The Best Cafes to Study or Work in Barcelona 2022

The best coffee shops in Barcelona to study or work! All of these cafes have free wifi, good coffee, and staff that won’t mind if you stay for hours. Whether you are a digital nomad traveling through Spain, student looking for a new study spot, or freelancer working on your latest project, this list of Barcelona’s top coffee shops will help you find your new favorite workspace.

What are the best cafes to study or work in Barcelona?

Frizzant

Frizzant cafe Barcelona
study date ❤

This is my favorite coffee shop in Barcelona, although I am definitely biased because it is also a yoga studio where I took many amazing yoga classes. It is on the expensive side, but it is worth it for the chill atmosphere, specialty coffee, and friendly staff. Plus you can take a yoga class after a long day of work, it’s perfect.

Coffee: 9

Prices: 6

Ambience: 10

Outlets: 10

Seating: 6

Buenas Migas

buenas migas cafe barcelona
photo: Trenchs Studio

This is a popular study spot among locals and foreigners. They have a variety of good coffees at affordable prices and you can stay as long as you like. My favorite locations are in Passeig de Gracia, Carrer del Bon Pastor, Calle de Mallorca, and Plaça de la Universitat.

Coffee: 7

Prices: 9

Ambience: 8

Outlets: 8

Seating: 8

Alice Garden

alice garden cafe or pudding cafe barcelona in Eixample neighborhood

This is debatably the cutest and most unique coffee shop in BCN. It was originally named Pudding cafe but they changed the name to Alice Garden to fit the adorable Alice in Wonderland interior design. One downside of this place is that it gets busy and loud in the afternoon, since many families bring their kids to play and eat here after school. One of the other downsides was the lack of natural lighting (although in the winter it added to the cozy vibe.) However, they recently built a new garden area with plenty of seating and sunshine, so that solves the problem.

Coffee: 8

Prices: 8

Ambience: 9

Outlets: 8

Seating: 9

Sandwichez

sandwichez coffee shop barcelona spain
photo: Sandwichez

This chain is similar to Buenas Migas, it is also popular with digital nomads and students. They have good coffee considering the prices and cheap snacks as well. My favorite Sandwhichez locations are Via Agusta, Bruniquer in Gracia, Sant Antoni in Raval, and Passeig de Sant Joan in Sant Pere. These are the best locations because they have plenty of seating and large windows for natural lighting.

Coffee: 7

Prices: 9

Ambience: 7

Outlets: 8

Seating: 9

Syra Coffee Poblenou

syra coffee poblenou barcelona spain
photo: Itnig

This is another one of the best coffee shops, the only downside is that it is far from the center. But if you live in Poblenou, this is the perfect place. They have a free cafe area and then a large coworking area that you can pay to use. I only used the free area but it was exactly what I needed, they let you stay for hours and have great coffee. The seating is a bit limited so it is best to get there earlier in the day.

Coffee: 9

Prices: 7

Ambience: 9

Outlets: 8

Seating: 7

Federal Cafe, Gothic Quarter

federal cafe gothic quarter barcelona spain
photo: Happy in Spain

Coffee lovers are a big fan of Federal Cafe, even I could appreciate it. They also have great brunch food and healthy snack options. Seating is definitely limited, there is just one big table that online workers share and there aren’t any outlets. If there aren’t many people, you can sit at a small table that has an outlet but the tables aren’t very comfortable. Besides this, it is in a peaceful corner of the Gothic Quarter and the cafe attracts a cool crowd.

Coffee: 9

Prices: 7

Ambience: 8

Outlets: 2

Seating: 5

Liadisimo

liadisimo coffee shop barcelona spain

This is a little gem I found in Sant Gervasi. The customers were mostly Catalan/Spanish, I didn’t see any digital nomads working while I was here. Usually I don’t like being the only one working at a cafe, but the staff was so friendly that I felt comfortable staying a while. They have a beautiful backyard garden with tables or you can work inside as well. I definitely recommend their espressos and teas.

Coffee: 9

Prices: 8

Ambience: 9

Outlets: 5

Seating: 9

Muss and Coco

muss and coco barcelona spain coffee shop tea

This coffee shop is also in Sant Gervasi and it felt very similar to Liadismo, expect it didn’t have outdoor seating. The staff is friendly, they have great coffees and teas, seating by the window (perfect for people watching), and is located in a quiet area.

Coffee: 8

Prices: 8

Ambience: 8

Outlets: 5

Seating: 7

Brooklyn Cafe

brooklyn cafe barcelona spain
photo: Restaurant Guru

The Brooklyn Cafe on Carrer de Buenos Aires in Les Corts is another coffee shop I would recommend, as long as you don’t need outlets (there is only one in the whole cafe). They have the best chai tea in bcn as well as speciality coffee. One downside is that it can be a bit busy and loud, most people come here to chat and grab a bite to eat.

Coffee: 8

Prices: 8

Ambience: 7

Outlets: 1

Seating: 7

Bicioco

bicioco bike cafe barcelona spain cycling coffee shop
another cute study date:)

Known as the bike cafe, this is an adorable coffee shop with a cycling-themed interior. They have specialty coffee, good vibes, and friendly staff. It isn’t meant to be a working space but you can stay a couple of hours. I wasn’t a fan of the coffee but I also (almost) exclusively drink vanilla iced lattes, so I’m sure a true coffee lover would like this place.

Coffee: 8

Prices: 8

Ambience: 8

Outlets: 5

Seating: 6

Honest Greens

honest greens restaurant and cafe barcelona spain
photo: Honest Greens

This is a mix between restaurant and cafe, so it is perfect if you want a meal while you’re working. They have delicious (and expensive) smoothies, brunch, bowls, and salads. It certainly isn’t a quiet place to work but the atmosphere is nice. My favorite locations are on Rambla Catalunya and in El Born.

Coffee: 9

Prices: 6

Ambience: 8

Outlets: 4

Seating: 7

Vivari Coffee

vivari coffee and bakery barcelona spain
photo: Vivari

Vivari is a chain similar to Buenas Migas and Sandwhichez, but for some reason I wouldn’t work there often. I can’t tell you why I didn’t prefer this place because they have cheap prices, good coffee, and plenty of seating. I think I found the staff less friendly and there weren’t as many students. Either way, Vivari is still a great option. My favorite locations are Gran Via in Poble Sec, Carrer de la Diputació in Gracia, Santa Caterina in the Gothic Quarter, and Carrer del Dos de Maig near Sagrada Familia.

Coffee: 7

Prices: 9

Ambience: 5

Outlets: 6

Seating: 8

Coco Coffice

coco coffice barcelona spain
photo: Coco Coffice

This is the first coffice in Barcelona and it was created specifically for nomad workers. I never worked here, but I did go in to take a look around. They charge €3.50 for an hour, €18 a day, €70 a week, or €210 a month. The prices were too expensive for me, especially since there are so many great coffee shops, but besides this it seems like a great place. If you aren’t on a budget and want a quiet place to work and meet other digital nomads, this is ideal.

Unpopular opinion: coffee shops I don’t recommend

Satan’s Coffee Corner in the Gothic Quarter

satan's coffee corner gothic quarter barcelona spain

While I was searching for the best coffee shops in Barcelona I found that many people recommended Satan’s Coffee Corner. So I checked it out; they didn’t have wifi or outlets and the tables were small and close together. The staff was nice and they offer specialty coffees, but any coffee shop that doesn’t have wifi clearly does not wanting people working there. They do however have another location called Satan’s Casa Bonay which has wifi and is suitable for working.

Cometa

cometa coffee shop barcelona spain

This was another highly recommended coffee shop for digital nomads and freelancers, but I wasn’t a fan. The coffee wasn’t great for the price, there wasn’t air conditioning, and they didn’t have wifi. However, it is very cute coffee shop and it seemed like a cool place to hang out with friends.

I hope this list of the top Barcelona coffee shops was helpful! Check out my coffee shop recommendations in Lisbon and Porto as well! And follow my instagram, @honey_gouda!

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