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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 - 5:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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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
Nice but overpriced

nice breakfast and brunch place- a bit of a hippie place. But also very pricey for Barcelona. Croissant is very good. Rest average

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The service in this place is absolutely horrendous. The staff are rude, inattentive and obnoxious. It's a shame because it would be a pleasant cafe to visit if it wasn't for the horrendous staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

nice breakfast and brunch place- a bit of a hippie place. But also very pricey for Barcelona. Croissant is very good. Rest average

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great tasty menu of distinctive breakfast meals, service is prompt and yet allow you the space to quietly enjoy the morning paper if you wish. Excellent offerings of a variety of coffees.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

To be honest. The café looks nice and the food is good. Unfortunately the personal is arrogant, unfriendly and I will definitely not coming back. I can not understand how somebody could hire this personnel. I would fire both of the unfriendly girls. Specially the one with the tattoos. She forget who pay her income. Sometimes it is good avoid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

One of the best local breakfasts you could have in Barcelona. It's got that tattooed hipster with macbook pro thing going on but don't let that put you off - the food is excellent and the staff are cheerful and friendly. Get here early to grab a window seat and enjoy a coffee over a peaceful courtyard before the city... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The staff are super friendly, the waiter sat down with us to take our order which I found incredibly amusing. The iced coffee is delicious and v creamy but uses minimal milk? WHATS THE SECRET??? Food is great too, have a blast !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

First of all remember this: it's a very popular and busy place, so you need to be prepared to wait (outside, because there is no room for waiting inside). One of the waitresses usually has a waiting list and she will inform you once you have a table. This is ok, a busy place needs to have a system in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good coffee with real milk. Sandwiches delicious and service great on 2 out of 3 visits. It felt like a Melbourne cafe and is a bit of a haven amidst the tapas bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It is a very cool hip cafe. The food is delicious and healthy. The staff don't really want to know you but that's hip for you. The good food makes up for it! Going back for breakfast tomorrow!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food is nice, but the service is really terrible. No smile, no effort to make you feel welcome: having guests means having to work and that seems to be too much for - especially - the waitress. We've tried this place several times, because of the nice food, but decided to not come back anymore.

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Additional Information about Federal Cafe

Address: Calle Parlament 39 08015, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 931 873 607
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
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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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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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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