As a cosmopolitan metro with plenty of freelancers and creative professionals, Mumbai has no shortage of free WiFi. Though WiFire allows you to connect to several hotspots around the city, finding a place that has tasty food, nice ambience and a reliable connection is sometimes tougher than you might think.
So, next time you’re looking for a place to connect while in the entertainment capital of India, check out these 10 great spots:
1) The Bagel Shop (Bandra West)
Just a few blocks from the ocean in the leafy streets of Bandra, the Bagel Shop is the cozy neighborhood cafe you’ve been looking for. With amazing breakfast options (including, of course, great bagels) and spacious indoor-outdoor seating, this is a must-try if you’re in the neighborhood.
Address: 30, Pali Mala Road, Carter Road, Bandra West
2) Bistro 1 (Andheri West)
Though this quaint cafe may be a bit hidden amongst the rest of Lokhandwala Market, it is not to be missed! It’s got premium french press coffee, a classy Euro-inspired interior and great WiFi — the perfect hidden gem, provided that you can find it.
Address: Shop 9, Mayfair Building, Oberoi Complex, Near Lakshmi Industrial Estate
3) Cafe Zoe (Lower Parel)
Quickly becoming one of the hottest cafes in town, Cafe Zoe is the perfect place to work remotely or meet up with a friend. Built in the renovated building of an abandoned mill, it feels like a modern co-working space that also offers amazing burgers, all-day breakfast and much more to its patrons.
Address: Mathurdas Mills Compound, NM Joshi Marg
4) The Pantry (Fort)
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Located in the heart of South Mumbai, its posh all-white interior and assortment of baked goods make you feel as if you’re in a trendy European cafe. For lovers of iced coffee and chocolate cake, you will not be disappointed!
Address: Yeshwant Chambers, Military Square Lane, Near Trishna, Kala Ghoda
5) Aromas Cafe (Powai)
This modern coffee shop is a go-to hangout for young professionals and students from the nearby IIT-Bombay. Constantly buzzing with good conversations over comfort food and gourmet coffee, Aromas Cafe is a sophisticated yet friendly cafe to spend your afternoon.
Address: Ground Floor, Ventura Building, Hiranandani Gardens
6) The Nutcracker (Fort)
Known for its unique egg dishes and other breakfast items, The Nutcracker is a clear stand-out in the host of cafes that have popped up in the area in the last few years. It’s a fairly small location that gets packed on weekends, but can be a great place to post up on one of the slower days of the week.
Address: Modern House, Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg, Fort
7) Chocolateria San Churro (Bandra West)
For the sweet tooths out there, stop by Chocolateria San Churro to get your fix for delicious desserts while connecting to reliable, free WiFi. Make sure to try their churros, sundaes and one-of-a-kind Spanish hot chocolate—or maybe all three!
Address: 11, Silver Pearl, Waterfield Road, Linking Road
8) Woodside Inn (Colaba)
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Charming cafe by day, trendy bar by night, the Woodside Inn is a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of Colaba. If you’re catching up with a friend or looking for some inspiration for work, check out their extensive beer list and afternoon happy hour.
Address: Wodehouse Road, Opposite Regal Cinema, Colaba
9) Gostana (Khar)
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A small house converted to a no-frills cafe, Gostana serves up delectable burgers, salads and drinks at affordable prices. Bonus points: it is pet-friendly, so bring your pets along to play with the owner’s labrador!
Address: Ground Floor, Prabhat Kunj, Near Elbo Room 24th Road, Khar
10) Khala Ghoda Cafe (Khala Ghoda)
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As soon as you enter, you’ll be hit by the stimulating aroma of fresh espresso that has been sourced from organic coffee plantations in South India. In fact, everything served by this trendy white-brick cafe is made from fresh, local ingredients, from its breads to its produce.
Address: 10, Ropewalk Lane, Kala Ghoda, Fort
Check out the WiFire app to automatically connect at these 10 cafes and many other public WiFi hotspots around the city — no passwords or filling out webforms. Happy surfing!