Where to Work Remotely in San Francisco
Woven through the hills of northern California is the bustling, sprawling city of San Francisco. If you’re here on business travel, it’s smart to do your research before walking out of your hotel. There are a lot of options and finding your way around can be challenging, even for residents.
To set you up for success, here are some excellent places to work remotely in across the most popular San Francisco districts.
The name says it all. You can work comfortably and eat all day at the Workshop Café. With 10 hours of free Wi-Fi, dedicated workspaces and plenty of outlets, remote work is a cinch. Heck, you could practically live here. The vibe at Workshop Café is very chill—you can tuck yourself away in a booth for hours and not even notice the other people around you. Another added convenience to keep your productivity levels high is that you can order coffee and food right from your table, and a server will bring it by.
Open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. during the week. On weekends, it’s 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. No appointment necessary.
A true café experience. Coffee Bar is a gathering place for locals. Don’t worry, they’ll let you hang out, too. If you’re working remotely here, you’ll get the best of both worlds—excellent, healthy food options and a lively environment to conduct business. Free Wi-Fi and dedicated laptop areas are available at all times. Though, there aren’t as many during the lunch hour rush, FYI. If you respect responsibly sourced establishments, you’ll enjoy knowing that Coffee Bar gets their beans from Mr. Espresso—a local roaster who has been caffeinating the community for 40+ years. They even have private event space that can be rented out after hours for entertaining clients. And they serve wine and beer—nice!
Open 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the week. On weekends, it’s 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Social Study
So hip, you’ll forget you’re working. High ceilings, exposed brick, padded leather seats—The Social Study is that first hipster apartment you wish you had. Mounds of books line the long, narrow space. Of course, the Wi-Fi is free and there are lots of power outlets. The pastries, coffee and tea will keep your body in work-mode. When you start to lose focus, grab a board game or cards or a glass of wine—they serve beer, too. This place is ideal for folks who wake up late and stay up late. The kicker? There’s a DJ booth that looks down on the entire place from above, spinning lounge music or whatever it is the cool kids are listening to these days. Put this place on your business travel checklist when you’re in San Francisco.
Never open before noon. On Friday and Saturday they are open until 1:00 a.m.
Saint Frank (on Polk St.)
Beautiful, modern café. Named for the city in which it resides (San Francisco, get it??), Saint Frank welcomes those who are working remotely with open arms. Best advice: Grab your Americano. Plop down at one of several personal tables along the wall. Insert earbuds. Work, work, work ‘til you can’t work no more. Saint Frank prides itself on carefully sourcing its extraordinary coffee, and connecting people in an open environment. Use all the Wi-Fi you want. Just remember not to stare too long at that cute barista who’s five feet away all day.
Open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday it’s 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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