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Mostassa: ethical eats in the Eixample quarter


Article updated 23 March, 2020. 0 comments

Mostassa, in the heart of the Eixample, offers healthy and hearty local food options for budget-friendly brunches and tasty snacks - vegetarians welcome!

mostassa brunch

carrer de Mallorca, 194
Eixample esquerra
metro: Hospital Clinic (L5)


Monday-Wednesday: 9am-10:30pm
Thursday-Friday: 9am-midnight
Saturday: 10am-midnight
Sunday: 10am-5pm

How much?

brunch approx. €15, lunch approx. €10


For vegetarian and gluten-free options, and for delicious 0km brunch!

Features: Gluten free Vegetarian

Mostassa is a pretty little restaurant, tucked away in a former furniture shop in the heart of the Eixample – and it’s got a lot going for it!

  • A light, bright space
  • A vintage, minimalist feel
  • A small, sunny terrace
  • Carefully-selected local produce
  • A large selection of artisan beer
  • A range of brunch, lunch and sharing platter options
  • Fabulous home-made desserts
  • Exclusively seasonal menus
  • And, last but not least, absolutely delicious food!

The perfect combination of elements – discover new and original flavour combinations whilst boosting your green credentials.

Mostassa: café and bar

Mostassa: simply delicious brunch

Mostassa is a great place to (re)discover the joys of eating local, with a varied range of breakfast and brunch options on offer every day of the week.

For around €15, choose one of the tasty main dishes along with a hot drink or a glass of fresh juice.

The menu features such delights as Eggs Benedict, brought in directly from Girona, with a choice of salmon, spinach or bacon; pancakes; or one of a range of American-style sandwiches and lighter salads.

Better still, Mostassa is open every day from 9am – 4.30pm (10am at the weekends) – so there are plenty of chances to visit!

Our favourites include:

  • the Pastrami sandwich, packed with enough meat to put its New York cousins to shame (€8.50)
  • the eggs (scrambled, fried or omelette) with rustic potatoes and organic bread, served with a choice of bacon or salmon (€8-€11)
  • the banana or berry pancakes (€7.50) and the selection of home-made cakes

Mostassa: berry pancakes

Mostassa: something new every week!

The fixed lunch menu at Mostassa changes every week, but it’s always great value for money! For around €10, you’ll get a starter, main course and dessert (or coffee) – a fabulous treat that won’t break the bank. If you prefer to order off the menu, note that all of the brunch options are available until 4.30pm: perfect for an afternoon snack.

One of the best things about Mostassa is the way it has something for everyone. Fan of the classics? Go for a burger, or the patatas bravas. More adventurous? There’s plenty on offer for you, too…

  • Mexican dishes: nachos, quesadillas and huevos rancheros
  • Asian flavours, including fish dishes and curry
  • Fresh, new flavour combinations, including the watermelon and feta salad
  • Top tip: “Mostassa” means “mustard”. Feel free to request one of the café’s artisan mustards to accompany your meal – they’re a house speciality, and they’re amazing!

Mostassa, paradise for vegetarians

mostassa quinoa salad

  • The menus at Mostassa often feature kale, quinoa salads and avocado dishes: vegetarian rocket fuel!
  • Try the delicious and refreshing fresh fruit juices.
  • Many options are gluten-free, so this is a great destination if you’re grain intolerant.
  • Bonus: artisan beer. Need we say more?


In short, head to Mostassa to enjoy local products in a pretty, central location, all without breaking the bank. Here’s a restaurant that definitely cuts the mustard!

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About the author

A Barcelona resident for more than half her life, Margaux rarely lets a day go by without spending time in one of the Catalan capital's many bars and cafés. Surrounded by friends or studying alone in a relaxed atmosphere, she loves to find new treasures and to share them with others. And living on a student budget, she has more than a few top tips!