Best breakfasts in Barcelona

When we go on holiday, me and my sisters love meeting up for breakfast. We usually find a cute place that does a simple coffee and croissant and sit and chat for hours. Best part of the day!  

So here´s my guide to some perfect breakfast spots in Barcelona...

1) Coffee on the go (Poble Nou): Fresh coffee and delicious pastries on the go at the Skye Coffee Food Truck. From this cool 70s Citroen van, the guys serve breakfast to the people of Barcelona in Carrer Pamplona 88 from 9am-1.30pm.

2) Live like a local and stop for a quick coffee & breakfast at El Quim de la Boqueria. A favourite with the Catalans & with 25 years of success here in the Boqueria, it´s easy to see why. Quim delivers the "art of eating whilst on a stool" and sitting at his bar is more than breakfast, it´s an experience. It definitely wakes you up being amongst the organised chaos and biz of one of the best food markets in Europe. Fun, interesting and a great way to start your morning in Barcelona. Here you´ll eat a typical Catalan style breakfast.
Open from 7am till 4pm in La Boqueria Market. La Rambla, 91


3) Café Emma just off Passeig de Gracia is a little French brasserie style place with a cute front porch area for enjoying a croissant and coffee, omelette, eggs benedict or a fresh fruit salad. Great for breakfast then some shopping in the centre.
Open every day from 8am in Pau Claris, 142

4) Somewhere café in Sant Cugat is a more relaxed breakfast experience. With a beautiful outdoor terrace to sit and enjoy your coffee, pancakes, yoghurt & granola or grilled sandwich, it´s hard not to stay till lunch and do it all over again! The café is cosy and modern rustic with beautiful decorative touches and a small area for kids. Upstairs they organise regular craft courses like jewellery making in their "taller" workshop area.

Sant Cugat can be reached by the FCG (similar to the metro) from Plaza Catalunya and takes approx. 15-20 minutes but is a great way to spend your morning if you have visited Barcelona before and want to see a pretty little village just outside the main centre.
Open from 9am in Sant Antoni, 56, Sant Cugat


4) Le Pain Quotidien is a favourite of mine and is also well-known by the European visitors to Barcelona. Located directly opposite the Pedrera in Carrer de Provença, 300, you can enjoy a typical continental style berakfast of coffees and fresh bread or croissants, as well as healthy options of yoghurt and granola. A pleasant and very central breakfast stop. 

5) My final suggestion is Chelo café just off the Ramblas, Set in a pretty square with a small kids playground, it´s a quiet and hidden corner away from the noise of the Ramblas. Here you can sit in the sun and watch the world go by, or let your kids play happily while you have tea and toast. They also do delicious sandwiches, yoghurt and muesli or coffee and croissants. Vegan option and lovely setting.
Open from 9.30am in Plaça Vincenç Martorell, 4

If you know of any more cute spots for a breakfast in Barcelona, I´d love to hear from you..x

(If you miss breakfast and need a carb-fuelled brunch, check out my guide to the Best Brunches in Barcelona)

(Photos courtesy of internet and café sites)


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