food.
Food in Barcelona seems to be all about brunch, or tapas. And that suited us just fine. These were the 3 favourite places we dined at…
1. Brunch & Cake
“In Grandmothers We Trust.”
Evident by the number of followers on Instagram, this place is an institution and one you must visit if you’re in Barcelona.
The place’s ethos is all about how they believe in the philosophy of the grandmother: do everything by hand and slow fire, be honest and use the best possible ingredients.
We loved this place so much that we went twice. The food is colourful, fresh and absolutely delicious.
These guys have a number of places around Barcelona:
– Brunch & Cake: the best brunch (or lunch, or dinner), ever.
– Brunch & Cake by the Sea: the second brand of the original Brunch & Cake
– Cup & Cake: cupcakes, muffins, cakes, cookies and sandwiches + organic coffee (two locations)
– Travel & Cake: a mixture of Brunch&Cake and Cup&Cake, plus donuts
Find Brunch & Cake:
Address // Brunch & Cake, C/ Enric Granados, 19, Barcelona, Spain | (Or visit one of their other joints)
Trip Advisor // Brunch & Cake Restaurant
Facebook // CUP&CAKE BARCELONA
Instagram // @brunchandcake
Website // www.cupcakesbarcelona.com
2. Cervecería Catalana
“A classic tapas bar in the centre of Barcelona.”
By all accounts, this place is always buzzing with people. The day we visited, we arrived for a late lunch on a Sunday and the place was absolutely packed with local families and there was even a little line to register your name on the waitlist. From memory it didn’t take too long for the two of us to be seated (albeit sharing a table with two others).
It was worth the wait. We ordered a selection of delicious authentic plates of tapas and sipped wine while watching the tables of large local families chat, laugh and eat their way through their Sunday afternoon.
3. Caravelle Restaurant
“Nano brewery. Kitchen. Brunch. Smokehouse. Specialty coffee.”
After seeing great reviews on TripAdvisor for Caravelle we walked through the city to find this hipster hotspot in Raval, tucked down a side street not too far off La Rambla.
After not too long on being seated (and promptly waited on by our friendly waiter) we could hear English being spoken in a very familiar accent. We soon discovered that the chef/owner was Australian and that this was his second restaurant in Barcelona.
The menu offered amazing-sounding sweet and savoury options. I ordered the Huevos Rancheros which did not disappoint.
(Ps. This place is also open for lunch and dinner.)
*Thumbnail photos sourced from the restaurants’ Instagram pages. Other photos are my own.