Everyone loves a good coffee shop. But the struggle of finding one that fits my every need is very, very real. The factors to finding the ultimate coffee shop for working remotely are as follows: Wifi, general atmosphere, laptop-friendly and Instagramability. As a blogger, finding the spot that encourages creativity while also having fast enough internet is like finding a diamond in the rough.
420 Troutman St.
Want a coffee shop to crank out about six blog posts in one sitting? Head to Bushwick to AP Cafe, grab a skim latte with an extra shot and let the natural light and crowds of hipsters thrust you into an ultimate blogger dimension.
Wifi – 5 | Atmosphere – 5 | Laptop-friendly – 3 (not allowed on the weekends) | Instagramability – 5
69 Grand St.
If you are into things like plant walls, a huge open atmosphere and afternoon sun beaming onto you, then this is your new urban oasis. On the weekends it tends to get a bit touristy and the strict “no wifi” policy sure doesn’t help the hords of emails in my inbox, but over all it’s a nice place to go every once in a while just to get a nice “atmosphere shot” for your Insta feed.
Wifi – 3 | Atmosphere- 5 | Laptop-friendly – 3 (not allowed on the weekends) | Instagramability – 5+
379 Union Ave
Looking for ultra fast wifi and caffeine? This is your spot. The lack of light doesn’t play nice with my already over exerted eyes or my desire to take a quick snapchat but the mix of beer drinkers and coffee drinkers makes for a pretty uniquely energetic tipsy crowd.
Wifi – 5 | Atmosphere – 3 | Laptop-friendly – 5 | Instagramability – 2
3 W 18th St.
The lack of computer outlets and the masses of buissnessman doesn’t really tickle my fancy but the double story coffee spot does make for a great spot to meet a large group. Not to mention the oatmeal buffet is pretty dope.
Wifi – 4 | Atmosphere – 3 | Laptop-friendly – 2 | Instagramability – 4
175 Orchard St.
Say hello to every freelance artist and NYU student in Manhattan. Whether you are being served a cappuccino in the cutest little tea cup or standing on the short stump-like chairs to take the ultimate flatlay – the opportunity to crank out a couple Instagram pics here endless.
Wifi – 3 | Atmosphere – 4 | Laptop-friendly – 5 | Instagramability – 5
Now go out and find your perfect spot to drink and email.