Just outside of the center of Utrecht you will find Koffie & Ik (Coffee and me), listed by Esquire as one of the best coffee bars in The Netherlands! Because this café with WiFi is located in a residential neighbourhood, it’s more quiet and relaxed than cafés in the center of the city. Koffie & Ik is a very suitable place for freelancers, digital nomads and any other person that wants to do some work on the laptop. On weekdays you will find many fellow freelancers here.
Koffie & Ik seems to be designed for people with laptops. There are power sockets all around and the WiFi is working perfectly. Overall, the vibe in this café is calm: there is music playing and people are talking softly. If you like some buzz around you, this is the perfect spot.
Of course Koffie & Ik serves all varieties of coffee. You can also get some home baked sweets, breakfast and lunch with home baked bread. Koffie & Ik is opened from Monday to Friday from 8AM to 5PM, Saturday from 9AM to 5PM and Sunday from 9AM to 5PM. You can reach this WiFi café by foot, about 15 minutes west from the central station.
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Les Pères Populaires is not your typical coworking café, nor is it the type of French vibed place that you expect in Paris. Still, I find that this is a nice place to go and take my laptop once in a while. Les Pères Populaires is a popular bar/restaurant with a mixed crowd. You will meet the typical old man from around the corner, but also groups of students working on their thesis. During the morning and in the afternoon it’s nice and quiet. During lunchtime (between 12 and 3) it’s somewhat chaotic. So, make sure you come before or after the lunch. Or during lunchtime if you…well…want to have lunch. The food is affordable and very, very tasty.
I have to admit: the quality of the WiFi varies. It gets kind of slow when it’s busy, so that is something to take in account. Don’t go here when you are hosting a group meeting on Skype. Some tables have access to power plugs.
As I said before: Les Pères Populaires is a very budget friendly place, especially for Paris standards. A cup of coffee is one Euro and they sell a daily lunch plate for around 10 euros. They are open from Monday to Friday from 9AM to 2AM, and on weekends from 10AM to 2AM. The nightly hours are less suitable for working
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Another great wifi café in Paris with an interesting concept. In AntiCafé you pay per hour, but during the time that you are there you can drink as many coffees and lemonades as you want. There is also a buffet with cookies, snacks, bread, fruit and some salad, all included in the hourly price. AntiCafé is designed to spend a good day of work. There are two floors with tables and couches. Most important: you won’t go hungry or thirsty during your shift!
The athmosphere in AntiCafé is lively. There are many people working there and at times you might have a hard time to find a free spot. I found that it was most quiet during lunch time (Between 12AM and 3PM).
AntiCafé is a place designed for working. Therefore it’s logical that there is a good and stable WiFI connection. All tables have power plugs.
For working in AntiCafé you pay €4 per hour or €16 for the whole day. They have special weekly and monthly rates as well. The opening hours are Monday to Friday from 09h00 and 22h30 and Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 21h30.
There are two other locations of AntiCafé in Paris. Check their website for details.
Searching for WiFi in Paris? Looking for a spot where you can work in total concentration? Then Café Craft is the place to be. This is a café designed for freelancers. They have a special system: you pay €3 per hour for using the space. However, you can also spend these 3 euros on drinks or food. In other words: drink one coffee per hour and you are set. The atmosphere in this café is very quiet, so you will have no problem concentrating.
As this café is designed to work, of course the conditions are flawless. Every table has a power socket and the WiFi works.
Café Craft is open Mon-Sat from 9am to 7pm and Sundays from 10am t0 7 pm
Café Junkies is a tip from James from Nomadic Notes. This was one of his favorite spots in Taipei. Unfortunately I have not been to Taipei yet, so I could not check it out myself. I hope I will one day!
James reports that this place has a very good atmosphere and independent music playing. You can find more tips from James on wifi cafés in Asia on his website.
Café Zeppelin in Medellin reminded me a lot of cafés in Berlin. Maybe it’s the quirky decor or maybe it’s just the apfelstrudel and German sausage on the menu. This is a place to spend an afternoon of concentrated work. The place is big enough: they have 2 spaces with tables and couches indoors, and 2 terraces: one in the front and one in the garden. The menu offers all kinds of food and hot and cold drinks. I was there in the afternoon and it was very quiet, so I could concentrate well.
From my spot in the front room of the café the WiFi was a bit weak, however it was sufficient to do my work. Maybe the WiFI is better in the second room or in the garden. (If you know, please add a comment). Some tables are within reach of power sockets.
Café Zeppelin is opened from Monday to Friday from 11:30AM to 11PM, on Saturday and Sunday from 2PM to 11:30PM
I received this tip from a user through the submit form. When I arrived in Bogotá, I decided to take a look at Café Amor Perfecto myself. And I was not dissapointed: Amor Perfecto serves excellent coffee and is a perfect working spot. The baristas here are Colombian barista- champions and they go out of their way to serve you the perfect cup of coffee.
The WiFi works without any problems. Most of the tables have power sockets next to them. This is a very good spot to work. The music is not too loud and there are a lot of people working with their laptops and arranging meetings.
Amor Perfecto is opened from Monday to Saturday from 8AM to 9PM.
Café Revolución is a small place in Laureles that just opened a few months ago. When I first entered I was immediately greeted very nicely by the owners. They are doing their very best to make you feel welcome and this really worked for me. The coffee is delicious, they get their high quality coffee from all over Colombia. The banana bread was incredible as well. I did no try out the complete menu, but I saw some great looking grilled sandwiches passing by…
I have been working here for an hour or two, well concentrated. The WiFi works excellent. I saw some tables with a power plug within reach. The tables are maybe a bit small to install yourself for a long time, but this is not the place to park yourself all day anyway. For one or two hours of well caffeinated, concentrated work this is the perfect spot though.
Café Revolucion is opened from Monday to Friday from 10:30AM to 21:30PM and on Saturday from 10:30AM to 20:30PM. If you can’t spot the place right away: it’s behind the gas station.
This is a great place just for its unexpected location. Paviljoen pOp is located in the middle of a busy roundabout. It’s set up as a meeting place for inhabitants of the area, but also for freelancers, social entrepeneurs and designers. Paviljoen pOp offers free wifi, ‘slow coffee’, (organic) soups, toasts and cake. This is a small and basic place, but designed perfectly to get some work done. It’s located very near to the central station, which makes it even more convenient.
Verdeo is a vegetarian restaurant in El Poblado, Medellin. It opens from lunch until the evening. During lunch it’s very busy, but after around 2PM it get’s emptier and the restaurant turns into a great oficina. There are two floors, upstairs ae some tables connected to the windows where you can work while enjoying the view of the outdoor gym across the street. The restaurant is full of cool decorations, so your eyes won’t be bored. The lunch here is delicious too: everything is organic and healthy. They have a daily menu for 13.000 pesos, which is really delicious!
The WiFi is good and allows you to work whithout any problems. There are power sockets around the restaurant, so there are a few tables with access to them. In the afternoon you should not have difficulties connecting.
Verdeo opens on Monday to Wednesday from 12AM to 10PM, Thursday to Saturday from 12AM to 11PM and Sunday from 12AM to 9PM. It’s recommended to start working after lunch, which finishes around 2PM, as during lunch the restaurant is very full.
Velvet is a Belgian owned cafe in Poblado, Medellin. Their specialty is, of course, chocolate! You can get very delicous hot chocolate and chocolate cake here, but coffee and sandwiches as well. The atmosphere is super relaxed, with jazz playing in the background. I found this the best spot to concentrate in El Poblado. There are power outlets at the bar and at the couch, so you can keep working longer than your battery lasts.
During my stay in El Poblado in Medellin Pergamino was the place I kept coming back to. Many people told me that hey are famous for their great coffee, which they grow themselves! The coffee was indeed delicious.
The quality of the WiFI is very good. I could work and have video calls without any problem. Their WiFi connection is so strong that you can even use it from other cafes nearby. (Not a nice thing to do, but just to give you an idea). There are tables indoor and outdoor and if your laptop runs out of power you can sit at the bar to charge your laptop. I have to admit that this is not the most comfotable place to sit, but at least you can recharge.
Pergamino is openen from Monday to friday from 8AM to 9PM, and Saturday from 9AM to 9PM. All in all, this is a great lively spot with really good coffee!
Razmataz is a combination between a coffee bar, café and restaurant. They serve food and great coffee all day, every day. At the same time this is a place where you can spend a lot of time working on your laptop enjoying the free WiFi. When the weather is good, you can even spend some time working outside on the terrace. Razmataz is situated in the west of Amsterdam, close to famous neighborhood “De Jordaan”.
Razmataz has three different sections, each with their own function. There is a special silence section, where you can read or work in peace. Quality of the WiFi is good and there are some power sockets available.
Razmataz is opened every day: Monday to Friday from 8:30AM to 1:00AM, Friday from 08:30AM to 1:00AM, Saturday from 10:00AM to 3:00AM and Sunday from 12:00AM to 01:00AM.
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Very quiet place during the day when nobody visits the Circus theater. Perfect working spot.
Betahaus is the Berlin headquarter of everything that has to do with freelancing, entrepeneurship and remote work. Betahaus is a co-working space with several rooms and workshops and offers courses and events. This is the best place to work, learn and network. The best thing is: Betahaus has a huge cafe where you can spend all day working. You will be amongst alike people, because you won’t find anyone without a laptop there. The WiFi is strong and the coffe is great. They even offer different lunch daily for a good price. Every city should have a Betahaus, really…
The best spot in the Schillerkiez in Berlin! Pappelreihe has everything you are looking for if you need to get some serious work done: good Wifi connection, sturdy tables, quiet vibe, power sockets and great coffee and food! What I personally like about Pappelreihe is that it attracts a wide variety of people: you will meet hipster freelancers, young mothers, and seniors who have been living in the street forever. Bonus: in your break you can take a nice walk on the Tempelhofer Feld: a huge airport-turned-park, only 500 meters away.
Kaufbar is a cozy little spot in Berlin Friedrichshain. The place is furnished with vintage stuff, which you can buy if you like it. But of course, we are looking for a place to work, not to buy. Kaufbar offers great breakfasts, small lunches, great coffee and juices and much more! Watch out though, because Kaufbar can get very busy in the weekend. At busy times it’s not the best place to concentrate, so pick the right moment. WiFi is working great and there are some power sockets available.
This is a bakery with connected restaurant and hotel. You can easily spend a full day here: Bella Suiza offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between for reasonable prices. As there is no air conditioning it can get a bit hot. The WiFi is good though, and there are sufficient power sockets available. As Colombians seem to love loud music it can get noisy. But a secret tip: all the way in the back is a table away from the noise. Bella Suiza is open every day, including holidays. All in all a reliable spot in Santa Marta.
This newly opened wifi café is the first and only one of it’s kind that I found in Santa Marta. In the 2 months that I was staying in this city I did not find a good spot to work, so I was very happy when they opened last summer. Café Caribe offers good coffee, smoothies and sandwiches. And, extra important in Santa Marta: they have airconditioning! This is absolutely the best spot in the center of Santa Marta to get some work done.
The quality of the WiFi is strong, I could do my work without any problems. I did not try video calls, someone else should test that. There is one table with access to a power plug (in the corner next to the painting).
Café Caribe is opened from Monday to Thursday from 8AM to 9:30PM and on Friday and Saturday from 9AM to 12PM. They are closed on Sunday.
Have you been to Café Caribe in Santa Marta? Tell us your opinion!
A big, somewhat uncosy cafe, but very quiet and on a great location in the middle of Alfama. The owners are very friendly and there is a fireplace.
Darwin’s Cafe is a grand-cafe type op place with a magnificent look over the river Tejo, the tower of Belem and the Ponte 25 de Abril. The place is more expensive than other places in Lisbon, but the location is worth it. You can even combine a few hours of work here with a visit to the tourist attractions in Belem.
This small cafe is located in Alfama and has some basic dishes and sandwiches. The place is mainly visited by tourists, so there is not really a working vibe going on. Still this is a comfortable spot to spend a few hours watching the ships go by while getting some work done.
This is a small bakery with places to sit. They have a big variety of breads, coffees and juices, strong WiFi and plenty of power plugs. The place is small and therefore maybe not a spot to spend the whole day, but
The specialty of this cafe are pregos: fresh bakes bread with steak on it. They are very good and somewhat more expensive than the rest of the city. Apart from the great food this is a very realxed place to get some work done.
Local cafe in the district of Anjos. This cafe offers a different lunch menu every day. The prices are more than reasonable. ONly disadvantage is that it’s a bit dark. Gets very crowded around lunch time.
A big bakery/cafe that gets crowded during lunchtime, but with a lot of space to sit. Delicious breads and soups and also an outside terrace in a patio.
Little cosy place in Alfama. This is not a typical place to work, but it has good places to sit and a comfy couch. Sometimes the music is a bit loud.
This is an outdoor spot to got o on sunny days. The terrace is next to a little park full of life. There is also a posibility to sit inside and to charge your laptop.
This is one of my favorite spots in Lisbon: great and cheap food, a lot of room to sit inside with stronf WiFi and a power plus at every table.
This cafe has a great terrace with shades and wind shields, so it’s the best spot to work outside. There is strong WiFi and great lunches.
This cafe is located next to the market at Cais de Sodre. It has relaxed couches, great tostas and some nice big tables to work on.
Pois cafe is definetely one of the most ambient and chilled out cafes in Lisbon. The WiFi is strong, the tables are big and the cakes are excellent.