Best Coffee Shops for Working and WiFi in South London

Although South London is not as well known for its coffee shops when compared to other parts of the city, particularly in the East End and Central London, there are a number of chain coffee shops and independent cafes that offer convenient spots to work or meet with colleagues and clients in South London. These spots offer spacious areas to think, innovate and collaborate, as well as free Wi-Fi access, tasty coffee and delicious food to keep you going throughout the day.

Federation Coffee

Located in the heart of Brixton, Federation Coffee roasts its own coffee and serves its own blend of espresso based drinks in addition to brews from around the world. The coffee shop has a savoury menu with freshly made options and a rotating selection of treats. When people aren't working on their laptops, you will see patrons of Federation Coffee enjoying watching the bustling world around them or meeting with friends. The affordable coffee shop with a neighbourhood feel also provides free Wi-Fi access. While working, you can even peer into the kitchen and see pastry chefs at work. You can find Federation Coffee in Brixton Village Market, named as one of Time Out Magazine's Best Eating and Drinking destinations in London. It is a short walk from Brixton tube and railway stations.

Costa Coffee, Brixton Road

Costa Coffee's branch on Brixton Road in South London has an unassuming frontage that hides a sprawling yet welcoming space to work. The coffee shop has a strong urban feel with exposed brick, large archways and colourful seating. Like other Costa Coffee locations, there's free and very reliable Wi-Fi access. The friendly coffee shop is a popular destination to arrange meetings with other businesses and colleagues. Even if you are cautious of chain coffee shops, this location has enough of an independent vibe to satisfy even the most wary of freelancers or entrepreneurs looking for a spacious and inviting spot to work.

No. 67

No.67 Café and Restaurant is located within the South London Gallery in Peckham in south-east London. The independent coffee shop offers a seasonal menu with delicious sandwiches, excellent coffee and great cakes, as well as daily specials. Located between Camberwell Green and Peckham stations, every evening the space becomes a bistro-style restaurant. The bright space in a restored terrace house features outdoor and indoor seating, as well as free Wi-Fi internet. A private dining room can also be booked for private events, including business meetings.

Brew Café, Battersea

Brew Café on Northcote Road offers plenty of outdoor and indoor space to work or have a meeting. The coffee shop features an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, although brunch is a popular time to visit. There is also a wide selection of freshly squeezed juices, smoothies and shakes as well as coffees and teas. Named one of South London's top coffee shops by the London Evening Standard in 2014, Brew Café also operates a second branch within South London on High Street in Wimbledon. There are also additional locations in Soho, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Melbourne.

Rustique Café

The charming Rustique Café offers a lot of ambience and a varied clientele. It's a quirky spot to sit with your laptop and catch up on work. A back garden is also open to patrons and a perfect sunny space during the morning. Although the mismatched furniture is a distraction, there are second hand books that can be borrowed or purchased if you need a distraction from working. The coffee shop features very friendly and attentive service, as well as delicious food and free Wi-Fi. Although the café only accepts cash for payment, a cash machine is located next door at a local Sainsbury. Situated on Fortress Road, the Rustique Café is close to Tufnell Park tube station.