WARSAW COWORKING & COFFEE OFFICES FOR DIGITAL NOMADS: GREAT CAFES TO WORK FROM

Warsaw coworking and coffee offices for digital nomads: great cafes to work from in Warsaw Poland (Warszawa)

This is my subjective listing of the places in Warsaw where I enjoy "laptoping" from (the experience collected during last 1, 5 years). Travelers, digital nomads in Warsaw and new friends often ask me to advise some nice cafes to work from (or to cowork) in Warsaw with free WiFi, with good ambiance, and in a good location. So, I’ve decided to write down my favorite cafes and share it here. It’s a live list, and I am going to update it with more addresses.

 

 

1 | Summer Hub

Conference room in the Summer Hub, coworking space Warsaw
The conference room in the Summer Hub (Click to enlarge)

 

I’ve discovered this coworking space just recently and it quickly became my favorite one (though, for summer time only). Created specifically for the holiday period, Summer Hub replicates the functionality of the remaining Idea Hubs (more about it below).

 

The outdoor are of the coworking space Summer Hub
The outdoor are of the coworking space Summer Hub (Click to enlarge)

 

Thanks to its location on the Vistula beach and a sunny terrace with lounges, you can feel that you are almost on holidays. Thirsty guests are served here with free lemonade and iced coffee. Although the Summer Hub was created by the Idea Bank, they don’t provide banking services in this location, and this space is just supposed to promote the brand of the Idea Bank. Did I say that it’s free to come here? Yes, it is (you should use your Idea Bank login to access the WiFi though or just come with your own internet).

 

So come along, settle on a beach chair, put your sunglasses on, get a cold drink and start your working day. Can you think of anything better?

Now, while writing this blog post, I am right here :)

 

WiFi: good

Power sockets: there are many sockets in the inside air conditioned area, but not in the outside area

Air conditioning: yes

Drinks: free lemonade and ice coffee

Food: no, but you can find something to eat around (for example, in Plazowa).

Where: Temat Rzeka, Wybrzeże Szczecińskie street, the beach near the Poniatowski bridge

Open: Monday-Friday 11:00-20:00; Saturday and Sunday 12:00-18:00

 

The indoor air-conditioned coworking area @ Summer Hub
The indoor air-conditioned coworking area @ Summer Hub
after-work at the Summer Hub (Idea Bank), Warsaw
and the options for the "after-work" are just downstairs (Click to enlarge)
The beach near the Poniatowski Bridge where the Summer Hub is situated
The beach near the Poniatowski Bridge where the Summer Hub is situated

2| Idea Hub

Warsaw Cowoking Idea Hub, Idea Bank Poland

It’s just a perfect coworking place, and good news: it’s totally FREE. Moreover, you can serve yourself a free coffee and tea. To use this coworking space, you have to be a client of the Idea Bank. I opened my bank account at Idea Bank and I am very happy about it.

 

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 little chance that the desk will free up in an hour like it is in the café.

 

WiFi: good (to get access to wifi, you need to enter your Idea Bank client credentials)

Power sockets:near every table

Air conditioning:yes

Drinks: free tea, coffee and water

Food: no

Where: there are three locations of the Idea Hub in Warsaw.

  • Marszałkowska street, 87; open: Monday-Friday, 8:00-20:00.
  • Polna street, 11; open: Monday-Friday, 8:00-20:00.
  • Zajęcza street, 15; open Monday-Friday, 8:00-20:00; Saturday 9:00-14:00.

 

Idea Hub Warsaw, this free coworking space is becoming popular

3 | Daft Café @ Warsaw Spire

Warsaw Spire Daft Cafe, - good cafe to work from
(Click to enlarge)
Warsaw Spire Daft Cafe
(Click to enlarge)

This is a brand new café as well as the Warsaw Spire tower where it’s located. I love this spacious place with enormous glass walls and a very very high ceiling. The design is ultra-modern 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.

 

It’s the place where you can stay the whole day and be productive.   

 

WiFi: good

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

4 | EMESEN @ The Museum of Modern Art

Photo: facebook
Photo: facebook

Located in the building of the Modern Art Museum, EMESEN café attracts all kinds of creatives. They drop by for a cup of coffee or stay longer to get some work done.

 

EMESEN it’s not only the place to work in the original atmosphere, but also to learn something new: there is a large selection of the books and magazines on art, design, philosophy, society which you can read and buy.

 

Coffee at EMESEN is of an exceptional quality and you can choose coffee beans from all over the world.

 

WiFi: good

Power sockets: available near the tables

Air conditioning: yes

Drinks: coffee, soft drinks

Food: sandwiches, snacks, cakes

Where: Panska street, 3.

Open: Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 20:00; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 – 20:00

 

5 | Miau Café

Cat Cafe Warsaw Miau 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: when are you going for a coffee with cats ?: Warsaw Cat Cafe.

 

It’s kind of 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 :)

 

WiFi: good

Power sockets: a few, but visitors normally come there without laptops.

Air conditioning: for sure there is ventilation, but in summer it’s quite hot in the café

Drinks: good coffee, tea, soft drinks

Food: cakes

Where: Zawiszy street, 14.

Open:  daily, 10:00 -21:00

 

6 | Palmier

In Palmier you are surrounded by the palm trees
Palm trees are everywhere @ Palmier (Click to enlarge)
Working with laptop form Palmier
Palm trees @ Palmier put you in a summer mood (Click to enlarge)

I’ve worked from Palmier only once, I will explain why. This place was recommended by my friend long ago, but when I reached Palmier, it was already summer and it was HOT. I really liked the concept and the feel of the Palmier – you are entirely surrounded by the palm trees (and the green is good for your eyes when you work on your laptop :)). But as the air-con was not working, I could not really work there. For sure, this is the place I will come back later in autumn. It's a little oasis of greenery in the middle of town.

 

WiFi: good

Power sockets: not many, but you can manage

Air conditioning: no (or they didn’t switch it on when I was there)

Drinks: tea, coffee, smoothies, juices, free water

Food: as Palmier is a bar-brasserie- bar, you can find here a full menu: snacks, soups, salads, main dishes and desserts

Where: Żurawia street, 6/12

Open : daily, 8:00-24:00

 

Palmier in Warsaw - a place to work with your laptop and have a delicious lunch

7 | Green Caffé NERO: PRZESKOK and FEMINA

Cozy ambiance @ Caffe Nero Warsaw

There are around thirty Green Caffe NERO in town, but PRZESKOK and FEMINA are my favourite 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.

 

WiFi: good

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 jacket).

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

 

Nice music and healthy food @ Green Caffe Nero Warsaw: great place to work from

8 | NOON/NOON

Bar at the Noon/Noon, great place for coworking
Bar at the Noon/Noon (Click to enlarge)

NOON/NOON is more than just a café; it’s a showroom with design furniture, a restaurant with a light season menu and a meeting venue. All the tables and chairs are of different shapes, sizes, colors, and you are free to purchase any of these original design masterpieces. There are often different workshops organized at the Noon/Noon (if you are an event organizer, you can host your event here, too).

 

I worked from the Noon/Noon many times and stayed for their yummy and healthy lunch. It’s a not-crowded and a peaceful place to work (the crowd arrives mostly for lunch time and then the rest of the time it’s quite calm). Sometimes music can be too loud for working, but just ask the personnel to reduce sound; they are very responsive to the needs of their customers.

 

WiFi: fast

Power sockets: many

Air conditioning: yes

Drinks: tea, coffee, smoothies, juices, soft drinks, wine 

Food: a creative lunch menu, cakes

Where: Panska street, 98

 

Noon Noon Warsaw cafe to work with good coffee
A very cozy atmosphere at the Noon/Noon
Noon Noon Warsaw - cafe to come with your laptop and work
At one of the events hosted at the Noon/Noon (Click to enlarge)

9 | Google Campus

Google Campus Warsaw coworking area
Google Campus Warsaw

To cowork at the Google Campus office area, you have to rent a desk there. 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 you: there is a shelf with business and marketing books IN ENGLISH available for you to read for free. Another bonus: you get a chance to meet quite extraordinary people and to attend some events about business, marketing, and the internet. 

 

WiFi: 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

Food: cakes, sandwiches

Where: Ząbkowska street, 27/31

 

Bookshelf with business books at the Campus Warsaw cafe
Work at Google Campus Warsaw cafe

This is not an exhaustive list, and I will add more venues soon (I think of updating the descriptions with the internet speed tests, as well).

 

Feel free to suggest a cafe you like to work from in the comments section below. 

 

Thanks for reading. And, If you like this article, please, share!  :)

 


           
   

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Hi, nice to meet you! I'm Sasha, a “free spirit” and a world citizen at heart who was born in the country that does not exist: Transnistria. I am on my adventurous journey to discover alternative, quirky, unique and unusual things to do and to visit in cool cities around the world. Join me and try something new! I write in Globish, since English is not my native language, so feel free to correct me or to make fun of me :).

 

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Vivien (Sunday, 28 August 2016 07:07)

    Hi Sasha, thank you for sharing all the wonderful cafes and coworking space information. You did such a great job listing out all the important stuff, it's very helpful, cheers!:)

  • #2

    Sasha @ The Alternative Travel Guide (Thursday, 08 September 2016 15:17)

    Hello Vivien! I am so glad you found the article useful! :) Please feel free to share the places in Warsaw you go to get the work done