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Federal Cafe

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Calle Parlament 39 08015, Barcelona, Spain
+34 931 873 607
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 43
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great coffee and tasty food :)

Relax and friendly atmosphere. Hard working staff who don't stop moving - be it cleaning, replenishing stock etc. delightful coffee :) yummy food :) wasn't easy to find as numbers cut off from 41 to 36 lol but keep walking around square and its next door to fruit stall :) enjoy

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
enni1ere
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Relax and friendly atmosphere. Hard working staff who don't stop moving - be it cleaning, replenishing stock etc. delightful coffee :) yummy food :) wasn't easy to find as numbers cut off from 41 to 36 lol but keep walking around square and its next door to fruit stall :) enjoy

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a wonderful brunch here during our trip to Barcelona. Service was great, coffee and juices were tasty, and the food was top notch brunch fare. Would be there often if lived nearby.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The coffee is good... As long as you don't mind the bitter aftertaste left by the staff. I was asked to move from my table because after I had finished my breakfast and coffee they needed to sit a bigger group. This was totally fine and understandable. I was moved to small low round table that had two chairs. When... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited this cafe on Easter Sunday for brunch. I'm guessing it's usually busier but we found it to be nicely relaxed with people around but not packed. The staff were helpful and friendly and did speak English which was helpful! We ordered double espresso and a cortado for coffee. Possible one of the best coffees I've had in Barcelona.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Very disappointed, service was poor . Got all our meals wrong and took over 45 mins to get some food. Very noise place and very cold. However the food was really good quality ! Won't be rushing back!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We had a great Sunday brunch here two days ago, always a good place to relax and enjoy good food in a chilled atmosphere, I especially liked the advocado dish and the hamburger, the cakes were really good to, service fine but we had to wait 40 minutes for a table as they were very busy but it was worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

An ideal place for a sunday brunch. But do get there before 12 to avoid the crowd. The french toast and fruit Toast are highly recommended along with coffee

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My daughter suggested we go here for brunch as she had been there previously and loved it. We were warmly welcomed by very friendly waiters and were seated as soon as other guests left and the table had been cleaned. We ordered coffee con leche and Mumbai railway chai latte, both were perfect. We decided on an egg and bacon... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Found this place kind of weird. Firstly told to wait outside while the waiter prepared a table, which I found super strange as there was ample room inside to wait for the 30 seconds it took to clear a few dishes. We came only for coffee - ordered a macchiato which was watery and topped with too much milk and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately like most of the places in Barcelona, also at Federal the service sucks. We get inside and a guy told us that we have to wait outside and shut the door because of the cold. No more explanation. Not a very nice things to do to a customer. After 10 minutes a girl comes out and says that we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Parlament 39 08015, Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 931 873 607
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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