By Anne McCarthy
There is so much to explore in the capital of Catalonia, bustling and beautiful Barcelona! Barcelona is full of exciting places to visit, like the Sagrada Família, the Picasso Museum, the beautiful beaches, and so much more.
While you’re in Barcelona, be sure to come visit us at Fat Tire Tours Barcelona! We offer a huge array of bike tours, walking tours, and more, allowing you to experience Barcelona up close and personal. Our expert guides lead you around this magical city with gusto and enthusiasm.
Our Barcelona Small Group City Bike Tour is a great entry point into the city. On this invigorating tour, you’ll get up close and personal with Barcelona, discovering some of its most exciting highlights, like La Catedral, Plaça Sant Jaume, Arc de Triomf, Barceloneta Beach, Parc de la Ciutadella, and much more. Our friendly, expert tour guides are adept at showing you around the city and making it accessible and fun.
If you’re in Barcelona and looking for some delightful cafes you can relax in, sip a coffee, and read your book or post pictures from your trip on social media, look no further. Read on.
Nomad is a stalwart café that you definitely want on your list. Although it is small, it is mighty. This tucked-away coffee shop features lovely baristas, strong coffee brews, and a good set-up for takeaway coffees.
Address: Passatge Sert, 12, 08003 Barcelona
Skye Coffee Co. is found in the Poblenou neighborhood, and it’s ideal for getting some respite from crowds of tourists after a long day spent exploring. Operating from a converted truck near a warehouse space, Skye Coffee Co. offers some good seating options to rest your hat while reading a book or doing some personal admin on your laptop.
Address: Carrer de Pamplona, 88, 08018 Barcelona
This coffee shop has a huge variety of coffee beans from all over the world, and they make a very tasty, caffeinated drink. Get your morning joe fix here if you’re someone who loves options and variety.
Address: Carrer de l’Argenteria, 64, 08003 Barcelona
If you’re a lover of bright and beautiful things and places, you must go to Café Cometa coffeeshop. It has colorful, bright vibes, and the interior of the coffee shop features interesting art, too. Feeling like you need a nibble and not just a caffeine hit? Luckily, Café Cometa also offers delicious homemade sandwiches and tasty cakes.
Address: C/ del Parlament, 20, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
This Gothic Quarter staple regularly tops “best of Barcelona” lists with its excellent coffee, coffee drinks, and various food options, too. With this central location, it’s perfectly situated to be a great coffee pit stop while you’re out and about. Locals and visitors especially love Torradors Bon Mercat Llibreteria for its various coffee drink options, like flat white and even iced coffees. The prices are agreeable, and they even offer non-dairy milk options, too.
Address: Baixada de la Llibreteria, 1-3, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
With an intriguing name like Hidden Coffee Roasters, how could you not want to discover this place? It features good brews, adequate seating options, as well as tasty cookies, cakes, and more. For Vegans, you’ll find food options for you here, too. Hidden Coffee Roasters has been called a “gem” by those who frequent it, thanks to its high-quality espresso, yummy food options, room to sit, and WiFi for customers. Hidden Coffee Makers offers two varieties of coffee roasts to choose from.
Address: C/dels Canvis Vells esquina, 08003 Barcelona
Departure Coffee Co.
Like others on this list, Departure Coffee Co.-El Raval regularly hits “best of Barcelona” lists thanks to its laidback vibe inside the coffee shop, which has been described as the perfect fit for working on your laptop, studying, reading, or having meetings. It’s a one-stop shop for all your coffee shop needs, boasting great coffee drinks, good WiFi, amazing pastries, vegan options, and quality caffeinated drinks.
Address: C/de la Verge 1, 08001 Barcelona
This relatively new coffee shop is a travel-inspired coffee shop, and it’s a great spot to relax in between your travels through Barcelona and fuel up on some much-needed caffeine. Not to mention, the healthy smoothies and salad bowls offered here are a great nutritional pick-me-up. Saga Coffee Stories also has outlets available to patrons so you can easily recharge your phone or laptop as needed.
Address: C/ de Casp, 70, 08010 Barcelona
Anne McCarthy is the Editor in Chief of the Fat Tire Tours Blog. She is a contributing writer to the BBC, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Wired, and many more. She splits her time between the U.S. and Europe.