10 Best Coffee Shops to Work Remotely in San Diego

by | Oct 8, 2015 | NoBorder, Remote work, Startups

Believe it or not, working at home is not always the heavenly dream that many people think it is. Whether it’s the distractions, lack of space, or the inability to get out of bed on time, many of us who work remotely yearn for a comfortable spot outside of the house where we can stay focused and be productive. Let’s also not forget our innate desire to be around other people, because an 8-hour shift at home can certainly get a little too quiet.

The following list is a good starting point for San Diegans who work remotely and need a place to get the job done. You can expect to find the standards at each of these places – free Wifi, power outlets, tables, restrooms, etc. One thing you should not expect to find, however, is a perfect, ideal work environment that suits all of your needs to a tee. Instead, if you stay humble and keep your personal criteria to a minimum, you’ll find your new favorite workspace in no time.


Lestat’s Coffee House Several large tables, great coffee and friendly staff make this place a local favorite for many remote workers, freelancers and students. Open 24/7/365.

3343 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 282-0437 | lestats.com

Caffe Calabria North Park hot spot known for in-house roasted beans and authentic Italian piz- za. A unique, inviting ambiance that makes a great setting for getting some work done, meeting up with colleagues or just catching up on some reading.

3933 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 291-1759 | caffecalabria.com

Filter Coffee House A bright, open atmosphere with plenty of tables at this locally-loved Hillcrest cafe. Long business hours make it an excellent go-to spot for early risers and night owls alike.

1295 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 521-0533

Halcyon East Village coffee bar with an awesome setting and fast WiFi. If you get hungry, there’s some great local fare right next door at the ‘Stella Public House’.

1429 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-0807 | halcyoneastvillage.com

Lestat’s on Park Lestat’s sister location with many large tables and a ‘quiet room’ in the back for those who need to escape the noise. Easy parking and reliable WiFi, located in the beautiful neighborhood of University Heights.

4496 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 501-6638 | lestats.com

Cafe Bassam A unique spot in Bankers Hill favored by many remote workers and students in the downtown area. Great coffee house with an antique feel, just a stone’s throw away from Balboa Park.

3088 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 557-0173

Better Buzz Coffee – The Lab Modern looks with a comfortable atmosphere right near the beach. Tables are limited so get here early if you plan to get some work done.

3745 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 488-0400 | betterbuzzcoffee.com

Influx Cafe Trendy spot located in the heart of Little Italy. Adequate seating both inside and out, great WiFi and even better sandwiches.

750 West Fir
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 255-0735 | influxcafe.com

Claire De Lune Coffee Lounge Another North Park gem that has tons of space and an eclectic feel throughout. Natural light and 2nd floor seating are just a couple reasons why loyal patrons come here to work, read and study.

2906 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 688-9845 | clairedelune.com

Milano Coffee Co. Located in Mission Valley near the Rio Vista trolley stop. Milano is known for having a quiet atmosphere where people can concentrate on their work and not be bothered.

8685 Rio San Diego Dr
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 688-1882 | milanocoffeecompany.com

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