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Get Work Done: The Perfect Vancouver Places to Sit for Remote Work

With businesses around the world going digital, remote work is getting more and more common. It’s becoming acceptable even for BIG companies which previously dismissed the thought of remote work faster than you say “there’s good coffee”. 

We can now settle our work assignments in the comfort of a coworking space in a city far from home, or just skim through our new tasks and plan our week ahead while getting a coffee and snack somewhere downtown.

 If you are remote working in Vancouver, skim through this article and see the places we’ve handpicked for you and your remote working needs in mind. Our list of places is organized per neighbourhood. Each place offers a good environment to get shit down, has wifi + luscious coffee, pastries and other treats to make digging your tasks list easy. 

Enjoy Vancouver while working at any of these locations!

Vancouver Downtown

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There are six excellent places in Vancouver Downtown where you can sit and manage your workload. Many of them also serve stellar coffee that will easily win your heart with its flavours.

WeWork

A co-working space for people who take their business seriously and need a well-equipped and attractive location around the city centre. WeWork has several locations across Vancouver and one of them is Vancouver Downtown. Please note that you can access their work spaces only after arranging your paid membership.

Address: 595 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V7X 1L4

Breka Bakery & Cafe

Opened 24/7 to bring your laptop and handle any emails and work requests while you can also replenish with their delicious pastries and coffee. 

Address: 812 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Y4

Honolulu Coffee

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If you need some extra boost of inspiration + caffeine, come to Honolulu, without needing to fly to Hawaii. Their luscious Kona coffee will just do the trick as it fastens your workflow.

Address: 888 Nelson St g1, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H1

Vancouver Public Library

If you are a person who isn’t that productive by working in a coffee shop and needs peace to get work done, head to one of the city’s VPL locations. If you are facing tech issues with your work gear, you might perhaps use their book a computer option. To use the Wi-Fi in the Vancouver Public Library you still need a library card. Learn more about the library card on this link.

Address: 350 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

Starbucks Reserve Bar

That is part of the biggest Starbucks location in Canada. Enjoy exclusive Starbucks coffee flavors that stir exotic scents and spices as you log in productive work hours. 

Address: 700 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1G8

Gastown

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Lucky for you if you live close to Gastown. This hipstoric area of Vancouver (rich with both hipstery vibes and history) has an abundance of top-notch cafe shops for just about anything. From your casual hangout with friends to getting some work done, here’s our top 8!

Buro Espresso Bar

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Spacious corner cafe to nab down a sandwich with a cup of espresso as you sort out junk mail from urgent requests. 

Address: 356 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6

Prado Cafe

They craft perfect authentic brew that you can also order for home. You can also use their beautiful space to get some work finished or catch up with friends.

Address: 100 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8

Milano Espresso Loung

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If you are a huge fan of Italian-style coffee and roasters, by all means, do not miss the Milano coffee bar. The coffee is brought to you by a master roaster who was born and raised in Vancouver’s Little Italy. Their location is suitable to also get some quick work checked.

Address: 36 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E7

Birds & the Beets

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Their generous avo toast or vegan tofu banh will make any hard assignment suddenly look easier. Replenish also with their luscious cappuccino with almond milk or an oat milk latte.

Address: 55 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9

Nelson the Seagull

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If you want to continue cruising Gastown for more delicious avo toast, stop by at Nelson, resume work on your hard assignments, and find out why this cafe is also on our ultimate Vancouver bucket list.

Address: 315 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6A 0A7

Lost + Found Cafe

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A dreamy space that serves a lot of delicious foods. Attracts everyone who needs to up their creative spirit. Suitable both if you are a writer or an artist who needs a place to nab down a freelance contract, or if you need to put up a networking event or host book promotion, hold a lecture or seminar. 

Address: 33 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4

The Coffee Bar

There are many coffee bars in Gastown as already mentioned, but this is the coffee bar. For fine espresso and relaxing atmosphere for any work that demands your concentration.

Address: 10 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4

Yaletown

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Another hipstery and beautiful neighbourhood in Vancouver, filled with warehouse buildings turned cocktail bars and restaurants. Some of the ventures have lovely terraces where you can sunbathe on sunny days, or just use a space to manage some tasks.

Angus T cafe

For some of the best coffee in the area of Yaletown. Watching their croissant dough being made in front of you may distract you from laptop work. So, plan for easy tasks. And yes, try their pastries.

Address: 1036 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4

Breka Bakery & Cafe

Try their beloved sourdough pastries or perhaps a lemon filled donut to energize your brain for the next work assignment. This Breka is also opened for 24/7.

Address: 855 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7

Small Victory Cafe

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Celebrate an assignment done well by dropping by at Small Victory and trying some of their butter or almond croissants, chicken rolls or coconut cake. And mocha!

Address: 1088 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W9

Chinatown

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Chinatown is better known for its bustling food street and lovely restaurants where you can explore Asian cuisine, yet there are two places you can check out if you need to get some work done and you happen to be in the area.

Propaganda Cafe

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A spacious cafe to enjoy a great latte with lovely latte art. Suitable if you also need to organise a meeting for work or see business clients. They have big tables and you can also sit down for some group work. Don’t miss their brain-boosting filter coffee.

Address: 209 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T8

Dalina

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Craving some home-cooked meals? Visit Dalina, try some of their sandwiches and ready-made dinner packs to replenish you after a hard day of work. Reply to those messages on Asana as you wait for your order. 

Address: 687 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2V4

Mount Pleasant

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Mount Pleasant offers such a food extravaganza of restaurants and eateries that if you are a foodie you should by all means not skip it from your Vancouver endeavors. If you are looking for places where you can also get some work done, here they are: 

WeWork

You’ll find WeWork also in Mount Pleasant. Their workspace is flexible and has all amenities a shared office can offer. 

Address: 2015 Main St #2, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C2

Aperature

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Ideal for freelance writers and designers who want to enjoy a warm and cozy interior enshrined with artwork and books while they work on their next assignment. Order an espresso to get your brain going + some of their fresh salads and dishes.

Address: 4124 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P7

Starbucks Reserve Bar

Starbucks coffee + stellar armchairs to sink in and work. What else do you need? And like other reserve bars, they have an extended drink and food menu. 

Address: 2980 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G3

Richmond

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Richmond or basically Asia city is closest to Vancouver’s International airport. Asian eateries and shops thrive in this neighborhood, so if you are up for working and energizing with some bubble tea, here’s where you can consider coming for a bubble tea work session and much more!

Fresh Press Coffee Bar

Stop by at Fresh press to try some of their perfectly creamy tea lattes or some of their filter pour-overs. It’s probably the best coffee you can get in the area of Richmond. They have a few tables, ideal if you need to check your email. 

Address: 4940 No. 3 Rd #121, Richmond, BC V6X 3A5

Rocanini Coffee Roaster

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Rocanini coffee roaster is in the heart of Richmond’s must-see Steveston Village. They sell their own handcrafted coffee brews + tea, juice, and beautiful pastries. Grab your order and find a sit that overlooks Steveson through their massive windows. Free WIFI is in place and plenty of productive work hours ahead of you.

Address: 3900 Moncton St #115, Richmond, BC V7E 3A6

Leisure tea & coffee

With a lot of tables to choose from to park with your laptop or come from a talk with a client, Leisure tea & coffee is another gem primarily for leisure but also for work in the Richmond area. They have all kinds of energizers on their menu: try their crispy chicken nuggets while there or their lovely tiramisu.

Address: 1110-8391 Alexandra Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1C3

Burnaby

Get to Burnaby Metrotown if you need to do some shopping, to Burnaby village to explore the history of this place that satellites central Vancouver and to Burnaby mountain for many precious views and the enjoyment of nature. Whether you need to get some work done if you are based in Burnaby, check out any of these four coffee shops:

Camellia Tea & Coffee

Located in South Burnaby and packed with wonderful tea rooms where you can sit and order coffee, tea, pastries, and luscious treats. Suitable to catch up with friends there or skim through your messages and plan for your workday. 

Address: 104-6888 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby, BC V5J 4J2

Standing Egg Coffee

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For some authentic Dutch coffee or Vienna coffee, check Standing Egg’s in-house brews. Their cozy coffee shop with a hipstery vibe is in Lougheed, very close to the Lougheed Town Centre Station. 

Address: 4501 North Rd #109A, Burnaby, BC V3N 4R7

Cafe La Foret

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This coffee house is accommodated in a spacious industrial-style edifice and the green flowers and cacti will evoke some jungle feeling. The tables are well separated from one another, so you can use one of them as you devour some of their waffles with espresso.

Address: 6848 Jubilee Ave, Burnaby, BC V5J 4B3

Juillet Cafe

If you are nostalgic about Europe and want to feel like you are there, Julliet Cafe will induce those feeling for you because of the ambiance of the place. Try their matcha croissant, their sweet potato cake as well as lovely coffee as you mark checked your assignments for work. Their Burnby location is on North Road.

Address: 4341 North Rd #206, Burnaby, BC V3N 4N3

So, no matter if you are based in Vancouver Downtown,  Mount Pleasant or Burnaby or anywhere in between, now you have a map of friendly places where to move with your crossbody work bag and laptop. Remote working in Vancouver can only get better by checking out these places, getting to know the friendly staff that works there, and perhaps even meeting other fellow remote workers and making new friends. 

Enjoy your stay in Vancouver no matter if you work remotely here and need to use some of the city’s lovely coffee shops and work spaces. Or if you are just a curious wanderer who wants to explore the city as a travel destination, enjoy the food and discover the best places to see and experience around.  

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