Still stuck in pandemic-born work-from-home limbo? Maxxing out time at your local coffee shop just to get a little human interaction? There is a better way.
What you need is the pro design of the office with the freedom of home and the coffee and snacks of said cafe. Although Covid caused a fair number of SF's coworking spaces to close their doors, there's still more out there than just WeWork.
Whether you're new to venturing beyond your home office or a pre-pandemic shared office afficionado ready for a return to the outside world, our favorite coworking spots in the city will help make your job a little more enjoyable.
(Courtesy of Workshop Cafe)
Part coffee shop, part coworking space, the Workshop Cafe is a membership-free option that harnesses the power of creativity. Drop in to their FiDi or SoMa locations and pay by the hour for access to a communal space complete with printers, scanners, and plenty of outlets or for rentable meeting rooms and event spaces of various sizes. The onsite cafe will keep you plied with coffee and food throughout the day. // Rates start at $3.50/hr; 180 Montgomery St. (Financial District) or 25 Spear St. (SoMa), workshopcafe.com
(Courtesy of @ecosystemcoworkingsf)
Eco-System is a seamless, multi-functional hub for creatives from all walks of life. In partnership with the Mirus Gallery, Temple Nightclub, and newly minted rooftop deck Skyline Lounge, members are treated to an airy, earth-toned communal workspace with a rotating display of fine art—plus, a fully-stocked kitchen with complementary coffee. // Memberships offer 24/7 access plus free entry to Temple (contact Eco-System for rates) ; 540 Howard St., 2nd Floor (SoMa), ecosystemcoworkingsf.com
(Courtesy of @canopy.space)
Fans of industrial design star Yves Béhar will happily settle into their Herman Miller chairs at Canopy, a vibrant, modern coworking space with Jackson Square and Pac Heights locations, as well as a multilevel FiDi outpost. There's a seriousness in the design here not seen at the others on this list, not to mention stylish brand partnerships. In other words, you may find yourself working among the particular friends of Béhar and the art-and tech-world elite. // Memberships start as low as $365/month for shared office space for 10 days per month and range all the way up to $2000 for a private office, and offer 24/7 access; 2193 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights), 595 Pacific Ave. (Jackson Square), 353 Kearny St. (Financial District), canopy.space
(Courtesy of @bespokesf)
Westfield San Francisco Centre is home to more than just half-baked bites of cheesecake. On the fourth floor, Bespoke is a playful coworking space, complete with a bocce ball court and a bouldering wall, where members can access a plethora of networking events, many of them focused on the burgeoning retail-tech sector. // Memberships ($50/day or starting at $416/month) offer 24/7 access; 845 Market St. (SoMa), bespokesf.co
(Courtesy of @trellisworkspace)
The airy, industrial Trellis is a flexible space for both occasional and daily work. You can even pop in for just an hour at a time for just $5. In addition to bookable meeting rooms you can elevate your productivity with artisinal coffee (there's a barista on site), fresh pastires, and drink from the wine bar. // Monthly memberships start at $275/month or pick up a daypass for $28/day; 981 Mission St. (SoMa), trellis.social
(Courtesy of @avant.space)
AvantSpace blends San Francisco's high-tech atmosphere with upscale, boutique amenities in a warm, indoor/outdoor space equipped with high-speed WiFi, concierge services, and bottomless Blue Bottle Coffee in the fully tricked out kitchen—plus a slew of cultural and networking events. // Memberships (starting at $275/month for 5 drop in days a month or $550/month for a solo floating desk) includes 24/7 access; 2181 Greenwich St. (Cow Hollow), avant.space.com
(Courtesy of @mindspace.me)
This massive Market Street space spans three floors of downtown real estate. Bright and modern on the inside, public transportation friendly on the outside, Mindspace also hosts professional events and weekly yoga. The boutique workspace has sister locations around Europe and the East Coast if you need a place to get things done while on the road. // Day passes start at $42/day, private offices run $850 per person; 575 Market St. (Financial District), mindspace.me
(Courtesy of @wework)
WeWork is basically synonymous with coworking no matter where you live—with locations around the world, you can think of it as the Uber of office space. SF currently has 11 WeWork locations, each offering shared and dedicated desk spaces, dog-friendly lounges, and full kitchens with complimentary coffee from a rotating selection of local vendors. // Day passes start at $29/day, contact WeWork for monthly membership rates which include 24/7 access; multiple locations, wework.com
The pandemic forced Fort Mason's women-only The Hivery to close its brick-and-mortar workspace but you can still get the co-working feel virtually with their online community and inspiration lab. They offer free and paid masterclasses on entrepreneurship, marketing, community, and mindset, along with 1:1 mentoring opportunities. // Monthly digital memberships start at $58/month. // thehivery.com
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