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What do you mean you don’t have Oatley?

But first, coffee. Sitting outside a Barcelona cafe with the sun beating down, watching the world go by is what dreamy mornings are made of – but it can all be ruined by a mediocre cup. These top spots in Barcelona offer some of the best cups in the city, as well as delectable pastries and cakes with friendly neighborhood service. Whether you’re looking for your morning kick, or just an afternoon pick me up, we recommend swinging by any of these for your next triple shot latte.

a man standing behind a counter in a restaurantRoast Club Cafe

What this place lacks in size it makes up for in friendly service, charming atmosphere and phenomenal coffee. With only half a dozen tables it can get busy, but the relaxed Eixample vibes and friendly no rush style keeps everything on point. They make incredible coffee with all the alternative milk choices you crave, but also excel with sandwiches, salads and cakes from scratch, which are definitely worth taking a seat for.

Location: Eixample

Link: Roast Club Cafe


Not only is this a good spot in the mornings for some carefully crafted coffee with milk from a local farm, they also serve delicious seasonal, freshly cooked food all day long. From healthy to slightly more indulgent, but always divine, you’ll find muesli, berries and eggs for brunch to tacos, salads, sandwiches and burgers throughout the day. Caravelle will definitely have you returning to this coffee carousel.

Location: El Raval

Link: Caravelle

a cup of coffee with a latte artHidden Café BCN

It’s not quite as hidden as the name may suggest, but that just make it easier to try some of their top notch coffee, or discover their matcha menu. Yes, a dedicated menu. This spot is a must for matcha and coffee lovers alike, and if you make it here you’ll also be able to enjoy the expertise from the baristas and a perfect perch for people watching.

Location: Les Corts

Link: Hidden Café BCN

Departure Coffee Co.

This charming spot is the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by whilst sipping on a refreshing iced coffee and munching on some ever addictive cake or impeccable avocado toast. The combination of an artsy interior, cosy vibe and coffee with finesse make this a must to try.

Location: El Raval

Link: Departure Coffee Co.

a cinnamon roll and a drinkSlowMov

If you’re looking for your coffee made with knowledge, care and passion, these are your people. They’ll make you a great cup and you’ll be set for the day. SlowMov also offers fun events and tastings, so if you’re in town for a while and happen to have a true love for coffee, it’s worth looking it up.

Location: Gràcia

Link: SlowMov

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Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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