Here it is. For those of you who have been looking for the perfect place to get some work done online, this is your guide to the 10 best cafes with free unlimited wifi in Madrid! How many times have you rolled up with your productive self to a cafe, ready to work and seize the day? Only to sit down, order your drink, and then discover that you’ve gotta get back up and find a new place to get that work done. Maybe the weefee is super slow, or maybe it’s just not working that day, or even worse the cafe has a wifi time limit. In any case, ain’t nobody got time for that.
I’ve tried tons of cafes all over the city center and identified the top spots that provide me with what I need to get into my flow so that I can get some work done. Before I reveal the 10 spots, let me tell you what makes these places so great. They are the chosen ones because they all had to meet my “flow state” requirements below.
One more thing, I want to say that I purposely left off some of the places that are often recommended on every other list. La Bicicleta, Toma Café, Federal, HanSo Cafe, Monkee Coffee, La Infinito, La Ciudad Invisible, Centro Cibeles and La Casa Encendida. Wait! Don’t hate. Hear me out. They are all great places and you should totally check them out, but they are just not ideal in my opinion for any one or combo of reasons…getting work done…for an extended amount of time…while using fast wifi…at anytime during their hours of operation…with enough space for your laptop, coffee, and whatever else. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, check out my list of the 10 Best Cafés with Free Unlimited Wifi in Madrid.
Where: Calle Moreno Nieto, 2
Metro: Principe Pio/La Latina
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
What to expect: A work-from-café wonderland! I know, it’s not technically a café but this not-so-conveniently located Googly tech space is worth putting on this list (and worth the trek). We’re a lucky bunch in Madrid to have 1 of only 6 Google Campuses in the world located right here in our city. This is the PERFECT place to spend the day and get some work done. Two floors, free fast wifi, multiple work areas, outlets galore, food, events, and an inspiring atmosphere. You’ve gotta be a member to enjoy the Campus and membership is free, fast, and easy. Sign-up online or onsite.
Food: They’ve got a cafeteria serving healthy food with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Coffee, tea, juices, breakfast, snacks, salads, wraps, menú del día, and much much more.
What else? This is my 1st choice if I have the time to make it out there. Best internet connection in Madrid. Also, beautiful inspiring minds all around. The downside is that table space gets taken up fast, so either come early or get there later in the day.
Where: Calle Francisco de Rojas, 9
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. Saturday – Sunday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.
What to expect: A cozy vegan bakery/coffee shop with a “hidden” workspace downstairs. Modern minimal vibe upstairs, vintage and studious vibe downstairs.
Food: All vegan-friendly! Breakfast and lunch. They serve specialty coffee, tea, desserts, savory options, salads, soups, menú del día, and a Saturday + Sunday brunch. My personal faves are the lemon pie and the Fatay (it’s like a Middle Eastern empanada). So good.
What else? Lots of room downstairs to sit down, plug in, and get some work done (click through the Instagram pics below). Pro tip – no table service. Ain’t no one coming to bring you your order down to the workspace. Order upstairs and take your food and drink with you downstairs.
Where: Fuencarral and Serrano
Metro: Tribunal/Bilbao and Serrano
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00 am – 10:00 pm. Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 am. Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 am. Sun & Holidays 9:00 am-10:00 pm.
What to expect: With its rustic French ambiance, this chain bakery-restaurant feels a lot like La Madeleine in the U.S. Sit at their large communal table or find a spot at one of the smaller tables that have access to an outlet. I’ve only worked from their Fuencarral and Serrano locations, so if you check out any of the other locations in Madrid please let me know how they are.
Food: Lots of vegetarian and vegan choices on the menu. Coffee, tea, snacks, breakfast, salads, hot plates, pastries and one of the best vegan brunches in Madrid.
What else? Their locations are big enough to where you can sit for hours without feeling the pressure of having to give up your table.
Where: Calle de Serrano, 5
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
What to expect: AD stands for Adolfo Dominguez, a Spanish fashion designer. The AD Lounge Café sits atop the clothing store’s flagship location on the 4th floor in Barrio Salamanca. This lesser-known spot is beautiful, elegant, warm, spacious, and best of all generally void of people and oh so quiet. I was on the fence as to whether or not to include this one on the list because the internet isn’t as fast as the others. However, the wifi connection is reliable and it isn’t annoyingly slow…AND well, it’s just too good of a spot not to mention. Work at the large communal table or at a variety of smaller tables. Outlets are located at the small tables with lamps. Feel free to unplug the lamp and plug yourself in.
Food: Their focus is organic food. They have coffee, tea, smoothies, juices, breakfast, cakes, pastries, and a menú del día that’s usually a soup + salad combo.
What else? It’s a little hard to find. Enter the Adolfo Dominguez clothing store from c/ Serrano and walk through the main floor towards the far left end of the store, then take the elevator to the 4th floor for the AD Lounge Café.
Where: Travesía San Mateo, 4
Metro: Tribunal/Alonso Martinez
Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
What to expect: Kiki Deli is part of the Kiki Market. Upon walking in you’ll be in the market where they sell organic produce and high-end health food products. Walk towards the back of the store to find a staircase that leads down to the tucked-away Deli. It’s a small, cute, and quiet space with a vintage rustic feel. Have a seat at one of the tables facing the counter. There are outlets located around these tables.
Food: Their menu is pricey but if you decide to have a bite it’ll at least be well worth it. They serve breakfast, lunch, snacks, and desserts with a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and celiac friendly options. Coffee, tea, juices, and smoothies as well. The menu changes daily.
What else? It’s usually empty and quiet. Feel free to hunker down here.
Where: Calle San Lucas, 13
Hours: Monday- Tuesday 10:00am – 8:00pm. Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 am – Midnight. Sunday 11:00 – 5:00 pm.
What to expect: A 100% organic market + cafeteria with a large open seating area. El Huerto considers itself an eco-gastro-cultural center that is dedicated to positively impacting your health and the environment through their food. Unfortunately, the cafeteria area is not equipped with outlets but there is a small room labeled “Peace & Work” where you can find a few tables and the only available outlets onsite. This room in generally empty and is located on your left upon entering the front door.
Food: Healthy and organic food is their thing. They’ve got breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch options and their menu is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friendly.
What else? This place is great for groups. Also, since they often host special and private events it’s best to double check their Instagram to make sure they are open before heading over. *Last time I was here their internet wasn’t working well in the “Peace & Work” room, I’ll give it another shot but may have to remove this one from the list soon.*
Where: Glorieta de Quevedo, 5
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 12:00 am. Saturday and Sunday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
What to expect: A colorful, eclectic coffee shop decorated in warm tones and textures. This place reminds me of something I would find on a college campus in the U.S. Choose from the communal or small tables; the outlets are located around the small tables.
Food: They have a bit of everything here. Coffee, tea, smoothies, alcohol, breakfast, pastries, cakes, sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Some vegetarian options, however, vegan options are limited.
What else? They are self-proclaimed coffee lovers and their goal is to find the perfect cup of joe for each client. I don’t drink coffee so I didn’t try any. Check it out, and let me know.
Where: Plaza de Cascorro, 17
Metro: La Latina
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 10:00 am – 12:30 am. Friday – Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 am.
What to expect: A modern restaurant-cafe with floor to ceiling windows that you can sit next to and enjoy the natural sunlight and energy from passersby outside. You’ll see lots of people on laptops seated at the long communal table and at the smaller tables along the perimeter. The outlets are located at some of the smaller tables.
Food: Their menu is focused on simple and healthy food. Choose from coffee, tea, juices, salads, pinchos, breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, cakes, and pastries.
What else? During off-peak hours it’s tranquil, but dinner, Sunday brunch, or anytime around the Rastro it can get busy, so best to avoid these hours.
Where: Calle Estrella 5
Metro: Santo Domingo/Callao
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm. Friday – Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 pm. Closed Tuesdays.
What to expect: A 100% vegan cafe that is located in the heart of the city. It’s a tiny, yet cozy space and has a few tables that are located next to outlets. As the name implies, it’s a chill cafe where you’ll find a mix of people working on laptops, eating a meal, or just chillin’ and chattin’.
Food: All vegan! They’ve got coffee, tea, smoothies, breakfast, menú del día, main dishes, and brunch.
What else? Friendly service. No offense Madrid, but if you’re from somewhere where customer service is a big deal then you’ll really appreciate being greeted with a smile and asked if you need anything else every once in awhile.
Where: Calle de María de Molina, 1
Metro: Gregorio Marañón
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 1:00 am. Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 am. Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 am. Closed Sunday.
What to expect: A restaurant with a non-stop kitchen (no siesta hours here!), airy bright decor, and tons of natural light to infuse you with inspiration and energy. As it’s located near the IE Business School campus it attracts students looking for a place to hang out, study, grab a bite, or drink. This place is very outlet friendly, you’ll find outlets at just about all their tables.
Food: There is a lot of variety on the menu: coffee, tea, juices, alcohol, breakfast, wraps, bagels, pizza, salads, desserts, and more.
What else? They’ve got a covered terrace for those sunny days so you can get your work-on outside. Pro tip – the music is very loud so bring your headphones.
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