The Best Places To Work Or Study In Porto


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Catarina Carneiro

If you study or if you work from home and your motivation increases when you’re out of your house then this article is for you. If you cannot keep the distractions away when you find yourself surrounded by the couch, the television and the comforts of home, then this article is definitely for you.

Visit some of these places, open your books and witness a boost in your productivity. Porto by Livraria Lello recommends the best places for you to study or work in Porto.

Casinha Boutique Café

Casinha Boutique Café is a pleasant and quiet place to spend an afternoon studying or working on your projects.

And to make your work less distressing, drink a coffee or a tea and enjoy a sweet to give you an extra boost of energy.

Here there are no excuses, every condition is provided so you can have a very productive day.

Address: Avenida da Boavista 854, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 10 minutes walking up to the underground station of Trindade, 16 minutes to Casa da Música by underground


Starbucks is always a good option to study or work. But be aware that this is a highly requested space, sometimes it may not be so quiet as usual, especially during the weekend.

This disadvantage is compensated by the variety of delicious coffees and by the number of available plugs to charge your computer or your phone.

Address: Rua de Mouzinho da Silveira, 196, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 6 minutes

Rota do Chá

Rota do Chá is a café with two floors and a terrace. You might find a lot of people studying or working on the top floor of the café. But if the weather is nice, we recommend you to enjoy the sun in Rota do Chá’s garden, you’ll see that you will have more motivation to conclude your tasks.

Besides the fast internet, Rota do Chá also has several plugs, which is great for when you need to use your computer for more than a few hours.

Address: Rua de Miguel Bombarda, 457, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 12 minutes

Biblioteca Almeida Garrett

Biblioteca Almeida Garrett is one of the most popular places between the students of Porto. This library is inside the gardens of Palácio de Cristal, and so whenever you need a break, you’ll have a magnificent garden at your disposal.

In this library, you cannot use the excuse of running out of battery in your devices, because there are several plugs around the building, where you can charge your computer, your tablet or mobile phone while you study or work.

Another added value is the possibility of consulting the immense amount of books available in the library, from books to magazines and newspapers.

It is a quiet space, where you can work by yourself in individual tables or work accompanied by other people in big tables. However, keep in mind that this is not the ideal place to have a conversation or to discuss ideas.

Address: Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, Rua de Dom Manuel II, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 14 minutes

Pólo Zero

Near Torre dos Clérigos, Pólo Zero is a famous place among students, therefore we advise you to get there early so you can find a place to sit.

In Pólo Zero there is internet and there are several areas – more formal areas with individual and group tables, and more informal and relaxed areas with sofas.

The access to this space is free for everyone, despite this being a project of Federação Académica do Porto (FAP).

When you start to feel hungrier, you can go to Costa Coffee and replenish your energy.

Address: Rua de São Filipe de Nery, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 2 minutes

Casa da Música

Casa da Música’s café is a great place for studying or working since it is a quiet place with wide tables.

Casa da Música is well located, in Rotunda da Boavista, a minute away from the underground station. There is internet and there are plugs spread around the café.

Address: Avenida da Boavista, 604-610, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 10 minutes walking up to the underground station of Trindade, 16 minutes to Casa da Música by underground

Ponto 2

Ponto 2 is a café in Boavista, ideal for studying or working with a peaceful environment and with a fast WiFi internet connection.

While you study you can enjoy a natural juice, a toast with jam or a croissant, among many other alternatives.

When the sun shows up, you can sit in Ponto 2’s terrace and enjoy the nice weather.

Address: Avenida da França, 202, Porto

From Livraria Lello: 10 minutes walking up to the underground station of Trindade, 16 minutes to Casa da Música by underground