San Francisco and the bay area have long been a place where tech companies and online businesses find a home. One trend is holding up after the pandemic: We see less fixed offices and more need for flexible working on a global scale. The Golden City is no exception. Time for us at Othership to share our favourite spaces to work from in San Francisco.
- W San Francisco
- Turn Café at the Axiom Hotel
- Hotel Kabuki
- Sextant Coffee Roasters
- Chestnut Street Coffee Roastery
- Hotel Zetta
- Mercury Café
- Flywheel Coffee Roasters
- Java Beach Café
- Hotel VIA
If you do end up needing a dedicated coworking space, you can see our list of the best coworking spaces in San Francisco here.
W San Francisco
Modern luxury and embracing technology lovers, W San Francisco offers flexible working and is only a stone’s throw from Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and Oracle Park.
W San Francisco is part of Marriott Hotels and invites flexible workers to use their lobby as a workspace with 24-hour access.
Nearest landmark: Union Square
Turn Café at the Axiom Hotel
The Axiom Hotel describes itself as a tech-savvy hotel and prides itself on super-fast Wi-Fi. The café has USB ports and plug sockets at every table. For those that prefer a bussing background, the lobby area is the perfect choice. Those that like it to be quiet and comfy find their place on the Mezzanine floor.
Nearest landmark: Powell Station
Your workspace in San Francisco couldn’t get more Zen than in this Japantown boutique hotel. Get productive in the Kyoto-meets-Brooklyn lobby, take a break in the Japanese garden along the Koi Pond and get some Sushi for lunch at Hotel Kabuki.
Nearest landmark: Japantown Peace Plaza
Opening hours: 24/7
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Sextant Coffee Roasters
In this Soma café, you’ll get exclusively Ethiopian coffee roasted in-house. There’s plenty of seating and strong Wi-Fi available. Coffee lovers have to check out Sextant Coffee Roasters as a free workspace in San Francisco.
Nearest landmark: The Painted Ladies
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m.to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chestnut Street Coffee Roastery
If you’re into good coffee, Chestnut Street Coffee Roastery is your place to be in San Francisco. Digital nomads and locals love it alike – the interior makes it a comfy place whereas seats are spread out so you won’t have to hear your neighbour’s slack notifications popping up. The staff is friendly, sandwiches make the perfect light lunch and we don’t even have to speak about the coffee. Of course, it’s amazing!
Nearest landmark: The Palace of Fine Arts
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 6.20 a.m.to 2 p.m.
This hotel in San Francisco speaks of itself as a Viceroy Urban Retreat and offers the lounge to flo-workers. Apart from a strong Wi-Fi, Hotel Zetta has a game area and flat-screen TV to get some chill time after a hard day’s work.
Nearest landmark: The San Francisco Mint
Did somebody say freshly-baked scones? Yes! You’d have to be early though as they sell out quickly! Mercury is a bright and relaxing place to work from. Next to scones in the morning, you can get homemade pies in the afternoon. There’s strong Wi-Fi and some power plugs. What more does a day of work need?
Nearest landmark: The Painted Ladies
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Flywheel Coffee Roasters
If you like good coffee and a workspace in industrial style at the entrance to the Golden Gate Park, Flywheel is your place to be! It is known for excellent brewing techniques – those that love coffee and flo-working find everything they need.
Nearest landmark: Golden Gate Park
Opening hours: Daily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Java Beach Café
Looking for a workspace near the beach? Java Beach Café is your place to be! You could sit at the front patio or at a long communal table inside – careful to not get carried away chatting to other flo-workers! They also have great breakfast and lunch options and lots of coffee.
Nearest landmark: Ocean Beach
Opening hours: Daily 6.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Near Caltrain station, Hotel VIA is the perfect connection into Silicon Valley and neighbours the San Francisco bases of Google, Pinterest and Dropbox. The hotel has a ‘technology-hub’ with huddle areas and super-speed Wi-Fi and is open 24 hours every day of the week.
Nearest landmark: Oracle Park
So what next?
If you’re new to the flo-working scene or just looking for something a little more special then head over to Othership to see our range of free & unique workspaces.
We have over 100 spaces with many totally free to book, and if you become a premium or all access member you can then save up to 50% off or grab a free coffee across our curated network of partner venues.
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