Top 11 Free Wifi Spots you need to know about in Wellington

 

Starting a business means a serious amount of coffee and Wifi connection is needed. It gets pretty boring sitting inside a stuffy university library or working from your flat where the fridge is far too close to for grabbing a crazy amount of snacks.

 

Being a startup means cash flow is low and the chances of having your own private office is low. As young entrepreneurs we have spent six months finding our favourite spots that we have decided to share with you here.  

 

For our business catch ups, meetings and skype calls we have searched Wellington high and low for the best coffee, scenery, atmosphere and most importantly free Wifi for Dignity. We thought it’d be a great idea to share our top places top free wifi spots to get it done in Wellington.

 

Thunderbird

7am-5pm

154 Featherston St, Wellington, 6011

http://www.thunderbirdcafe.co.nz/

 

What we love

We love their $9 T-Bird Toastie and free wifi that lets you eat and work in a busy, fun central location. Thunderbird is a must visit for every meal and has the bonus of being open early for you go-getters that want to start your day well with great coffee and even better wifi.

 

What we did

We met with our high school contact and bonded over the need to make sure sanitary items are accessible to all women.


Civic Square

24/7

101 Wakefield St, Wellington, 6011
 

What we love

On a good day, this spot is perfect for sitting in the sun and taking all the wifi from CBD free. This area has many seats and a large astroturf to stretch out and let your ideas fly. The perfect spot to meet after work for some thinking or to catch up on those emails in the fresh air.

 

What we did

Dignity had its photo shoot and interview for the NZherald right in Civic Square itself on a very bright day.

 

Glover Park

24/7

Ghuznhee St

 

What we love

The open air of the park and the ability to CBD wifi to still reach this lovely location. Great meeting point in the middle of town and is a second away from the bustle of Cuba St.

 

What we did

Meet with a wonderful member of the Loomio team Nati who encouraged us to be bold with Dignity and gave us inspiration when we didn’t quite believe in ourselves.

 

Vicbooks

8am-5.30pm

1 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn,

27 Lambton Quay, Pipitea

https://www.vicbooks.co.nz/

 

What we love

We love the Vicbooks coffee - exceptional service and wifi available even as a guest to the university. With two city locations, up at Kelburn and down near the train station, we have used these spaces to meet with people easily and use the free wifi. There is a great table up at Kelburn that is hidden near the book's sectiion which is great for those private conversations you need to have.

 

What we did

Met with our incredible advisor Mark to go over our pricing and practise pitch - he gave us lots of encouragement and helped us refine our business model to a T.

 

Neo

 

7am - 4pm

132 Willis St

http://www.neocafe.co.nz/


 

What we love

As well as the coffee;  the wifi, the food and the spacious tables (our favourite is the one at the back) allows heaps of room for eating and planning your next move.

 

What we did

Had an adult morning business meeting before heading off to work - perfect to eat and get your to-do list done before heading off for the rest of your day.

 

Kaffee Eis waterfront

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9am - 5pm

Frank Kitts Park, Boat Shed 8, The Lagoon

http://kaffeeeis.co.nz


 

What we love

The view! As well as the TradeMe waterfront wifi which has excellent speed and range.

 

What we did

Sending off a few business emails alongside sending some cheeky snaps of the waterfront to people stuck inside is always a good time.

 

Prefab

7am until 3.30pm

14 Jessie St, Te Aro

https://www.pre-fab.co.nz/

 

What we love

Prefab has great wifi and incredible table service. They are attentive and couldn't help you more - all you need to do is bring your A game for your work to crack on with.

 

What we did

Many business meetings, including with the incredible Akina Foundation. We got excellent help to setup Dignity the way you see it today. Made us look super professional and had a great space to talk in the corner about our business.

 

Wellington City Library

9.30am-8.30pm

57 Victoria St, Civic Square

http://www.wcl.govt.nz/

 

What we love

We  love how central this location is. The library has become our de facto office as we regularly meet for after work catch ups and skype calls with our awesome partners Organic Initiative. The best part is it is always WARM and that is high on the priority list in windy Wellington.

 

What we did

After signing up our perfect first customer Flick Electric we went to Clark’s cafe at the Wellington city library once our nerves had disappeared and given back our appetite. This is where we first came up with our awesome poster design and content ideas for the future.

 

Cable Car

 

7am - 10pm

280 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011

https://www.wellingtoncablecar.co.nz/English/Home.html


 

What we love

The wifi at the top of the cable car is super fast and provides the goods of an incredible view of the city. Not only can you reply back to that important client you can take so many pictures to capture the moment itself.

 

What we did

Sending emails off on route from home to work is a mission sometimes when you do not want to see your data tumble away like it's sand. The cable car is the fatest, prettiest form of transport to rush from Kelburn down into the city.

 

Milk Crate

7.30am-4pm

35 Ghuznee St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

http://www.milkcrate.co.nz/


 

What we love

Not only do they do a great coffee, but if you’re on a bit of a detox their freshly squeezed juices and nut mylks do the trick. The interior is small and busy, but the chilled out staff, great food and coffee make up for it.

 

What we did

The innovative vibe and convenient location (we got chu Cuba street) was the perfect place to drink freshly squeezed juice (not sponsored - we just bloody love their juice) and discuss our strategic goals for the next year.

 

The Botanist

 

9am-10pm

219 Onepu Rd, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6022

http://thebotanistlyallbay.co.nz/

 

What we love

An escape from the CBD their seaside views, comfy booths and free wifi. This spot helps you stay focused and take a break from the hustle of the city. Not to mention it’s range is super great for herbivores.

 

What we did

We revamped and designed our logos, posters and packaging. The ocean and cool aesthetic was a great place to get our creativity flowing.



 

So that is our summary of the top free wifi spots you need to know about in Wellington. Did we miss out any of your favourite spots?

 

Next week we start our female founder series - if you know an awesome female founder help us get in touch with them to promote their hard work.

 

Until next week,

 

Much Love


Jacinta & Miranda