While the Federal Café may or may not be Barcelona's best brunch spot--it's certainly got two of the most important ingredients for an ideal brunch---food and atmosphere. The Federal Café is light and airy with an open coffee prep area, funky eco light fixtures made of textured cardboard and a roof-top terrace where diners can soak up Barcelona's nearly ever-present sun. Then there's the food--Tuesday-Friday brunch until 1pm, Saturdays until 4pm, and Sundays all day long. Federal's Australian owners ensure a good mixture of British, Aussie, American and international classics are on the menu-- beyond your typical eggs with pork products and bread (see breakfast burger pictured above) with a nice selection of gluten-free, vegetarian and fair-trade options.
The café gets bonus points for fresh cut flowers, excellent coffee, and chocolate chip cookies the size of donuts.