Full English Breakfast in Barcelona: the best places
Globalization allows cultures to communicate and influence each other. Thanks to the free circulation of people, ideas and goods we enrichen ourselves by adopting some of the traditions of foreign countries. Food is a great example of this. In the city of Barcelona we find options for all tastes and from all nationalities: Lebanese cuisine, Arabic, Japanese, Italian, English, and so on. English has a special spot in that list since Spain and Great Britain have a very close relationship.
Thousands of brits come to Spain on holidays every year, attracted by the sun, the beach and the culture. For this reason, there are many traditional English style pubs, bars and restaurants in Barcelona where you can enjoy typical dishes such as the Full English Breakfast, one of their greatest invents.
The English breakfast is a substantial breakfast that is usually accompanied by a cup of tea – also very common among English people – and that carries sausages, baked beans, eggs and bacon. These are the basic ingredients but you can add fried tomatoes, mushrooms, blood sausages, cereals, porridge (typical English dish with oatmeal and milk), fried bread and/or toast. Depending on the region you are in, the ingredients vary.
This dish comes from the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as cultures with British influences, such as the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa. However, its scope is such that it has spread throughout the world.
We have compiled a list of the 6 best places to try an authentic full English breakfast in Barcelona. Enjoy them!
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Where to have a Full English Breakfast in Bacelona?
The Benedict Barcelona
Where is it? Carrer d’en Gignàs, 23, 08002 Barcelona
The Benedict restaurant is in the Barcelona Gothic district and offers an exquisite brunch menu from 10 o’clock in the morning with their famous English breakfast. Its vintage decoration and ambience makes you feel like you were in an authentic English pub. They serve pancakes, hamburgers, toast, salads and delicious cocktails. But their star dish is the Benedict eggs, one of the most delicious foods you will ever taste.
Flaherty´s Irish Pub Barcelona
Where is it? Plaza Joaquim Xirau, s/n, 08002 Barcelona
Flaherty’s Irish Pub is a bar located in Ciutat Vella that have billiards, darts and Irish cuisine and great draft beer for only 3€. Football matches are usually broadcasted, and a lively atmosphere is created. Its decoration is made of wood and the lighting comes from old lamps, so it is dark, but also spacious and comfortable. Among its most outstanding dishes, we find nachos, hamburgers and, of course, the famous Full English breakfast. Whether you want to go to dinner, or to have breakfast or snack, it’s your ideal place.
Milk Bar & Bistro
Where is it? Carrer d’en Gignàs, 21, 08002 Barcelona
Milk Bar & Bistro is a glamorous bar located in the Gothic district. Its decoration is retro-chic: wallpaper, armchairs and padded seats. It is one of the most popular cocktail bars among the English natives. There, you can enjoy a traditional English Breakfast served with all the complements, including white beans (baked beans). In addition, they offer different dishes combined with eggs, which are always well-prepared in different styles and well presented. On weekends it closes at 2:30 a.m.
Where is it? Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada, 44, 08005 Barcelona
Can Dende is a classic bar and cafeteria in the Poblenou neighborhood that offers homemade. It also has a proposal of brunch where they offer exquisite English Breakfast with a twist of Brazilian cuisine, which makes it a little spicy but really tasty. It’s a very popular place, which means it’s full almost every day of the week except for Wednesday, the day the bar closes. They are pet friendly so you can bring your dog or animal friend to enjoy with you the tasty English breakfast.
Where is it? Carrer de Mallorca, 204, 08036 Barcelona
The Philarmonic is one of the best English pubs in Barcelona. It’s located next to Passeig de Gràcia and la Diagonal, and there you can taste international dishes, real traditional English food and a great variety of beers and ciders. This cozy place in Barcelona offers a full English breakfast, with egg, bacon, sausage, beans in tomato sauce, grilled tomato, hash brown and toast. It is an ideal place to have breakfast, but also for lunch or dinner, to watch football or enjoy live concerts.
Where is it? Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 159, 08012 Barcelona
The Avenue Bar is a cozy and homely café in the Gracia neighborhood. On weekends they have a brunch menu where they offer complete English Breakfast accompanied by potato snacks. For those with a sweet-tooth, they have also deluxe pancakes, sweetened banana, maple syrup and a sweet homemade vanilla ice cream. In addition, they offer natural juices and teas and coffees. The quality-price ratio is very good, and they have special features such as an outdoor patio, a very friendly staff and vegan options on the menu.
Where is it? Carrer de Torrijos, 26, 08012 Barcelona
Mama’s Café is a cafeteria in Gracia that offers organic cuisine and brunch every day of the week from 9 in the morning to 9 at night. Inside Mama’s Café you will be able to taste an English Breakfast during the day or the night. They also make organic cocktails and irresistible homemade sandwiches. In addition, this place is perfect for families with children, since it is a child-friendly restaurant with spaces focused on the little ones.