When the home office is dulling the senses, the nine-to-five office is stemming the creative juices, or the university library’s “collective atmosphere of stress” is taking you to the brink, you head out to a cafe to work, right? But which Berkeley coffee shops offer free wi-fi, a decent espresso and the least amount of log-on hassle?

The Daily Clog blog has done the difficult research to find out.

The top scorers among its hot-list of twelve cafes within striking distance of Cal include A Cuppa Tea and Cafe Roma on College, Berkeley Espresso and People’s Cafe on Shattuck and Sufficient Grounds on Durant (pictured).

See the full report here.

[Photo: Cirne under Creative Commons.]

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...