6 of the best places to work remotely in Brooklyn

By Charlotte Deprez Published 03/01/2020

Tired of working alone from home? Are you looking for a nice working atmosphere while having the opportunity to sip coffee or eat delicious cookies? These work friendly quiet places with good WiFi are not always easy to find… To make it easier for you, we’ve put together a short list of the best cafes where you can work in Brooklyn.

Here are our 6 favorite spots to relocate your office during the day.

Our best places to work remotely in Brooklyn

Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Cobble Hill

All over New York, Stumptown Coffee Roasters are known for their great coffee. But not all of their locations are that laptop friendly! The Cobble Hill address has a very original layout, with a covered patio followed by a first room where you order coffee and wait for it, then another beautiful room where you can actually sit and enjoy the wifi, coffee and pastries.

That’s right, in addition to their full espresso bar, drip coffee and different (cold) brews, Stumptown has kombucha from Big Easy Bucha, and pastries from Ovenly and Supermoon Bakehouse!

Stumptown Coffee Roasters, 212b Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Info on stumptowncoffee.com.

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

If you need high ceilings, a hip decor and plants everywhere, you’ll feel at home here! To us, this hotel lobby is one of the most welcoming spaces in Brooklyn. Located in the waterfront community of DUMBO, this design hotel opened at the beginning of 2017 and won the Best Urban Hotel AHEAD Hospitality Award the year after. With its raw yet sophisticated design, zen atmosphere and the Neighbors Café conveniently located nearby, the lounge area of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is one of our favorites. Oh and you’ll be on one of New York’s most amazing rooftops in just an elevator ride’s time!

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, 60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Info on 1hotels.com

Kos Kaffe Roasting House, Park Slope

Den of Park Slope freelancers, Kos Kaffe is always packed with cool people working on their MacBook. One of the things we like about this place is the fact that you can actually eat on the spot, and not only pastries, but also salads and sandwiches (the BLT is delicious). The place is also really big, which makes it fairly easy to find a spot. Obviously, where there are cool entrepreneurs, there’s good coffee. Kos Kaffe source high-quality green beans and roast them in-house.

Just beware of one thing though: Kos’ success has turned against them, so they had to put restrictions in place. During rush hours (Monday to Friday 12pm-3pm and Saturday/Sunday 10am-4pm), laptop use is only permitted in certain areas of the cafe.

Kos Kaffe, 251 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, États-Unis.
Info on koskaffe.com.

Breukelen Coffee House, Crown Heights

This well-known café has been serving the best brews in Crown Heights for 10 years now! Behind their original wooden facade, you’ll find a very friendly staff pouring Stumptown coffee and coming up with new funny one-liners to write on their now famous chalkboard.

They have a lot of tables with outlets, super handy for when you need to get some work done. Our tip though: come in early to get a good spot. And to help you wake up, order their delicious Breakfast Cup (soft boiled egg and bacon over cheddar grits, topped with sesame kale chips). You won’t regret it!

Breukelen Coffee House, 764 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
Info on breukelencoffeehouse.com.

Devoción, Williamsburg

Ever wondered what lies behind Devoción’s very recognizable black facade? This coffee shop is located in the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood, and the decor couldn’t be more Brooklyn! Exposed brick walls and pipes, plants, leather sofas, a skylight… Everything here makes it easy to focus on your work. Oh and did we mention they have the best brew around? That’s because Devoción actually roast their own coffee, imported straight from Colombia.

Devoción, 69 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249.
Info on devocion.com.

Manhattanville Coffee, Crown Heights

This café is one of Crown Heights freelancers’ favorites (and closest to our coliving space in Crown Heights). Whether it’s on the big leather sofa or on the coffee tables, there are power outlets everywhere. The decor is also gorgeous, making it a great spot for work meetings in the neighborhood.

The baristas are always nice, the coffee is very good and the food is exactly what you need during a hard work day. Also good to mention, everything here is kosher!

167 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216.
More info on manhattanvillecoffee.com

About the author Hello there! I’m Charlotte, a 20-something based in beautiful Brussels and passionate about traveling, food and photography. Follow me on www.thetinynomad.com.