Given the name of this blog, it’s possible that you’ve sometimes wondered why I never talk about coffee, or cafés. The answer is simple and I admit, brunch has taken over my life without leaving space for anything else. This year, though, I’m taking control back, and I want to give some meaning to that other word which appears in the title of this blog: coffee.
I’d like to dedicate this first post to all the people who’ve asked me, countless times, some advice about cafes with wifi in Barcelona to work in. That’s why I though the title “10 cafes with Wi-Fi in Barcelona to work in” would be much appropriate.
Btw, it’s great that we are able to spend a day working from a cafe, but I’d like you to think also from the cafe perspective. If you were the owner, would you like to have clients staying all day long and having just one coffee?
For now I’ll leave you with two places for each neighbourhoods, or barrios, so that if you get to one and there are no seats, you don’t have to go far to find another. FYI, there will be more posts like this, stay tuned!
Alsur – Plaça de Sant Cugat, 1
They’re so used to customers arriving with their laptops here that they’ve even adapted a part of the restaurant so that these clients will be more comfortable. Opens Monday to Friday from 11.30, and weekends from 10.
Sant Agustí’s convent bar – Carrer del comerç, 36
Located inside an old convent, this place can be magical, if there aren’t too many screaming kids around. Opens from 10am. Sunday and Monday closed.
Lexington – Muntaner, 108
This place usually opens at 12, but on Fridays Vibeke organises a meet-up called “Friday Cafe co-working and lunch” where up to 18 autonomous workers can stay in Lexington to work in a relaxed environment and with a connection that won’t keep you waiting. More information about the event
Oma Bistró – Consell de Cent, 227
[UPDATE – They either don’t have Wi-Fi anymore or they are not happy to have people working here] A place with lots of natural light where you can’t possibly resist trying the cakes. Opens every day from 9am.
Chicha Limoná – Passeig de Sant Joan, 80
If, like me, Spanish isn’t your first language, you might ask if the name Chicha Limona means anything. I’ve come to the conclusion that it might mean “Ni chicha, ni limona”- which means neither one nor then other. Warning: it’s not cheap! Opens from 8am. Closed on Mondays.
Granja Petitbo – Passeig de Sant Joan, 82
[UPDATE: Wi-Fi here is the city Wi-Fi connection] A café which looks like someone’s living room, and where you can enjoy a good breakfast. Opens from 8.30am Monday to Friday. Weekends is always very busy because of their brunch.
Federal Café – Passatge de la Pau, 11
The sister-cafe to the Federal Café in Saint Antoni, which we might all know by now. A spacious space with a lot of natural light. Opens every day from 9am.
La Clandestina – Baixada Viladecols, 2
A cafe in the Gothic quarter, hidden in its narrow street and therefor without much natural light, but always very welcoming. Opens from 10am to 10pm. Tuesday closed.
OK ok, so Urquinaona Square isn’t a barrio – but how many times have you used it as a meeting point?
Laie – Carrer Pau Claris 85
A cafe inside a library. There’s a space on the top floor where you can work in a calm atmosphere. Opens from 9am to 9pm, Saturday from 10am. Sunday closed.
Organic’s – Plaza Urquinaona, 14
THIS PLACE HAS CLOSED DOWN.
Organic products in a bright space plenty of natural light and spread over two floors. Opens every day from 7am.
Do you have your favorite cafe in the city where you like to work in? Leave a comment and tell everyone more about it.