Study Spots

At first glance, Madrid is full of museums, restaurants, boutiques, bars, and discotecas… but where are the cafés and coffee houses? In a city with so many Spanish and international students, academics, business people, etc., there must be some hidden study and work spots, right? Even study abroad students need more options than Starbucks! In fact, Madrid has many hidden gems: quirky, stylish, grungy, hip, gourmet…. Here are just a few of the spots where you’ll see people drinking coffee and reading, working on their laptops, etc. Many double as book stores, concert venues, art galleries, etc., so you can always find more than a café con leche to inspire and intrigue you. All have wifi.

*Madrid has a significant amount of nonviolent pickpocket crime so always watch any bags you have with you especially on the Metro and in busier public spaces. It is important for your safety to avoid falling asleep in public, which can leave you particularly vulnerable to thefts. Distraction can often be used to block vision while a pickpocketing or theft attempt is made.

Here you can find information about some of the libraries in Madrid and here, about some other internet spots.

Malasaña (Tribunal, Noviciado, Bilbao)

La Bicicleta Gallery & Cycling Café

Plaza San Ildefonso, 9

Tipos Infames – Libros y Vinos

Calle San Joaquín, 3

LOLINA Vintage Store Café

Calle Espíritu Santo, 9

El Anónimo Bar & Café

Calle Escorial, 3

J & J Books and Coffee

Calle Espíritu Santo, 47

Café de la Luz

Calle Puebla, 8


La Revoltosa

Plaza del Rey, 4

La Tita Rivera

Calle Pérez Galdós, 4


Calle Hortaleza, 3

Mercado de San Antón (terraza)

Calle Augusto Figueroa, 24


La Tabacalera

Calle Embajadores, 53

Atelier Café de la Llana

Calle Embajadores, 26