The 5 Best Coffee Bars for the Mobile Worker in Barcelona

More and more we see cafes with long tables and a bunch of geeks getting their work done, we live in an era where sitting in an in a office from 9 to 6 and wearing a suit isn’t the trend anymore. Barcelona´s laid back atmosphere and terrific cuisine, a pretty healthy combination, is home to a bunch of entrepreneurs who love hanging out while managing their business. And in case you need to find the best spots in the city that serve great food, have good WiFi, and comfy chairs to get your stuff done, take a short break and go over this list.

1. Cosmo

Carrer d’Enric Granados, 3

Cosmo is, in fact, an art gallery and cafe that serves healthy sandwiches, smoothies and the usual suspect – pastries, and very good ones at that! The space is artsy, with a little seating area by the entrance wall, a big one in the back where you can enjoy the work of young local artists, and a couple of picnic tables on the street. The service is very friendly and they prepare some quality coffee.

2. Cafe Federal

Carrer del Parlament, 39

This is one of the first cafes friendly towards the mobile worker to open in Barcelona few years ago. The place remains trendy and the atmosphere sometimes makes you feel live you’re in Brooklyn, except that you are at the quite trendy Parlament Street. Don’t miss the cakes!

3. Chicha Limona

Passeig de Sant Joan, 80

Who would think that a restaurant and a bakery can be merged? Plus having a gourmet store inside? It features a very cool ambiance and trendy foods served all throughout the day, from healthy smoothies to the classic ¨patatas bravas¨ and fried squids. It is a great place for a business meeting and there is always space to find a spot during the weekdays. And in case you are into drinks, it is a great place to start your evening with an artisan vermouth.

4. La Esquina

Bergara, 2 .Barcelona

This wonderful coffee bar and restaurant is open from early morning till late in the afternoon, and offers all types of daily foods, including a succulent brunch over the weekends, always using seasonal and locally sourced produce on their dishes, which makes it a really healthy option for the mobile worker.

5. Fabcafe

Carrer de Bailèn, 11

The favorite place for designers. This cafe is also a digital printing shop with 3D printers and laser-cutting machines, an amazing place to explore. The ambiance invites both the solo and the networking workers, as the owners usually organize meetups, workshops and events where people can find common topics and do business. A Fabcafe can also be found in Tokyo and Taipei, making it quite an interesting international phenomenon.

6. Bar Del Convent

Carrer del Comerç, 36

Located at the trendy and touristy El Born district, this cafe is actually situated inside the Convent de Sant Agusti’s cloister with a magnificent Gothic setting that provides that sense of grandeur, which is contrasted by its laid back ambiance. This is a place where you can bring your kids while you get some stuff done, as it has facilities for them. The food offer is broad and delicious, vegetarian-friendly and with a good organic baby food offer as well. The walls are regularly decorated with art exhibitions and concerts are organized from time to time.

These are some of the great places in Barcelona where a worker on the go can sit down to relax and get some work done, but they have proven to be the most popular. Once you’ve seen explored these options, don’t hesitate to do some further research of your own, and drop us some suggestions in the comments section.

Andre Arriaza
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Andre Arriaza is an avid traveler, aid worker and obsessive about the world foods - on a constant discovery journey.

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