We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Federal Cafe

Calle Parlament 39 08015, Barcelona, Spain (Sant Antoni)
+34 931 873 607
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2,080 of 5,918 restaurants in Barcelona
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sant Antoni
34 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sant Antoni
Write a Review

163 reviews from our community

59% Recommend
    55
    43
    24
    14
    27
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went for breakfast today (we were 4). And it was full, so we were asked to wait outside. The seats from the window were empty, so my in-laws went to seat there. The hostess came out an order them ( she did not asked politely) to stand up because they will send away customers! They just seat in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Denver, Colorado
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We entered and were the first ones to arrive for breakfast. The waitress didn't even acknowledge us as she went about making coffee for herself. She eventually brought us some menus and still didn't even say good morning. We looked at the menu for a few minutes and after STILL not being acknowledged we got up and walked out. I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vicenza, Italy
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went to Federal for lunch during a visit to Madrid, and really enjoyed it. The location is nice and has a studious college student feel to it. The decor is fresh and clean. The cafe is vegetarian friendly with gluten free options as well. We each ordered a "hippie burger" and delicious lattes infused with dandelion. My husband liked... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just the right balance of quality, ambience and price. Love the window seats and the upstairs terrace.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It was very delicious breakfast for us and tastes are very similar to turkish one, shakshuka was very good and egg with poached and its presentation looked amazing,

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Similar taste like turkish breakfast. Fried, scrambled and shakshuka eggs are perfect. Biz yine geleciigggk. ;)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting menu good smoothies good coffee very nice interior friendly staff and for those who wait longer sometimes. ..... its worth it :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The food was excellent!!! The service not so much. The young woman sat us down and threw the menus on the table. Also, she had no patience when we ordered.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife and I live in Barcelona, close to Federal. We have been to it many times since several years ago. It used to be a very nice place to have breakfast/brunch, a little pricey but good food and great atmosphere. Once we met the owners, who I think are Australian, and they were nice too. This has completely changed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
howell, mi
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Amazing fresh food and breakfasts. Some of the freshest fine cooking you will find anywhere. I recommend the breakfast sandwich with the egg over easy. It's not often that you find a great breakfast place like this in Europe. The details in the presentation and the taste will blow your mind.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Federal Cafe also viewed

Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona

Been to Federal Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Federal Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing