Best Cafes in Reading for Free Wi-Fi | CityBlock

If you’re a student in Reading, something you’ve probably wondered about your new city – aside from where the best place is to get a kebab after a night out – is which cafés have free Wi-Fi. Studying in cafés is a great way to get those creative juices flowing. Libraries can be too quiet, and your student accommodation in Reading possibly too distracting with your housemates around. Cafés are the perfect neutral ground where you can work in a low-noise environment and enjoy a tasty beverage and snack while you do so.


So, here are some of the best cafés in Reading that have Wi-Fi available:

Cafe Yolk

Do you like your eggs fried or scrambled? Poached or hard-boiled? Well, at Café Yolk you can have your eggs any way you’d like! On muffins, in brunch, on potatoes, in a sandwich, in a taco, as an omelette and so much more. And if eggs aren’t your thing, this café also has a wide selection of delicious pancakes, French toast or waffles – every meal under the sun you can think of to start your day off right.

While you’re there, don’t forget to wash your meal down with a coffee, smoothie or a milkshake. You can find Café York on Erleigh Road, just a stone’s throw away from the University. And perhaps best of all, there is Wi-Fi available for customers so you can knuckle down and get some work done while tucking into one of the many incredible breakfast, brunch and lunch meals they have available.

Photo Posted on Instagram by @Yolk Cafe

Caffeine and Cocktails

Caffeine and Cocktails is a cocktail bar on Kings Walk, right next to the Oracle’s Riverside Arena. With great coffee and fresh pastries to start the day off right, as the day progresses, the venue transforms from a daytime brunch hangout into the ultimate cocktail destination.

With a diverse range of cocktails like you’ve never seen before, Caffeine and Cocktails is sure to suit everyone from the avid worker looking for a caffeine boost to the club goer looking for some early evening drinks to start the night. And with Wi-Fi at the venue, you can connect right there while you enjoy your espresso martini.

However, if you need peace and quiet in order to work, you might want to give this one a miss, because once the evening hits, this place becomes a vibrant, busy bar with a happy hour from 16:00 until 19:00 every day.

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Nibsy’s specialise in tasty food that is all completely gluten-free! Their cakes, sandwiches, quiches, wraps, salads and other treats contain absolutely no gluten, and it’s all available to eat in or take away. They can also make cakes made to order if you’re looking for something for a special occasion.

As for the coffee, you can choose from a range of different kinds of milk including almond, soy, lactose-free or oat milk. And if you’re looking for a special treat for you and a friend, Nibsy’s also do a fantastic afternoon tea that includes tea, mini-sandwiches, cakes and scones.

And, of course, there’s free Wi-Fi for customers and a downstairs coffee lounge. Head down to Nibsy’s with your laptop and watch that essay just write itself.

Nibsys cakes
Photo Posted on Instagram by @Nibsysgf

Caffé Nero

For a great coffee experience and a range of food to kick start your studying, Reading is home to five branches of Caffé Nero, all with reliable Wi-Fi available for its customers. Sit down with a delicious hot coffee, a cold coffee, a frappe, a smoothie, a milkshake or a range of sandwiches or paninis at Caffé Nero and browse the internet to your heart’s content.

You can find Caffé Nero on St Mary’s Butts, Friar Street and the Oracle, Apex Plaza and The Oracle Centre.

Photo Posted on Instagram by @Caffenero


Finally, for those who just love getting their Starbucks fix, Reading city centre is home to a total of six branches! They can be found across the city, making finding a Starbucks to sit down and work in easy as anything.

Sit back and relax in Starbucks with any of their wide range of drinks like iced coffee, espresso, Frappuccino, hot chocolate, iced tea and bottled drinks. If you feel a bit peckish, indulge in an item from their bakery like a muffin, croissant, brownie or biscuit, or from one of their lunch items like a toastie, sandwich or wrap. There will undoubtedly be something you’ll like at Starbucks, and with so many branches, you’ll never be short of places to sit and buckle down with work.

You can find a Starbucks in Reading on King Street, Oracle Upper Mall, The Oracle, Queen Victoria Street and Malmaison Hotel.

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We hope this list inspires you to head down to your nearest café and get to work. If you’re looking for student accommodation in Reading for next year, at CityBlock, we have an extensive range of premium accommodation available. We also have student accommodation in Lancaster, contact us today for more information.

Posted on March 4th, 2020