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.
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 widely known for serving some of the best coffee in Barcelona.
For coffee purists who like their coffee black, Nomad is a must. Stick with a filter coffee or espresso and choose from a variety of beans. Otherwise, Nomad makes a mean flat white and nitro cold brew.
This makes for a great stop after you've explored the Parc de la Ciutadella. It's less than 10 minutes away.
2. Torradors Bon Mercat Llibreteria - Gothic Quarter
One of the best Barcelona coffee shops for a local vibe with great prices
Torradors Bon Mercat Llibreteria 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 alternative 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. Hidden Coffee Roasters - El Born
For smooth brews, space to sit, cakes, cookies, and vegan options
Hidden Coffee Roasters was a new find on my last trip to Barcelona in 2023. What a gem! This Barcelona coffee shop has it all...quality espresso, space to hang, sweet and savory bites, and WiFi.
Their coffee was extremely smooth. If you don't like bitter coffee, this is your spot! The oat milk flat white was on point as was the iced americano.
You can usually choose between two different roasts for your espresso (they roast their own beans in Barcelona). The quality is top-notch.
Hidden Coffee Roasters offers a mouthwatering selection of mini-cakes, thick cookies, and sandwiches. There are also vegan options and they charge a mere €0.20 for oat milk.
There is plenty of counter seating and a few tables...spacious by Barcelona standards. All in all, a win win win!
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, Seville, Valencia, and more. I think their high-speed growth 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 and iced americano 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, a 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 - Caravelle - El Raval
Let me start with, the only reason Caravelle is an honorable mention is because it's more of a cafe than coffee shop.
This is the perfect spot for when you're craving an avocado toast to go or snack/meal 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 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.
Honorable Mention - Dalston Coffee - El Raval
Dalston Coffee makes a mean coffee in their tiny space. This has been a favorite of mine for years when I'm looking to drink my coffee quickly or get something to-go. While the footprint is small, they do have about 4 spots to sit along the wall.
The location is more than convenient as it's just a 3 minute walk to Las Ramblas (the famous pedestrian street).
Barcelona has excellent options for a quality coffee in pretty much every area of the city. Whether you're looking for a spot with scrumptious cakes, a full lunch menu, or enough table space to spread out, one of these Barcelona coffee shops 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!