Wifi Spots on the Upper West Side (that are not Starbucks)

  Last modified on November 23rd, 2018

Wifi spots on the Upper West Side can literally be life-saving!  Living in New York is the dream – but let’s be real, you’re current living situation in New York is probably less than dreamy. Space is an issue, so we need to get creative to keep ourselves sane in a (studio… 300sq ft… with a roommate…) home.

And even if your mini-oasis is your dream home – working (or seriously concentrating) from your apartment can be tricky. So we have compiled a list of wifi-friendly work from “home” locations that will make you feel like your living space just tripled (and you won’t feel like you’re taking work to bed with you… literally).

Here are some great spots on the UWS that all have wifi… and none are called Starbucks.

Mille-Feuille Bakery

2175 Broadway

Must try (while you focus): ispahan (fancy macarons) and a cappuccino. Small place, but if you time it right, you hit the jack pot.

Mille-Feuille Bakery Upper West Side


Filicori Zecchin

2541 Broadway

Friendly local coffee shop environment with great space.

Lattes with cute foam art of a dog seem to be a thing here.

Filicori Zecchin Upper West Side


David Rubenstein Atrium

61 West 62nd St

Known for lots of space (!), close to subways, and voted best public bathrooms in Manhattan. Sandwich/coffee shop inside.


Peacefood Cafe

460 Amsterdam Ave

This is a vegan cafe and bakery with superb reviews and a very loyal following.

Peacefood Cafe Upper West Side


Blu Cafe

120 Riverside Blvd

Steps from the 72nd Street pier. Opens early. And if you like when owners remember their “regulars” (and their drink orders)… this is your super local-feel kind of spot.

Blu Cafe Upper West Side


Joe The Art of Coffee

514 Columbus Ave

Small space, long lines – but a really great coffee place which prides themselves on sustainable relationships, coffee, free wifi, and a loyalty card.

Joe The Art of Coffee


New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

40 Lincoln Center Plaza

Drinks are not allowed (like most libraries…). The second floor of the NYPL has tons of space and is super quiet. Downside: doesn’t open until 12pm.

By the way, if you’re looking for a guaranteed seat, check out these crazy affordable co-working spaces at The Ribbon (on 72nd Street).

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