NYC Coffee Shops Great for Working with WiFi & Outlets
I made a list of great laptop friendly coffee shops with free wifi divided by neighborhood. All these coffee shops have in common:
- Free entrace. You only pay what you drink/eat.
- Free WiFi.
- Electrical outlets available.
- You can stay as long as you want, up to closing time.
Hope you find one near you. This list is based on coffee shops that do have electrical outlets, to be able to charge your computer.
MY FAVORITE COFFEE SHOPS WITH FREE WIFI
These coffee shops are also great for groups!
- Gotan Tribeca
- Grounded Coffee & Tea in West Village
- Ace Hotel in Gramercy | Flatiron
- Whynot Coffee in the Lower East
- Ludlow Coffee Supply in the Lower East
- Arlo Soho
Hopefully this list will help you out. I’d love to hear your feedback whether you have a good or bad experience, or if you have a great coffee shop with wifi and outlets not listed here 😉
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My favorite spot to work in! Great working atmosphere with excellent wifi. Plenty of seats and outlets to charge your computer! Food is great. The only con is that they close at 5pm.
Frankin St. between Varick St. & W Broadway.
Lovely and huge spot with many outlets. Very quiet. It’s a library and not a coffee shop though. Definitely 100% working-studying atmosphere. Many tables, sofas and chairs. Nice views. Luminous. You have to sign in on a sheet of paper. Once you enter, go upstairs.
River Terrace (& Murray St.)
STARBUCKS AT BROOKFIELD PLACE
Nice, office people, many outlets, big windows, spacious.
Vesey St. between North End Ave. & West St. 2nd Floor.
JOE & THE JUICE
Music is very loud here! Nice place but very few outlets. Maybe only 3 pairs.
Westfield World Trade Center (located close to the Jersey Path Station).
ARLO SOHO (HOTEL LOBBY BAR)
Walk straight, it’s a short walk till you see the lobby bar and plenty of tables, seats and sofas, all with outlets. Very cool, modern and spacious spot. Nice vibe and good wifi.
Hudson St.between Canal & Broome Sts.
Very cool, modern and spacious place, not usually that crowded. Not plenty of outlets but you’ll find a few inside.
Hudson St. between Vandam & Charlton Sts.
STARBUCKS WEST SOHO
Many outlets. Not huge but it’s ok. Not that crowded
Hudson St. between Charlton & Kind Sts.
GREENWICH VILLAGE | WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
Not many outlets, just a few. Many seats but can be a bit crowded (close to NYU…). Not very clean…
Mercer St. between W 3rd & 4th Sts.
STARBUCKS WASHINGTON SQ. PARK
Huge, plenty of outlets. One of the best Starbucks to work in.
W 4th St. between Washington Square E. & Greene St.
STARBUCKS BOND ST.
Many outlets but not so many tables. Can be crowded and in a noisy area.
Broadway & Bond St.
IRVING FARM COFFEE ROASTERS
Spacious place with many seats and outlets to charge your computer. A bit pricey.
W 3rd St. & Thompson St.
STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS
Only 6 small tables and a bigger one (not that big). Some tables outside. Many outlets (inside only). Good if you’re in the area and need to get some work done.
W 8th St. & Macdougal St.
GROUNDED COFFEE & TEA HOUSE
One of my favorites! Very cool spot in the heart of West Village. Plenty of outlets and great working vibe. Many seats available.
Jane St. between W 4th St. & Greenwich Ave.
Small and cute spot. Only 2 pair of outlets though…
Waverly Pl & Gay St.
Around 4 pair of outlets in the first tables you see entering to the left. Size is ok, not big but not tiny. Crowded corner.
Grove St. & 7th Ave S
Keep in mind that they only have 2 pair of outlets.
E 8th St. – between University Pl & Greene St.
Small and cozy but with seats & outlets. About 5 small tables and a few stools. Not usually crowded.
8th Ave. between Jane St. & W 12th St.
GRAMERCY – FLATIRON
(20th to 30th Sts)
STUMPTOWN COFFEE ROASTERS (ACE HOTEL)
Cool place with an awesome working vibe and excellent wifi. Shared tables, sofas and many outlets available. Great for groups since you have many big tables available. Make sure, once you enter the coffee shop, to go through the second door that leads you to the huge place inside. Dark-ish place. Keep in mind that some tables have the outlets already inserted on the side. It’s always crowded!
W 29th St. between Broadway & 5th Ave.
STARBUCKS PARK AVE
Spacious but only some outlets. Not all the tables have an outlet nearby. Not bad if you need to stay in the area. Try to grab a table entering to the right, that those have outlets.
Park Ave South & 29th St.
Very crowded! Plenty of outlets and seats but again: crowded. Many office people go there for their breakfast, lunch and afternoon break, and also after-office hours.
Park Ave South between 24th & 25th Sts.
3rd Ave. & 22nd St.
Many seats & outlets and people working with their computer. Can be a bit crowded. Place is ok.
2nd Ave. & 21st St.
Spacious place with many seats and outlets. You won’t find a”working atmosphere”. Can be a bit crowded.
VARIETY COFFEE ROASTERS
Nice spot to get some work done. A few outlets and small tables.
7th Ave. & 25th St.
BEAN & BEAN COFFEE
Spacious, plenty of outlets, sharing-tables, working vibe. In a very crowded avenue.
8th Ave. between 25th & 26th Sts.
Space at the back. Many outlets. Crowded area.
6th Ave. between 21st & 22nd Sts.
TIMES SQUARE | MIDTOWN
GOTAN TIMES SQ
Very nice place and pretty big compared to other coffee shops in the area. Many outlets and seats. More space at the back of the shop! Great food and excellent wifi.
46th St. between 5th & 6th Ave.
Small place, but with some electrical outlets. It’s good if you need to get work done and need to stay in the area.
7th Ave. between 39th & 40th St.
Many outlets and seats upstairs. Nice patio if the weather permits 🙂
10th Ave. between 54th & 55th Sts.
Small place, only 2 tables of 6 seats each and about 2 pair of outlets.
10th Ave. & 57th St.
Nice and modern, spacious, many outlets.
Lexington Ave. & 46th St.
Small and cozy place. Nice spot but only 2 pair of outlets available.
E 37th St. & 3rd Ave. (between 3rd & Lexington Ave.)
EAST VILLAGE – CLOSE TO UNION SQUARE
It’s a bit small (not big but not tiny either), many outlets. Place not that nice but it’s ok if you need to stay in the area and get some work done.
E 12th St. & 3rd Ave. (between 3rd & 4th Ave.)
Spacious, there’s more space at the back. Plenty of outlets and seats. Located in a very crowded and noisy area.
14th St. between 3rd & 2nd Ave.
Spacious, many seats and plenty of outlets.
1st Ave. & E 9th St.
LOWER EAST SIDE
Orchard St. between Stanton St. & E Houston St.
LUDLOW COFFEE SUPPLY
The wifi is good but not excellent. Sometimes it goes on and off (more on than off). Nice working atmosphere, very cool space, many outlets. You have tall tables if you wanna be standing up while working with your laptop.
Ludlow St. between Stanton St. & E Houston St.
UPPER WEST SIDE
AROMA ESPRESSO BAR
72nd St. between Amsterdam & Columbus Ave.
UPPER EAST SIDE
No WiFi after 5pm or on weekends.
2nd Ave. between 90th & 91st Sts.
HARLEM: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY AREA
DOUBLE DUTCH ESPRESSO
Haven’t tried this place but heard that it’s a good coffee spot to work in.
Haven’t tried this coffee shops but heard they’re good spots to work in the area:
- DARLING COFFEE: Broadway between 207th St & Isham St.
- FILTERED COFFEE: Amsterdam Ave. & 140th St.
WORKING COFFEE SHOPS IN WILLIAMSBURG – BROOKLYN
Very cool place, plenty of outlets and seats, free wifi. Great place to have meetings.
Grand St. between Wythe & Kent Ave.
Cool spot with different rooms, fast wifi, nice vibe. Good to get work done.
S 3rd St. between Whythe & Kent Ave.
Haven’t been to these other coffee places in Brooklyn but heard they’re good to work in:
- ATLAS CAFE: Havemeyer St. between Grand St & S 1st St, Williamsburg.
- BROOKLYN ROASTING COMPANY: Kent Ave. (& n 1st St.), Williamsburg.
- BEARCAT: 150 Manhattan Ave, East Williamsburg.
- SWEATSHOP: Metropolitan Ave. between Bedford & Driggs Ave, Williamsburg.
- GREENE GRAPE ANNEX: in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
WORKING COFFEE SHOPS IN THE BRONX
Small place but cozy with wifi and some outlets.
W 238th St. & Broadway (in Kingsbridge)
PRINCE COFFEE HOUSE
Many outlets, good for working.
Arthur Ave & Crescent Ave. (in Belmont)
Warm place with a few outlets, some tables and a couple of sofas. Good if you need to get some work done.
3rd Ave. & E 134th St.