10 Best Coffee Shops & Cafes in Split (Laptop Friendly!)

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If there’s one thing I love in any destination, it’s coffee. There’s something that feels so sophisticated about grabbing a coffee and exploring the local vibe, working a little, and meeting new people. So, if you’re looking for the best cafes in Split, you’ve come to the right place to learn more about where to go.

Split, Croatia is definitely a digital nomad-friendly spot, and there are many coworking spaces and great cafes to choose from. I actually tend to prefer to work from coffee shops because they have more of a local vibe and I found the best coffee in Split too. This is all great news if you’re a caffeine fan like me, and you need to get some work done.

Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in Split

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I take my coffee very seriously, and of course, I take my work equally as seriously, so compiling a list of the best coffee shops in Split wasn’t something I took lightly. After spending a few months in the city, I put together this list based on the quality of coffee, service, price, and how easy it is to work from that particular place. I came up with ten fantastic places for you to go with your laptop and enjoy a day of productivity.

1. Tinel Specialty Coffee Shop (Best Cafe in Split Overall)

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For me, Tinel Specialty Coffee Shop is the best cafe in Split to work from. Located right in the heart of the city, the space is light, airy, and comfortable. I also believe they have the best coffee in Split, their cappuccinos in particular, and their iced coffees are ideal for hot summer days.

It’s super-easy to work from here thanks to fast WiFi and plenty of charging points. The seating is comfortable, and it’s a great place to meet other remote workers too. Oh, and the food—the food is rather delicious; make sure you check out their sandwich selection – it’s sure to have your mouth watering.

Tinel Speciality Coffee Shop Information

Address: Križeva ul. 4, 21000, Split, Croatia
Phone: +385 98 965 2509
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 3 pm
Must-Try Items: Cappuccino, pink latte, iced matcha latte
Average Cost: $3-$4 per latte, $4-$6 per lunch item

2. Kazališna Kavana (Best for Productive Work)

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The great thing about this cafe is that it’s so new, most people don’t even know it’s there yet. This makes it an ideal place for a productive and relaxing day of work for you! This is one of the best cafes to work from in Split if you want to chill out and just zone into your tasks without many distractions around you.

The cafe itself is inside the National Theater building, so you’re getting culture alongside great coffee; there are some great photo opportunities too. They also have a small lunch menu which is pretty reasonable and reliable WiFi to keep you powered throughout the day.

Kazališna Kavana Information

Address: Trg Gaje Bulata, 21000, Split, Croatia
Phone: +385 91 693 1500
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7 am – 12 am, Friday – Saturday, 7 am – 1 am, Sunday, 8 am – 12 am
Must-Try Items: Latte, iced latte, cappuccino
Average Cost: $2-$4 per latte, $4-$6 per lunch item

3. D16 Coffee (Best Location)

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Right in the middle of Diocletian’s Palace, this is one of the best cafes in Split, hands down. It’s created with both digital nomads and regular visitors in mind, with large tables and charging points, alongside comfortable chairs. The WiFi is also top quality, and I never experienced any glitches.

The central location is ideal for combining your work day with a little sightseeing. I really rate the quality of coffee here, and the general vibe was upbeat, yet it was easy to get work done. They also have a snack menu, and I highly recommend the fresh cookies if you have a sweet tooth.

SEE ALSO: Digital Nomad Guide to Living in Croatia

D16 Information

Address: Dominisova ul. 16, 21000, Split, Croatia
Phone: +385 98 36 1200
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7 am – 9 pm
Must-Try Items: Latte, cookies, sandwich menu
Average Cost: $2-$4 per latte, $6-$10 per main, $3 for desserts
Website: www.d16coffee.com

4. Kavana Procaffe (Best for Sea Views)

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Kavana Procaffe is one of my favorite laptop-friendly cafes in Split, and it doesn’t hurt that the view over the sea is beautiful. This is the ideal place to be productive and chill out at the same time; it’s not difficult to do with the sea nearby and let’s not even get started on the sunset scape from here.

The chairs are comfortable, and the WiFi is strong. They also have a large coffee and snack menu, and the food at this spot is really delicious. I enjoyed my cappuccino here, and I couldn’t help but order a slice of cake too—highly recommended for the ultimate sugar rush.

Kavana Procaffe Information

Address: Spinutska ul. 67, 21000, Split, Croatia
Phone: +385 21 38 4323
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday, 7 am – 12 am
Must-Try Items: Cappuccino, iced latte, cake menu
Average Cost: $3-$5 per coffee, $2.50-$4 per dessert

5. VOGA Specialty Coffee Shop (Best for Comfort)

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Located in Bacvice, VOGA Specialty Coffee Shop is one of the best cafes for working on a laptop in Split. It’s designed with remote workers in mind, so you can expect large tables, comfortable chairs, charging points, and great WiFi. You’ll also meet plenty of other digital nomads here, so it’s ideal for collaborating and networking.

Of course, the coffee menu is also fantastic, and I enjoyed a delicious Americano and sandwich here. The lunch menu is affordable and made with the freshest produce. The cafe itself is located close to the beach so it’s a great option for a work/leisure day.

SEE ALSO: 10 Best Cities in Croatia for Digital Nomads

VOGA Specialty Coffee Shop Information

Address: Bijankinijeva ul. 8, 21000, Split, Croatia
Phone: +385 91 614 3551
Operating Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 8 am – 1 pm, 6 pm – 8 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm, Sunday – Monday, closed
Must-Try Items: Americano, iced latte, sandwich menu
Average Cost: $2-$3 per latte/americano, $4-$6 per sandwich, $3 for desserts

6. Caffe Bar Basket (Best for a Traditional Vibe)

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During the daytime, Caffe Bar Basket is a great place to sit and get some work done while soaking up the atmosphere. You’ll find plenty of other remote workers there and locals simply enjoying their time. It does get a little louder in the evening, especially when sports games are on, so make sure you stick to the mornings and afternoons if you want to be productive.

They serve some of the best specialty coffee in Split here, and I enjoyed a few days working at this cafe. It has a great traditional vibe, and it’s a really comfortable place to sit and get a few hours of work done in the fresh air.

Caffe Bar Basket Information

Address: Ul. Domovinskog rata 42, 21000, Split, Croatia
Phone: +385 21 485 806
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 7 am-12 am, Friday – 7 am – 1 am, Saturday, 8 am – 1 am
Must-Try Items: Caramel macchiato, americano, sandwich menu
Average Cost: $2-$4 per latte, $4-$6 per sandwich

7. Basta (Best for Meeting Other Digital Nomads)

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Basta is one of the best Split cafes to meet other remote workers and spend a productive few hours. It’s not the best spot for calls, but if you simply want to work on your laptop, it’s a sound choice. This spot is also by the water and offers amazing views and a relaxing vibe.

The coffee here is delicious, and the lunch menu is top quality too, with beautiful salads, burgers, and sandwiches to keep you fueled up. The only downside is that weekends can get particularly busy so I’d recommend working from this cafe on weekdays only.

SEE ALSO: 15 Pros and Cons of Living in Croatia

Basta Information

Address: Obala kneza Branimira 1a, 21000, Split, Croatia
Phone: +385 91 333 3693
Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 8 am – 12 am, Friday – Saturday, 8 am – 1 am
Must-Try Items: Cappuccino, mocha, salad
Average Cost: $2-$4 per latte, $6-$10 per main, $3 for desserts
Website: www.basta.bar/split

8. Kava 2 (Best for a Range of Coffees)

fresh juice

Kava is a chain of coffee shops across Croatia and, for me, Kava 2 is one of the best cafes in Split for remote workers. It’s so comfortable, and I spent a few hours there without any problems whatsoever. The WiFi is impressively fast, and the space itself isn’t too loud but has enough ambiance to be entertaining.

The coffee menu is huge, but they also have a great selection of fresh juices—ideal for hot days. You can choose to sit on the outdoor terrace with shade or indoors, and although there isn’t a huge amount of seating, it doesn’t tend to get overcrowded. There are also some charging spots dotted around.

Kava 2 Information

Address: Ul. Ante Starčevića 2/1, 21000, Split, Croatia
Phone: +385 98 602 220
Operating Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 7 am – 7 pm, Thursday – Sunday, closed
Must-Try Items: Latte, macchiato, fresh fruit juices
Average Cost: $2-$4 per latte, $2-$4 per juice, $3 for desserts
Website: www.kava.family

9. The Box (Best for Quiet)

cake laptop

The Box is one of the most unique cafes in Split, and it’s located within a shady area with trees, that give it a ‘hidden away’ vibe. It’s a popular spot for digital nomads, and there are plenty of tables to choose from. I found this to be a pretty quiet area to get some work done, but the overall vibe of the place was very relaxing.

I sat for a few hours here and enjoyed a couple of coffees; their flat white was delicious, and they also had a small cake menu to choose from. This cafe is also very close to the main bus station so it’s easy to get back to your apartment or hostel after a day of work. It’s also set within a nice place for walking, ideal for burning off the calories from the cake!

The Box Information

Address: Poljička cesta 39, 21000, Split, Croatia
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 am – 12 am, Saturday – Sunday, 8 am – 12 am
Must-Try Items: Flat white, cappuccino, cake menu
Average Cost: $2-$4 per latte/cappuccino, $3 for desserts

10. Adriatic Grašo (Best for Dog Owners)

dog friendly cafe

If you’re looking for dog-friendly cafes in Split which are also laptop-friendly, I recommend Adriatic Grašo. Not only does this cafe have amazing views over the marina, but it’s also really laid-back and ideal for doing a spot of work with your furry friend by your side.

I visited this cafe a few times during the day, and there were many other digital nomads there. It’s a comfortable place, and the outdoor area has lots of shade and comfortable seating. The menu is also large, and they cook up some great food.

The only downside is that around dinner time it can get quite busy with people wanting to sit and have their evening meal. For that reason, I’d recommend sticking to mornings and afternoons if you want to work.

Adriatic Grašo Information

Address: Sustipanski put 2, 21000, Split, Croatia
Phone: +385 21 398 560
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 pm – 1 am
Must-Try Items: Latte, iced mocha, chocolate soufflé,
Average Cost: $2-$4 per latte, $7-$15 per main, $5 for desserts
Website: www.restaurantadriatic.com

Split Cafes and Coffee Shops FAQs

Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about the best cafes and coffee shops in Split, Croatia:

What are the best cafes in Split?

There are some fantastic cafes in Split, many of which are ideal for remote workers. Tinel Speciality Coffee Shop and D16 are two of the most popular, but you’ll be spoiled for choice across the whole city.

Do you tip in Split?

Generally speaking, while tipping is part of the culture in Croatia, including Split, it isn’t expected. It is, however, nice to do if you feel you enjoyed good service. Around 10% of the bill is a regular amount to tip if you want to do so.

What neighborhood has the best cafes in Split?

If you’re looking for a cool coffee shop in Split, head to the center of town, particularly around the Diocletian’s Palace area. Beachside areas also have some relaxing spots to spend the day on your laptop with a coffee by your side.

Does Split have good coffee?

Yes! You won’t struggle to find the best coffee in Split as there’s a real cafe vibe in the city. Most high-quality coffee shops have large menus with all the main coffee types, and most serve snacks and cakes too.

How much is an average coffee in Split?

On average, you can expect to pay around €1.80 ($1.90) for a regular coffee in Split. However, you may notice prices are slightly higher in the city center, particularly around Diocletian’s Palace.

Is coffee popular in Split?

Coffee culture in Split is very popular, and you’ll find plenty of cafes to sit in and enjoy a cup while doing some work. Looking for a coffee shop in Split is just as easy as finding a supermarket! Both visitors and locals can be found enjoying the sunshine with a coffee in their hand.

Are laptops allowed at the coffee shops and cafes in Split?

Most cafes in Split have no problem with people working on their laptops as long as they buy drinks and/or food while they’re there. That doesn’t mean only buying one cup and spending four hours in the cafe, so do remember to purchase a proportionate amount during your time there.

In Conclusion

Croatia is an ever-growing hotspot for digital nomads thanks to their new digital nomad visa, and with the combination of many coworking spots and great cafes in all major towns and cities to work from, it’s a no-brainer for remote workers. Split is definitely a remote working hub, and I found it to be one of the most welcoming and vibrant places in the country.

I much prefer cafes to coworking spaces and Split has plenty. Tinel Speciality Coffee Shop has to be my favorite but if you’re looking for the best cafe in Split with a view, don’t forget Kavana Procaffe. No matter where you go, you’ll find great coffee and a welcoming vibe; let’s hope you also have a super productive stay too!

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Nicola Curtis

Born and raised in the north of England, Nicky is a writer of more than ten years’ duration and through that time, she has hopped around the world trying new cuisines, meeting amazing people, and experiencing different cultures. Of course, she loves to put all of that into words for others to read and be inspired by.

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