ImageI found a brunch spot and I’ve been hitting it up on a regular. This is a big deal. I’ve belly ached for years about how much I missed brunching. As a child I looked forward to brunch with the family on Sunday church service. As I got older brunch was a Sunday ritual with friends at favored spots in NYC like Felix, Essex, Odeon, blah, blah, blah. Anywhere you go back home, finding a brunch spot is a snap and everyone always has a favorite. Here in BCN there is Milk Bar & Bistro. My one and only brunch spot. Run by an Irish couple, its been seving a clientele primarily from the US and the UK since 2005.

Milk is a quaint little spot hidden down a narrow alleyway behind the main Correos near El Borne. Its advised to know the exact address and approach the locaion slowly as is easily missed. I walked passed it twice until I glanced up at the tiny little cartel strung high above door. As soon as you walk in you feel at home with cosy lighting and the smell of pancackes wafting through the air. YUM!

The decor is designed to have the air of an old-school millionaire’s drawing room. The place is decked out with antique chandeleirs, plush handmade sofas, gilded mirros and vintage 1950’s wallpaper. The waiters all super friendly and attentive flipping back and forth between gringo-accented Spanish and proper english tinged with british accents. Image and video hosting by TinyPicMy first brunch date with another estadounidense friend of mine was heavenly. We squirmed in our seats full of delight when our meal arrived. Real eggs benedict, fresh smoothies, homemade biscuits with jam and butter… dame mas, dame mas. Por dios! Even though our bellies were bursting after scraping our plates clean, we lingered for hours ordering cups of tea with milk several times over. We had a piece of home for a few hours and to put it simply, it was just damn special.

Brunch is served only on the weekends between 11am and 4pm and the place gets packed quickly. During the week its a cool bistro serving an appetising menu of comfort food with a hip bar thats a popular starting point for many expats. I havent checked out the dinner menu but right now I am jonesing their brunch menu. I’ve been 3 times in the last two months and planning on going back soon again. I’m addicted!

Milk Bar & Bistro

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