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20th Dec 2016

10 Best Places To Grab A Coffee And Work In Riga With Free Wi-Fi


Many of us choose to work this way these days with ties to the physical office not as important as they once were. You might need to check your emails between meetings, tie up a few loose ends online at the end of a day or simple want a change of scenery but finding the perfect spot for a bit of surfing can be tricky. Riga, the capital of Latvia is known for being one the best places in the world to go to work remotely when you take into account factors like internet data speed, the cost of living and food, and local weather conditions.

Last year Riga was announced as the “European Capital of Free Wi-Fi” with high-speed wireless internet accessible in more than 930 locations throughout the city, including public spaces like parks and city squares. There is now one free Wi-Fi network per 750 residents; three for each square kilometre giving you PLENTY of choice. Epic stuff.

There are a few vitally important things when looking for a place with free Wi-Fi to work which are:

  • A good strong free Wi-Fi connection
  • Plugs to charge laptops and phones
  • Good coffee

All of the venues selected below tick all the boxes and are spread out around the city to give you an option for all situations. Make sure to enhance the list with some suggestions of your own in the comments. We’ll keep this list updated and add to it so don’t be shy to add new ones you find.

10. Radisson Blu

Elizabetes iela 55, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia

Renowned for their top of the range business service, the Radisson Blu in the heart of the city is perfect if you have meetings back to back or need to find a quiet corner where you won’t be disturbed all day. It’s also only 400m from the old town if you want to get a bit of sight-seeing done during your stay.


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9. K|I|D

Tērbatas iela 41/43, Rīga, LV-1011

Good ambiance, free Wi-Fi, friendly staff and amazing food and coffee, KID is the ideal spot to go and work remotely. Photo Credit

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8. Caif Cafe

1011, Tērbatas iela 14, Rīga, LV-1011

This place is known for it’s cosy couch area on the second floor. They’ve fast service here, free Wi-Fi and they pump music really loudly all day (if you’re into that kind of thing).


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7. Gauja

54 Tērbatas iela

This is an awesome cafe/bar in Riga. It’s a tiny, intimate space where you’ll be sure to find yourself surrounded by creatives no matter the time of day. Set up camp and work away! Photo Credit


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6. Birojnica

Berga Bazārs, Dzirnavu 84 k-2

This place is ideal if you’re looking to surround yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs and creatives during your stay here. They also provide space for meeting rooms so it’s a nice place to get a quiet room for presentations or confidential meetings. They have an hourly rate of €1.50 but absolutely worth it for the super fast Wi-Fi, complimentary water, wireless phone charging, and access to their massive range of books and journals.

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5. Piens

Aristida Briāna iela 9, Rīga, LV-1001, Latvia

Piens is perfect if you need to get some work done but want to have a couple of beers too! Piens is a very popular venue for creatives, journalists, musicians and general hipsters. It’s a cafe, meeting place during the day and then turns into a bustling venue in the evenings.

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4. Fazenda Bazars

Baznicas 14, Riga, Latvia

You’ll be blown away by their stunning bright and cute interior. Their food menu is incredible and their coffee superb. Photo Credit


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3. Innocent Cafe

Blaumaņa ielā 34-1a, Rīgā, LV-1011

One of the best coffee shops in Riga, Innocent is great if you’re looking for somewhere buzzy to set up camp for the day. And if you decide that you’ve had quite enough caffeine you can choose from an array of fine wines and even some deadly cocktails.


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2. Kafejnica Zanna

Latvia, Riga, Tomsona str. 2

This gorgeous specialty coffee shop in Riga is hugely known for their vibrant customers and super service. Grab a seat, order a coffee get cosy and pop open your laptop – you’ll be here for hours getting work done.

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1. Miit

Lāčplēša iela 10, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia

This is a hipster’s paradise. Excellent coffee, epic vegetarian food, free Wi-Fi and bikes to ensure you’ll come here and stay for hours and hours. Rumour has it Miit also has an endless choice of the best cheese cake you’ll ever taste!