Looking for the best brunch in Medellin?
Delicious avocado toast. Excellent coffee. Good vibes. What more could you want, right?
We get it! Matthew and I love to brunch on the weekends with friends and family. It’s a great time to drink good coffee, eat brunch/breakfast food and start the weekend off well.
But you don’t want just any brunch spot while you’re visiting Medellin. We spent nearly 4 months living in Medellin and you can bet we were on the search for the best brunch spots in Medellin.
What’s the brunch scene like in Medellin? Surprisingly, good!
Brunch In Medellin: 7x Places To Eat And Enjoy Your Morning
The weekend is rolling around and you’re trying to make plans for it.
You’re probably wondering, “what’s the best way to start the weekend?”
And when the answer comes to you – you wonder why you didn’t think of it sooner…
…checking out the brunch scene. Heading to a cafe with friends, eating avocado toast drinking much-needed coffee.
It’s perfect! Here’s the best places to have brunch in Medellin that you must try at least once.
1. Pergamino Cafe (Poblado)
Pergamino is probably the most popular cafe in all of Medellin.
And for good reason. We usually like hidden gems and lesser-known spots but we have to give it to Pergamino because they live up to their hype, to be completely honest.
We were impressed with the wide range of variety in their breakfast/brunch menu offering grilled cheese sandwiches, fully-loaded avocado toast with feta cheese, flavorful shakshouka, chicken club sandwiches and so much more. I highly recommend the avo toast – I barely tried anything new whenever we went because the avo toast kept calling my name and I couldn’t resist!
More than the food, Pergamino has some of the best coffee in Medellin. I personally enjoyed the coffee at Pergamino because it’s the only place I could get an iced vanilla latte and it was pretty decent! Matthew is a consistent flat-white drinker and he thought they were one of the better places for a simple but excellent cup of coffee. If you’re not a big coffee drinker, Pergamino also has a wide selection of herbal and fruity teas plus some refreshing juice or smoothies. For a brunch in Medellin, it’s hard to beat the wide variety of food and drinks at Pergamino Cafe.
As it has become very popular, they have opened a second location on Calle 10B. This second location is a great place for digital nomads or remote workers to work from while the Carrera 37 is the best one for a long brunch with friends. The wifi is pretty stable at around 15+ Mbps and there’s lots of places to plug your laptop in.
The main location is the best one for a cute brunch because of all the ample amounts of outdoor seating.
TTA TIP: If you do dine outdoors at the Carrera 37 branch, make sure to seat yourselves away from the edge of the street, it can get busy and you might be interrupted by street vendors throughout your meal.
Typically, you will order at the counter and pay then you can sit down at your table. Make sure to take a look at the menu while you’re in line! It starts getting busy around 11am on any day of the week – if you’re a big group it’s a good idea to get in a little earlier to avoid wait times.
If you choose to brunch in Medellin, you definitely have to have Pergamino Cafe on your list. It’s a great spot with delicious brunch food, excellent coffee (hot or cold) and a beautiful design/aesthetic overall.
2. Revolucion Cafe (Laureles)
Want a no-frills, simple yet delicious brunch in Medellin?
Revolucion Cafe is a great option for you! It’s a small cafe located in the quiet, charming neighborhood of Laureles.
They offer a decent breakfast menu serving meals like omelet, bagels with egg, cream cheese and/or serrano ham (our fave), a big breakfast and so much more. If you just want a classic breakfast/brunch, Revolucion Cafe does it best! I don’t know what they do to make their omelets taste so good but I’m salivating just thinking about it lol! The bagels are also so good – if you miss having bagels, Revolucion has you covered! The other thing we noticed is that they serve a healthy portion of everything – you won’t leave feeling hungry for more. They always served a huge portion of avocado on the side which just hits the spot!
The cafe itself isn’t the most aesthetic but it’s simple and they have their own style going on. We loved sitting out on the terrace, it’s just so peaceful at times. They put up a little plant barrier to separate you from the street and it makes all the difference.
What about the coffee at Revolucion Cafe? It’s amazing! One of the best cups of coffee in Medellin and you need to try it yourself.
If you’re looking for a good, affordable brunch in Medellin, look no further than Revolucion Cafe.
3. Al Alma Cafe (Poblado + Laureles)
Al Alma is another popular brunch spot in Medellin for several reasons.
It’s got one of the biggest menus for all kinds of food you could want – breakfast food (eggs, omelets, croissants, bagels, eggs benedict), salads (caesar, chicken, veggie), pizza and sandwiches. You might be overwhelmed at first looking at the entire menu but we highly recommend sticking to the brunch menu! I had their caesar salad and while it was still pretty good, it doesn’t compare to their brunch food.
As for coffee, they also roast their own coffee beans at Al Alma. You can rest assured that the coffee is going to taste pretty great. They also do iced lattes here, if you’re like me and love iced coffees! You can also order various teas, juices and smoothies if coffee isn’t your thing.
There are two locations for Al Alma – in Provenza and Laureles. We loved the Laureles location because it’s much more cozy and intimate. If you’re going for a date and interested in doing brunch in Medellin, Al Alma has a small outdoor terrace section on the second floor which is very nice to sit and people-watch!
Make sure to get to Al Alma early because it does fill up very quickly and it can be hard to grab a table (even for only 2 people). We went around 10am and it wasn’t quite full which is why we got the outdoor terrace seats. By 11am, it started to get really crowded!
Al Alma is a great brunch in Medellin that you have to try if you’re a real brunch person! You won’t be disappointed with the food selection and aesthetic.
4. SMASH Avocaderia (Laureles)
Just want a health kick for your brunch in Medellin?
SMASH Avocaderia is one of our favorite places to get healthy food at a good price. They are located in the neighborhood of Laureles (one of the best areas we recommend staying in Medellin) and it’s a great spot to get a decent variety of fresh, healthy meals.
You can order an avocado toast for less than $15,000 COP ($3.50 USD). They also have the best acai bowl I’ve tried in Medellin for a low cost. We honestly couldn’t believe how affordable SMASH was for the kind of fresh, healthy food they were dishing out.
Their restaurant is on the corner of the Circular in Laureles. It’s a very beautiful place to sit and eat brunch with friends. They have a really nice outdoor seating area but we recommend sitting on the inner section of seats. TTA TIP: For cafes and restaurants in Medellin, never sit on the outer rim of seats closer to the sidewalk or street. Street vendors frequently come up and ask for things plus it’s much safer even if it’s just one seat apart.
SMASH Avocaderia is a very clean, beautiful spot for a healthy brunch in Medellin. They have plenty of fresh juice and smoothies to go with your meal – I recommend trying the limonada de coco!
5. Hija Mia Coffee Roasters (Poblado)
Hija Mia has the best cup of coffee in all of Medellin (in our opinion)! If you’ve read our cafes in Medellin guide, you’ll already know this.
Matthew is quite the coffee snob and he concluded, after trying nearly 15+ cafes that Hija Mia consistently delivered the best cup of coffee. From the roasting of the beans to the barista carefully crafting each cup – it’s simply the best coffee shop in Medellin.
For a brunch in Medellin, Hija Mia also serves great food. The portions are very healthy at Hija Mia so you will always leave full! You can order brunch food such as acai bowl, smashed avo, corn fritters, bagels (serrano ham, pepperoni, salmon) and buttermilk pancakes! It’s a rather small menu but each dish is carefully thought out and tastes delicious!
We loved going to Hija Mia because the staff is also some of the most friendly people you will meet! Eventually, they started to get to know us and always greeted us with a smile. We know you’ll love having brunch at Hija Mia just as we have!
6. Delmuri Cafe (Laureles)
From fluffy pancakes to big omelets and mouth-watering burgers, Delmuri Cafe is a great place to have brunch in Medellin.
This is a small but popular place for locals and expats to meet for breakfast and/or brunch throughout the week. Delmuri Cafe is located in the neighborhood of Laureles with a big selection of drinks (coffee, teas, juices, sodas), a large breakfast menu and a good selection of pastries and cakes to snack on.
The omelets are served in a very big portion, so make sure you come hungry when eating at Delmuri. Their coffee is just okay, it didn’t really blow us away but I did have their passionfruit soda and that’s a real winner – I’d go there for that alone! They are known for their cakes such as red velvet, carrot, chocolate and more.
It’s also a great place to get work done as we’ve had speeds of 400+ Mbps while at Delmuri – the fastest wifi we’ve seen in Medellin.
Delmuri Cafe is a great option for brunch in Medellin especially if you’re extra hungry!
7. Betty’s Bowls (Poblado)
Want the Bali aesthetic for brunch in Medellin?
Betty’s Bowls is the closest thing to a Bali brunch complete with all the pretty bowls with intricate details and stunning presentation of fruits. This is a totally instagrammable place if you like that sort of thing!
You can also order various types of toast such as avocado, egg, cheese, apple and banana. You can try a famous local Colombian drink here called Lulado and/or a natural fruit juice of your choice.
If you want an aesthetic brunch in Medellin, it doesn’t get better than Betty’s Bowls!
Is The Brunch In Medellin Any Good?
Yes! We were pleasantly surprised by the brunch scene in Medellin.
There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from for brunch in Medellin, for whatever mood you’re in!
Our favorite brunch spots were Pergamino Cafe, Al Alma Cafe and Hija Mia Coffee Roasters. We had zero complaints about the service, staff, food and coffee at any of these spots!
If you’re not sure where to go for brunch, any of these 7 spots will be a great option for you whether you live in Poblado or Laureles. We hope you enjoy the brunch scene in Medellin as much as we did!
Liked this list of brunch spots? Check out our complete 17x Medellin restaurants guide for more.