Warsaw has plenty of work-friendly cafes, and I enjoyed trying a different place every day when I was living in Warsaw.
Travelers, digital nomads, and new friends often ask me to advise some nice cafes to work from in Warsaw. So, I’ve decided to make a list of my favorite cafes and to share them on the blog.
In this list, you will find cafes with free WiFi, delicious coffee and food, and a pleasant ambiance. It also contains several free coworking spaces that provide an excellent environment for working productively.
So, here is where you can go to get the work done in Warsaw:
Last update: AUGUST, 2020
Google Campus Warsaw: an awesome free Coworking and cafe
Google Campus Warsaw is probably my favorite place to get the work done. Amazingly fast internet, cool ambiance, lots of extraordinary people, and a selection of healthy food at the cafe.
To work at the Google Campus office area, you have to become a Campus resident. But you are free to show up and work from their café.
As soon as you cross the threshold of the Campus, you can quickly catch a creative vibe there: as you can imagine, Google Campus is packed with innovators, change-makers, future-design-thinkers and the like.
When I work from there, surprisingly, I am more productive than in a regular café.
A bonus for coming to Google Campus: there is a shelf with business and marketing books IN ENGLISH available for you to read for free.
Another bonus: in addition to meeting awesome people, you can also attend numerous events about business, marketing, internet and everything tech.
WiFi: the internet is really fast (who would doubt that :)
Power sockets: everywhere))))))
Air conditioning: YES !!! (it’s so important in summer)
Drinks: tea, coffee, soft drinks, fresh juices, smoothies
Food: cakes, sandwiches, quiches, salads
Where: Plac Konesera 10
Daft Café @ Warsaw Spire: a modern & spacious cafe to work remotely
Daft Cafe is a modern café inside of the tower the Warsaw Spire. I like this spacious place with enormous glass walls and a very very high ceiling. The design is high-tech style and minimalist.
In the morning and during the lunch time, mostly the employees of the corporations from the Warsaw Spire hang out at the café, but in the remaining hours it’s rather calm there, and it contributes to getting the work done.
In addition, there are anti-noise chairs where you can talk on the phone.
For me, it’s the place where I can stay the whole day and be productive.
Power sockets: on the floor, under every table
Air conditioning: yes
Drinks: Coffee, fresh juices, and delicious smoothies
Food: cakes, muffins, sandwiches
Where: Warsaw Spire, Plac Europejski street, 1.
Open : daily, 8:00-21:00
ETNO Cafe Marszalkowska: freelancers - friendly cafe in Warsaw
Etno Cafe is a Polish network of coffee shops that initially started in Wroclaw but then expanded to other cities. Their craft roaster is based in Wroclaw, too.
Etno Cafe is known for a good quality coffee, they even have their online store, and their Cold Brew Coffee.
So if you are a coffee fun, you should try a coffee at the Etno Cafe.
I worked from the Etno Cafe many times. There is a nice ambiance that attracts other freelancers and digital nomads. For sure, you will not be the only person sitting there with the laptop.
In the Etno Cafe, they also serve food, so you can stay there as long as you want.
Monday- Friday: 7:00-22:00
Address: Marszałkowska 87
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Idea Hub Warsaw Free Coworking Space
Idea Hub is a great coworking space, and the good news is that it’s totally free. Moreover, you can serve yourself free coffee and tea. However, to
use this coworking space, you have to be a client of the Idea Bank. So, it's suitable only for those who stay in Warsaw for a longer period.
The only drawback is that this free coworking space is becoming popular, and often you may not find a spare desk (there is no possibility to reserve a desk). As people stay here for the whole day, you have a very tiny chance that the desk will free up in an hour like it is in the café.
Power sockets: near every table
Air conditioning: yes
Drinks: free tea, coffee and water
- Polna street, 11; open: Monday-Friday, 8:00-20:00.
Unusual cafe in Warsaw to work: a Cat Cafe
I am a big cat-lover and so I went several times to work from Warsaw Cat Café. I liked it so much that I even wrote a separate
post about it: Warsaw Cat Cafe: When Are You Going for a Coffee with
The cafe is a bit far away from the city center: it takes around 30 minutes by tram from Warsaw Central Station to reach the place, but it’s worth it.
The cats will play with your mouse, they may drink your latte, but generally you will work in a stress-free atmosphere :)
Power sockets: a few, but visitors normally come there without laptops.
Air conditioning: no. there is ventilation, but in summer it’s quite hot in the café
Drinks: good coffee, tea, soft drinks
Where: Zawiszy street, 14.
Open: daily, 10:00 -21:00
Green Caffé NERO Warsaw: PRZESKOK and FEMINA - freelancers' paradise
There are around thirty Green Caffe NERO in Warsaw, but PRZESKOK and FEMINA are my favorite ones.
Femina, because of its cozy ambiance created by the brick walls, arm chairs and bookshelves; and PRZESKOK, - because it’s spacious, with big windows and in a super central location with the view on the Palace of Science and Culture.
Offering high-quality espressos and all other forms of coffee, healthy food options, quiches, pastries and cakes, Green Caffe NERO, in my humble opinion, is a definitive winner over similar network cafes such as Starbucks, McCafe or Costa.
In addition, their playlist also pleases with lots of soul, Latino and Ethnic-style-tunes, though music can be a bit loud if you need to concentrate.
Power sockets: one under every table, but as there are more people than tables, you may think
of bringing a power strip.
Air conditioning: yes, very strong (if you stay there the whole day, consider bringing a
Drinks: of course, coffee in all possible variations, juices, smoothies
Food: cakes, quiches, pastries
Where: FEMINA, - Solidarności street, 117; PRZESKOK - Szpitalna street, 5
Open : daily, 7:00 - 23:00
Wrzenie Swiata: my favorite Coworking cafe in Warsaw
Wrzenie Świata is a concept cafe that combines a bookstore and a cafe.
It’s a popular place among local writers.
I like it’s chill and creative ambiance. I used to come to Wrzenie Świata in summer because they have an outdoor area with tables under the tree.
As for the food and drinks, they server good quality coffee, green smoothies, and different snacks.
Power sockets: many
Air conditioning: no
Drinks: coffee, tea, water, soft drinks, fresh juices, smoothies
Food: sandwiches, snacks
Where: Gałczyńskiego 7
CoffeeDesk: the choice of Warsaw Digital nomads
Coffeedesk is a cozy place for having a coffee, breakfast, and spending several hours with a laptop.
There are many tables and one big table where a group of people can work. I even organized a digital nomads meetup and coworking at the Coffeedesk.
The Coffeedesk serves a top-quality strong, and aromatic coffee. There is also a shop with coffee accessories and coffee beans.
I liked their well-designed interior, customer service, and laid-back atmosphere.
So all and all, it’s an excellent cafe to work and socialize.
Power sockets: many
Air conditioning: yes
Drinks: different coffee types (cold brew, mocha, chai coffee, aeropress), tea, water, soft drinks
Food: cakes, sandwiches, snacks
Where: Wilcza street, 42
Na Lato: open air summer cafe for freelancers in Warsaw
When summer is here and the weather is perfect, it’s a pity to stay inside. On one of those days when I had to get the work done but I was craving for a fresh air and greenery around me, I decided to try to work from the Na Lato’s garden.
I went to this place several times before and was always delighted with their food, mainly Italian. If you plan a business meeting, lunch, or brunch, Na Lato is a great option.
Their summer garden is what I was looking for: quiet, peaceful, and with a lovely ambiance. It’s a nice and trendy place to spend several hours for working and then to chill out.
Power sockets: not many, but enough
Air conditioning: yes
Drinks: coffee, soft drinks, fresh juices, smoothies
Food: delicious Italian cuisine
Where: Rozbrat street, 44
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Labour Cafe & Deli Coworking: a perfect cafe to work in Warsaw
Photo by Labour Cafe Deli Cafe & Coworking
Labour Cafe Deli & Coworking is a perfect place for freelancers and digital nomads.
It has everything this type of person may need: many tables, good coffee, delicious breakfasts, brunches and lunches, and events where it’s possible to learn something new and meet like-minded people.
I went there several times, and it was always a nice experience.
Power sockets: many
Drinks: coffee, soft drinks, fresh juices
Food: variery of breakfast options, cakes, calads, bajgles, quesadillas
Where: Tamka street, 49
Photo by Labour Cafe Deli & Coworking
Wars i Sawa w Nowym: Coworking cafe in Mokotow district of Warsaw
Wars i Sawa w Nowym is a super cool cafe located in a theatre Nowy Teatr. This cafe is very spacious, modern, and with a great ambiance.
There is an excellent selection of drinks and snacks, and also delicious vegan/vegetarian lunch sets for 20 Złoty (5 Euros).
Nowy Teatr operates as an international cultural center. It is located in a modernized building from the 1920s in old Mokotów.
You can attend here various cultural events and meet new people as It is a place of interdisciplinary artistic activities and meetings.
Power sockets: many
Drinks: coffee, tea, soft drinks, juices
Food: breakfast options, vegetarian and vegan food
Where: Madalińskiego street, 10/16
So, here are the places I went most of the time to work from in Warsaw.
Did you like any of them? Which one are you going to test first?
If you find some other awesome work-friendly cafe in Warsaw, feel free to drop a comment, and I will add it to the list.
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