This guest post was contributed by our friends at Croissant.
Whether you’re building your own projects, are blessed with a flexible work schedule, or are just working from home, then you’ve probably found yourself Googling keywords like “cafe, study spot, wifi.” And while Brooklyn is full of cafes and public parks with free internet, finding the perfect spot can be a struggle.
As a remote team, we at Croissant definitely know the feeling. Luckily, we’ve developed a list of several go-to places to work in Brooklyn that will cure your WFH blues!
Bushwick’s BKLYN Commons outpost — right around where Fat Albert used to be — is a huge independent coworking space, complete with bold design details, a fun community, and even a recording studio and outdoor space. And, yes, it’s okay to take a selfie break. The graphic wallpaper lining the walls practically demand it.
7 Marcus Garvey Blvd, accessible via Church Ave (G), Flushing Ave (J, Z, M)
At Sey Coffee, laptop sitters can enjoy tons of natural light thanks to the glass garage door on the storefront (sometimes open on nice days) and a skylight. It’s spacious with a lot of plants, evoking calmness. This is a place to take your time, enjoy that single origin coffee, and get your work done.
18 Grattan St, accessible via Morgan Ave (L)
Found in an old, well, factory, The Brass Factory is an industrial coworking space with tons of light all around, hanging plants galore, and a very cool, creative community. Wide tables offer a very different experience than cramped cafe tops, and there’s no need to crowd around one outlet — there are tons.
185 Wythe Ave, Fl 2, accessible via Bedford Ave (L), Church Ave (G)
Freehold is a Williamsburg favorite for work and play. There’s strong wifi, tons of outlets, and an outside patio, if you need a break. And when the sun sets, you can close your laptop and stay for the festivities, including a bar and live DJ. It’s your office and happy hour in one.
45 S 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY, accessible via Marcy Ave (M), Bedford Ave (L)
Love exposed brick walls and good coffee? Head on over to Devocion! The coffee shop has a wonderful rustic vibe, with a bustling environment that’s perfect for a coffee meeting or getting some work done in the skylit cafe. It’s a popular spot, so make sure to show up early to grab a coveted table!
69 Grand St, accessible via Bedford Ave (L)
Brooklyn Roasting Company — DUMBO
Our favorite Brooklyn Roasting Company location is on Jay Street, right by the waterfront. It’s huge for a coffee shop, and with industrial touches and reclaimed furniture, it feels downright cozy. You can try out different coffee flavor profiles while you work through that pesky project.
25 Jay Street, accessible via York Street (F)
CoLab Factory — Downtown Brooklyn
Co Lab Factory is a modern, beautifully designed boutique coworking space in Downtown Brooklyn. There’s a cafe area for friendly conversations and a main coworking space for more focused work. The entrepreneurial vibe and friendly community creates the perfect cozy work environment, and membership includes phone booths, lockers, and unlimited coffee!
14 Dekalb Ave, Fl 3, accessible via Dekalb Ave (Q,R,B), Hoyt St (2,3), Hoyt Schermerhorn (A,C,G)
Greene Grape Annex — Fort Greene
Greene Grape Annex is a cafe with plenty of seating, great coffee, and a delicious menu. It’s the Instagram-ready kind of workspace with lots of natural light and potted plants. This spot is perfect for your morning work session, but keep in mind that there is a one-hour limit on wifi, so stagger your food purchases!
753 Fulton St, accessible via Lafayette Ave (A, C), Fulton St (G)
A/D/O — Greenpoint
A/D/O is a design institute founded by Mini, and they’ve got a free open work area for freelancers and remote workers. There are many communal tables (and plugs!) available for getting your work done. The space is beautiful, with strong Brooklyn vibes. For your lunch break, check out the ongoing design exhibitions or take a walk along the water.
29 Norman Ave, accessible via Nassau Ave (G)
Camp David — Sunset Park
Camp David is a beautiful coworking space located in Industry City. The interior design aesthetic is luxury hotel meets futuristic office vibes. It is an expansive and carefully curated space, with ample room to work quietly or collaborate with teammates. Bonus: it’s located right across from the food hall which offers delicious lunch options.
69 Grand St Brooklyn, accessible via 36th St (D, N, R)