Breakfast in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the favorite destinations for Dutch and Belgians, partly because of the many sights, the beautiful historic buildings, the unique architecture of Gaudí, the interesting shops and markets and FC Barcelona. But before you go see the attractions in Barcelona, it is important that you start the day well with a breakfast. Where should you go for a tasty breakfast in Barcelona?

Breakfast options in Barcelona

Forn Mistral

Forn Mistral is one of the most famous bakeries in Barcelona, with the history of this company dating back to 1879 and since its founding it has been owned by the Bertran family. In 2017, Forn Mistral is owned by the fifth generation of the Bertran family. This breakfast spot in Barcelona is known for their ensaimada, a large round pastry that comes in five different versions: plain, sausage, pumpkin, marzipan or chocolate. Forn Mistral can be found in Barcelona at Ronda Sant Antoni 96.

Milk Bar

Milk Bar is one of the places in Barcelona where you must have breakfast! This is a small restaurant with a limited number of seats and is well known among locals and tourists and has been recommended by leading magazines and travel guides, such as ELLE Magazine, Time Out and OK! Magazine. Milk Bar has an extensive menu for breakfast or brunch with several sweet and savory options. The atmosphere in this restaurant is warm and friendly. Milk Bar is located at Carrer d’en Gignàs 21.

Buenos Migas

Buenos Migas is a small chain of restaurants where you can have breakfast in Barcelona. In this Catalan city you will find (as of 2017) fourteen Buenos Migas branches. They have an extensive breakfast range, including coffee, tea, toast with homemade jam or yoghurt with fresh berries. Whether you like a sweet or savory breakfast, there is a suitable breakfast for everyone at one of the Buenos Migas branches in Barcelona.


If you like breakfast at Milk Bar and want to eat a little later in the morning, Marmalade is probably also a good option for a late breakfast or brunch. This restaurant is run by the same people who brought Milk Bar to Barcelona. In Marmalade in Barcelona it is certainly recommended to try the eggs benedict, tortillas, pancakes or smoothies from the extensive menu. Marmalade Barcelona is located at Carrer de la Riera Alta 4-6 and is open for breakfast or brunch on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Be My Bagel

Are you a bagel lover and are you looking for fresh and excellent bagels in Barcelona for breakfast? Then Be My Bagel definitely deserves a recommendation! You cannot have your breakfast at Be My Bagel, but you can take the bagels, with or without toppings, with you and enjoy them at another place in Barcelona. The choice of bagels and toppings is very extensive, so there should certainly be something for every type of eater! For tasty bagels in Barcelona you have to go to Carrer Planeta 37.

Dunne’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

If you like a cooked breakfast, Dunnes Irish Pub & Restaurant is a great choice to start the day. This pub offers a tasty and affordable breakfast. Dunnes specialties include French toast and Irish porridge. If you’re very hungry, Dunnes Irish breakfast is a good choice, with bacon, sausage, fried eggs, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms and baked beans on toast. Dunnes Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at Via Laietana 19 in Barcelona.

Bar Lobo

If you want to have breakfast in a beautiful open-air square in Barcelona, Bar Lobos is an excellent option. This restaurant, which serves tasty cheeses and hams, is located at Carrer Pintor Fortuny 3, one of the side streets of the world-famous Ramblas.


Near Bar Lobos there is also another restaurant where you can eat a tasty breakfast: Olivia. Although this restaurant has an extensive breakfast menu with good coffee and tea, Olivia’s fame is mainly due to their homemade carrot cake. Olivia’s address is Carrer Pintor Fortuny 22 in Barcelona.

Bon profit!

In Barcelona there are many options for breakfast outside your hotel, hostel, apartment or other accommodation and there is something for every eater, whether you prefer a sweet breakfast or a savory start to the day.
Bon appetit, or as they say in Catalan: bon profit!