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 10.

1. 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.

Wifi: Good
Vegan Friendly: Very (jackfruit burritos and smoothie bowls)
Power outlets: Minimal, find them to the left at the back.

2. hello, kristof, Baixa

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.

Wifi: Good
Vegan Friendly: Limited
Power outlets: Ok - grab a desk to the side, not at the main table, for the best outlets.

3. The Block Cafe, Saldanha  

They describe themselves as a ‘friendly space between a private club, a traditional coworking office and a coffee shop’. They’re right. This is also one of the only places in Lisbon to accept Bitcoin - it’s the place to be to discuss anything crypto.

Wifi: Great
Vegan Friendly: Very (jackfruit burritos and smoothie bowls)
Power outlets: Minimal, find them to the left at the back.

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4. 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.

Wifi: Great
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.

5. Cafe Boavida, Santos

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.

Wifi: Good
Vegan Friendly: Very.
Power outlets: Not great - there’s one located at the front near the window.

6. Tartine, Baixa

Not to be confused with the Tartine of San Francisco. That said, it’s the place to be for baked goods - they make everything fresh in house, so you’ll be greeted by stacks of croissants, pasteis and hot buns before you head up to the mezzanine level.

Wifi: Good
Vegan Friendly: Very.
Power outlets: Great - just make sure you’re sat by one of the walls, or the desk facing the window.

7. Fabrica, Baixa

If you’re fortunate enough to not need Wifi for your work, or perhaps you’ve already invested in a data heavy SIM card so you can Hotspot, Fabrica’s a beautiful place to wile away a few hours. Laptops aren’t kindly received: keep this one for writing your next novel, studying or journalling.

This is also one of the best places in Lisbon to buy coffee equipment, filters and beans.

Wifi: Non-existent
Vegan Friendly: Yes.
Power outlets: Decent availability.  

8. Copenhagen Coffee Lab, Principe 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.

Wifi: Good
Vegan Friendly: Yes.
Power outlets: Not many - sit towards the back for power outlets.

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9. Pois, Alfama

Alfama’s definitely not the best place to work online - the wine bars and crowds lazily drifting through the streets make everyday feel like a Saturday. However, Pois is a great escape from both the heat and the crowds, with plenty of places to sit and a great menu too.

Wifi: Good
Vegan Friendly: There are a few options if you’re vegan (hummus, salads)
Power outlets: Not many - sit towards the back for power outlets.

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.

Wifi: Good
Vegan Friendly: Make sure to specify when you order.
Power outlets: A few located around the walls. Usually shared by other laptop wielding workers.

Considering a trip to Lisbon? Bookmark Outsite’s coliving space in Cais do Sodre - you’ll be next door to some of the best places to eat and drink in Lisbon, and you’ll have your own coworking space. Check it out.

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