The Best Coffee Co-working Spots in Orange County & San Diego

A little known fact about me, I’m always on the quest to find the perfect wifi/ coffee setup for me and my co-working crew. For me, that includes fast wifi, rad music and a good view of the beach. Here’s my list of the top Southern California coffee-shops best suited for co-working.

** Note, i’m not being paid to feature any of these coffee shops. I’m just sharing my personal recommendations from one digital remote nomad to another.

Here’s my list broken down by area:


Social WorkSpace:

Address: 512 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

  • Con: Had Bad Wifi
  • Pro:Uh-mazing Coffee next door at ThunderKing. Also, they recently converted to a co-working space

**Update, they did recently convert the space into a co-working space, with Day Passes. I haven’t had a chance to check the wifi yet**

Common Room Roasters:

Address: 882 Production Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663

  • Pro: AUSTRALIAN barista’s – need I say more? 😍
  • Con: They close at like 3pm and the tables/chairs aren’t comfortable. Overall, the space isn’t built for long standing work sessions.


WeWork Spectrum

Address: 200 Spectrum Center Drive suite 300 Irvine, CA 92618

  • Pro: WeWork offer’s you allthethings amenities wise. Fast wifi. Beer on tap. Social gathering’s. You name it
  • Con: Expensive AF, and they don’t offer day passes


Honor Coffee Roasters

Address: 400 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663

  • Pro: Wifi and it’s a prime lunch spot in downtown Lido
  • Con: There’s a lack of outlets and parking is tricky

Lido House Hotel Coffee Shop

Address: 3400 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663

  • Pro: Right by the beach, Wifi’s okay and tons of tables, not sure about outlets. Staff was so friendly, they’ll make you a wicked Matcha
  • Con: I think Parking is time-restricted & metered, just as a heads up!

Starbucks in Crystal Cove Newport Beach

Address: Crystal Cove shopping center 7958 CA-1, Newport Beach, CA 92657

  • Pro: Across the street from Beach, the staff is amazing. And there’s this outdoor courtyard that’s super comfortable to work from.
  • Con: Tight on tables and outlets. Terrible cell signal


Address: 7962 East Coast Hwy, Newport Coast, CA 92657

  • Pro: The place is cute AF and has Happy Hour, has an outlet too
  • Con: Closes at like 4?



The owners are rad AF and have several locations around south OC. The vibe at Bear Coast is unlike any other. You can always expect a good cup of coffee, solid wifi, and laid-back beach vibe. It’s dog friendly and right across the street from the beach, so bring sunscreen.

Address: 618 1/2 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente, CA 92672

  • Pro: Across the street from the beach. Good vibes and great staff. Good music
  • Con: Parking/getting a table is a B*tch, Plus outlets are hard to come by. Bring your backup battery

Bear Coast in DP 

Address: 34052 La Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629 (right by Hennessey’s)

  • Pro: Parking and Outlets are easily accessible. Staff’s absolutely incredible & good music
  • Con: I think they close at 4, so best to pack up and leave early.

San Diego Area: 


Note, I’m pretty sure this is the most Instagrammable coffee shop I’ve ever stumbled across.

Address: 2335 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104

  • Pro: Wifi is Solid. Coffee is prime and has plenty of seats and tables to go around. Plus they’re dog friendly and have a succulent nursery next door.
  • Con: The bathroom is a bit far, but nothing too bad.

Better Buzz off University

Address: 801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

  • Pro: Wifi’s good, coffee’s good too. The coffee shop is 2 story and has plenty of chairs/tables upstairs and downstairs.
  • Con: This place is busy AF. Bring headphones and you’ll be set, it tends to get loud. Also, there’s not a ton of outlets. Bring a backup battery.

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