nomad coffee

caffeine to power your barcelona wanders

Barcelona has no shortage of cute coffee shops, each one exuding it’s own style and design aesthetic. Nomad Coffee’s style is all about simplicity. Think: bold sans serif on a clean white background. With roots in London and a nomadic coffee cart barista founder, Nomad Coffee has grown to several locations in the city, including the Roasters’ Home in Poble Nou, since it first opened shop in 2014. They also have a robust global wholesale business (aka, you don’t need to physically be in BCN to enjoy their coffee, though it is highly encouraged 😀). 

While they have expanded their offerings to also include light bites and ice cream at some locations, the focus is and always will be on the coffee. It doesn’t take much observation to see how seriously they take it. From importing to roasting to distributing to brewing, they are always experimenting, always perfecting the art of coffee, treating each cup with the respect it deserves.

the details

  • Gothic Quarter (Nomad Coffee & Lab): 08:30-17:30 weekdays only
  • El Raval (Nomad Everyday): 08:30-18:00 weekdays, 10:00-18:00 weekends
  • Poble Nou (Nomad Roaster’s Home): 08:00-17:30 weekdays, 09:30-13:30 Saturday, closed Sunday
  • Acid House: 10:00-14:00 weekdays only
Price$$ – pretty much the same as other cafes in the city, €2-5 
Aestheticclean, minimalist, a little scandinavian 

good to know

Go here for: your daily coffee pick me up

Order this: espresso (they usually have a few options each day), affogato if you’ve been nice

Amount of time to spend: the shops are small, so it’s great for a short break or to go 

When to come: any time of the day


  • Gothic Quarter: about halfway between Urquinaona (L1, L4) and Arc de Triomf (L1)
  • El Raval: about a 5 min walk from Universitat (L1, L2)
  • Roaster’s Home & Acid House: just a couple blocks from Llacuna (L4)


Other things to note: 

  • They do coffee subscriptions and have an “at home” brewing guide on their website with instructions on how to brew in aeropress, french press, moka and V60s.
  • You can also participate in courses and cuppings at the Roaster’s Home location.
  • Note that each location has different offerings. Nomad Everyday has the most options (pastries, ice cream, etc) while the others are more focused on the coffee.

Last visited: May 2019

Last updated: July 2020

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