While you might find yourself wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the city sometimes its necessary to find a quiet spot to catch up on work. We have chosen the top 10 secret work spots in Manhattan and we are convinced you will have peace and quiet while staying caffeinated.
While many coffee shops limit laptop usage to a specific time frame, nobody will have noticed that you’ve been at Coffee Foundry for hours. No need to worry about your laptop battery dying — It includes ample desk space and a numerous amount of charging outlets. Have a lot of work to do? They offer a full day $11 all day coffee special. And if you plan on staying late, the shop turns into a karaoke joint!
Location: 186 W 4th St between Barrow and Jones St
Not only is Housing Works Bookstore a great place to get work done, the quiet vibe will help you stay focused while concentrating on work projects or browse through their used books for sale. They have plenty of tables so you can plant yourself in this old library style atmosphere.
Location: 126 Crosby St between Houston and Prince St
Do you like ordering your coffee like a high end cocktail? If so, Stumptown coffee is perfect for you. They have many different brewing possibilities and many different options to choose from. Don't worry about not knowing what to order — their expert baristas will help guide you through your first coffee experience at this shop. Their large windows keep this place pleasantly classy with the perfect amount of natural light.
Location: 30 W 8th St
Need a little more than just coffee? Go to Fika where you can stay and enjoy a sandwich or salad with free Wi-Fi. Its the perfect workspace for an extended stay. Escape from the chaos of midtown in in this trendy shop.
Location: 1331 Lexington Ave between 88th and 89th St
Ground Support is not like your other traditional coffee shop chain. Their cozy wooden interior with their skilled foam art lattes are sure to make a picture perfect Instagram post. This inviting ambiance is a great spot to escape the busy city life.
Location: 399 W Broadway
If you’re looking to escape the indoors check out Aroma Espresso Bar’s rooftop patio. Enjoy the fresh air and delicious espresso. They’ll even throw in a small chocolate with your purchase of a coffee. Lots of outlets and free wifi is always a plus too!
Location: 205 E 42nd St
Looking for more of a laid back environment? Head to Spreadhouse Cafe. The atmosphere is social that features couches which offers more of an open and relaxed environment. They also have bench seating if you have group work to do.
Location: 116 Suffolk St
Culture 36 is the place to go if you want to snack on one of the “best chocolate chip cookies in NYC” while you're hard at work. Treat yourself!
Location: 247 W 36th St
Pushcart Coffee in Chelsea has free wifi, plenty of two seat tables, and many outlets. The large windows provide natural lighting that helps makes reading much easier.
Location: 401 W 25th St
Get through a full day of work at Whynot coffee. A hidden spot in the LES, the wooden interior is a perfect and cozy space to relax.They also don’t charge extra for almond or soy milk!
Location: 175 Orchard St