Lisbon is a fascinating city not only because of its unusual atmosphere, historical architecture or modern street art but also due to the very visible culture of remote work.
Nowadays, it’s relatively easy to find a spot with a free wifi almost everywhere in the city, however, probably every freelancer or remote worker would admit that a work-friendly environment means something more than just an access to the Internet. In this post, I will describe a few interesting places to work remotely that I’ve discovered so far in Lisbon. Take a note that these are only a few examples of the cafés which I consider as laptop-friendly thanks to the proper infrastructure, their good approach to remote workers as well as the interesting and welcoming atmosphere in general. Hope I will have the opportunity to go back to Lisbon soon and, consequently, the list will be growing.
1. LER DEVAGAR
The Ler Davegar bookstore is located in LX Factory – the industrial complex of restaurants, bars, cafés and other creative places. Nowadays, LX Factory is one of the trendiest spots in the city where you can meet a lot of professionals and spend together a productive time in the work-friendly environment. However, Ler Davegar has stood out from the rest of the places in this area in particular because of its inspiring interior design. The whole walls of the bookshop are filled with books – from the floor to the ceiling. It’s probably a gem for all book lovers but I’m pretty sure that everyone would be inspired by this concept of the enormous library! Ler Davegar means “read slowly” and it seems to be the best conclusion – you can work among the shelves filled with books, drink your favourite coffee or tea and have a little chat with a mate from the next table.
Read slowly, work intently, just enjoy your time!
- Work-friendly bookstore
- Calm atmosphere
- Creative and inspiring environment
- Plenty of desks, chairs and sockets
- Free WiFi
- Opportunity to participate in exhibitions, performances and other initiatives
- Smoking allowed
- Visitors of the bookstore and exhibitions
Address: R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300 Lisboa, Portugal
S C O R E : 4,5 / 5
2. LOST IN ESPLANADA BAR
The Lost In Esplanada bar is located in Barro Alto – the central neighbourhood of Lisbon. The concept combines the various goals – there are a fashion store and bar under one brand. If you want to get to the Lost in Esplanada bar, first, you have to enter the store with Indian clothes and accessories. After a few minutes of going through the winding passages, you will get to the very end of the shop where you might notice the door to the cosy terrace and restaurant. What attracted me the most in this place was the fact that both the shop and bar were arranged in the Indian style. Bold colours, intensive smells and traditional Indian sounds – all these factors create an exceptional atmosphere of Lost In. What’s more, sitting on the one of the colourful bunch in the terrace, you can easily forget about the hustle and bustle city.
It’s a small, colourful oasis where you can work, drink your favourite cocktail and admire the view of Lisbon.
- Indian atmosphere in the centre of Lisbon
- View of the city from the terrace
- Delicious cocktails
- Many places to seat outside and inside the bar
- Free WiFi
- It’s not a regular place with co-working atmosphere
Note: No data about available sockets
Address: Rua Dom Pedro V 56 – D, 1250 – 094 Lisboa Portugal
S C O R E : 4 / 5
I’ve been to Tartine for the first time in the early morning to grab a quick breakfast. Frankly, I wouldn’t have expected that this place has so much to offer when it comes to working remotely. If you look through the window from the street, it looks like a very nice and modern bakery, however, if you do a step inside the store, you will notice stairs to the second floor where the small restaurant is located. In the central point of the room, there is a large table for a group of people to eat or work together. In the corners, you can notice people working on their projects and enjoying their meals in the very friendly atmosphere. Surprisingly, it wasn’t the last room inside to sit – there is a small interior terrace hidden just after the main room.
Fresh pastries or home-made juices and the modern remote work environment with a nutritious breakfast – could we ask for more? 😉
- Remote work friendly environment
- A lot of tables and chairs upstairs
- Interior terrace
- Free WiFi
- The bakery’s customers could be disturbing
Address: R. Serpa Pinto 15A, Lisboa, Portugal
S C O R E : 4 / 5
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Have you ever worked from cafès in Lisbon? Share with us your opinion about the most outstanding places to explore! 🙂