Searching for the best coffee shops in Barcelona? After multiple visits to this lively city, I've selected my favorite picks to share with you! Each spot offers top quality coffee, friendly service, and a nice atmosphere.
Barcelona is easily one of my favorite cities in Spain. The fact that I've spent three birthdays in Barcelona proves how much I love this vibrant, artistic city.
Spain's second largest city has much to offer visitors. Sunny beaches, mouthwatering tapas, lively squares, mountains and parks, boutique shopping, and colorful food markets. It's no surprise that Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in all of Europe!
If you've decided to include Barcelona in your Spain itinerary, you've made an excellent decision. I can guarantee you will stay busy hopping from place to place...which means you will indeed be in need of a coffee break here and there.
Whether you're craving a traditional European cafe or a more spacious hipster hangout, I have a spot for you. I've made sure each of these Barcelona coffee shops are in locations ideal for tourists and close to popular sights and neighborhoods.
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1. Nomad Coffee Lab - El Born (By Parc de la Cuitadella)
One of the best coffee shops in Barcelona for overall quality and top notch baristas
Nomad Coffee Lab was started by National Barista Champion, Jordi Mestre in 2014. Nomad quickly became popular with locals and tourists alike offering beans roasted in Barcelona, coffee training courses, and an always busy coffee shop. It's easily known as serving some of the best coffee in Barcelona.
Coffee snobs will appreciate the variety of beans to choose from for their espresso or filter coffee.
Nomad makes a mean flat white and nitro cold brew. This makes for a great stop after you have explored the Parc de la Ciutadella. It's less than 10 minutes away.
2. Tostaderos Bon Mercat - Gothic Quarter
One of the best Barcelona coffee shops for a local vibe with great prices
Tostaderos was a surprise I happened upon while wandering the Gothic Quarter. It was packed with locals so I decided to pop in.
The coffee was excellent and they had alternate milk options including Oatly oat milk. The atmosphere was lively with a continual stream of people grabbing a coffee to-go or drinking a quick espresso at the bar.
Considering the location and quality, I was pleasantly surprised at the low prices. €2.80 for a flat white and €2.10 for a double espresso.
You'll also find options that Americans tend to prefer, like making your drink iced or XXL sizes.
This is one of the best coffee shops in Barcelona to get your caffeine fix while visiting the Gothic Quarter. The location really couldn't be better.
3. Caravelle - El Raval
One of the best coffee shops in Barcelona for a cafe vibe and full food menu
Caravelle is perfect when you're looking for an excellent avocado toast to go with your coffee. They use Nomad coffee beans and have a full menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Go all out and try the coconut french toast, Turkish eggs, or burger. Healthy menu items include chia pudding, salmon poke bowl, avocado and beet hummus toast (my favorite), and the roasted pumpkin salad.
Caravelle also has fast WiFi and they don't seem to care if you whip out your laptop and work for a bit. Just be mindful to not do this when it's full.
4. Syra Coffee - Multiple Locations
One of the best coffee shops in Barcelona by the Sagrada Familia and with multiple locations in tourist hot spots
Syra Coffee has multiple locations in Barcelona and recently expanded to Madrid. I think this shows they have quite the following and offer a quality product.
Most locations are perfectly situated for tourists including hot spots like the Sagrada Familia, Montjuic (by the magic fountains), and in the Gracia neighborhood (not far from the famous Gaudi buildings like Casa Mila).
Syra Coffee is best for to-go as their coffee shops tend to be small.
The flat white is excellent and the cookies are insane; extra thick and gooey.
5. Departure Coffee Co. - El Raval
One of the best Barcelona coffee shops for a relaxed vibe; Perfect for studying, working, or meetings
Departure Coffee Co. has everything you need in a coffee shop. WiFi, excellent pastries (including vegan options), scrumptious toasts, good music, alternative milk options, relaxed environment, and consistently good coffee.
Try the cortado and one of the toasts.
Out of all the Barcelona coffee shops I visited, Departure Coffee Co. was one of the most relaxed. This would be a perfect spot if you need to study or work.
Honorable Mention - Black Remedy - Gothic Quarter
THE BEST COFFEE SHOP IN BARCELONA FOR A HIPSTER VIBE and delicious cakes
A second solid coffee option in the Gothic Quarter is Black Remedy. It gets an honorable mention for two reasons. One, I prefer Tostaderos Bon Mercat when it comes to coffee shops in the Gothic Quarter. Two, it's "temporarily closed" and there's no information on when they will reopen.
When they do reopen, this is a great spot to pair a mouth-watering cake with your coffee.
Black Remedy is also known for their sandwiches made with in-house smoked meat. Other notable items include the avocado toast with scrambled eggs on top, fresh juices, and truffled eggs with mushrooms.
This is one of the best coffee shops in Barcelona to hang a while or work as there's plenty of table space.
Barcelona has solid options for a quality coffee in pretty much every area of the city. Whether you're looking for spot with scrumptious cakes, a full lunch menu, or enough table space to spread out, one of the Barcelona coffee shops listed above is sure to have what you're looking for.
Try one or all five and let me know which became your favorite coffee shop in Barcelona!