When spending One Week In in Barcelona, you need to get a good coffee, right?! As we are working location-independent, meaning, we do not have a fix office, I love to spend time in design-led cafés. And Barcelona has plenty of options to choose from here.
Over the time I worked with my laptop in so many different cool coffee shops in Barcelona. It’s really no surprise, but by now I have a long huge list of cafés I enjoy. Therefore, I want to share my best tips on getting a creamy coffee in my home town. I already shared my 11 best restaurants in Barcelona for tapas, Paella and more to eat like a king, not a tourist.
Here is the list of my 13 best coffee shops in Barcelona. All coffee shops are hand picked and personally visited. All of them are perfect for location-independent workers. However, a few of them do not offer WiFi. Yet, I love to come here to work on new articles – just like this one!
BTW: The real challenge was actually just picking 13.
1. Espai Joliu – Plant Concept store!
Address: Carrer de Badajoz, 95, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
I want to start with my absolute #1 café in Barcelona: Espai Joliu!
It is a gorgeous cafe in the neighborhood of Poble Nou, near Bogatell beach and Torre Agbar. The area is also a great one to stay. Here is our guide on where to stay in Barcelona. Espa Joliu offers free WiFi, a quirky, vintage design and a super-cosy vibe. Many students come here for their break or free time to study, read, work.
This is also a real romantic spot to have a coffee for first dates. Here is my list of 54 romantic things to do (for couples and 1st dates, as well)
You can also eat here avocado-cheese sandwiches and freshly baked cake. The coffee is an absolute dream! They get their coffee beans from the best supplier in town, the Nomad Coffee.
Here are some of my shots from Espai Joliu. One shows the interior design, the other one me working.
2. En Aparte Coffee Shop Barcelona
Address: Carrer de Lluís el Piadós, 2, 08003 Barcelona
En Aparte is a french-style café located at the top of the calm and less-known Plaça Sant Pere in El Born. El Born? It’s part of the old town, so directly city center.
I actually found this hidden gem thanks to the book “Die toten Gassen von Barcelona“. Here the main character lives in a street next to this square and keeps mentioning it. En Aparte offers a small terrace in the sun, free WiFi, and the cutest furniture. Some tables used to be sewing tables, nowadays they add up to the special style of En Aparte Café.
3. Lilipep Barcelona – Cake, Café, and Library
Address: Carrer del Pou de la Cadena, 8, 08003 Barcelona
The Lilipep Café is located right in the heart of the city center, just a 1-minute walk to the metro station Placa Sant Jaume 1. Here is my guide on how to get around Barcelona.
It’s one of our favorite places when we fancy a delicious cake. The entrance looks like an old barn door and the high ceilings in combination with simple furniture and comic stripes on the wall add a special flair. Also, Lilipep is a small library with many books and magazines to read.
We’d say: typical Barcelona!
Come here for a coffee, and order one of the cakes – we always love them!
4. Café Cometa – Brunch & fresh Juice
Address: Carrer del Parlament, 20, 08015 Barcelona
Café Cometa is located in the district of Sant Antoni, becoming more and more popular among locals. In Sant Antoni many new restaurants opened since 2014. It’s a great area close to downtown to get your caffeine fix. The style of Café Cometa is clearly influenced by Scandinavian design.
Wooden design, pastel shades with lots of white space and a big map showing Denmark and rest of Scandinavia. When we came here they were just preparing delicious brownies and other cakes were already set up on the lunch counter. Oh boy, this is clearly a great spot to get a fresh juice and delicious brunch. It’s likely we end up trying everything single cake there!
It is a beautiful place, but also really popular and therefore crowded. Keep that in mind.
5. Bicioci Bike Café
Address: Carrer de Venus, 1-3, Barcelona, Spain
Combining a hipster design with bicycles, café, and pizza, et voila, here we go!
The Bicioci Café is located in the bohemian neighborhood of Gracia and invites you to discover the less-touristy Gracia right after you had your daily coffee. We love especially the creative pallets design and the old window frames now used as actual frames. Awesome design, good vibes, top coffee!
6. Granja Petitbo
Address: Passeig de Sant Joan, 82, 08009 Barcelona
Brunch deluxe and no WiFi! This cozy place provides delicious coffee, several tasty and healthy smoothies, and yes indeed, no WiFi!
That is exactly the reason why digital nomads and freelancers love to come here. Get disconnected from the internet, get some healthy food and drinks, and sit next to other nerds & geeks at the long wooden table, decorated with small green and yellow flowers.
7. Nomad Coffee Productions
Address: Passtage Sert, 12 (C. de Trafalgar), 08003 Barcelona
This café is a hidden gem in the district of El Born, not far away form coffee tip #2 En Aparte, where you get one of the best coffees in Barcelona! If you come here during summer, ask for their specials of cold brew and cold drip. If I am not mistaken, they also provide coffee beans to many other cafes in Barcelona.
Keep in mind, there are actually two nomad coffees. Both locations do not offer WiFi. The Nomad’s Roaster Home in Poble Nou (near Espai Joliu) is a great, tranquil place to work.
8. Bar Tarambana – Hipster Design
Address: Carrer del Comte Borrell, 148, 08015 Barcelona
Bar Tarambana is a cozy place inside an old, typical building in the district of Eixample. Big windows make this place very bright, decorated with rustic tables. The dished served are typical Mediterranean and if you come here later the day, you have plenty of options for cocktails. This is the option to have a drink after work is done and the last email sent.
9. Cafeteria del Centre Cívic Can Deu
Address: Vilamur, 25, Les Corts, 08014 Barcelona
What a lovely outdoor terrace, friendly service, and local vibes! Not located in the city center, away from the tourist crowds in the district of Les Corts, the cafeteria del Center Cívic Can Deu is a top choice for having a tea, café con leche, or a cold beer in the warm sun. It is a beautiful modernist building. For decades it was the residence of the family Deu. In 1986 this place became a so-called civic center and hosts now many different activities and events for the public.
Visit the website of Centre Cívc Can Deu for opening times and events.
10. Federal Café Barcelona – Brunch
Address 1: Passatge de la Pau 11, El Barri Gòtic, 08002 Barcelona
Address 2: Carrer del Parlament, 39, 08015 Barcelona
This place is made with passion! A great collection of magazines to read in a well-designed atmosphere. There are actually two Federal Cafés in Barcelona and I recommended both of them.
11. Petit Pot Café – Bistro
Address: Bruc, 84, La Dreta de l’Eixample, Barcelona
Just one street away from Placa Catalunya, the very heart of Barcelona.
In a nutshell: The service is friendly, the lunch and brunch is delicious and the variety of coffee is great! It’s a recommended place when you are looking for a decent breakfast for a reasonable price.
12. Onna Coffee in Gracia
Good coffee, craft care – there is nothing else to add here!
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13. Tarannà Café in Barcelona
Only a few steps away from Café Cometa (coffee shop #13), Tarannà is another cool place to hang out in the hip district of Sant Antoni.
Extra: SKYE Coffee Co.
Address: El Parc i la Llacuna del Poblenou, Barcelona
Our recent discovery! A passionate coffee shop with truck-concept. This is the latest trend in Barcelona. They also offer brunch on specific days. Check out their facebook.com/skyecoffeeco for more info.
Summary: 13 best coffee shops in Barcelona
So, here you have it. There are a lot of fantastic coffee shops all across Barcelona. I hope by now you’ve fallen in love with these amazing places. Some of them are absolutely gorgeous in their design, kept in boutique style and concept store. However, all of them are absolutely photogenic, so bring your camera along as well. We hope you will have a fabulous time in Barcelona. Make sure you head over to our guide to One Week In Barcelona to find more detailed articles on how to enjoy the city.
Planning to check out these spots? Did we miss any location? Please leave a comment below.