We're a 100% distributed team at Out Of Office, with employees based in Portland, San Francisco, SF Penninsula, and all the way down in San Diego. We're well aware of the pitfalls of working remote: loneliness, lack of community, increased distractions, and the difficulty of getting your day started. We're always looking for ways to tackle these problems head on and ensure we're staying productive.
We encourage all of our team members to get out of the house to explore their cities and discover new places to work. We believe that a fresh environment can inspire new ideas, boost creativity, and even lead to new opportunities through spontaneous conversations.
Not all coffee shops are created equal, however, and trekking across town to check out a new coffee shop can be risky if you have important work that needs to get done. There's the possibility of no seats available, not enough outlets, it's too loud to concentrate, or just not the right environment to do your best work.
Our San Francisco based employees started sharing their favorite coffee shops around the city where they were most productive, which we've listed below. All of these coffee shops are work friendly, have plenty of outlets, good WiFi, and offer a great environment that has allowed us to focus and get our work done.
We hope you find this list as helpful as we do, and maybe even discover a hidden gem you didn't know about before.
Here's the list:
The Financial District
Trendy cafe serving acai bowls and lattes in FiDi.
Idyllic coffee shop for WFH days in West Portal.
Hidden gem coffee shop for anything and everything in SoMa.
Light and bright coffee shop & office lobby for techies in Mission Bay.
Andytown Coffee Roasters
Instagrammable coffee shop & public open space for laptop warriors in SoMa.
First SF location for this award-winning SoCal coffeehouse, perfect for deep focus & business meetings.
Funny Library Coffee Shop
Trendy but casual coffee shop serving Laughing Man Coffee (Hugh Jackman's coffee company - who knew?)
Charming coffee shop for anything and everything in the Mission.
Fox and Lion Bread
Cozy coffee shop for making yourself at home in Bayview.
Little Creatures Brewing Co.
Australian brewery serving up coffee, beer, and pub food by the ballpark. Not technically a coffee shop but it's so good we had to include it.
Gourmet espresso bar & convience store for WFH days in Noe Valley.
Colorful coffee shop & event space for a little bit of everything in the Mission.
Minimalist donut & coffee shop for sweet tooths in Western Addition.
The Crepe House III
Huge cafe for deep work in the Mission.
Fueling Station Cafe
Hidden gem cafe for living like a local in Russian Hill.
Laid back coffee shop for busy work in the Mission.
Hippie cafe for amazing views in the Marina.
The Little Spot Cafe
Quintessential Mission cafe, perfect for WFH days. And of course they have VHS tapes for rent.
The Financial District
Old school cafe for power meetings in the Financial District.
Flywheel Coffee Roasters
Industrial coffee shop for espresso connoisseurs in the Haight.
Cafe St. Jorge
Instagrammable cafe for working lunches in Bernal Heights.
Tired of working alone in coffee shops? Join our weekly Work Clubs to discover new SF coffee shops and meet other professionals while you work.