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Coffee Shops With Free Wifi in East Village and Beyond

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The East Village is known for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops — but it can be tough to find a spot that lets patrons grab a latte and hang out with a laptop for a while. To make it easier, here's a non-exhaustive map of places in the neighborhood (graying the boundaries a bit) that welcome paying customers to sit for a while and enjoy the free wifi. Have another favorite? Please do leave it in the comments.

[All photos by Sonia Chopra unless otherwise noted.]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Box Kite NYC

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115 Saint Marks Pl
New York, NY 10009
(212) 574-8201
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You'd assume the small, hip cafe (once known for its on-hiatus reservations-only tasting menu) wouldn't have wifi, but it does. If you're lucky enough to grab one of the few seats, order a bite to eat from the breakfast or lunch menus with your latte.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 7 a.m. to midnight Tuesday through Saturday.

2. C & B Cafe

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178 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009

This charming spot has a smart food menu featuring sandwiches, salads, and egg dishes, as well as good coffee and friendly service.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: No.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

3. Cafe Mocha

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116 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-1046
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At the corner of 2nd Avenue and 7th street, this cozy cafe has plenty of tables. Grab a corner seat and hang out with your laptop if it's not too crowded — there's free wifi, plenty of food and drinks, and some pretty good deals if you want to blur the line between office hours and happy hour: Buy a bottle of wine, get a free cheese plate, for one — or get a burger and a beer for $14.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Wednesday; 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

4. Cafe Silan

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280 E 10th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 260-2400
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This small cafe serves food with Mediterranean and South Pacific influences, including a take on the classic Israeli eggplant-and-boiled egg sandwich called sabich — this one comes on a croissant — and a very good bread pudding. Add the date honey ("silan" in Hebrew) to your iced tea. [Photo: Laura Gurfein]

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: No. Loyalty card: Yes.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

5. Cocoa Bar

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21 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 677-7417
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Cafe by day and wine bar by night, the spacious Cocoa Bar has a selection of lunchtime sandwiches as well as coffee and alcoholic beverages.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: At the bar. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and opens at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

6. Elsewhere Espresso

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335 E 6th St
New York, NY 10003
(646) 476-3173

On leafy 6th Street, Elsewhere Espresso serves coffee and tea as well as pastries in an open space with tables and bar seating lining two walls. By the door, there's a long bench facing a large open window for a facsimile of al fresco dining.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: No.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

7. Everyman Espresso

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136 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 533-0524
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Just past 3rd Avenue on 13th Street, Everyman Espresso has scattered tables, stools against the window bar, and a long bench running down a side wall. Look for a small menu of espresso drinks and teas, plus a large selection of local cookies, doughnuts, croissants, and other pastries.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Some. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.

8. Honeyhaus

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334 E 11th St
New York, NY 10003

This small shop on 11th Street offers coffee and matcha specials alongside a host of local baked goods from New York spots like Dough. There's not much room to work, but if you can nab one of the window-facing stools you'll be good to go. [Photo: Laura Gurfein]

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: No. Loyalty card: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

9. Konditori

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182 Allen St
New York, NY 10002
(646) 350-3973
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The tiny LES location of Konditori has the standard menu of coffees, teas, and pastries, along with some Swedish baked goods like the popular cardamom bread.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: No. Loyalty card: Yes.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; until 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

10. Madman Espresso

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319 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-2233
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This small coffee shop on 14th Street is more of a grab-and-go locale, but there's L-shaped bar seating, some of which runs along a big open window, as well as a communal table.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: No.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

11. Ninth Street Espresso

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341 E 10th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 777-3508
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There's a Ninth Street on 9th at the lush corner of Avenue C, and another on 10th Street between A and B (shown). Both offer good coffee and some pastries, and have a nice mix of not-too-loud crowds. Do take note that the 9th Street location doesn't have outlets and the 10th Street spot has no bathroom.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes (10th Street). Bathroom: Yes (9th Street). Loyalty card: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

12. OST Cafe

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441 E 12th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 477-5600
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This corner space has banquette, table, and bar seating and serves food, wine, and beer in addition to coffee and tea. There's no wifi on the weekends, but students still come to study and work on papers.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m to 11 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

13. Rustico

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135 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-0555
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This open-air cafe on First Avenue has a take-out coffee window, but if you choose to stay there's a full menu. Do note that there's a no-laptop rule until 3 p.m. on weekends to make room for the brunch crowd.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 8 a.m. to midnight daily; open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

14. The Bean

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54 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(646) 707-0086
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There are a couple locations of The Bean in East Village (another's at 9th Street and 1st Avenue) and they all have a large selection of pastries, bagels, and sandwiches plus coffee and tea drinks as well as smoothies.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight daily.

15. Triple Shot World Atlas Cafe

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37 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 539-0966

The name is long, the space is big, and the menu is hefty. Head in but be warned that laptops aren't welcome until after 3 p.m. on weekends.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

16. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

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48 1/2 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003
(718) 701-1630
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Sure it's an ice cream shop but it's open late, serves coffee — hot or iced and sometimes topped with a scoop of vanilla — and also has some baked good offerings.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: No. Loyalty card: Yes.
Hours: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

17. Wafels & Dinges Cafe

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15 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
(866) 429-7329
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It feels touristy, but here's the thing: The brick-and-mortar spot has wifi, plenty of outlets, a clean bathroom, a ton of space, a varied menu, and pretty great music. Bonus: There's something called a "waffogato" on the menu — a tiny waffle in a cup topped with espresso and a scoop of ice cream.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily; open until 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

18. Whole Foods Market

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95 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 420-1320
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Is it a coffee shop? Debatable. But upstairs at the Bowery Whole Foods is an entire floor of seating, plus outlets. Buy a drink or throw together a meal at the hot foods bar, then take it upstairs to use the free (sometimes spotty) wifi.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

19. Coffee Project

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239 E 5th St
New York, NY 10003

Known already for its deconstructed latte and nitro flight, this newcomer opened last fall right off 2nd Avenue on 5th Street. Get a range of coffee drinks and pastries — and know that dogs are very welcome.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: Yes.

20. The Lazy Llama Coffee Bar

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72 E 1st St
New York, NY 10003

This tiny cafe on 1st Street right where it splits from Houston changed hands and names (from Bluebird) in December and has a small food menu — it's good but pricey, with sandwiches, pastries, and avocado toast (a holdover from the previous owners) among the made-to-order options. The space is small with just a couple plugs for laptop in the corner by the windows.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: A couple. Bathroom: No.

1. Box Kite NYC

115 Saint Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

You'd assume the small, hip cafe (once known for its on-hiatus reservations-only tasting menu) wouldn't have wifi, but it does. If you're lucky enough to grab one of the few seats, order a bite to eat from the breakfast or lunch menus with your latte.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 7 a.m. to midnight Tuesday through Saturday.

115 Saint Marks Pl
New York, NY 10009

2. C & B Cafe

178 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

This charming spot has a smart food menu featuring sandwiches, salads, and egg dishes, as well as good coffee and friendly service.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: No.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

178 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009

3. Cafe Mocha

116 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

At the corner of 2nd Avenue and 7th street, this cozy cafe has plenty of tables. Grab a corner seat and hang out with your laptop if it's not too crowded — there's free wifi, plenty of food and drinks, and some pretty good deals if you want to blur the line between office hours and happy hour: Buy a bottle of wine, get a free cheese plate, for one — or get a burger and a beer for $14.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Wednesday; 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

116 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

4. Cafe Silan

280 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009

This small cafe serves food with Mediterranean and South Pacific influences, including a take on the classic Israeli eggplant-and-boiled egg sandwich called sabich — this one comes on a croissant — and a very good bread pudding. Add the date honey ("silan" in Hebrew) to your iced tea. [Photo: Laura Gurfein]

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: No. Loyalty card: Yes.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

280 E 10th St
New York, NY 10009

5. Cocoa Bar

21 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

Cafe by day and wine bar by night, the spacious Cocoa Bar has a selection of lunchtime sandwiches as well as coffee and alcoholic beverages.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: At the bar. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and opens at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

21 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

6. Elsewhere Espresso

335 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

On leafy 6th Street, Elsewhere Espresso serves coffee and tea as well as pastries in an open space with tables and bar seating lining two walls. By the door, there's a long bench facing a large open window for a facsimile of al fresco dining.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: No.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

335 E 6th St
New York, NY 10003

7. Everyman Espresso

136 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Just past 3rd Avenue on 13th Street, Everyman Espresso has scattered tables, stools against the window bar, and a long bench running down a side wall. Look for a small menu of espresso drinks and teas, plus a large selection of local cookies, doughnuts, croissants, and other pastries.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Some. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday.

136 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003

8. Honeyhaus

334 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003

This small shop on 11th Street offers coffee and matcha specials alongside a host of local baked goods from New York spots like Dough. There's not much room to work, but if you can nab one of the window-facing stools you'll be good to go. [Photo: Laura Gurfein]

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: No. Loyalty card: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

334 E 11th St
New York, NY 10003

9. Konditori

182 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

The tiny LES location of Konditori has the standard menu of coffees, teas, and pastries, along with some Swedish baked goods like the popular cardamom bread.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: No. Loyalty card: Yes.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; until 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

182 Allen St
New York, NY 10002

10. Madman Espresso

319 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

This small coffee shop on 14th Street is more of a grab-and-go locale, but there's L-shaped bar seating, some of which runs along a big open window, as well as a communal table.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: No.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

319 E 14th St
New York, NY 10003

11. Ninth Street Espresso

341 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009

There's a Ninth Street on 9th at the lush corner of Avenue C, and another on 10th Street between A and B (shown). Both offer good coffee and some pastries, and have a nice mix of not-too-loud crowds. Do take note that the 9th Street location doesn't have outlets and the 10th Street spot has no bathroom.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes (10th Street). Bathroom: Yes (9th Street). Loyalty card: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

341 E 10th St
New York, NY 10009

12. OST Cafe

441 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

This corner space has banquette, table, and bar seating and serves food, wine, and beer in addition to coffee and tea. There's no wifi on the weekends, but students still come to study and work on papers.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m to 11 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

441 E 12th St
New York, NY 10009

13. Rustico

135 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

This open-air cafe on First Avenue has a take-out coffee window, but if you choose to stay there's a full menu. Do note that there's a no-laptop rule until 3 p.m. on weekends to make room for the brunch crowd.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 8 a.m. to midnight daily; open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

135 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

14. The Bean

54 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

There are a couple locations of The Bean in East Village (another's at 9th Street and 1st Avenue) and they all have a large selection of pastries, bagels, and sandwiches plus coffee and tea drinks as well as smoothies.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 7 a.m. to midnight daily.

54 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

15. Triple Shot World Atlas Cafe

37 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

The name is long, the space is big, and the menu is hefty. Head in but be warned that laptops aren't welcome until after 3 p.m. on weekends.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

37 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

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16. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

48 1/2 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

Sure it's an ice cream shop but it's open late, serves coffee — hot or iced and sometimes topped with a scoop of vanilla — and also has some baked good offerings.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: No. Loyalty card: Yes.
Hours: 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

48 1/2 E 7th St
New York, NY 10003

17. Wafels & Dinges Cafe

15 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

It feels touristy, but here's the thing: The brick-and-mortar spot has wifi, plenty of outlets, a clean bathroom, a ton of space, a varied menu, and pretty great music. Bonus: There's something called a "waffogato" on the menu — a tiny waffle in a cup topped with espresso and a scoop of ice cream.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily; open until 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

15 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009

18. Whole Foods Market

95 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

Is it a coffee shop? Debatable. But upstairs at the Bowery Whole Foods is an entire floor of seating, plus outlets. Buy a drink or throw together a meal at the hot foods bar, then take it upstairs to use the free (sometimes spotty) wifi.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: Yes. Bathroom: Yes.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

95 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002

19. Coffee Project

239 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003

Known already for its deconstructed latte and nitro flight, this newcomer opened last fall right off 2nd Avenue on 5th Street. Get a range of coffee drinks and pastries — and know that dogs are very welcome.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: No. Bathroom: Yes.

239 E 5th St
New York, NY 10003

20. The Lazy Llama Coffee Bar

72 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

This tiny cafe on 1st Street right where it splits from Houston changed hands and names (from Bluebird) in December and has a small food menu — it's good but pricey, with sandwiches, pastries, and avocado toast (a holdover from the previous owners) among the made-to-order options. The space is small with just a couple plugs for laptop in the corner by the windows.

Wifi: Yes. Outlets: A couple. Bathroom: No.

72 E 1st St
New York, NY 10003

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