You’re an entrepreneur and find yourself usually working from home? You work freelance and are looking for a calm and practical area to work besides at your house? You’re a student and looking for a nicer place than your school’s library to do your exercícios? My Little Brasil gives you our list of the best places in São Paulo to work and study while drinking some good coffee.
An office-like space for work and coffee in São Paulo
Tio Antonio, your work space in Jardim Paulista
If you’re in need of a workspace we recommend Tio Antônio in the neighborhood Jardim Paulista. The reason for this café’s existence is to provide you with a quiet and practical workspace.
Wi-Fi is available, you will have lots of space and outlets are available at every table so you can plug in your electronics. And if you ever get tired of working or you want to take a break, you can always get some good Brazilian coffee and/or read one of the numerous books available to you.
Cartel 011, store and office concept in Pinheiros
In the neighborhood of Pinheiros, you can also find an eclectic space with Cartel 011, which combines an art gallery, stores and even a hair salon all in one space. You can work outside at one of the tables in front of the bar Absolut Inn. The Wi-Fi is free and fast (you just have to ask for the password from an employee) and it is even possible to reserve a space on the second floor if you are working with a group.
Chill areas to work and drink coffee in São Paulo
Sofa Café, a cozy space to work in Pinheiros
If you want more of a calm, relaxing place, you can go to Sofa Café in Pnheiros. You can relax on one of their many couches or be more isolated on the second floor to get some work done. They also have a Wi-Fi connection and very good coffee.
Santo Grão, restaurant in Higienópolis
You can also go to Santo Grão, located in the Shopping Pátio Higienópolis, in Higienópolis. If you are going there to work, your best bet is to go in the morning or the middle of the afternoon because it is also a restaurant with a relatively good menu for lunch and dinner.
The Wi-Fi and the use of the outlets are free and if you are staying there to work on a Friday night, try the Choconhaque experience: Brandy (a liqueur similar to cognac or Armagnac), lemon zest and chocolate.
Places for group work in São Paulo
Octavio Café: a space for group work in Jardim Paulistano
If ever you are looking for a place to do some group work, you can go to Octavio Café in Jardim Paulistano. You can reserve meeting rooms that are equipped with electronic equipment for you videoconferences. The coffee is also of good quality since their employees are in charge of the whole process from selecting the coffee beans to making the coffee.
The restaurant PicNic in Pinheiros: your fully equipped group work space
The restaurant PicNic, in the Pinheiros neighbourhood, is an equally good place to have a meeting with other people and to eat with them after at the same location. There are also rooms that can be reserved and are equipped with a television, Notebooks and Wi-Fi with a coffee break service.
Where can you work with your kids in São Paulo?
Casa do Brincar: work and play in São Paulo
In the Casa do Brincar, in Pinheiros, one room dedicated to work is under constructions so parents can worry about their professional lives and their kids can play in the different game rooms. Wi-Fi is, of course, available.
Mamusca: a working space adapted for kids
Still in the Pinheiros neighborhood, you can also go to Mamusca, a place for games and activities for children. There’s also a café for the parents, which has a Wi-Fi connection and meeting rooms that are available freely and without a time limit.
Working outside in São Paulo
CCSP: working on the grass with Wi-Fi connection in São Paulo
CCSP, Centro Cultural de São Paulo, in the neighborhood of Liberdade (metro station Vergueiro on the Blue Line) has green spaces and a free Wi-Fi connection from the prefecture of São Paulo. In the winter, you might prefer to seat yourself at the café that has heating and outlets to plug in your smartphone or laptop.
Parque Villa Lobos, a disconnected workspace
You can also go to Parque Villa Lobos to find some open green area. If they don’t have Wi-Fi, take advantage of the time to be offline and read a book or your favorite magazines.