5 places to go for a lovely brunch

1) Brunch & Cake

Brunch here is such a pleasure, that it’s worth queuing in the street on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Try several variations on eggs Benedict, turkey bagels or a pulled chicken cronut. Too heavy? Try the ‘super food salads’. Also the cakes are tempting. There are three branches of Brunch & Cake in Eixample now, but the original one on Carrer Enric Granados remains the best.

interior of Brunch & Cake

2) Marmalade

Interior-wise, Marmalade certainly is a strange place. The middle part of the restaurant looks like it’s trying to be hip, but the corridors on the side look classy and old-fashioned, with lots of dark wood panelling. It’s grand and cosy at the same time. This is the place to overcome a hangover, thanks to the amazing brunch options and a selection of great cocktails. A guilty pleasure, really.

bar and restaurant Marmalada

3) Vermut Midday Sessions

Need an excuse to enter a luxury hotel? The Pulitzer Hotel opens its terrace to the public on various occasions. The Vermut Sessions, for instance, take place on Saturdays and Sundays, between midday and 4 pm. Is vermut not your taste? The Pulitzer terrace happens to be known for its gin tonics as well. Almost forgot: they make gourmet sandwiches and tapas.

Vermut Midday Sessions

at: The Pulitzer Hotel, Carrer de Bergara 8

+34 (0)93 481 67 67

http://www.hotelpulitzer.es

4) Timeline Bar

A tiny but classy place: it looks like a cross between a flea market and a boudoir. The brunch is presented as a buffet and runs the gamut from healthy (smoked salmon) over sweet (those cakes!) to boozy (all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys).

Carrer de la Providència 3

+34 (0)93 217 79 38

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