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Barcelona is a beautiful city, full of unique artistic experiences, great beaches and one-of-a-kind nightlife. Unfortunately, it’s not the best city for finding a hearty breakfast. During my month in Barcelona, I made it my quest to find the city’s best cafes for breakfast. Here are my top picks for a caffeine fix and a delicious meal.

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Federal Cafe

Expats delight: if you’re longing for a breakfast experience akin to that on offer in your own trendy neighbourhood, look no further! You will see Federal on most Barcelona foodie guides. The coffee is delicious, the food is amazing and there is free Wi-Fi! What more could you want?

I ate: A lot. Yogurt, fruit and muesli (not too bad – bonus points for stewed fruit); breakfast burger; pan fried eggs with parmesan and spinach (with an added side of smoked salmon). I recommend the latter with a cortado coffee.

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Satan’s Coffee Corner

I should mention that this is not technically a cafe, as there are no tables or chairs. However, if you are looking for the best latte in Barcelona – Satan is your man! Hidden in the Raval area, the coffee shop doubles as a vendor of things cute and quirky, like kitsch stationery and souvenirs.

Tip: Be sure to check opening hours. Satan’s Coffee Corner (FYI: not actually on a corner) is hard to find and you’ll probably walk down many wrong streets in the process. When you’re in need of a strong coffee, an unexpected closed door can be heart-breaking.

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Milk

Older brother of the equally commendable Marmalade cafe, Milk is hidden in Barri Gotic – one of Barcelona’s trendiest neighbourhoods. While I went alone, it’s really the kind of cafe you should attend with a group of friends after a big night on the town.

I ate: A delicious “breakfast” burger that seemed far too calorific and delicious to be eaten in the morning. I’d take a hangover everyday if this was the cure.

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Cosmo Cafe and Art Gallery

This is more of a lunch spot, but look no further for a fresh juice or tasty sandwich, not to mention the best apple cake in Barcelona! The coffee isn’t fantastic, but they have a large selection of herbal tea to compensate. It also doubles as an art gallery! Mighty pretty, I do say.

I ate: the Kiko sandwich – chicken, avocado, salad, mayonnaise, and a side of crisps; I also went out of my way for a slice of their amazing apple cake… more than once.

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