Good Work Cafes

The best cafes to work in around the world.

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Food & Drink

Trying to find a good place to sit down and work is tough!

We rank cafes by factors such as WiFi speeds, coffee, and available seating so that you can find good work cafes easily.

Enjoy the grind ☕

January 10, 2020 Hockey Stick Growth - But will it last?

We've jumped to almost 20 visitors a day from 1-2 last week 🤯

Okay, so clearly that's still pretty low, BUT it looks awfully nice on our analytics page to see our monthly and weekly visitors lines (temporarily?) rocketing off up and to the right.

Traffic has come primarily from:

  1. Implementing urls, now it's much easier to share specific views around and the urls are human-readable.

  2. Replying to people in Digital Nomad groups on Facebook and to people on Twitter asking for cafe recommendations -- specifically focusing on cities we already have good data for.

Irons in the fire:

The current link previews show up as a 404 page, which is terrible UX. That's the current priority, along with generally improving our metadata for social sharing and for search engines.

Speaking of search engines, we currently have no internal links (url is changed by javascript) which won't do us any favors with their web crawlers.

Lots of UX-fixes to make.

Check it out:

https://goodworkcafes.com/

https://goodworkcafes.com/cafe-list/cafes-with-good-food-in-prague

https://goodworkcafes.com/cafe-map/cafes-with-power-outlets-in-cdmx-mexico-city

December 14, 2019 Launched on Indie Hackers!

After months of development, https://goodworkcafes.com/ finally feels polished enough to start sharing with the wider world. The current version features:

  • Color coded map pins that make it easier to find good cafes at a glance.
  • Convenient filters for Wifi speeds, power outlets, seating, and more.
  • A new and improved cafe-detail view.

Lots more improvements to come.

October 17, 2019 Prettier!

After about a month working on the website I launched a new version, much easier on the eyes! It was actually starting to become something I was proud of. You could browse by list or using a slippy map. Also added useful filters like "fast wifi" and "good seats".

September 4, 2019 Started Working on the Website

After years of thinking about it, I finally had a break between Freelance projects and enough time to build a web frontend for the spreadsheet. The first version I shared among friends was super ugly! But it was already a much zippier experience than searching through the spreadsheet for cafes.

August 11, 2017 Started Building a Spreadsheet

For two years my friends and I used a shared spreadsheet to keep track of our favorite cafes to work out of. It started in San Francisco before quickly growing to wherever we travelled or moved to. Whenever someone new moved to town, the spreadsheet was one of the first links we sent them.

Trying to find a good place to sit down and work is tough!

We rank cafes by factors such as WiFi speeds, coffee, and available seating so that you can find good work cafes easily.

Enjoy the grind ☕