Top Laptop-Friendly Cafes In Philadelphia

February 15, 2014 8:00 AM

Whether you’re traveling for work, meeting with coworkers or fellow students or just looking for a quiet place to relax, many people love cafes with free wireless internet. These Philadelphia spots offer tasty coffee and other treats along with that coveted wifi. Grab a seat, a cup of Joe and a pastry, and set up shop at these laptop-friendly cafes. 

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Joe Coffee (Credit, Michelle Hein)

Joe Coffee
1845 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 278-2454

As the name suggests, Joe is serious about coffee. The baristas here know their stuff and will take the few extra minutes to explain the difference in the drinks and processes used to make them if you’re interested. With free wifi, a great view of Rittenhouse Square and later hours than many of the other cafes (8 p.m.), Joe’s is a great spot to sit with a cup of coffee while studying or working. If you want to extend your studies to include the art of home brewing, Joe also offers classes for coffee lovers of all levels of experience. See the website for details.

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Miel (Credit, Michelle Hein)

Miel Patisserie
204 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 731-9191

Probably best known for its beautiful wedding and specialty cakes and desserts, this Parisian-style bakery also offers a menu of pastries, both cold and hot sandwiches, soups, coffee drinks and tea. With the recent addition of free wireless internet, you can grab a seat by the window and enjoy Miel’s fabulous macarons or croissants while checking your email or doing a little work.

Related: Top Spots For Locally Roasted Coffee In Philadelphia

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Nook Bakery and Coffee Bar (Credit, Michelle Hein)

Nook Bakery and Coffee Bar
15 S. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 496-9033

With free wi-fi and plenty of different types of seating, Nook is a warm and welcoming spot located between Chestnut and Market. All of the baked goods are made in-house using seasonal, fresh ingredients, and everything from the coffee and espresso to the muffins and scones is made in small batches to guarantee quality and freshness. In addition to pastries and drinks, panini, quiche and mac and cheese make this the perfect breakfast or lunch stop. And while the tables are a bit small if you’re looking for a large work space, Nook is generally quiet and not overly crowded. One thing to note, though: Nook is closed on Sundays.

Related: Top Coffee Shops That Go Beyond Coffee In Philadelphia

OCF Coffee House
2100 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(267) 773-8081

OCF opened its third location across from the Eastern State Penitentiary in 2013. As the only OCF with a full kitchen, brunch and lunch are served all day here, with separate vegetarian and gluten-free menus available. Dishes are made using locally sourced ingredients where possible — even down to the milk in the espresso! Still, the coffee is from Wisconsin, as OCF is the only Philadelphia operation to offer Anodyne Coffee Roaster drinks. Set in a renovated warehouse, this coffee shop is bright and spacious. Contrary to most of the internet cafes in the city, OCF offers enough space for you to spread out with your work and is praised as being a great spot to hold meetings. If you’d like to bring your furry companion with you, OCF is even pet friendly!

One Shot Coffee
217 W. George St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 627-1620

This cozy Northern Liberties café offers custom-made Stumptown Coffee with frequent pour-overs from local roasters such as Rival Bros Coffee. The seasonal brunch menu of sandwiches, bagels and small plates features classic favorites as well as dishes with a few unexpected twists. After moving to a larger space in 2011, One Shot now offers two floors for customers to socialize, relax and work. If you’re lucky enough to score a seat on one of the coveted couches in the upstairs lounge/library, you’re likely to want to settle in for the day with your coffee and laptop.

Michelle Hein is the social media editor for a women’s fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn’t pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer fiance would love to open.
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