Is there anything better than just snuggling up with your favourite book, drinking a lovely cup of coffee or tea and watching people go by – well our top picks of bookstore cafes allow you to find the perfect place to take some time out of the hustle and bustle of Barcelona and just get lost in a good book!
Babèlia books & coffee
(Carrer de Villarroel, 27, 08011 Barcelona)
This lovely café offers a multi-lingual secondhand bookshop which also seconds as an art gallery, a venue for different recitals and diverse types of workshops. Basically, a combination of all the things we love. Besides coffee and tea, they also offer a fusion kitchen, a combination of local gastronomy with international favourites.
(Passatge de Pere Calders, 9, 08015 Barcelona)
This nice café resembles more of an actual bookstore. One can find any kind of genre, starting with novels to poetry and fortunately also in different languages. Nevertheless the quiet atmosphere invites to stay and just read here for hours.
Books & Co
(Carrer del Cardenal Casañas, 4, 08002 Barcelona)
As the name already implies, you can find books and other things here. By other things we mean not just tea and coffee, since they also have some food, snacks and even some cocktails in case you feel like reading in the evening. In their super comfortable chairs you can easily forget time and find yourself still sitting here well into cocktail hour.
Café de Altaïr
(Gran Via, 616, 08007 Barcelona)
This little café is perfectly integrated into the huge book store of the same name, Altaïr. Ever found yourself having just bought a new book and desperate to get home to read it? Well, why not take a little break at this café beforehand and enjoy your new purchase right away?