Last week, my sister and I visited Barcelona for the very first time. During our stay, we absolutely fell in love with the city and everything that it had to offer. As a total foodie, I was amazed at its abundance of wacky and wonderful eateries, so much so that I feel they deserve their very own appreciation post. We visited so many brunch spots, cafes and gelaterias throughout our trip, however there were a few stand out favourites .
Brunch and Cake
If I could recommend one place to eat in Barcelona – it would definitely be Brunch and Cake. Brunch and cake is one of those places where you find yourself eyeballing not only your friend’s food , but everyone else’s too. Serving up a variety of tasty superfood dishes from Acai Bowls to “super loaded” sandwiches, the cafe really has something for everyone. The brunch spot also offers a wide variety of fresh smoothies and juices which were to die for! To top it all off their food presentation is like nothing I have ever seen and the cafe’s interior is just dreamy – it’s a 10/10 from us!
Eyescream and friends
Eyescream in friends is by far the craziest ice cream / gelato shop I have ever seen, however it’s sweet treats are no joke! As we entered the store, we picked up out mini cardboard tray, selected our two toppings (there were hundereds to chose from) and picked out our yummy gelato flavour. The gelato is then shaven into your bowl and each quirky dessert is topped with two edible eyeballs. To be honest I’m not entirely sure of the back story behind this but I can’t deny that they look super cool and tasted awesome!
Satan’s Coffee Corner
This one is for all you coffee buffs out there! Tucked into a small corner of Barcelona’s you will find Satans coffee corner. The cafe offers a wide variety of coffees including traditional options like lattes, cortados, cappuccinos etc as well as more technical drinks like V60 filter coffees and Aeropress. From chatting with our Barista it was clear that team at Satans Coffee Corner are super passionate about serving awesome drinks. I also loved that they were more than happy to talk us through their menu and brewing methods.
Barcelona if full to the brim with cute, quirky coffee shops, however Cafe Cometa had to be our all time favourite. It’s no secret that I love a good latte and as a barista I often find myself knit-picking when it comes to coffee, however our drinks from Cafe Cometa were just perfect. The interior of the cafe was ultra chic *moves to Barcelona to tour it’s cafes*.
This is a gem of a place that would found ourselves stopping by, day after day. Situated on the boardwalk of Barceloneta beach, Surfhouse is the perfect place to refuel after a long day of sunbathing / sufing! Their veggie burger with cashew cheese is probably the best burger I’ve ever tasted. However, my number one pick from the Surfhouse menu would have to be the Lime juice – packed with fresh lime, mint, cane sugar and crushed ice, this drink is perfect for cooling down in the Barcelona sun!
The Juice House
Just around the corner from Cafe Cometa you will find the wonderful Juice House – a clean eating cafe / brunch spot. Again, offering amazing fresh juices and tasty clean food – the cafe is definitely worth the visit. I opted for the baked eggs and avocado whilst Sara chose the Turkey sandwich – packed with creamy aubergine and salad. We were really impressed by the cafe and would definitely return. Although I am not a veggie / vegan, more often than not I tend to opt for veggie dishes and it was so refreshing to see that most cafes and restaurants we visited had an amazing selection of options for both vegans and veggies.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our fab food pitstops! Just writing this post makes me want to jump and a plane and eat it all again! Have you visited Barcelona? Do you have any recommendations for our next trip, I’d love to know!