Top Lisbon cafes to work in (with Wifi)
Where to find good coffee, Wifi, and the top places to work in Lisbon.
If you’ve just landed in Lisbon, you’re probably wondering where you can nurse a cortado and your emails simultaneously. You’re in luck: Lisbon is full of great cafes to work in, including fast Wifi, good coffee and healthy breakfasts. Here’s Outsite’s rundown of the top 11.
Last Updated: October 2021
1. Outsite Cowork Cafe, Cais do Sodre
In the heart of the city, and on the ground floor of Outsite Lisbon, you'll find Outsite Cowork Cafe. This is a dedicated space for remote workers to work independently or collaboratively. A designated work area with hot desks, call space and conference room all lend to its productive atmosphere. The menu is crafted with local and healthy options as well as sustainably sourced coffee on tap. Check out the various cafe passes available.
Vegan Friendly: Very
Power outlets: Everywhere
2. Seagull Method, Príncipe Real
Located in charming Príncipe Real, the cafe attracts both locals and ex-pats. When you want to enjoy your coffee or meal in the sun, ask for a table outside on the pleasant patio and enjoy the beautiful views of Lisbon.
Vegan Friendly: Yes, a few options
Power outlets: Good availability throughout the cafe
3. Melbourne Coffee House, Estrela
Melbourne Coffee House is a popular cafe on Lisbon's main pedestrian street, Rua do Carmo. The Australian-inspired cafe serves brunch and pastry options, and they also sell their own homemade peanut butter, granola, and house-roasted coffee.
Vegan Friendly: Very (think acai bowls, veggie burgers, and more)
Power outlets: Limited. Find one near the window bar, and the other on the wall to the far left.
If you’re visiting Lisbon, one of the best cafes to work at is called Dear Breakfast. It’s located in the heart of Lisbon and there are two locations. The first location is downtown and is l more crowded and loud. The second location is quieter, larger and way better for working. It’s a beautifully designed cafe with tons of seating space, great coffee, and power outlets.
Vegan Friendly: Limited, make sure to specify when you order.
Power outlets: Good availability for everybody
5. Comoba, Cais do Sodre
Bear with us: we know this place is hipster, and it can get busy. But if you manage to get in during the quiet hours, the desks at the back are ideal for a few laptop hours, and the coffee is amazing. Not a coffee fan? Try a charcoal, beetroot, turmeric or matcha latte.
Vegan Friendly: Very (jackfruit burritos and smoothie bowls)
Power outlets: Minimal, find them to the left at the back.
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6. wishslowcoffee house, LX Factory, Alcantara
If you’re more of a V60, cold brew or drip coffee fan, make a beeline for this shop huddled inside LX Factory. You could easily spend all day here, as you’re next door to plenty of restaurants, shops and bars too.
Vegan Friendly: With a completely vegan brunch plate, veggies won’t go hungry.
Power outlets: Yes, they’re located on the front and back walls.
This is one of the only places in Lisbon to do cinnamon rolls! Aside from spice-based treats, the Wifi, interior design and staff here are all great. There’s also a wide selection of magazines if you need some time offline.
Vegan Friendly: Limited
Power outlets: Ok - grab a desk to the side, not at the main table, for the best outlets.
8. Copenhagen Coffee Lab, Príncipe Real
Scandinavian style, Brazilian coffee and Portuguese pastries make this place worth the walk uphill to Principe Real. As it gets busier, they do request remote workers to sit toward the back (understandable), but that means it’s pretty toasty during summer.
Vegan Friendly: Yes.
Power outlets: Not many - sit towards the back for power outlets.
9. Cafe Boavida
This husband-and-wife owned cafe is everything a coffee shop should be: plenty of natural light, a simple, but great menu, great Wifi, plenty of seats, a mini art gallery and a selection of organic wines and beer too. In a sea of cookie-cut cafes serving everything under the sun, it’s nice to see the basic done, well.
Vegan Friendly: Very.
Power outlets: Not great - there’s one located at the front near the window.
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10. Brick Cafe, Intendente
Lisbon doesn’t have many hidden cafes, but this place could pass as one. Head through Intendente Square and up the back streets to Rua da Mocambique to find this gem. Big portions, affordable prices, good Wifi and strong coffee awaits. If you're planning on staying in this neighborhood, check out Outsite Lisbon - Intendente.
Vegan Friendly: Make sure to specify when you order.
Power outlets: A few located around the walls. Usually shared by other laptop wielding workers.