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Federal Cafe

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Calle Parlament 39 08015, Barcelona, Spain
+34 931 873 607
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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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
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like good, tasty food and a good cup of coffee, then this is the place to be. The menu is huge, plenty to choose from and just the perfect place for breakfast / brunch / lunch. Everyone in there is friendly and chilled, got such a nice vibe and a real relaxing feel. The french toast was a... More 

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Thank BradFelix
Melbourne
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great cafe with lots of heathy choices. We enjoyed the quinoa salad, chicken burger and BLT as well as Sangria. The Federal Cafe brings a taste of Australia to Barcelona and was just what we were looking for after travelling for a few weeks and close to our favourite cafes in Melbourne. Everything was fresh and tasted great and would... More 

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Thank TagItTravel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best service Ive had in Barcelona! Very crowded and buzzing! And vegemite on the menu. Great Australian coffee and a perfect selection of breakfast foods. Highly recommend if you are looking for a large brunch with healthy and delicious options!

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Thank Bessie L
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. We were there for the breakfast. Everything we ate was delicious. Staff was outgoing. You feel peaceful. This place is the right place to chill, chat with your friends and to eat and drink something sweet.

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Thank Can S
FederalBCN c, Representante Federal at Federal Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your beautiful review :) We are glad to see you there and you spend so good times ! We are waiting back there , greetings! More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a our first day in Barcelona and my wife and I decided to stop in at Federal for our very first lunch as we happened to be in the area. On arrival, we were shown to a shared table in the downstairs area of the restaurant but upon visiting the bathroom upstairs we realised there was a roof... More 

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Thank thereviewman2015
FederalBCN c, Representante Federal at Federal Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry, the first thing we want from Federal Barcelona is apologize for the inconvenience that were incurred in sight to our restaurant. We will tell these facts to the boss, and as every day, we will work to improve and offer the best to our customers for your next visit would be satisfactory. We encourage you to come back and... More 

sydney
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sophisticated fresh lunch salads, sandwiches, juices. and smoothies made from scratch by the super friendly staff. They played some great soul music! If you are after a heathy change from the typical Spanish food :-) this is the place 😋

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Thank michaelharmelink
FederalBCN c, Representante Federal at Federal Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion so nice! Hope to see you soon again in Federal, Thanks and greetings! More 

Live at Weston, Florida US. Current city Bogota Colombia
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is on a busy corner..tables you can share 2nd floor just by stairs we ordered breakfast at 2 pm....sun y side eggs coffee and toast for 2 and a carrot cake €22...Vips same order €10.... Serv8ce fast and good confort chairs 5 from 0 to 10...noisy place with the coffee machine ....easy parking at the street...including handicap parking....free... More 

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Thank RICARDO P
FederalBCN c, Representante Federal at Federal Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! Hope to see you again very soon, bon voyage! Regards More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went here despite some bad reviews on service and staff as we had been to the one in Madrid and enjoyed it a lot. However, the reviews on the Barcelona branch ring true! The service was basically non existent and waiting staff couldn't care less about being helpful. We ordered a Caesar salad and open smoked... More 

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Thank Charlotte P
FederalBCN c, Representante Federal at Federal Cafe, responded to this review

Good morning, we apologize for the inconvenience that was caused, especially in the time-out food. We work to improve, and every day we do thinking offer better service. Thanks, greetings More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is great, food was excellent quality, coffee excellent but sadly I can concur with multiple other reviewers about service. It's like the staff are too cool to be kind. They don't seem to want to be there and sulk about looking trendy. We sat ourselves down, grabbed our own menus, and walked to the counter to order, but... More 

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Thank ImAWanderer78
FederalBCN c, Representante Federal at Federal Cafe, responded to this review

Heart, we apologize because you have not felt at home when you visited Federal Barcelona. We want to improve for you and work for it every day, thank you very much and happy day! More 

Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived, there were empty tables, we walked in waited to be seated. Approached by grumpy staff to be told to wait outside suggestion a sign would work a lot easier than grumpy staff! Eventually got seated, food took ages, it was OK but not more than that. Considering this is owned by Aussies I'm surprised because wIth better service... More 

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Thank Theresa D
FederalBCN c, Representante Federal at Federal Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! We apologize for the feeling you had as a Federal Barcelona. Thanks for your comments, we want to improve every day to offer the best and we are getting there. We invite you to come back, thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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
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

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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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