Bitches Who Brunch: Barcelona

Bitches Who Brunch - Flax & Kale - Lifestyle - Brag & Bone

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But on a weekend, when sleeping is the #1 priority, breakfast just doesn’t happen. Breakfast and lunch blur into one and brunch takes the crown as the not only the most important but the best meal of the day, particularly when mimosas are involved. Nothing beats it in my mind and certainly nowhere beats Flax & Kale in Barcelona for a healthy hit of brunch heaven.

Flax & Kale is a healthy flexitarian restaurant by chef Teresa Carles and a favourite haunt amongst Barcelona-based influencers. Arriving for brunch on the last morning of my recent trip to Barcelona (read about it here), it wasn’t hard to see why. The restaurant is bright and spacious, with a leafy yet industrial-chic vibe and upstairs sits a beautiful terrace and garden plus intimate private dining spaces.

Bitches Who Brunch - Flax & Kale - Lifestyle - Brag & Bone
Picture from teresacarles.com

We arrived just after opening time due to a relatively early flight home and it was quiet enough that we were able to choose a table by the window where we were able to watch passers by on Carrer Tallers. As we tucked into our food, the place started to fill with customers and an atmosphere started to build that felt young and vibrant, abuzz with weekend chatter and ambient house music. Quite frankly the perfect setting for a long, lazy Sunday morning brunch.

Bitches Who Brunch - Flax & Kale - Lifestyle - Brag & Bone

On this occasion I chose to eat the “Royal Coconut Milk Parfait”, which consists of coconut milk yoghurt, homemade granola, seasonal fruit and berries. The fruit was fresh and the flavour of the yoghurt was subtle and sweet, both perfectly complementing the most wonderful granola I’ve ever tasted. The whole thing was drizzled with organic honey and absolutely delicious. I also indulged in a “GF Maple-Glazed Doughnut”. While the texture was more like that of a cake than a doughnut, it still tasted great and the maple frosting was divine.

Another cool thing about Flax & Kale is the on-site juicery aptly named after the restaurant’s founder. I decided to try the “Party Recovery” juice, a cold-pressed combination of purified water, hemp seeds, strawberry, coconut water, honey and beetroot. The flavour was fine, but honestly it was nothing special and definitely not worth the 4,95€ price tag. Next time I’ll probably just stick to a fresh orange juice.

Bitches Who Brunch - Flax & Kale - Lifestyle - Brag & Bone

That’s it. It was a short but sweet visit but certainly one that left an impression on me. And, if I ever find myself back in Barcelona, I’ll be sure to pop by again.

Peace and love, Bec

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