WARSAW’S BEST CAFES FOR FREELANCERS AND DIGITAL NOMADS | WORK-FRIENDLY CAFES IN WARSAW

The best work-friendly cafes in Warsaw

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: November, 2019 

 

 

Google Campus

Working at the Google Campus Warsaw

 

Google Campus 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

Warsaw Spire Daft Cafe, - good cafe to work from
Warsaw Spire Daft Cafe

 

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.   

 

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

 

 

 

 

ETNO Cafe Marszalkowska

working remotely from the Etno 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.  

 

Open:

Monday- Friday: 7:00-22:00

Saturday: 8:00-22:00

Sunday: 8:00-21:00

 

Address: Marszałkowska 87

 

 

Idea Hub Free Coworking Space

Warsaw Cowoking Idea Hub, Idea Bank Poland

 

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.

 

WiFi: good 

Power sockets: near every table

Air conditioning: yes

Drinks: free tea, coffee and water

Food: no

Where: 
- Polna street, 11; open: Monday-Friday, 8:00-20:00.

 

Idea Hub Warsaw, this free coworking space is becoming popular

Miau Café - Warsaw's First Cat Cafe

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: Warsaw Cat Cafe: When Are You Going for a Coffee with Cats?

 

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 :)

 

WiFi: good

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

Food: cakes

Where: Zawiszy street, 14.

Open:  daily, 10:00 -21:00

 

Green Caffé NERO: PRZESKOK and FEMINA

Cozy ambiance @ Caffe Nero Warsaw

 

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.

 

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

Wrzenie Swiata

Wrzenie sweat cafe for working with laptop 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. 

 

WiFi: good

Power sockets: many 

Air conditioning: no

Drinks: coffee, tea, water, soft drinks, fresh juices, smoothies

Food: sandwiches, snacks 

Where: Gałczyńskiego 7

 

 

CoffeeDesk

CoffeeDesk - an awesome cafe for working with laptop

 

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.

 

WiFi: good

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 

 

CoffeeDesk - a trendy cafe for freelancers and digital nomads

Na Lato

Na Lato 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. 

 

WiFi: good

Power sockets: not many, but enough

Air conditioning: yes

Drinks: coffee, soft drinks, fresh juices, smoothies

Food: delicious Italian cuisine

Where: Rozbrat  street, 44

 

 

The best cafe for freelancers in Warsaw

Labour Cafe & Deli Coworking

Labour Cafe and Deli 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. 

 

WiFi: good

Power sockets: many 

Drinks: coffee, soft drinks, fresh juices 

Food: variery of breakfast options, cakes, calads, bajgles, quesadillas 

 

Where: Tamka street, 49

 

 

Labour Cafe and Deli Cowering

Wars i Sawa w Nowym

Now Teatr - a great cafe to work from in 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.

 

WiFi: good

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. 

 

 

Want to connect with fellow digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and freelancers in Warsaw? Join the Facebook group "Warsaw Digital Nomads".  

 

 

 

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Comments: 4 (Discussion closed)
  • #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

  • #3

    Malgosia (Thursday, 01 June 2017 21:34)

    What a nice article, thank you for writing this. I am Polish but just moved to Warsaw 2 months ago and didn't know any of these places (except the Campus ;) I am glad you have a good time in Warsaw!

  • #4

    Sasha (Friday, 02 June 2017 09:18)

    Thank you, Malgosia! :-) If you want, we can cowork one day in Warsaw! I am based here now