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The Top Wi-Fi-Equipped Cafes to Work Remotely In Seattle

The only downside: Pants are required in these public spaces

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Working from home can be complicated: cats climbing on keyboards, seven binge-worthy seasons of the latest TV show to hit Netflix, and roommates who sleep, eat, and make noise from home, too.

So when the pressure's on, Seattle's growing army of remote workers grab their laptops and headphones (and pants, please) and track down a mobile office. While many cafes in Seattle offer Wi-Fi, it's nice to have a little something extra to warrant the cost of entry and an extended stay — great food, a friendly staff, boozy options, or a beautiful setting. Here are some of the city's top wireless homes away from home to ease the transition from office drone to untethered agent of success.

Note: Map points are listed geographically and are not ranked by preference. Don't see your favorite Wi-Fi wonderland on the map and want to share your secret with the world? Show it some love in the comments, send us an email, or start a forum thread in its honor.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cafe Racer

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5828 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 523-5282
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Keys to beating the dreaded writer’s block: inspiring art on the walls, solid people all around, and a never-ending list of sandwiches, including a terrific tuna melt. For anyone looking for more peace and quiet, the back rooms are ideal.

2. Dubsea Coffee

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9910 8th ave sw
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 708-6806
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This welcoming, high-ceilinged cafe brims with amenities like meeting spaces, free Wi-Fi, rotating displays of regional artists, and quite possibly the friendliest staff south of the stadiums. It's as much a neighborhood gathering place as anything. That cardamom latte is a classic, too.

3. Fremont Coffee Company

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459 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-3633
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Is it still working from home when it's basically someone else's home? This delicious coffee spot, occupying an erstwhile house with a variety of nice nooks, quiet crannies, and an outdoor patio, practically begs customers to pull up a chair and get some reading or writing done while they sip lattes decorated with seasonal foam art.

4. Jibe Espresso Bar

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7001 Seaview Ave NW #170
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 494-3361
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Tucked in a mixed use building on the way to Golden Gardens is Jibe, home to one of the best breakfast sandwiches in town and a gorgeous view of the water to boot. It hardly feels like working when the office is this pleasant.

5. Little Oddfellows

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1521 10th Ave, Seattle
WA, 98122
(206) 323-1511
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Elliott Bay Book Company is the perfect home for a remote workspace: When boredom strikes, diners can curl up with a staff-recommended book and spend the afternoon eating instagram-worthy treats instead of finishing that pesky project. The space, filled with bright light and too-cute touches, also boasts lovely baked goods, wine, beer, and more.

6. Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge

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1505 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-5678
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"Working from home" is a euphemism that covers many things, including working outside the standard hours of 9 to 5. Enter 24/7 diners like Lost Lake, a haven for Wi-Fi, bright lights, and plenty of coffee, all day and all night. Plus there's none of the recycled-oil stench typical of a Denny's.

7. Miro Tea

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5405 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 782-6832
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Why tea hasn't caught on to its full potential in this city is a mystery, but probably has something to do with a shady coffee cabal. Regardless, Miro is by far Seattle's best place to learn about all types of tea with pot after pot of beautiful blacks, greens, puers, herbal blends, and more — all while getting work done thanks to plenty of table space and a chill atmosphere. Yummy sandwiches, soup, baked goods, and refreshing iced beverages also help the hours fly by.

8. Vif Wine and Coffee

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4401 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 557-7357
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If more people drank wine and ate fancy toasts while working, more good work could be done in the world. Diners can test this hypothesis at the window-wrapped north Fremont cafe, which also has great coffee and parking available.

9. Walnut Street Coffee

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410 Walnut St
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 774-5962
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This shop features a chill atmosphere, treats from plenty of Seattle's favorite vendors, comfy chairs, local art, and Vivace beans.

10. Empire Espresso

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3829 S Edmunds St
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 659-0588
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This artsy space, home to some great coffee, throws wide the windows to give an al fresco feel, whether customers park themselves at one of the small tables against the wall or outside. When hunger strikes, there's plenty of food available, even for gluten-free folks.

11. Liberty

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517 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 323-9898
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Is it a cocktail bar? A sushi restaurant? A secret lair? It's all of the things, really, including a sweet coffee shop with couches and booths.

12. Tougo Coffee Co.

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1410 18th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 329-2869
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"Small" doesn't have to mean "no elbow room," as Tougo proves. Customers can grab a coffee and sit inside or head outdoors to work from the perfect little sanctuary in the back. Bonus for parents: There's a play area in the back for little ones.

13. El Diablo Coffee

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1811 Queen Anne Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 285-0693
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On sunny days, El Diablo’s outdoor patio is a dream to work from. On rainy ones, the light, art-filled interior is a warm welcome. A cuban coffee provides the inspiration to empty out the dreaded inbox.

14. Mr. West Cafe Bar

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720 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 900-9378
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Mr. West is a downtown prayer answered — an ultra-hip place to meet, eat, and work. In a sea of go-go-go, this seems to be an oasis in which to actually slow down for a second. Whether getting work done with a side of seasonal fare or impressing a client well well-designed decor, diners dream of this kind of home office.

15. The Station

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1600 S Roberto Maestas Festival St
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 453-4892
Beacon Hill’s cornerstone coffee shop has plenty of space inside and out, a friendly staff, and possibly the greatest collection of mismatched mugs south of Lake Union. It feels like home, but better.

16. Tin Umbrella Coffee

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5600 Rainier Ave S Ste A
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 743-8802
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Rainier Valley's only coffee roaster is also one of Hillman City’s best places to get work done, with big tables to spread out on and local pastries to fend off hunger.

17. Hotwire Coffeehouse

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4410 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 935-1510
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In a world full of tiny laptops, tablets, and ridiculously smart phones, isn’t it nice to know that an internet cafe still exists? Every highly caffeinated purchase of Seven Roasters coffee comes with free access to a desktop computer, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and laser printing. It’s like the '90s are alive and well in West Seattle — and no one's complaining about that.

1. Cafe Racer

5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Keys to beating the dreaded writer’s block: inspiring art on the walls, solid people all around, and a never-ending list of sandwiches, including a terrific tuna melt. For anyone looking for more peace and quiet, the back rooms are ideal.
5828 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

2. Dubsea Coffee

9910 8th ave sw, Seattle, WA 98106
This welcoming, high-ceilinged cafe brims with amenities like meeting spaces, free Wi-Fi, rotating displays of regional artists, and quite possibly the friendliest staff south of the stadiums. It's as much a neighborhood gathering place as anything. That cardamom latte is a classic, too.
9910 8th ave sw
Seattle, WA 98106

3. Fremont Coffee Company

459 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Is it still working from home when it's basically someone else's home? This delicious coffee spot, occupying an erstwhile house with a variety of nice nooks, quiet crannies, and an outdoor patio, practically begs customers to pull up a chair and get some reading or writing done while they sip lattes decorated with seasonal foam art.
459 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

4. Jibe Espresso Bar

7001 Seaview Ave NW #170, Seattle, WA 98117
Tucked in a mixed use building on the way to Golden Gardens is Jibe, home to one of the best breakfast sandwiches in town and a gorgeous view of the water to boot. It hardly feels like working when the office is this pleasant.
7001 Seaview Ave NW #170
Seattle, WA 98117

5. Little Oddfellows

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122
Elliott Bay Book Company is the perfect home for a remote workspace: When boredom strikes, diners can curl up with a staff-recommended book and spend the afternoon eating instagram-worthy treats instead of finishing that pesky project. The space, filled with bright light and too-cute touches, also boasts lovely baked goods, wine, beer, and more.
1521 10th Ave, Seattle
WA, 98122

6. Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge

1505 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
"Working from home" is a euphemism that covers many things, including working outside the standard hours of 9 to 5. Enter 24/7 diners like Lost Lake, a haven for Wi-Fi, bright lights, and plenty of coffee, all day and all night. Plus there's none of the recycled-oil stench typical of a Denny's.
1505 10th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

7. Miro Tea

5405 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Why tea hasn't caught on to its full potential in this city is a mystery, but probably has something to do with a shady coffee cabal. Regardless, Miro is by far Seattle's best place to learn about all types of tea with pot after pot of beautiful blacks, greens, puers, herbal blends, and more — all while getting work done thanks to plenty of table space and a chill atmosphere. Yummy sandwiches, soup, baked goods, and refreshing iced beverages also help the hours fly by.
5405 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

8. Vif Wine and Coffee

4401 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
If more people drank wine and ate fancy toasts while working, more good work could be done in the world. Diners can test this hypothesis at the window-wrapped north Fremont cafe, which also has great coffee and parking available.
4401 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

9. Walnut Street Coffee

410 Walnut St, Edmonds, WA 98020
This shop features a chill atmosphere, treats from plenty of Seattle's favorite vendors, comfy chairs, local art, and Vivace beans.
410 Walnut St
Edmonds, WA 98020

10. Empire Espresso

3829 S Edmunds St, Seattle, WA 98118
This artsy space, home to some great coffee, throws wide the windows to give an al fresco feel, whether customers park themselves at one of the small tables against the wall or outside. When hunger strikes, there's plenty of food available, even for gluten-free folks.
3829 S Edmunds St
Seattle, WA 98118

11. Liberty

517 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Is it a cocktail bar? A sushi restaurant? A secret lair? It's all of the things, really, including a sweet coffee shop with couches and booths.
517 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

12. Tougo Coffee Co.

1410 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
"Small" doesn't have to mean "no elbow room," as Tougo proves. Customers can grab a coffee and sit inside or head outdoors to work from the perfect little sanctuary in the back. Bonus for parents: There's a play area in the back for little ones.
1410 18th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

13. El Diablo Coffee

1811 Queen Anne Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109
On sunny days, El Diablo’s outdoor patio is a dream to work from. On rainy ones, the light, art-filled interior is a warm welcome. A cuban coffee provides the inspiration to empty out the dreaded inbox.
1811 Queen Anne Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109

14. Mr. West Cafe Bar

720 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Mr. West is a downtown prayer answered — an ultra-hip place to meet, eat, and work. In a sea of go-go-go, this seems to be an oasis in which to actually slow down for a second. Whether getting work done with a side of seasonal fare or impressing a client well well-designed decor, diners dream of this kind of home office.
720 Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98101

15. The Station

1600 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle, WA 98144
Beacon Hill’s cornerstone coffee shop has plenty of space inside and out, a friendly staff, and possibly the greatest collection of mismatched mugs south of Lake Union. It feels like home, but better.
1600 S Roberto Maestas Festival St
Seattle, WA 98144

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16. Tin Umbrella Coffee

5600 Rainier Ave S Ste A, Seattle, WA 98118
Rainier Valley's only coffee roaster is also one of Hillman City’s best places to get work done, with big tables to spread out on and local pastries to fend off hunger.
5600 Rainier Ave S Ste A
Seattle, WA 98118

17. Hotwire Coffeehouse

4410 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
In a world full of tiny laptops, tablets, and ridiculously smart phones, isn’t it nice to know that an internet cafe still exists? Every highly caffeinated purchase of Seven Roasters coffee comes with free access to a desktop computer, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and laser printing. It’s like the '90s are alive and well in West Seattle — and no one's complaining about that.
4410 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

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