The Best Cafes for Working Outdoors in Vilnius

Monday, June 8, 2015

Its summer, its gorgeous out, but unfortunately you are chained inside to your computer trying to meet a deadline. That can be a real bummer. Lately, I've been in search of a few outdoor cafes where I can do work and enjoy the lovely weather (that has finally arrived in Vilnius). This past week the sun was out, the birds were singing, and I had some deadlines to meet, so I did the difficult task of finding some outdoor spaces to work.

The first on my list, and my favorite if I want to disconnect from the internet for a while, is Poniu Laime (which I happen to call the 'green door bakery') on the corner of Stikliu g. and Zydu g. They have a huge selection of cakes and pre-prepared Lithuanian dishes that make a quick lunch and coffee (that in all honesty is my least favorite of the cafes listed here - too bitter for me). The best part of the cafe is the huge amount of outdoor seats with umbrellas. Outdoors at this cafe you can feel comfortable sitting undisturbed for hours - perfect. Pro tip: arrive early (before 12) and you will have the outdoor seats completely to yourself.



Second on my outdoor cafe exploration is No Sugar on A. Stulginskio g. 22. No Sugar has delicious coffee and a small but reasonable selection of snacks, but is the most expensive cafe of the bunch. No Sugar has free Wi-Fi and a really nice outdoor section with umbrella-shaded tables that you can hog for hours on end.






Last but certainly not least (actually, it is my current favorite cafe in Vilnius) is Taste Map Cafe located on Ciurlionio g. 8. Taste Map has the best coffee, really good sweets (but nothing that is meal-sized), and free Wi-Fi. They also recently added outdoor seats (I purchased the same set from Ikea), but no umbrellas are available for those extra sunny days. If you are on a tight budget, it may be good to know that Taste Map is the cheapest of the bunch.



Just like any other city, Vilnius has a few local drunks and homeless people that can occasionally become pushy, particularly when you are sitting outside. I've never had this problem at any of these three cafes.

How do you take advantage of nice weather when you have deadlines to meet?

6 comments:

  1. So so charming! I'm slowly working toward developing something like this in my hometown as I don't think there's much better than having a nice outdoor space to enjoy when the weather is nice!

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    1. I can't wait to read your post! I'm thinking about writing one for SE CT as well, but there aren't a ton of cafes in my area, so not sure I'll be able to do it.

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  2. Great idea! I love finding great cafés to go to to work or study.
    The 'green door bakery' is so cute!

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    1. Thank you! Now that I'm visiting Connecticut I'm looking for a few outdoor cafes as well!

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