Brunch, originally a British concept, has arrived in Spain. A culinary trend that combines breakfast and lunch all in one and is usually eaten on Sunday mornings when we can all stay in bed that little bit longer. Its origins go back to the last century when servants left a buffet prepared for their masters so they could have Sundays free.
Following its success, it’s now becoming quite popular and is an extremely convenient option during holiday periods when we stop fretting about the time; Brunch is normally served any time between 10am and 4pm.
The food served is usually the same as a normal breakfast with Spanish style smashed eggs, pancakes, sausages, bacon, ham, fruit and sweet buns. However, it can also include other types of food more commonly served at lunch. Buffets include quiches, large portions of roast or smoked meat, poultry, seafood, smoked salmon, salads, soups, vegetables, etc. and is accompanied by different types of toasted and home-made bread.
Although the brunch trend in Spain started out in the big cities, it is now becoming more and more popular in towns, big and small, all across the country.