For everyone who enjoys the inspiring act of observing and writing about life in the city, here some hangouts that will suit you well… all with free wifi, good coffee, and tasty healthy food of course.

In Amsterdam

Festina Lente

My one and only favorite is this lovely living room like cafe (in weekends it is too crowded to work)


De stadskantine

This quiet and spatious cantine offers cheap but good food and targets freelancers who seek a place to work outside of their homes


In New York

the Orchard

small but cosy cafe in the east village


Tinys Giant Sandwish shop

small but very light and lovely place to do some work in the east village




old time favorite in Adams Morgan (


Busboys and Poets

has a few locations but I liked this one best for writing


In Chicago

The Wormhole

Beautiful spot in the hip Wicker parc area


Sip Coffee

A quiet spot in a residential neigborhood