Though we all enjoy being in the blissful 7in7 Conference bubble, life and work in the rest of the world must unfortunately continue. If you need a space to get work done during 7in7, here are some of your best bets in Wellington.
Note: Many coworking spaces and cafes only operate during daylight hours, so night owls may need to ensure their accommodation has good wifi for evening work!
🖇️ Coworking Spaces
115 Tory Street
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm
BizDojo offers hot desk spots for NZ$39/day at their space, and it’s just a 30-minute walk from the 7in7 venue at the National Library.
The BizDojo Tory street community is a diverse mix of social enterprise, scaling businesses, and startups, along with freelancers, contractors and remote-workers so there is no shortage of interesting humans to bump into while making coffee, or at a learning session around the tables in the social zone.
40 Taranaki Street
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Just 25 minutes on foot from the National Library, Credenza has hot desks available for NS$30 per day. Plus there’s a free trial on their website!
We focus on supporting our residents so you feel invigorated and ready to hit the ground running every day. This means good airflow, the right tools (e.g. coffee, good pens, more coffee)… from passionate political movements, to social enterprises, to creative solutions, to issues that face New Zealand, Credenza is home to many of the individuals and groups making a difference.
Level 1/158 The Terrace
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm
With the National Library only a 15-minute walk away, Bureau Workspaces is conveniently located with coworking day passes for NZ$29. Note: This is an unstaffed space.
Bureau’s mission is to help you work the way you want, in spaces that work for you. At Bureau, everything’s automated to offer you maximum convenience, flexibility, and affordability. You book and pay online for all of our services, and receive instant confirmation and same-day access using your smartphone as a key. Our serviced coworking space is unstaffed. Our workspace is camera-monitored and secure. If you have any questions, help is just an email away.
Want more? Here’s a comprehensive list of coworking spaces.
70 Molesworth St
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm; Saturday, 9am to 1pm; Closed on Sundays
On the ground floor of our venue at the National Library, Home Cafe is there when you need a quiet moment to work between 7in7 sessions. Free public wifi is available with assorted seating arrangements.
Te Papa Cafe
55 Cable St
Hours: Daily, 9am to 5pm
Te Papa Cafe is open every day of the week, so it’s a good option for weekend work! It’s located on level 1 of the Museum of New Zealand, a 20-minute walk from our 7in7 venue. You can also find Espresso Cafe on level 4, where you can “relax in a comfy seat in the heart of the museum” with a coffee or glass of wine! Free public wifi is available.
Neo Cafe & Eatery
132 Willis St
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7am to 4pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 3pm
20 minutes from the National Library near the heart of the city, Neo Cafe says they “specialise in all day brunch, fresh salads, in-house baking, and cater to a range of diets including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.” Plus free wifi!
Te Ngākau Civic Square
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7am to 4pm; Saturday, 8am to 4pm; Sunday, 9am to 3:30pm
Located in the City Gallery Wellington (which is well worth its own visit), Nikau Café is a 20-minute walk from 7in7 along the waterfront. They’ve got “fresh, local, seasonal fare with delicious coffee and housemade beverages”, with that sweet free wifi you’ve come to expect.
Want more? Here’s a comprehensive list of work-friendly cafes.
📚 Alternative Spaces