#1. Best Cafe for Views and Amazing Coffee
Photo: The Vintage Lisbon
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This was my go-to coffee shop when I lived in Lisbon, it is a quiet cafe that is tastefully decorated and has big windows, so there is a lot of natural light. It is also the perfect place to people-watch; the cafe looks out on a famous Lisbon Street Car, so there are always tourists nearby taking pictures. The coffee here is really delicious and the staff is friendly. Everytime I went, there were usually three or four other people working online as well.
There are outlets next to the tables by the windows and one of these tables are usually available, so I never had to worry about outlets here.
HOURS: 8:30am-6:30pm, 9am-6:30pm Saturday & Sunday.
#2. Best Cafe for Comfy Seating and Friendly Staff
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SNACK FOOD: 7
I didn’t love the toasts that I tried, but the meals looked much better.
PRICE FOR COFFEE: 10
Love that they don’t charge extra for milk alternatives!
They have nice lighting, great background music, and super friendly staff. This place is more of a restaurant/cafe to come and chat with friends, but the staff was very welcoming when I asked if I could work there. You can stay here for long periods of time and they definitely don’t mind. I prefer working at cafes that have other people working online as well, but this is still a great place to check out.
The seating is a bit crowded but if you are sitting on the bench when no one else is there, it is very comfortable.
HOURS: 12pm-9pm, 12pm-11pm Thursday-Saturday.
#3. Best Cafe for Light and Lots of Space
COPENHAGEN COFFEE LAB & BAKERY – alcântara
There are six other Coffee Labs in Lisbon, but this is definitely my favorite. It has a lot more natural light and open space than the other locations. Although my second favorite location is in Estrela, because they also have a good amount of light. I also like the Alcantara location because the neighborhood is cute and it is near LX, which was my favorite area of Lisbon.
#4. Best Cafe for a Cozy Vibe and Outlets Galore
I am a big fan of natural lighting (if you couldn’t tell already) so I didn’t love that this place was a bit dark. However, I loved the interior design and the fact that there were a lot of people working online. The neighborhood is also really cute and there are a lot of adorable shops nearby.
Almost every seat had an outlet!
#5. Best Place to Meet Other Digital Nomads
I’m not sure how much it costs monthly, but a day pass was 10 euros. It felt a bit expensive, but I know other coworkings charge about the same. If you are looking for the cheapest place to work, this definitely isn’t the spot for you. But if you plan on staying in Lisbon longer or want to work long hours, I think it would be worth the price.
I never actually worked here, I just popped by to check it out, but it looked really lovely. This is the ideal place to meet other digital nomads and find a community of really cool, international people. They host lots of events and even have a coliving area. This definitely looked like the best coworking in Lisbon.
HOURS: 9am-11pm, closed Saturday & Sunday.