For freelancers, work-from-home employees, and entrepreneurs, there’s something about having the option to head to a coworking space and get all the amenities of working in an office without having to go into an “office.” In San Francisco, there’s no shortage of coworking spaces for busy professionals, but it's in the SoMa neighborhood where some stand out more than others thanks to perks and add-ons that really start to add up. Neighborhoods.com has compiled four intriguing options here that are worth considering.
If convenience and fun are two things you value in your workplace, you’ll love Bespoke. The location is hard to beat if you take BART to work. It’s located in Westfield Center on the 4th floor, which means you can take the elevator directly down to BART or Muni from the office.
As for fun, it’s built into where you work. There’s a bocce ball court and bouldering wall on-site. You’ll even find a library with sleep nooks for when you need a rest from all the work and/or play. Not to mention, you can go shopping on your lunch break.
Eco-Systm is designed to inspire your creative side. The co-working space has a partnership with a local art gallery, so there’s always vibrant art displayed throughout the office. There are also monthly events to cultivate a community feel and weekly happy hours.
As for the office, you’ll find a pristine aesthetic complete with floating chairs, a shared kitchen stocked with snacks and coffee, weekly in-house massages, and event spaces for all of your office parties.
Not ready to commit to a monthly lease or desk in a co-working space? You’ll enjoy Covo’s flexible space where you can pay-as-you-go for $4/hour. That means you can stay as long or as little as you like. (When you’re ready to enjoy all the amenities fulltime, you can sign up for open seating or a dedicated office space.)
The space is centered around a coffee shop and full-service cafe, stocked full of the treats you need to refuel through the workday. There’s also a tap room, nap room, and you can even drop off your dry cleaning and pick it up on-site. It’s also pet-friendly so don’t worry about leaving your furry friend at home.
With two locations in SoMa and the Financial District, Workshop Cafe offers the flexibility you need in an office space. Just check in on their app on your phone, and for $2-$3 per hour, the day is yours. Inside, you’ll find comfy chairs, breakout spaces, and outlets galore.
Don’t expect a sugar-high here: The full-service cafe features a healthy-inspired menu with favorites like hummus and roasted vegetable grain bowls, avocado toast, and sweet potato and bacon breakfast burritos. You place your order on the app, so no need to wait in line. If you’re still there for happy hour between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., the beer and wine flow freely.