10 Best Cafes for Digital Nomads in Laureles, Medellín

Best Cafes in Laureles

As a writer, I often prefer working in a cafe to an office or even a coworking, especially when I’m abroad. You have access to good coffee and food and you often meet other digital nomads who are new to the city like you.

During my time staying in Laureles, Medellín, I visited a ton of cafes, tried a ton of cappuccinos, connected to a ton of public wifi networks. There are 10 of those that I would recommend for digital nomads or other remote workers based on:

  • Internet speed and quality
  • Coffee and food taste and options
  • Seating and access to power outlets
  • Location and hours
  • General atmosphere

Here they are.

Naturalia Café

Best Cafes in Laureles Naturalia Café

What I Liked

  • Internet: 377 mbps download speed and 343 mbps upload. Naturalia has better internet than most coworkings I visited. You can do pretty much any work you need to, Skype your mom, binge watch Tiger King, whatever.
  • Location: Right off the southern end of La 70, Naturalia is accessible to anyone staying in central Laureles or Bolivariana. You can easily spend the day working and go out for a drink or dinner in nearby restaurants and clubs like Mondongo and La Tienda.
  • Menu: Naturalia has local food options in addition to your standard cafe fare like some really good smoothies (I recommend the Tropical.) They’re also one of the few cafes to specifically offer vegan dishes.
  • Outlet access: At least in the front sitting area, pretty much every table has an outlet.

What I Didn’t

  • Price: Naturalia is one of the more expensive cafes for digital nomads in Laureles. It’s still Colombia, so I still say it’s a pretty good deal. For reference, a cappuccino is COP$6,900 (USD$1.75) and a smoothie COP$9,500 (USD$2.41). Yeah, still better than your favorite Brooklyn cafe.

Where to Find It

Address: Cq. 3 #70-39, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

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facebook.com/naturaliacafe
+57 460 48840
Cultura Naturalia Café
Mon-Thurs 8:30 AM-8:30 PM
Fri-Sat 8:30 AM-10:30 PM
Sun 10 AM-4:30 PM

Café Zeppelin

Best Cafes in Laureles Café Zeppelin

What I Liked

  • Internet: 296 mbps download speed and 134 mbps upload. Zeppelin definitely has enough internet to work, and I had no problems listening to Spotify while I did so.
  • Theme: It might just be the fact that I envision a future where zeppelins provide an alternative to cramped airplanes as a means of trans-oceanic travel… but I love this cafe’s theme. There’s just a lot of retro, turn-of-the-century decorations that speak to my irrationally nostalgic sensibilities.
  • Seating options: There are basically three seating areas in Zeppelin. One is a dimly-lit lounge area with sofas. Then there’s the general seating area with a few tables. Finally, you can sit on the refreshing but secluded terrace.

What I Didn’t

  • Tables: Most of the tables at Zeppelin are made of individual slats. This is only a problem if you have a mouse. It can’t glide over the slats. There are a couple of normal tables, though.

Where to Find It

Address: Cq. 3 #70-39, Medellín, Antioquia, ColomTv. 39 ##76-12, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

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