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The Best Places for WiFi & Work in Tucson

Updated August 11, 2023

Sometimes, just sometimes, working from home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Sometimes a change of scenery provides as much of a jolt to your productivity as that cup of green tea or extra-large nitro cold brew.

Sometimes it’s time to Google “cafe with WiFi near me” and finally get that paper or proposal done that you DEFINITELY didn’t procrastinate on until the day before it’s due. Again.

If you need copious amounts of caffeine, ambient noise, free WiFi — and maybe something to eat or a relaxing beverage — we’ve got you covered.  Here’s a guide to the best spots for WiFi and work in Tucson.

Good luck!

American Eat Co. (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

American Eat Company

Not sure what you’re in the mood for while you’re working?

American Eat Company boasts ten local concepts under one roof. Choose from pizza, burgers, gyros, ribs, poke bowls, and tacos. The WiFi-equipped food hall also includes a beer and wine bar, coffee, ice cream outlet, and butcher shop.

(Photo Courtesy of Black Crown Coffee)

Black Crown Coffee Company

A midtown find in a busy strip center, Black Crown Coffee Co. is a haven for those seeking a quiet place to work. With its strong WiFi, ample seating, and relaxed atmosphere, it’s perfect for productivity. The Lavender Honey Latte and the Chai Latte are crowd favorites. The shop also offers a variety of pastries, making it an ideal spot for a work session accompanied by a sugar rush.

a man sitting on a chair in a room
(Photo courtesy of Arizona Daily Star)

Cafe Maggie

Cafe Maggie is is known for its inclusive atmosphere and a menu that caters to a variety of dietary preferences. The Tofu Scramble with soyrizo and the Chickpea Salad sandwich get rave reviews. The cafe also offers a variety of coffee drinks, with the blueberry “mojito” fizzy drink being a unique favorite.

Check ahead before you go. They were closed for the summer.

Cafe Passe on Fourth Avenue in Tucson (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Cafe Passe

If you’re really craving a change of scenery, visit the outdoor patio at Café Passé.

Wooden tables and touches of greenery add a peaceful, faraway feel to this Fourth Avenue haven. Don’t be surprised if you find other like-minded folks working away on computers or reading books in this tranquil setting.

The cold brew and breakfast sandwiches come highly recommended, most notably the Bagel De Lox. Passé’s scones are also highly coveted and come in a variety of unique flavors like Rosemary and Vidalia Onion, Basil and Black Pepper, and Cranberry and White Chocolate.

a picture of a coffee shop
Caffe Luce on Congress (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Caffe Luce – Congress

Known for its inviting atmosphere, Caffe Luce is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The spot is praised for its consistently good coffee, with the Cafe Mocha and Vanilla Latte being popular choices. The staff is friendly and the ambiance is perfect for working or studying.

a picture of a coffee shop
Pastries at Cartell Roasting Co. on Campbell (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Cartel Roasting Co. – Campbell

Cartel is not just a coffee shop, but a hub for creativity. With two different locations in both midtown and downtown, Cartel is known for its robust WiFi and minimalist, modern decor, both of which provide a serene environment for focused work. The coffee is a standout, with the Black Market Espresso and the Cold Brew highly recommended by patrons. The Avocado Toast is also a must-try.

(Photo Courtesy of Casa Film Bar)

Casa Video and Film Bar

Casa Video is a nostalgic spot that started as a video rental store four decades ago and added a craft beer bar in 2015. It’s a great place to work, with a relaxed atmosphere and a large selection of craft beers and retro sodas. The large patio is a great place to work on temperate days, and the indoor space offers a selection of games and books to enjoy during breaks.

The Coronet (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Coronet Cafe

Located in a beautifully restored historic building, Coronet Cafe offers a unique working environment, especially in the booth rooms. The cafe’s  tranquil ambiance makes it ideal for concentration. The menu is diverse, but the Croque Madame, served with a side of greens, is a must-try, as is the Shakshuka, a spicy egg dish. The cafe also offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options.

a picture of breakfast
Egg, bacon, and cheese (Photo courtesy of Dandelion Cafe & Bakery)

Dandelion Cafe & Bakery

This is the place to be if you’re looking for an artsy atmosphere with some great background music. The reliable WiFi is a plus. The vanilla lattes are spot-on, and if you’re hungry, the sausage breakfast burrito is a must-try.

(Photo Courtesy of Espresso Art Cafe)

Espresso Art Cafe

This unique blend of coffee shop, full-service bar, and hookah lounge offers a distinctive atmosphere for work and socializing. The specialty espresso drinks, inspired by European cafes, are a hit among customers–Raspberry Chai Latte is particularly popular–and when you want to relax, the craft cocktails and hookahs are there for you.

a picture of a coffee shop
EXO Roast Co. on Sixth Avenue (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Exo Roast Co. – 6th Ave.

This brick-walled, rustic-looking coffee shop is a haven for those seeking a quiet, comfortable space to work. The shop’s flavorful coffee, sourced from local roasters, is strong, as is the WiFi. The Chiltepin Cold Brew, a unique blend of coffee and local chiltepins, is a must-try for those seeking a kick of spice with their caffeine.

5 Points Markety & Restaurant (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

5 Points Market & Restaurant

A haven for those seeking a quiet place to work while enjoying a delicious meal, Five Points Market & Restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere, free WiFi, and a menu known for its fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The Breakfast Burrito and the Acai Bowl are standout favorite brain foods.

a close up of a sandwich sitting on top of a table
Vegan Burger at Goodness Fresh (Photo credit: Hannah Hernandez)

Goodness Fresh Food & Juice Bar

This café is a great spot for those who like to work while enjoying nutritious meals. The café’s bright, airy space and free WiFi make it an ideal place for work or study. The menu, featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, offers options for every diet. The Green Goddess Smoothie and the Quinoa Bowl are popular choices among the health-conscious crowd.

a group of people sitting at a table
Heemee Coffee & Bakery (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

HeeMee Coffee + Bakery

This Korean bakery and cafe offers an appealing–and unusual–setting in the downtown area. Head over with your laptop, peruse the baked goods on display, and settle in to enjoy one of the sweetest places with free WiFi on the list.

a restaurant interior in downtown Tucson
(Photo courtesy of The Monica)

The Monica

At the Monica, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Walk-up to the line to order or grab a seat for table service. Soak up the sun outside or enjoy the A/C inside. Select a snack, a meal, a cocktail, or a coffee and settle in for some WiFi-fueled work!

outdoor seating at the MSA annex in Tucson
MSA Annex Courtyard (Photo credit: Kate Severino)

MSA Annex

MSA Annex is a vibrant open-air complex near downtown that offers an appealing mix of shops and places to eat and drink. It’s a great spot to get some work done, thanks to its airy design and strong WiFi connection.

Grab some sushi at Kukai, a vegan burger at Beaut Burger, a double espresso at Decibel Coffee, or even a cocktail at Westbound! Need to stretch your legs and refuel? Check out the food trucks that often park nearby.

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(Photo courtesy of Presta Coffee Roasters)

Presta Coffee Roasters – 1st Ave

Step through the doors of this coffee shop’s First Avenue location and you’ll find couch seating, tables, and bar tops to set up your space for solo studying. Whatever your social (or not) needs, expect to enjoy fresh-roasted coffee and espresso in the form of artfully crafted cold brews, cappuccinos, and lattes.

(Photo courtesy of Pueblo Vida Brewing Company)

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

This downtown brewery is not just for beer enthusiasts but also for those looking for a relaxed environment to work. The spacious venue and friendly staff create a welcoming atmosphere. The wide-ranging beer styles are brewed with the highest quality ingredients, and the Northwest IPA and the Bavarian Hefeweizen are especially recommended.

outside a coffee shop
Raging Sage Facade (Credit: Dana Sullivan)

Raging Sage Coffee Roasters

This family-owned and -operated coffee shop has a warm and welcoming feel, so getting “in the zone” while you connect to the WiFi won’t be a problem here. There’s plenty of indoor seating, but when the weather is fine, the tree-shaded patio makes a perfect work space.

Many locals come in just for the scones, which are baked fresh daily and come in both savory and sweet varieties. If you need a jolt of caffeine to kickstart your workflow, try the Oaxacan Mocha, a Mexican espresso drink subtly spiced with cayenne.

Heads up: they don’t turn their WiFi on until 11:00 am, so make this your afternoon spot!

a cup of coffee in a cafe
Latte & Scone at Ren Coffee House (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Ren Coffeehouse

This modern coffee shop is tucked away in St. Philip’s Plaza and focuses on serving “clean and healthy” options made with organic ingredients.

A selection of energizing drinks, like the Ginger Spritzer or the Fat Americano, and wholesome food options will get your mind in gear. The interior is also conducive to working, with plenty of tables and a few comfy armchairs.

Interior of Revel Wine & Beer (Photo credit: Tucson Foodie)

REVEL

Revel is a wine lover’s paradise, offering a curated and ever-changing selection of wines from around the world. The atmosphere is perfect for a laid-back weekday get together or a focused work session, with local art periodically rotated to keep the ambiance fresh and inspiring. Pair your chosen wine with a cheese or charcuterie plate by Forbes Meat Co. when you need fuel to get your creative juices flowing.

(Photo courtesy of Roadrunner Coffee Co.)

Roadrunner Coffee Co. – Thornydale Rd.

Roadrunner Coffee Co. is known for its cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. It’s a perfect spot to get some work done, with ample seating and reliable WiFi. Everything on the extensive menu of drinks made with locally roasted coffee is good, but the standout is the signature Roadrunner Mocha, a blend of chocolate and espresso that will keep you energized for hours.

(Photo courtesy of Savaya Coffee Market)

Savaya Coffee Market – Broadway Blvd.

Savaya on Broadway is a coffee lover’s haven, featuring precision roasted, single-origin, organic coffees from around the world that provide a unique flavor profile for every cup. The “Science Coffee,” which takes 16 meticulously timed hours to prepare, is a customer favorite. The owner’s commitment to fair trade and organic farming practices adds an extra layer of satisfaction to every sip, while the shop’s welcoming atmosphere and reliable WiFI make it a great place to work.

interior of a tea shop in tucson
(Photo courtesy of The Scented Leaf)

The Scented Leaf – University Blvd.

A popular destination for study time, the Scented Leaf provides a wide range of teas, served hot or cold, loose-leaf or on tap. The open concept and welcoming atmosphere are primed for group projects and solo sessions alike. Customize your drink with sugar, milk, or lemon or enjoy it plain.

Then plug in and jam out.

Screwbean Brewing Company (Photo by Taylor Noel Photography)

Screwbean Brewing

Whether you like your work accompanied by beer, wine, a hard cider cocktail, or coffee, Screwbean’s got your number. It’s in a historic building, just south of the University of Arizona, with several shady patios. It’s a great spot to enjoy a quiet afternoon of productivity with your preferred sip by your side.

Plant-based Energy Drink (Photo courtesy of Stacks Book Club)

Stacks Book Club

An instant hit in Oro Valley, this bookstore and café is a haven for print lovers and digital nomads alike. Check out the treats from such local vendors as Yellow Brick Coffee, Cal’s Bakeshop, and Bubbe’s Bagels — but not before you pay for your new books and put your laptop at a safe distance.

Tucson Hop Shop taproom (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Tucson Hop Shop

If you’re looking for a place with a great atmosphere and an unbeatable craft beer selection, both on tap and in a generous display case, look no further than Tucson Hop Shop. The building’s welcoming design and shaded outdoor patio make it great for working at all times of day or evening. When you need refueling, there’s excellent pizza from the adjacent Ciao Down.

Espresso at Yellow Brick Coffee (Photo credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Yellow Brick Coffee

Located in a converted Benedictine monastery a bit off the beaten path, this contemporary-chic coffee shop is well worth seeking out. An espresso station lets you get up close and personal with the coffee-dispensing process, and an array of seating options, including a sushi-style bar and couches, lets you choose your most comfortable perch for work. The beans are roasted on site, and tempting pastries and sandwiches are prepared in the cafe’s kitchen.

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American Eat Company

Not sure what you’re in the mood for while you’re working?

American Eat Company boasts ten local concepts under one roof. Choose from pizza, burgers, gyros, ribs, poke bowls, and tacos. The WiFi-equipped food hall also includes a beer and wine bar, coffee, ice cream outlet, and butcher shop.

American Eat Co. (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Black Crown Coffee Company

A midtown find in a busy strip center, Black Crown Coffee Co. is a haven for those seeking a quiet place to work. With its strong WiFi, ample seating, and relaxed atmosphere, it’s perfect for productivity. The Lavender Honey Latte and the Chai Latte are crowd favorites. The shop also offers a variety of pastries, making it an ideal spot for a work session accompanied by a sugar rush.

(Photo Courtesy of Black Crown Coffee)
Cafe Maggie

Cafe Maggie is is known for its inclusive atmosphere and a menu that caters to a variety of dietary preferences. The Tofu Scramble with soyrizo and the Chickpea Salad sandwich get rave reviews. The cafe also offers a variety of coffee drinks, with the blueberry “mojito” fizzy drink being a unique favorite.

Check ahead before you go. They were closed for the summer.

a man sitting on a chair in a room
(Photo courtesy of Arizona Daily Star)
Cafe Passe

If you’re really craving a change of scenery, visit the outdoor patio at Café Passé.

Wooden tables and touches of greenery add a peaceful, faraway feel to this Fourth Avenue haven. Don’t be surprised if you find other like-minded folks working away on computers or reading books in this tranquil setting.

The cold brew and breakfast sandwiches come highly recommended, most notably the Bagel De Lox. Passé’s scones are also highly coveted and come in a variety of unique flavors like Rosemary and Vidalia Onion, Basil and Black Pepper, and Cranberry and White Chocolate.

Cafe Passe on Fourth Avenue in Tucson (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Caffe Luce – Congress

Known for its inviting atmosphere, Caffe Luce is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The spot is praised for its consistently good coffee, with the Cafe Mocha and Vanilla Latte being popular choices. The staff is friendly and the ambiance is perfect for working or studying.

a picture of a coffee shop
Caffe Luce on Congress (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Cartel Roasting Co. – Campbell

Cartel is not just a coffee shop, but a hub for creativity. With two different locations in both midtown and downtown, Cartel is known for its robust WiFi and minimalist, modern decor, both of which provide a serene environment for focused work. The coffee is a standout, with the Black Market Espresso and the Cold Brew highly recommended by patrons. The Avocado Toast is also a must-try.

a picture of a coffee shop
Pastries at Cartell Roasting Co. on Campbell (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Casa Video and Film Bar

Casa Video is a nostalgic spot that started as a video rental store four decades ago and added a craft beer bar in 2015. It’s a great place to work, with a relaxed atmosphere and a large selection of craft beers and retro sodas. The large patio is a great place to work on temperate days, and the indoor space offers a selection of games and books to enjoy during breaks.

(Photo Courtesy of Casa Film Bar)
Coronet Cafe

Located in a beautifully restored historic building, Coronet Cafe offers a unique working environment, especially in the booth rooms. The cafe’s  tranquil ambiance makes it ideal for concentration. The menu is diverse, but the Croque Madame, served with a side of greens, is a must-try, as is the Shakshuka, a spicy egg dish. The cafe also offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options.

The Coronet (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Dandelion Cafe & Bakery

This is the place to be if you’re looking for an artsy atmosphere with some great background music. The reliable WiFi is a plus. The vanilla lattes are spot-on, and if you’re hungry, the sausage breakfast burrito is a must-try.

a picture of breakfast
Egg, bacon, and cheese (Photo courtesy of Dandelion Cafe & Bakery)
Espresso Art Cafe

This unique blend of coffee shop, full-service bar, and hookah lounge offers a distinctive atmosphere for work and socializing. The specialty espresso drinks, inspired by European cafes, are a hit among customers–Raspberry Chai Latte is particularly popular–and when you want to relax, the craft cocktails and hookahs are there for you.

(Photo Courtesy of Espresso Art Cafe)
Exo Roast Co. – 6th Ave.

This brick-walled, rustic-looking coffee shop is a haven for those seeking a quiet, comfortable space to work. The shop’s flavorful coffee, sourced from local roasters, is strong, as is the WiFi. The Chiltepin Cold Brew, a unique blend of coffee and local chiltepins, is a must-try for those seeking a kick of spice with their caffeine.

a picture of a coffee shop
EXO Roast Co. on Sixth Avenue (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
5 Points Market & Restaurant

A haven for those seeking a quiet place to work while enjoying a delicious meal, Five Points Market & Restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere, free WiFi, and a menu known for its fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The Breakfast Burrito and the Acai Bowl are standout favorite brain foods.

5 Points Markety & Restaurant (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Goodness Fresh Food & Juice Bar

This café is a great spot for those who like to work while enjoying nutritious meals. The café’s bright, airy space and free WiFi make it an ideal place for work or study. The menu, featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, offers options for every diet. The Green Goddess Smoothie and the Quinoa Bowl are popular choices among the health-conscious crowd.

a close up of a sandwich sitting on top of a table
Vegan Burger at Goodness Fresh (Photo credit: Hannah Hernandez)
HeeMee Coffee + Bakery

This Korean bakery and cafe offers an appealing–and unusual–setting in the downtown area. Head over with your laptop, peruse the baked goods on display, and settle in to enjoy one of the sweetest places with free WiFi on the list.

a group of people sitting at a table
Heemee Coffee & Bakery (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
The Monica

At the Monica, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Walk-up to the line to order or grab a seat for table service. Soak up the sun outside or enjoy the A/C inside. Select a snack, a meal, a cocktail, or a coffee and settle in for some WiFi-fueled work!

a restaurant interior in downtown Tucson
(Photo courtesy of The Monica)
MSA Annex

MSA Annex is a vibrant open-air complex near downtown that offers an appealing mix of shops and places to eat and drink. It’s a great spot to get some work done, thanks to its airy design and strong WiFi connection.

Grab some sushi at Kukai, a vegan burger at Beaut Burger, a double espresso at Decibel Coffee, or even a cocktail at Westbound! Need to stretch your legs and refuel? Check out the food trucks that often park nearby.

outdoor seating at the MSA annex in Tucson
MSA Annex Courtyard (Photo credit: Kate Severino)
Presta Coffee Roasters – 1st Ave

Step through the doors of this coffee shop’s First Avenue location and you’ll find couch seating, tables, and bar tops to set up your space for solo studying. Whatever your social (or not) needs, expect to enjoy fresh-roasted coffee and espresso in the form of artfully crafted cold brews, cappuccinos, and lattes.

a coffee shop counter
(Photo courtesy of Presta Coffee Roasters)
Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

This downtown brewery is not just for beer enthusiasts but also for those looking for a relaxed environment to work. The spacious venue and friendly staff create a welcoming atmosphere. The wide-ranging beer styles are brewed with the highest quality ingredients, and the Northwest IPA and the Bavarian Hefeweizen are especially recommended.

(Photo courtesy of Pueblo Vida Brewing Company)
Raging Sage Coffee Roasters

This family-owned and -operated coffee shop has a warm and welcoming feel, so getting “in the zone” while you connect to the WiFi won’t be a problem here. There’s plenty of indoor seating, but when the weather is fine, the tree-shaded patio makes a perfect work space.

Many locals come in just for the scones, which are baked fresh daily and come in both savory and sweet varieties. If you need a jolt of caffeine to kickstart your workflow, try the Oaxacan Mocha, a Mexican espresso drink subtly spiced with cayenne.

Heads up: they don’t turn their WiFi on until 11:00 am, so make this your afternoon spot!

outside a coffee shop
Raging Sage Facade (Credit: Dana Sullivan)
Ren Coffeehouse

This modern coffee shop is tucked away in St. Philip’s Plaza and focuses on serving “clean and healthy” options made with organic ingredients.

A selection of energizing drinks, like the Ginger Spritzer or the Fat Americano, and wholesome food options will get your mind in gear. The interior is also conducive to working, with plenty of tables and a few comfy armchairs.

a cup of coffee in a cafe
Latte & Scone at Ren Coffee House (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
REVEL

Revel is a wine lover’s paradise, offering a curated and ever-changing selection of wines from around the world. The atmosphere is perfect for a laid-back weekday get together or a focused work session, with local art periodically rotated to keep the ambiance fresh and inspiring. Pair your chosen wine with a cheese or charcuterie plate by Forbes Meat Co. when you need fuel to get your creative juices flowing.

Interior of Revel Wine & Beer (Photo credit: Tucson Foodie)
Roadrunner Coffee Co. – Thornydale Rd.

Roadrunner Coffee Co. is known for its cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. It’s a perfect spot to get some work done, with ample seating and reliable WiFi. Everything on the extensive menu of drinks made with locally roasted coffee is good, but the standout is the signature Roadrunner Mocha, a blend of chocolate and espresso that will keep you energized for hours.

(Photo courtesy of Roadrunner Coffee Co.)
Savaya Coffee Market – Broadway Blvd.

Savaya on Broadway is a coffee lover’s haven, featuring precision roasted, single-origin, organic coffees from around the world that provide a unique flavor profile for every cup. The “Science Coffee,” which takes 16 meticulously timed hours to prepare, is a customer favorite. The owner’s commitment to fair trade and organic farming practices adds an extra layer of satisfaction to every sip, while the shop’s welcoming atmosphere and reliable WiFI make it a great place to work.

(Photo courtesy of Savaya Coffee Market)
The Scented Leaf – University Blvd.

A popular destination for study time, the Scented Leaf provides a wide range of teas, served hot or cold, loose-leaf or on tap. The open concept and welcoming atmosphere are primed for group projects and solo sessions alike. Customize your drink with sugar, milk, or lemon or enjoy it plain.

Then plug in and jam out.

interior of a tea shop in tucson
(Photo courtesy of The Scented Leaf)
Screwbean Brewing

Whether you like your work accompanied by beer, wine, a hard cider cocktail, or coffee, Screwbean’s got your number. It’s in a historic building, just south of the University of Arizona, with several shady patios. It’s a great spot to enjoy a quiet afternoon of productivity with your preferred sip by your side.

Screwbean Brewing Company (Photo by Taylor Noel Photography)
Stacks Book Club

An instant hit in Oro Valley, this bookstore and café is a haven for print lovers and digital nomads alike. Check out the treats from such local vendors as Yellow Brick Coffee, Cal’s Bakeshop, and Bubbe’s Bagels — but not before you pay for your new books and put your laptop at a safe distance.

Plant-based Energy Drink (Photo courtesy of Stacks Book Club)
Tucson Hop Shop

If you’re looking for a place with a great atmosphere and an unbeatable craft beer selection, both on tap and in a generous display case, look no further than Tucson Hop Shop. The building’s welcoming design and shaded outdoor patio make it great for working at all times of day or evening. When you need refueling, there’s excellent pizza from the adjacent Ciao Down.

Tucson Hop Shop taproom (Photo by Jackie Tran)
Yellow Brick Coffee

Located in a converted Benedictine monastery a bit off the beaten path, this contemporary-chic coffee shop is well worth seeking out. An espresso station lets you get up close and personal with the coffee-dispensing process, and an array of seating options, including a sushi-style bar and couches, lets you choose your most comfortable perch for work. The beans are roasted on site, and tempting pastries and sandwiches are prepared in the cafe’s kitchen.

Espresso at Yellow Brick Coffee (Photo credit: Taylor Noel Photography)