Known for its eco-friendly, locally sourced bistro dishes and fabulous breakfasts, the Federal is the perfect little neighbourhood corner café to sit back, enjoy the free Wi-Fi and watch the crowds go by. The windowsill seats are hugely coveted, so if you have no luck there, head upstairs and you’ll find a beautiful garden terrace that’s perfect for a sunny day – and the service will absolutely not be compromised. Named after a small town in Australia, the Federal café in Barcelona somehow manages to capture that chilled out Aussie vibe right in the hustle and bustle of the city. The portions are generous, the staff are welcoming and the menu is unpretentious, yet absolutely delicious. With all this said, it’s not surprising that it’s become one of the most popular places to snack in the area, so take our advice – avoid going at peak times and, once you’re seated, settle in for the long haul… You won’t regret it.