While Orlando seems to have the market cornered for leisure and family travel, it also plays host to many business travelers throughout the year. From large conventions to short business trips, business travelers will find Orlando has everything they need to get the job done. Often, business travelers will find they have time to spare in between meetings — thankfully, Orlando has several great options for places to go to pass the time between work obligations.
Whether you have a few minutes to spare in between conference sessions or have a couple of hours before you need to be at the airport, these spots are a great place to answer emails, make some phone calls and catch up on work. They offer free Wi-Fi, quiet spots to work and coffee or other snacks to keep you fueled up for the day.
Dandelion Communitea Cafe
Located just a few minutes northeast of downtown Orlando, the Dandelion Communitea Cafe is a favorite with the locals. Serving high-end teas and coffee and a menu full of organic and locally-sourced dishes, the cafe is a great spot to catch up on some work. It offers free WiFi and plenty of seating in three separate dining areas, plus outdoor seating on the front patio. The vegetarian cuisine includes crowd-pleasers like sweet potato burritos, awarding-winning chili and hummus and chips.
Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar
Head east of downtown a few minutes and you’ll run into the Colonialtown South neighborhood, home of the Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar. Here, you’re treated to free WiFi, ample seating and a laid-back vibe to get some work done or meet with colleagues. The Drunken Monkey serves only fair-trade and organic coffee and roasts every bean in house so it’s as fresh as possible. If you need something more substantial to eat, they serve homemade gourmet soups, quiches, wraps and paninis, as well as breakfast foods. The menu features tons of vegetarian and vegan options and other drinks like teas, smoothies and iced coffees.
Barnes and Noble
With eight stores within a 50-mile radius of Orlando’s downtown, Barnes and Noble is another great spot to answer emails in between work meetings thanks to free WiFi. All Barnes and Noble stores have a cafe, serving Starbucks coffee, pastries and other sweet treats and deli sandwiches. With plenty of seating in the cafe areas, Barnes and Noble is a great option when meeting with other people.
Chain Coffee Shops and Restaurants
If you’re just looking for a quick spot to snag some free WiFi, several chain restaurants and coffee shops throughout Orlando fit the bill. Located all around Orlando, you’ll have no trouble finding a Starbucks, Panera Bread, McDonalds or Chick-fil-A. Each offers free WiFi and food and drink options. Depending on its location in the city and time of day, these establishments can also offer some peace and quiet to catch up on work.
All of Casiola’s vacation rentals come with free WiFi as well, great for business and leisure travelers alike. Casiola vacation rentals have plenty of space for work and play, many with desk areas and large dining tables where you can answer emails and take calls. Plus, all our vacation rentals have prime locations with easy access to the convention centers, business parks and downtown Orlando.