Milk Bar & Bistro
International bistro with killer brunch
If you’re fed up with the spit and sawdust tapas places that (over)populate this particular corner of Barcelona, you’ll appreciate the more relaxing international approach of this popular bar and bistro. Ever since it opened in 2005, Milk has been a haven of creature comforts for many an expat, tourist and more adventurous local, thanks to a menu that includes the likes of Vietnamese shaking beef (bo luc lac), roasted camembert cheese with rosemary, “Drunken Prawns” (cooked in garlic and white wine), and ramen noodle burgers.
Meanwhile, Milk’s “recovery brunch” menu has achieved something of a cult status in Barcelona and offers a host of delicious and calorie-rich alternatives to Alka Seltzer, such as American-style toasted bagels, the triple-whammy breakfast burger and of course a classic full fry up. It’s served every day from 9am to 4:30pm if you fancy seeing what the fuss is about.
With its swish lounge-bar decor, exquisitely-mixed drinks and funky downtempo soundtrack many diners tend to stay later when the venue morphs into a lively cocktail bar.
Also well worth checking out is their more expansive sister venue, Marmalade, in Raval.