Working on Your Own? A Look at Internet Cafes and Fed Ex Shops

The coffee shops and internet cafes of Los Angeles have become something of clichés when it comes to being populated by people working on their screenplays. The coffee shops, diners, and internet cafes of the Upper West Side have never fallen victim to being classified as one sort of cliché or another. Rather, the internet cafes and similar venues of the UWS each have their own, individual flare.

If you are a resident of the Upper West Side, or a visitor to this fine neighborhood, you may have the need for an internet café, or similar destination, to spend some time to tend to business — and to enjoy your surroundings at the same time. There are a number of destinations that are well-suited to a person who enjoys taking care of business in a comfortable setting, one that offers a selection of beverages and eats.

Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

Many locals consider Irving Farm Coffee Roasters as the location to work and enjoy beverages and eats at the same time. At any given time, if you venture into Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, you will find a multitude of people at work on their laptops, conferencing with one another, and engaged in similar pursuits.

This underscores one of the realities of Irving Farm Coffee Roasters. It nearly is always busy. There can be times when finding a place to sit can be a challenge. In this regard, more than a few people “stake out a claim” early in the morning to ensure that they have a place to work or tend to their day’s to-do list. As an aside, weekends are even busier, with a wave of people coming to Irving Farm Coffee Roasters to brunch a couple of hours away.

Irving Farm Coffee Roasters is large. Keep in mind that in addition to the seating in the front, there is another large section in the rear of the establishment.

Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

224 West 79th

Café Lalo

Perhaps is some ways Café Lalo is the quintessential internet café. Café Lalo was featured some years ago in the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movie, “You’ve Got Mail.” Many folks who frequent Café Lalo, and have spent time in the City of Light, compare Café Lalo with a Parisian café.

Café Lalo is in reality a cozy place where you can tend to your affairs (or all types) online. The café offers a solid selections of beverages and eats, which nicely accompany whatever task you might have at hand that necessitates internet access.

You do need to keep in mind that Café Lalo remains fairly widely known as the “You’ve Got Mail” café. As a result, it is a popular destination for visitors to New York. As a result, the café can be quite busy with folks checking out the scene of one of their favorite flicks.

Café Lalo

201 West 83rd


Although technically a bakery, locals flock to Orwashers and hang as if it were intended to be an internet café. Early birds typically can find a seat to claim and tend to business while enjoying the delectable offerings of Orwashers. Keep in mind that Orwashers does draw a later breakfast crowd than is the case with many other eateries on the Upper West Side.

Orwashers actually traces its origins back a century, and to the Upper East Side. In this day and age, it really has become an iconic establishment on the Upper West Side. The spot consistently garners high marks for tremendous eats and great java.


440 Amsterdam Avenue

Peacefood Café

In recent times, there really is something for everyone when it comes to eateries on the Upper West Side. This includes people looking for a spot do a bit of work, and enjoy some tasty food and beverages. Peacefood Café is a completely vegan establishment.

A notable percentage of people who work for themselves follow diets that depart from what might be called the mainstream.Peacefood Café provides a marvelous vegan menu, in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Yes, it is possible to tend to business at Peacefood Café. But, “camping out” for a more extended period of time may not always be possible due to the seating situation at the café, coupled with its popularity.

Peacefood Café

460 Amsterdam Avenue

Federal Express Centers on the Upper West Side

The typical freelancer, or self-employed person, is likely to not only take advantage of internet cafes, but also may require the services of Federal Express. There are two Fed Ex centers on the Upper West Side:

Fed Ex

2233 Broadway


Monday through Friday

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fed Ex

221 West 72nd

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Jessica Kane is a professional blogger who writes for Faxage a leading company that provides Internet fax service for individuals and businesses.


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