Restaurants & Cafés
Mugg & Bean
Known for their hearty brekkies and bottomless coffee, Mugg & Bean is definitely an ideal place to do some work remotely. Most branches offer their customers 30-minutes free Wi-Fi, allowing you the opportunity to catch up on your emails and browse through social media, while you get some nutritional revival. And once the free 30-minutes are up, you can ask your waiter about paid-for internet access if you still have a bit more work to do.
Vovo Telo, 44 Stanley
Vovo Telo at 44 Stanley is a great place to perch yourself for a day’s worth of work. Just think lots of coffee and delightful freshly baked treats, perfect to keep your productivity going! It can get a bit noisy with all the other café goers, so you’ll probably want to take some headphones along with you. Their large wooden tables double up as great makeshift desks. Be sure to ask them for the Wi-Fi code once you take a seat at your table.
The Grind Coffee Company, Melrose Arch
The Grind Coffee Company is a café inside a cycle shop at Melrose Arch. Order your coffee at the counter, grab a table, set up, connect to the free Wi-Fi and get cracking on your to-do list. On the food and drinks side of life, the bread is sublime and the coffee will certain put a skip in your step!
Voodoo Lily Café, Birdhaven
If you need brain food in the form of healthy, organic and sustainable produce, why not make Voodoo Lily Café your office for the day? If you decide you want to bring your dog along to keep you company, he or she be welcomed with open arms here. If you’re feeling particularly hungry, the Voodoo Burger will hit the spot - in fact, it comes highly recommended.
Start off your day with a delicious health kick and caffeine fix at your favourite Kauai branch! They offer their customers free Wi-Fi when they order a smoothie, coffee or meal. Simply just ask for the password, grab a table and set up your work station. You’ll have access to unlimited Wi-Fi at most of Kauai's branches throughout Johannesburg.
Croft and Co, Parkview
Head to Croft and Co in Parkview, grab a table, order yourself a White Ice (double espresso with milk and ice) and activate your productivity with their Wi-Fi connection. If you need something to ensure that you're fueled and ready to take on the work day, their parma ham salad is fab. Happy working!
Believe it or not, Wimpy is a great place to work. The coffee is fab, the burgers are, well, Wimpy, but they fill a hole (and they will remind you of road trips with your folks, no doubt!) AND the WiFi is FREE. Just ask for the password and you’ll be sorted for hours.
Need to pull an all nighter? Or simply just have some last minute work to finish after hours before you call it a day? Then head to Andiccio 24. They’ve got great pizza as well as free Wi-Fi at various branches throughout the city. Order a drink or a delicious pizza and get unlimited free WiFi. Just ask the waiter for the daily password and you’re on your way.
Nomads and Co.
Nomads and Co. is a great shared work space to set up your mobile office if you’re a freelancer or are simply looking to collaborate with others – you never know who you’ll find here. Plus, Nomads and Co. host all kinds of events and workshops that you’ve got to keep an eye out for because you don’t want to miss out!
Workshop 17 is a quirky collaborative space, complete with an indoor putt-putt course for those moments when your brain just needs a break, you know? They have a coffee shop inside which serves up a great cup of java and you can be sure that there are plenty of creative minds wandering around Workshop 17 at any given time. Take advantage and get networking!
The Office HUB
This is a shared workspace where you can choose the workstation that best suits you - use the boardroom for that extra-important presentation or kick back and enjoy a free cup of coffee in one of the timeout areas. Oh, and they’ve got a fiber optic line so you’ll always be connected!
JoziHub is a dynamic space where people from all disciplines can collaborate, innovate and incubate. This spot is perfect for young start-ups to get things done. Plus, if you’re working solo, you don’t even have to book a spot – you can rock up on the day and pay then and there. Cool, right? JoziHub also hosts events and workshops so be sure to attend them for extra inspiration!