Where to Work: Top Coffeehouses for Freelancers
What’s synonymous with freelance work? Coffee — and plenty of it.
The caffeine boost that comes with a good cup of coffee is a perk, of course. But on Long Island, coffee shops like The Cup, GentleBrew, and the legendary Witches Brew are creative hubs for freelancers who haven’t yet decided to work from a shared office space or coworking facility.
Of course, the abundance of Starbucks locations on Long Island are enough to allow for a different “office” on a daily basis. Unfortunately, Starbucks turns stale quickly if you spend enough time there — especially when trying to work. Between the overly enthusiastic staff, the high school gossip happening inches away and the insane prices, you’ll lose your mind in a matter of days.
Long Island offers a unique variety of coffeehouses where laptops are welcome. Try out one of these amazing freelance-friendly coffee shops in Long Beach and nearby towns if you need to get your work done side by side with a warm, caffeine-packed cup – which of course, you can do at Bridgeworks Long Beach with free coffee 24/7.
Freelance Friendly Coffee Shops on Long Island
GentleBrew – Long Beach, NY. GentleBrew is right here in Long Beach, making it one of Bridgeworks’ favorite local coffee shops. Their coffee is similar to Starbucks with flavors like Sumatra, plus your usual dark roast and all the rest.
The Coffee Nut Cafe – Long Beach, NY. This Long Beach coffee house is equipped with free WiFi so you can work with no problems. Coffee Nut Cafe’s amazing Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee and homemade gelato makes it one of our top picks for Long Island freelancers.
Witches Brew – West Hempstead, NY. For those who arent familiar with Long Island, the Witches Brew – at first glance – looks like an abandoned house that forgot to take the Christmas lights down. Step inside, though, and you will see why Witches Brew is one of the major “gems” on Long Island.