The guide to study and work-friendly cafés in Gothenburg
Updated 21 Sep 2020
The information in this guide may be affected by covid-19.
Working with the entire city as your workspace is becoming more and more popular, and city-dwellers and visitors alike are choosing to swap their office or library for a welcoming café with wifi. Gothenburg is packed with fantastic cafés and most of them offer free wifi connectivity alongside great coffee. Whether you're bored of your study buddies, are looking for a change of scene, or just work best with a buzz in the background, we show you the way to the city's best café's for an inspiring work day.
Crippas CaféKusttorget 1, Majorna
Veggie joint with great tunes
Relaxed spot with an emphasis on vegetarian and lacto-vegan food. If you happen to be a music nerd too, this place will be right up your street. Their famous coffee will help keep you focused on your work and with Crippa himself behind the counter you can count on tasty veggie grub. Lacking inspiration? Take a look at the walls, which are covered in instruments and concert pictures.
Radisson Blu ScandinaviaSödra Hamngatan 59, Centrum
From work to after-work
You'll find the Atrium Bar & Restaurant inside the newly renovated Radisson Blu Scandinavia. Take a seat in one of the sofa areas with a cup of great coffee and let your working day be inspired by the people coming and going outside in the square. When it's time for work to turn into after-work, the bar is just few steps away.
RootsGötaplatsen 3, Avenyn/Centrum
Organic in the library
Libraries can be a great environment in which to work or study, and Gothenburg's city library has a fantastic organic café making it even more attractive. When hunger sets in, treat yourself to a healthy breakfast, lunch or coffee made from organic and locally-produced ingredients.
Ruby Bar & RestaurantKungsportsavenyn 24, Avenyn/Centrum
Populärt bland arbetsmyror i farten
If you're self-employed or a freelancer, you don't always want to be stuck in an office. This hotel has an open workspace where you're welcome to come and work if you're tired of the office environment. Sit in the special work area, with electric sockets and desk lighting, or find your own little corner in the lounge. Or why not head up to the hotel's rooftop bar for a glass of bubbles when the working day is done?
Kafé MagasinetTredje Långgatan 9, Linné
Organic on Långgårdarna
The first laptops open up here at around 8 o'clock in the morning as mobile workers choose to start their day with one of the café's breakfast packages. The menu changes during the day from breakfast to lunch and finally dinner. The café is licensed and is ideal for anyone who wants to swap their wifi connection for social connection at the end of the day.
Kafé KoppsKungsgatan 40, Centrum
Central café with room to play
Choose one of the café's many places to sit and settle in for a work session on your own or with company. If the working day feels rather long, take a break with a game of shuffleboard before getting stuck in again with new energy. Don't forget to charge your batteries with something from the menu, perhaps a hearty prawn sandwich?
CondecoFredsgatan 14, Centrum
Meet up in a work-friendly environment
This coffee joint is famous for being popular with worker bees, students and office escapees. They've all chosen to swap their desks for a comfy armchair in close proximity to an electric socket. Sit from early morming until late evening and whenever you need to recharge your batteries there's everything from homemade marmelade to healthy muffins and their own lentil soup to choose from.
Da Matteo3 addresses
Get the job done with specially roasted java in your cup
As winners of Sweden's best barista competition, and with their own coffee roastery, this trendy café has made a name for themselves for being one of the best spots in town in their genre. Sit in minimalist interiors with natural materials and inviting wafts from the espresso machine and baking ovens. The perfect place to work for anyone who wants to surround themselves with Gothenburg's cool crowd..
Da Matteo Viktoriapassagen
Da Matteo Magasinsgatan
Le Pain Français6 addresses
Update your office
Work at the Le Pain flagship café in exclusive Art Deco surroundings. The two floors offer places to sit with views over the people passing by outside as well as more peaceful, separate spots upstairs. Its central location makes it a perfect base to work from if you've got meetings all around town.
Le Pain Français Bistro
Le Pain Français Västra Hamngatan
Le Pain Français Kompassen
Le Pain Français Vallgatan
Le Pain Français Vasagatan
Evas PaleyKungsportsavenyen 39, Avenyn/Centrum
Head office on Avenyn
The wide selection of food and drink here encourages long eating and/or working sessions. Gather your colleagues for a big breakfast buffet before a morning meeting, before getting down to work on your laptop connected to the café's wifi. When you start to get tired just head up to the counter, where you'll find freshly-squeezed juices, quiches and sweet options.
Kafé MarmeladMariagatan 17, Majorna
Work in the heart of hipsterville
If you want to work in a laid-back café atmosphere, surrounded by the hipsters of Majorna, this is the spot for you. Music and culture are a constant feature, and their selection of hommade goodies is as tasty as their musical events are packed. Plus points for the creative, generously-filled sandwiches.
HAKNils Ericsonsgatan 21, Centrum
Hotel lounge with fast wifi
Breathe in the cosmopolitan hotel energy and enjoy the feeling of working out of office. With Gothenburg central station just a short walk away, this is a great place to meet work colleagues whem passing through. It's also one of the city's best business hotels, with a range of fully-equipped meeting venues and conference facilties.
SpråkkaféetEsperantoplatsen 7-9, Centrum
You'll find this café with a passion for meetings and language at the point where the city's Järntorget, Rosenlund and city centre areas meet. All nationalities meet up here to practise their linguistic skills, have a coffee and get connected. The menu has a broad selection of global dishes, including vegetarian and vegan options.
HängmattanKarl Johansgatan 16, Majorna
Creative melting pot with room for all
A popular spot among creatives. If you write music or poetry, you're guaranteed to find some likeminded souls here. The place has plenty of space to sit and if you're a big group there are large tables to gather around. If you prefer to sit separately, there are lots of hidden corners to tuck yourself away in. Refuel with veggie food, craft beers and homebaked cakes and pastries.