For those days when you’ve got more than your share of work or studying to do but don’t want to spend the day stuffed up at home, you need a café with a good atmosphere and free (and easily accessible) WiFi. But since the perfect café can be surprisingly hard to find, we've done some legwork for you. We’ve selected some great places in Barcelona where you can grab a coffee and a pastry, plug in, and get to work.
Barcelona cafés with free WiFi
The best cafés in Barcelona to grab a coffee and some internet
Of all the cafés that channel their inner cosy, Alsur just might do it best. All it takes is one step inside this decently sized space to get it. Benches stuffed with pillows line the walls, sofas rest throughout the lounge space, and tables fill what's left. The outdoor terrace is perfect for nice days, and the coffee and food complete the experience. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and, on weekends, brunch, this kitchen and café in El Born is a perfect place to plop down on a cushioned bench and work for hours.
This open-layout café serves up some delicious, healthy eats in a well-lit space that’s perfect for a day of work. Try avocado toast and a cup of coffee on the side as you plug in and get down to business at one of their many tables, and let the atmosphere transport you out of the Barcelona and into the tiny town of Federal, Australia, which inspired this café.
This bar in the Raval is a 100 percent cosmopolitan neighbourhood institution. It's become a meeting place for people from all backgrounds and social strata. Mornings are the best time to grab a spot and set up your laptop, making the most of the free WiFi. Later, La Rouge gets more festive, and you might find concerts, chats, book readings... they never stop!
Fastvínic is a perfect spot to log on while you enjoy one of their gourmet sandwiches made with seasonal, local and organic produce, in line with norms of top restaurants concerned with sustainability. You'll notice it in their food, but also in their wine list, and in the eco-sustainable design. Be sure to make the most of their terrace when the weather allows as well.
This bar in the Gràcia neighbourhood prepares delicacies for anyone who appreciates the fine art of the beverage. They've got magnificient teas and a good selection of signature cocktails (the gin and tonics are impressive). For those who are indecisive or have a sophisticated palate, they also offer tastings. So just be careful drinking and going online. We all know that alcohol and social media can be an explosive combination.