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Cool Cafes With Wi-Fi Around the Main Line

Need a go-to spot where you can "work from home"? Make a date with your laptop at one of these Main Line cafes.

Working from home is great, but sometimes you just need to get out of the house. With Wi-Fi available almost anywhere, you could practically work out of your local Home Depot but alas, there’s no coffee there! Instead, enjoy a change of scenery at one of these Main Line cafes that offer Wi-Fi, caffeine, and tasty treats to spark your productivity.

Burlap and Bean

455 W Baltimore Avenue, Media

Burlap and Bean is a coffeehouse and small batch coffee roasting company committed to providing the community with organic, fair trade coffee. This rustic modern cafe with Wi-Fi offers plenty of space to park you laptop and find your work “flow.” You can expect to find a variety of coffees as well as healthy treats like hummus, quiche, and oatmeal. 

Char & Stave

21 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore

This handsome, clubby cafe is a coffee roastery, as well as a whiskey distillery! Choose from a selection of carefully crafted coffee and tea beverages, and an assortment of artisan baked goods. During the daytime, the spacious cafe is usually peaceful and quiet, with plenty of seating for guests to spread out and focus on their work.

Elegance Cafe & Bakery

131 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne

15 Paoli Shopping Center, Paoli

The family-run Elegance Bakery Cafe in Paoli and Elegance Cafe in Wayne specialize in homemade breakfast, lunch, and baked goods. Spend a few hours at either cafe and find out why people rave about the food and friendly customer service. When the weather’s nice, work “al fresco” from a sidewalk cafe table.

GET Cafe

246 Haverford Ave, Narberth

This charming, cozy cafe in the heart of Narberth serves La Colombe coffee and locally sourced, artisan breads, and baked goods. What’s more, GET Cafe is a non-profit community center fostering the social inclusion of neurodivergent individuals and individuals with a disability. You can participate in this meaningful social experience for disabled individuals and get some work done at the same time.

Green Engine Coffee Co.

16 Haverford Station Road, Haverford

This neighborhood coffee shop offers artisanal coffee, baked goods and light fare, plus Wi-Fi in a bright and pleasant atmosphere. Grab an easy chair next to the lovely old mantelpiece or situate yourself at one of their rustic wood tables. Know for its friendly, local vibe this comfortable cafe is a good “home-away-from-home” work spot.

Gryphon Coffee Co.

105 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne
111 W Gay Street, West Chester

Great coffee and great food in great spaces, perfect when you need a little inspiration.

Malvern Buttery

233 East King St., Malvern

With its ample interior space, sidewalk cafe seating, and delectable food, Malvern Buttery is a great place to get some work done. Settle down to business on one of their communal tables or alone on a comfy sofa. Their menu of exquisite baked goods, sandwiches, salads and more will make you want to stick around all day longAs of spring 2024, commuters can enjoy a selection of cafe drinks and baked goods at the Buttery’s new space at the Malvern train station!

Pour Richard’s Coffee Company

36 Berkley Road, Devon

At Pour Richard’s you can expect a top-notch coffee experience. Owners Richard and Mindyjane Berman don’t just see coffee as a  morning pick-me-up, but as a passion. Their cozy and rustic cafe provides the perfect place to get some morning work done while sipping on a unique brew. 

The Story Coffee & Bookstore

45 E Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore

Park yourself and your laptop in the old-world, library ambience of The Story cafe, a coffee shop and bookstore with free Wi-Fi. Enjoy a great cup of coffee or tea drink and light bite surrounded by a curated selection of new and used books. Owned and operated by the Calvary Chapel of Delaware County in Ardmore, The Story donates its proceeds to the Helping Hand Rescue Mission. This non-profit “helps individuals in difficult chapters of their own stories.” Stop by and be a part of this philanthropic “story” during you work day.

Soltane Café

138 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

Located in the heart of town, this little cafe has big things to offer. Associated with Camp Hill Soltane, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for individuals with special needs, this cafe encourages community involvement and giving back. Get your work done and feel good about the place where you’re doing it.

Lead photograph courtesy of Soltane Cafe in Phoenixville. Bianca DiPaolo contributed to this article.

Main Line Parent Writer & Calendar Editor. Email beth@familyfocus.org.

  • David Belanger September 21, 2017

    All the Lower Merion Libraries have improved, easy access WiFi and five have remote printing from your mobile device (Belmont Hills will have the service when it reopens from renovations).