Searching for the TOP Barcelona coffee shops? Look no further! I explored the city to find the best of best, ensuring that each spot had top quality coffee, friendly service, and a good atmosphere.
Barcelona is easily one of my favorite cities in Spain. The fact that I have 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 this Spanish city 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 the coffee shop for you.
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1. Nømad Coffee LAb - El Born (By Parc de la Cuitadella)
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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. 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 as it's less than a 10 minute walk away.
2. Tostaderos Bon Mercat - Gothic Quarter
One of the best Barcelona coffee shops for a local vibe
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, they had alternate milk options including Oatly oat milk, and the atmosphere was lively and friendly with a continual stream of people grabbing a coffee to-go or drinking a quick espresso at the bar. This is one of the best coffee shops in Barcelona to get your caffeine fix while visiting the Gothic Quarter.
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3. Caravelle - El Raval
One of the best coffee shops in Barcelona for a cafe vibe and full food menu
Caravelle is perfect when in need of delicious café food and 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.
4. Black Remedy - Gothic Quarter
The best coffee shop in Barcelona for a hipster vibe
A second solid coffee option in the Gothic Quarter is Black Remedy. The decor is very trendy and they have a wide selection of mouth-watering cakes. Black Remedy is known for their sandwiches made with in-house smoked meat. If you don't want a heavy sandwich try the avocado toast or carrot cake. This is one of the best coffee shops in Barelona to hang a while or work as there is plenty of table space.
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.
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 options 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!
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