The 10 Best Places To Grab A Coffee And Work In Dublin With Free Wi-Fi
Should you fancy sneaking out of the office today...
Many of us choose to work remotely these days, with ties to the physical office not as important as they once were.
You might need to check your emails between meetings, tie up a few loose ends online at the end of a day, or simply want a change of scenery, but finding the perfect spot for a bit of surfing can be tricky.
In compiling this list, I've made sure each place met this criteria: a good strong free wi-fi connection, sockets to charge laptops or phone, and of course, good coffee.
All of the venues selected below tick all the boxes and are spread out around the city, to give you an option for all situations. Make sure to enhance the list with some suggestions of your own in the comments.
1. The Central Hotel/Exchequer
This is a bit of a hidden gem and the wi-fi here stretches across a few different areas. You can enjoy it throughout the Central Hotel, but the quiet of the Library Bar is the place to go if you want to escape all the hustle and bustle outside.
You can also pop in to the trendy Exchequer bar next door for nice cocktails, coffee or a bit to eat.
This is one of those sorts of places that you walk past a million times without ever realising what's inside. They have super wi-fi and some of the biggest, most comfortable seats you will ever come across. You'll find yourself getting tonnes of work done in here in no. time.
3. Roasted Brown
If you're hanging out in the tourist Mecca that is Temple Bar, then this is the place to get away from it all with your laptop in tow. Their coffee is really excellent, but if you should find yourself getting the shakes from caffeine overload you can always start on their selection of delicious juices.
In terms of trendy spots that fit in with the tech culture of local internet giants like Google and Facebook, this is the perfect spot. The industrial design and award winning coffee will keep you coming back here time and again. Coffee is very subjective, but I'd say this place has some of the best in Dublin.
Probably quite controversial addition to the list, given that they're a large global brand and their coffee is pretty shite, but in terms of offering up free wi-fi, there's no better organisation in the world.
Always seems to work, it's always fast, and it can be relied on when ducking in between meetings.
6. 37 Dawson Street
The key here is making sure you secure the lovely little seats in the window, because there is no better place to work during the week, have a couple of coffees and watch the world go by. There are plenty of other seats but in terms of people watching, you need to be here early to grab prime position.
This is the one that will always tick absolutely every single box for you every single time. They have a huge amount of sockets, great tables to sit at and have meetings, and it's never too packed during the day.
They also never hassle you, so staying here for hours at a time is not a problem.
8. Cinnamon in Ranelagh
This has to be one of the best places in town to set up a mobile office for the day. The large room is perfect for getting into the working frame of mind. You might have to bring earphones though, because the yummy mummies do descend in the afternoon and the place can turn into a bit of a creche, but apart from that it's perfect.
9. Bank Of Ireland Innovation Lounge
Something completely different here, coming from the most hated of Irish institutions... a bank. BOI are trying to give something back with an innovation lounge on the bottom of Grafton street with comfy seating and free wi-fi.
You'll have to grab your own coffee on Grafton Street and be comfortable with swapping your personal details for free wi-fi, but you may as well get something free from the bank.
10. Third Space
A hip spot that's always busy down in Smithfield Square. Lots of space and tables at a nice working height with the odd socket free around the place, if you're lucky. You can stay here for long periods of time, and with some great salads and lunch offers it makes the perfect spot for getting a large volume of work done.