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Comparing D.C.'s Restaurant Coworking Spaces

Food, wi-fi and ideas are aplenty at these new spots

Space Space DC sits inside Mulebone
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Co-working, or spaces dedicated to brining remote workers together, has officially invaded D.C. WeWork now has multiple locations, while smaller-scale companies like Cove were ahead of the co-working curve with seven D.C. spots already.

Now even restaurants are getting into the game. Here’s the lowdown on three new co-working spaces nestled inside D.C.-area restaurants.


3512 Connecticut Ave. NW

Dubbed "Chai+Wifi," the new membership-based coffee shop and work space inside the Indian street food spot is open to all worker bees in Cleveland Park. The site is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a $35/month limited time offer to join.

One perk: unlimited masala chai, and lunch is served on Fridays. A four-visit pass is $25, while a one-week trial is $15 (they also offer free trial days).

The co-working pop-up is part of a year of big changes for Indique, which underwent a recent refresh.


2121 14th St. NW

Mulebone, which Eatonville at the corner of 14th and V streets this year, functions as a free co-working village by day and coverts to a restaurant by night.

Dubbed Share Space DC, workers can park it all day for a sampling of healthy dishes and drinks, with free wifi and color printing available. There's a ton of seating, too.

Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the menu includes steel cut oats ($8), sandwiches and wraps, salads, a double pimiento cheeseburger with fries ($11), and brunch all day (that means $10 buttermilk sweet potato pancakes around the clock).

Boccato Gelato & Espresso

2719 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

Local startup Cowork Cafe planted itself inside the Clarendon cafe last year, where remote workers get perks for $150 a month: office amenities like printing and shredding, $50 in food and beverage credits, sound-proofed private phone booths, and lockers for storage (the price has been lowered from its $200 rate when it initially launched). There's also a $20-a-day option.

During the day, part of Boccato's lounge is partitioned for Cowork Cafe members. Pick from group and individual tables, standing-height desks, and couches and armchairs.