In Barcelona, where spending a late night out doesn’t warrant cred until you’re squinting at the rising sun, hangovers are as common as a curved Gaudí façade. Whether you went overboard on cheap cava or expert local beers (like superstar chef Ferran Adrià’s Inedit), these insider spots offer edible salvation.
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In the shadow of Universitat de Barcelona, this art gallery/café is packed each morning with students well-versed in the “one too many” theory. Order an Oink, a sandwich filled with ham, Edam cheese, lettuce, tomato and pesto, and a coffee carajillo, which features a small dose of brandy or rum. galeriacosmo.com© Anthony Lasala
For morning pastries or a fresh loaf of bread destined for a picnic at Park Güell, Barcelona Reykjavik is the place to go. Using local, organic, stone-ground spelt flour, Reykjavik’s three locations around the city offer homemade baked goods of all kinds, like a blissful chocolate muffin that may haunt the rest of your trip. barcelonareykjavik.com© Anthony Lasala
First opened in 1933, this Art Deco institution was resurrected in 2009 by chef Carles Abellán, owner of the hugely successful Comerç 24 and Tapaç 24. Open at 6 a.m., the eggs estrellados (fried eggs over French fries) with chorizo from Rioja, and the pastries from Ferran Adrià disciple Oriol Balaguer provide a potent one-two kick to your system. 213 Calle Muntaner; 34 93 430-6022
Ernest Hemingway faced a few rough Barcelona mornings himself, some reportedly at Bar Marsella, the city’s oldest tavern in the now hip El Born district. A few blocks down from Marsella, is the tiny but welcoming Mosquito. The house specialty is delectable dim sum, including house-made dumplings. Mosquito also stocks dozens of local and international brews, for experimenting with Papa Hemingway’s own reported hangover remedy: beer and tomato juice. mosquitotapas.com