Café Faborit – Wifi Internet Access in Madrid

by Niels Klok

Café Faborit caters to the people who respond to the Spanish adage of staying at home as little as possible, yet are too attached to their portátil (laptop) to use any other computer. The “Wifi” is easy to access, there are sockets to plug your dear friend into so as not to be dependent on a battery, and there is no time limit on the usage of the connection – a relief after the 45 minutes per overpriced consumption at Giangrossi (C/ Alberto Aguilera).

As to coffee: Faborit may not win any awards, but is certainly a great many notches above that ubiquitous American chain that shall not be named – and prices are fair (one euro sixty for a cappuccino). In addition, there are sandwiches, salads and a range of pastries to satisfy your other needs. (It is a non-smoking area, though…)

Metro: Sevilla. Calle Alcalá, 21 (Other branches at Alcalá, 165, and Paseo del Prado, 24). See map below:


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Katie is an English teaching assistant working at a bilingual public school in the center of Madrid.
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7 Responses to Café Faborit – Wifi Internet Access in Madrid

  1. Katie says:

    And it’s free if you’re consuming something there?

    You can get totally free WiFi (thanks to the Ayuntamiento) in the Plaza de Santo Domingo, which is near Callao, Sol and Opera. The only hitch is that there’s practically no shade in the newly renovated plaza!

  2. Graeme says:

    Don’t forget that the recently reformed square of Santo Domingo (where the carpark used to be) is now the only square in the city that has free wifi access to Internet. Haven’t tried it yet but I saw a photo in the paper the other day of happy laptoppers sitting in the open air.

  3. graeme says:

    The next Notes From Madrid challenge will be to get 3 people making the same comment at exactly the same time! Spooky.

  4. ben says:

    Very very spooky indeed! 8:13 exactly!

  5. Dean Hunt says:

    Nice recommendation.

    Has anyone heard of people having issues with carrying a laptop around the city? I mean in terms of theft.


  6. ben says:

    Not yet, but no doubt there are lots of people out there after laptops! I’m not sure I would sit outside in some of Madrid’s plaza’s with mine…

  7. Kathryn says:

    Faborit at Sevilla only offers free wireless after 4!

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