Public work spots with WiFi in San Jose, CA

From local cafes to public hotspots, catch up on your to-do list at these work spots in San Jose with WiFi.

On top of a wooden table sits a laptop, a latte with a frankly upsetting amount of cinnamon, and an extremely saucy breakfast sandwich on milk toast.

Remote meetings are always improved by immaculate cafe vibes.

Photo by SJtoday staff

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More San Joseans are working remotely than ever… But whether you need some fresh air or caffeine, or your WiFi unexpectedly goes out — we’ve got you covered with 20+ places where you can find free Internet connection around San Jose.

Pssst… we also have a map to locate the nearest workspace to you.

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📶 Cafe hotspots

Many cafes around SJ will offer free WiFi, or give you the access code if you purchase something. These include (but are not limited to):

A hand with purple painted nails and two small-band gold rings lovingly caresses a cup with ornate latte art, dangerously close to a laptop.

Inhale coffee, exhale your workload.

Photo courtesy Voltaire Coffee Roasters.

📶 On-the-go

Downtown WiFi, outdoors only
Enjoy WiFi coverage in most of Downtown, which spans from City Hall to the SAP center, to the McEnery Convention Center. Connect via “Access SJ Downtown”.

East Side WiFi, outdoors only
The City of San Jose + East Side Union High School District have partnered to bring WiFi to select areas near the James Lick, Overfelt, Yerba Buena highschools + more. Connect via “Free Public Access East Side.”


Downtown’s public WiFi coverage. | Photo via San Jose Public Library

📶 Quiet zones

San Jose Public Library branches, locations vary
Along with free 24/7 WiFi at nearly every location, you can also check out a wireless hotspot to take wherever you need — as well as Chromebooks, iPads, or laptops. Connecting: For the MLK library, select “SJSU_Guest” or “KING_Library_WIFI”; other branches’ WiFi will be available at “SJPL-WiFi”

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