Lisbon fascinates many people not only because of its unusual vibes, historical architecture or modern street art but also due to the strongly visible culture of remote work.
Nowadays, it’s relatively easy to find a spot with a free wifi almost everywhere in Lisbon, 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 describe a few interesting places to work remotely that I’ve discovered so far in Lisbon.
Lisbon digital nomad cafe guide
The Ler Davegar bookstore is located in LX Factory - the industrial complex of restaurants, bars, cafes and other creative spaces.
LX Factory is one of the trendiest spots in the city where you can meet many professionals and spend a productive time together in the work-friendly environment. Ler Davegar inspires me in particular due to its unusual interior design. Almost every wall of the bookshop is filled with books. 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 favorite 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 to the bookstore and exhibitions
Address: R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300 Lisboa, Portugal
S C O R E : 4,5 / 5
LOST IN ESPLANADA BAR
The Lost In Esplanada bar is located in Barro Alto - the central neighborhood of Lisbon. The concept combines the various goals - there is a fashion store and bar inside. 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 cozy 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 colors, intensive smells, and traditional Indian sounds - all those factors create an exceptional atmosphere of Lost In. What’s more, sitting on the one of the colorful bunch on 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 center 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 for remote workers or freelancers willing to stop here for a while. If you look through the window from the street, it looks like a very nice and modern bakery, however, if you take a step inside the store, you will notice stairs to the second floor where the small restaurant is hidden. In the central part of the cafe, 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 or drinks. Surprisingly, there is also a small interior terrace at the back.
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
Have you ever worked from any cafe in Lisbon? Share your opinion about the most interesting places to explore!