Whether you are a freelancer in need of a change of scene or need to catch up on some emails while travelling, working remotely is becoming a growing trend and you are probably on the lookout for a cafe with free wifi. Here’s the ultimate guide to our favourite cafes with free wifi in Kolkata.
Both the Sienna Cafes in the city offer free wifi so you could walk into whichever location is close to you, but Sienna Cafe Park Street has the added benefits of a co-working space. They have a bunch of different plans to chose from that include a wholesome meal, along with various printing and mailing services. They also have a lovely conference room, which is airy and so green that you feel like you are nestled in the trees.
(Sienna Cafe Park Street)
Where: First Floor, Development House 24 Park Street, Kolkata – 700016
When: 10 am to 9 pm everyday
(Sienna Cafe Hindustan Park)
Where: 49/1 Hindustan Park Kolkata 700019
When: Every day from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Jut like both Sienna locations, we have a soft spot for their Hindustan Park cafe overlooking the park. You can get a table outside when the weather is good and work surrounded by the greenery. The cafe has a bunch of board games and books as well for when you want to take a break from work. It’s a place where you can spend an entire day working peacefully without anybody rushing you to vacate your seat.
(8th Day Hindustan Park)
Where: 11, Jatin Bagchi Road, Opposite Vivekananda Park, Southern Avenue, Kolkata
(8th day Park Circus)
Where: Arcadia, 6 West Range, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road
When: Every day from 9 am to 9 pm
Tucked away in a tiny lane in south Kolkata this coffee shop is a hidden gem with bookshelves filled with interesting reads and armchairs that you can sink into. Once you have checked out their walls covered with art and photography by upcoming artists (they almost always have an exhibition) and checked their gig schedule you can settle down to work. They offer strong coffee and a stronger wifi connection to get things done. There is something about working from a space filled with books and art that gives you a dash of extra inspiration.
Where: 230/B, AJC Bose Road
When: Every day from 9 am to 9 pm
Hipsters will love this speciality coffee shop that caters to all the alt/niche and dairy free dietary requirements. With its exposed brick walls and industrial chic decor reminiscent of Brooklyn, it’s a cool and quiet place to spend time tapping away at your laptop. If you are an aspiring writer, this is the place for you. Browse through their carefully curated section of rare books and art books. They have mostly offbeat self published or limited edition reads that you won’t find anywhere else. They also have an extensive coffee menu to keep you fuelled at you work. Try their Kyoto drip that has been aged in whisky casks and has the unique aftertaste of a single malt.
Where: 164/9/1 Prince Anwar Shah Road, Lake Gardens
When: Every day from 10 am to 10 pm
This cosy cafe always smells divine with enticing aromas of freshly baked goodies wafting through the kitchen. Newly renovated to include an upstairs section with a full cafe menu and a window overlooking the bustling Russel Street, it’s a great perch to watch the world go by as you work. It’s also a lot easier to get through that mountain of Monday morning mailing while indulging in some sinful Belgian Chocolate Éclair.
Where: 13C, Russell Street, Opposite Bengal Club, Park Street Area
When: Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 11 pm
This cheerful cafe with its funky tropical mural, and quirky little nooks and corners is a great place to work on a rainy day or even when you just want to alleviate the tediousness of the daily grind. The indoor/outdoor patio that has a see through ceiling is sunny and tucked away from the bustle. It is a perfect spot to settle down and get things done especially when you feel like sitting outdoors while enjoying the spoils of being indoors like air conditioning and a healthy wifi connection. They also have a cute little store with chocolates and cutesy stationery for you to browse through during breaks.
Where: 5 Satyen Datta Road
When: Everyday from 12:30 am to 10:30 pm