Best Cafes for Working and Studying in Barcelona


Whether you are a digital nomad, remote worker or student, it’s nice to get out of your flat and work from a cafe once in a while. In this article we cover comfortable places across the city where you can take your laptop and use WiFi to do some light work or study while enjoying a coffee.

Gothic Quarter

Venus Delicatessen is situated on a bustling corner in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. This cafe has sublime croissants. Carrer d’Avinyó, 25, 08002 Barcelona View Map

Federal Cafe Gothic Quarter Federal has a large open space and plenty of tables. Situated just off La Rambla, near the Museo de Cera. Good coffee too! Passatge de la Pau 11. View Map


Camelia Art Café Cozy coffee shop in the heart of Eixample offering light meals and cakes, with vegan options. Carrer de la Diputació, 278. View Map

Bar Velódromo Stylish and historic restaurant and bar, now owned by the iconic Catalan beer maker Moritz. Carrer Muntaner, 213. View Map

Laie Llibreria Café Situated on Carrer de Pau Claris near Plaça d’Urquinaona, Laie is a charming bookshop, restaurant and cafe distributed on two floors. The cafe area has photographic art on the walls and beautiful original floor tiles. View Map

Sant Antoni

Sandwichez on Ronda de Sant Antoni, 35 is a great cafe to bring your laptop and get some work done. Plenty of tables and relatively quiet. View Map

La Ribera and El Born

Alsur Café Known for having a delicious brunch and a nice outdoor seating, Alsur is a good option for the WiFi seeker in El Born. Carrer Carders, 17, 08003 Barcelona View Map

Cafe del Born is one of the most charming cafes in the neighborhood. Spacious and with high ceilings the space overlooks the renovated Mercat del Born. Great people watching from the terrace on a sunny day. Plaça Comercial, 10. View Map

Guzzo is a trendy hotspot in El Born. A section at the back makes a perfect place to have a coffee and catch up on some emails. The walls are decorated with some fabulous work by local street artists. Plaça Comercial, 10. View Map

En Aparte with large windows and rustic decor, this cafe overlooks the beautiful Plaça de Sant Pere. A pleasant place to check in online over a coffee and croissant. Carrer de Lluís el Piadós, 2. View Map


Casa Seat Super centrally located at the top of Passeig de Gràcia, Casa Seat has a cafe and free coworking area. There is an event space in the basement area and sometimes art exhibits are held on the main floor. Passeig de Gràcia, 109. View Map

Bar Virreina This charming cafe/bar spills out onto one of the most beautiful plaças in the city. Plaça de la Virreina, 1. View Map

La Ikas A neighborhood favorite, La Ikas has coffee, fresh juices or tea and some amazing quiches. There is a small patio in the back if you want to catch some rays. Carrer de la Perla, 22 View Map

Sant Martí

Cafeteria del Museu del Disseny This is a beautiful well lit space in the lower floor of the ultra modern building housing the design museum. The surrounding neighborhood of Glòries is home to many of the top startup companies in Barcelona. Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37, 38. View Map

???? Also check out Barcelona Coworking Spaces. Many shared office and coworking spaces have sprung up across the city to accommodate the freelance and entrepreneurial community.