7 Best Places to Work Remotely

Palo Alto

Cafes & workspaces with wifi, outlets, and more

Curated by Benson Chou, CEO of Work Hard Anywhere

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This guide is curated by
Benson Chou
CEO of Work Hard Anywhere

9 years of remote working experience. Now I’m building a platform that connects remote workers with laptop-friendly workspaces around the world.


Palo Alto has been one of the essential hubs of Silicon Valley. It’s where technology thrives and innovative ideas are realized on a daily basis. Here I share several of the best wifi cafes and workspaces for remote work. I’m sorry, none of the spots I list in this guide offer robotic waiters. Yet.

I’ve been working remotely from Palo Alto over the past 8 months. While I’ve said farewell to some of the best spots (so long, University Cafe), I was able to discover more locations along the way, thank god.

Below are 7 of my favorites spots to work out of (not listed in order of preference). Not all of them offer delicious coffee, but you can bet your ass that they provide reliable wifi and accessibility to outlets (if you can find a seat).


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Wifi: Free

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Outlet

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Parking: Lot

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Food: None

 

Outdoor Seating: Available

 

Room Capacity, Wifi Password, Bathroom Cleanliness..

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It’s beautiful. Conveniently located between downtown and midtown Palo Alto, quick 3 minutes drive to a delicious Taco joint. This has recently become one of my most frequent locations to get stuff done.

 

💡Vending machine available indoor for snacks and hot beverages.


 

Wifi: Free

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Outlet

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Parking: Lot

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Food: Coffee & Pastries

 

Outdoor Seating: Available

 

Room Capacity, Wifi Password, Bathroom Cleanliness..

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Simply can’t go wrong with Philz. I used to visit here often until people are back to school. That when you’d spend more time waiting for seats than getting work done. This place is often packed with ambitious and brilliant minds, but packed nonetheless.

Tip:
Restroom located at the adjacent building.
And if you haven’t heard, their Mint Mojito is bomb.


 

Wifi: Free

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Outlet

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Parking: Lot

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Food: None

 

Outdoor Seating: Available

 

Room Capacity, Wifi Password, Bathroom Cleanliness..

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A freshly opened tea shop with hundreds of tea leaves to choose from. There’s a small dine-in area (3-4 two seaters) in the back of the venue, which is usually empty—a hidden gem most people don’t notice.

Great customer service.

Tip:
Their lattes’ are delicious.

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Wifi: Free

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Outlet

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Parking: Lot

– – –

Food: None

 

Outdoor Seating: Available

 

Room Capacity, Wifi Password, Bathroom Cleanliness..

More on the App

Smallest city library around, but still provides plenty of seats and speedy wifi for a productive session. Located just couple blocks away from University Ave, where restaurants and shops are all within walking distance.

Tip:
Closes at 6pm, so plan according for long hours of work.


 

Wifi: Free

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Outlet

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Parking: Lot

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Food: Pastries

 

Outdoor Seating: Available

 

Room Capacity, Wifi Password, Bathroom Cleanliness..

More on the App

A quaint location on the main strip of Palo Alto. Two stories venue with fair amount of seatings. The only downside is their broadband limit—can’t upload/attach files with their wifi.

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Wifi: Free

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Outlet

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Parking: Lot

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Food: None

 

Outdoor Seating: Available

 

Room Capacity, Wifi Password, Bathroom Cleanliness..

More on the App

One of the largest libraries around. Beautiful interior with plenty of seats. Though, it’s a bit far from restaurants, there’s a small cafe across the entrance of library that offer pastries and coffee (fair).


 

Wifi: Free

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Outlet

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Parking: Lot

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Food: Full meal & pastries

 

Outdoor Seating: Available

 

Room Capacity, Wifi Password, Bathroom Cleanliness..

More on the App

This is one of the most renown cafes in Palo Alto (was even featured by Forbes). The spot bleeds innovation; not only is it the gather ground where startup founders and investors meet, the coffee shop has been adapting startup ideas and experiments with open arms. There’s one downside for being so popular—it’s almost always crowded. (but they’ve since expanded their venue )

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This guide is curated by—
Benson Chou
CEO of Work Hard Anywhere

9 years of remote working experience. Now I’m building a platform that connects remote workers with laptop-friendly workspaces around the world.

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This guide is curated by Benson Chou, Co-founder & CEO of Work Hard Anywhere

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