Let me start out with this caveat in our first listing. Like many of you, I am often frustrated by blog posts either in a notable publication, blog or in an establishment magazine that sets the stage for a recommendation.
With the exception of this little note, we are getting straight to the point. Is it a good place for remote work? Yes/No and why. That’s all. Pretty short.
This is a pretty basic (but also personable guide) to the top coffeeshops in New York City to get work done — great for remote workers, writers, and students alike.
This list is individually curated. These are all places I’ve personally tried — only me (at least right now). Each listing is carefully curated and assessed.
The ground rules of course for any coffee shop. Don’t be a dick and read the room. Order food and drinks if you are going to post up. Unless, you get the vibe otherwise try not to spend more than like two hours.
Now the main event.
Address: 1434 Dekalb Av.
New Yorker Translation:On Dekalb between Knickerbocker and Wilson
It's pretty solid. I wouldn’t be worried about getting a plug for your laptop
Good options. There are two big square tables and a round one too. These are generally the kind of tables you share with other patrons in the coffeeshop. Also, it has seating facing the window if that’s your cup of tea
It can vary but it's usually on the quieter side. Music typically fits the vibe.
Bathroom Situation: Yep
Wifi: It’s pretty solid. No complaints.
Lighting: It’s definitely the kind of place that’s more reliant on natural light than anything else.
Food: Yeah it’s top notch. Good coffee too (PLUS Decaf). It’s got pastries and a decent kitchen with breakfast burritos, avocado toast and such – pastries too. The kitchen closes at 2:30 so plan accordingly.
Overall: Fairly cozy and a good place to get work done. It does close around 4-5PM so it’s not exactly great for a late night writer. The staff is also pretty cool. There are a lot of regulars so there is kind of a community built around it. You could easily spend your whole day there and think nothing of it.