Quaint, Authentic, Tasty and Homey Barcelona Cafes in and around the City

In a city where there's no such thing as a 'coffee to go', Barcelona's Cafe Culture is always thriving; whether it's an early morning espresso, mid-morning cafe con leche with the co-workers (roughly 11am) after lunch apperativo or late evening night cap, there's no lacking of places to grab a tasty cup of brew. Whether you're in the mood to cozy up indoors with a good book or catch some rays on a terrace, Barcelona has an amazing variety of trendy, cool, hip, mellow and relaxing cafes from which to choose. The laissez-faire, Mediterranean mentality means that you can stay sipping your coffee for as long as you like. If you're in the mood to work and use a cafe's free Wi-Fi you won't have to spend a fortune on food and there's no fear of being kicked out, no matter how much you over stay your welcome. Spread evenly throughout the city, many Cafes can be found in the Gothic, Born and Raval neighborhoods in the Old City and in Gracia just up from Passeig de Gracia.

A few notable ones include La Tete, in the Gothic Quarter, Al Sur in the Born and En Aparte which is in the upper Born. All are great places to have a coffee, snack or full on meal. 



A slice of Paris in the heart of Barcelona's Ciutate Vella, if you're in the mood for a french cafe/bistro, this is the place to go. Run by all French staff, this rustic, quaint and incredibly personable cafe acts as a restaurant as well as a...  Read More



One of the Born's best places to grab a coffee, tea or even a 'menu del dia' (set mid-day menu around 10 Euros) Cafe Del Born is located at the end of Passeig Del Born. It boasts a lively patio, perfect in summer and free Wi-Fi, for 45 minutes...  Read More



If you're looking for a Barcelona Cafe that knows its coffee, you must check out Cafe El Magnifico. This cafe and pastry shop prides itself on serving the world's best coffee. A family run business, onto its third generation features national as...  Read More



A great place for coffee, tea and delicious desserts. Dolso markets itself as a chocolate and 'goodies' haven, but it also has a diverse menu for lunch and dinner and an array of teas and coffees. Whether you're looking for a romantic dinner,...  Read More



Tucked away in Plaza Sant Juss, Bliss is both a cozy coffee, tea and tapas joint as well as a thriving summer time venue due to it's great outdoor patio. The back room is full of plush couches and comfy chairs which makes for an ideal setting to...  Read More



Situated on one of the Gothic Quarter's busiest and liveliest street, Schilling Cafe is great for people watching through their floor to ceiling windows that look onto the street. It's wooden tables and few booths that line the wall, provide for...  Read More

Andu Bar


Romantic, intimate and cozy, this dimly lit wine and tapas bar is tucked away on one of the Gothic Quarters' many side streets. Ideal for dates or a few drinks with friends, it's owned by a Canadian and the service is top notch and so is the...  Read More



Finally a Barcelona restaurant that has mastered the brunch menu. Not only is Federal's classic decor, spacious setting and inviting ambiance selling points in themselves, but this Australian owned rustic three-story diner, restaurant and...  Read More



Situated in the Born, Alsur's outdoor patio is perfect for summer afternoon brunches, or early evening cocktails. Their brunch menu is offered daily until 12pm and on the weekends it's served throughout the day. Along with their extensive brunch...  Read More



New to the Barcelona 'coffee scene', A Slice of Life is situated in the trendy Born neighborhood and boasts an incredible high quality coffee. Its Barista won the Islandic Barista Championship twice and also came 4th in the world Championships....  Read More


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