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One of the cleanest and prettiest Buenas Migas in town. The cafe is spacious and has a plenty of seats for individuals. Power outlets are limited for seats along the wall but that is 70% of the seats so you should be able to find one. WiFi is quite fast. They say that it may get slow during the peak hours but it was still measuring mid 100Mbps. Later in the afternoon when there were less people, it was measuring around 300Mbps. It is also a plus that there's a bike racks right outside where you can see.
This hotel has a great lobby suitable for working. It was very quiet and empty most of the day time. Note that it's not suitable for outside visitors, but if you're looking for a "work-friendly" hotel while visiting Barcelona, then this is definitely a great option!
This Buenas Migas location is quite small, located on a small side street next to the Cathedral. I came by in the afternoon on a weekday and it was almost empty. The big open windows provide plenty of fresh air and great for working and people watching. Nice vibe and good place to sit and work for an hour or two.
When the weather is nice in Amsterdam, this is an awesome place to sit and get some work done. The cafe/restaurant is located inside the Eye film museum, but is accessible to everyone even if you aren't planning to visit the museum.
The views are great and the space is definitely workable (there's wifi and power outlets). It can get busy during lunch time and weekends. Some of the higher up tables are reserved for dinner guests after 5pm, but I believe the bottom area and the very top back area are always available. There's a small selection of lunch options, so you can get some food as well.
The easiest way to get there is to catch the free ferry (F3) just outside the central station. It's just a short ride and the ferry leaves every couple of minutes!
The cafe is very spacious but lacks seats for people who are alone. I felt bad for occupying the whole table for four seats. Anyhow, despite the google maps reviews saying that the WiFi is bad, I didn't have much problem at all. I ran a few speedtests and the fastest it recorded was 180 Mbps. However, there were some tests that scored around 30 Mbps, so I have to say it wasn't consistent. The music is really quiet. There are a few outdoor seatings for the smokers as well. Power outlets, you gotta find a good seat that's close to it.
This place is operated by the Imagin Bank. Technically, you may need an Imagin Bank account, but the entrance staff were welcoming and did not check with me. I didn't even buy a coffee I think. According to a Google Maps review, the wifi is unusable, but I did not have any issues with it. The staff helped me out to connect it. The place is roomy and has plenty of power outlets. If you go upstairs, there is ample space to chill and relax like sofas and some books to read. I cannot recall the exact speed of the wifi, but I do remember having no trouble working.
This cafe is run by Syra coffee, which is a popular chain of cafe in Spain. The building is a coworking space / startup community called itnig, but the cafe is open to public with a plenty of seats. The WiFi is workable but not the fastest. Also, there are not so many comfortable seats to sit for the entire day, especially if you're alone. If you can't get the table seats, you only get the high stools or the weird mattress seats. There's not many power outlets as well. Also, in the after noon, the sun light gets bit too much and can get quite hot inside.
A small cafe near Beimen station, just beside The North Gate landmark. If you want to stay and work, be sure to go to the second floor, which is bright with lots of natural light. Clean, minimal interior. I especially like the large worktable, and the counter seats overlooking the street. Plenty of coffee, tea, and desserts on offer!