Viking Line offered me a cruise from Helisnki to Stockholm and back for just 2 euros, so I decided to take advantage of that and at the same time try to get as much work done as possible. I already had 12 completely distraction free hours on the boat, so what I needed were places to work at in Stockholm. During the the 6 hours on the shore I managed visit 4 different places and here are the results:
The Coffee Place
Bought: Latte Machiato – 38 SEK
Wifi: No public wireless, but apparently I could have asked for a password from the cashier.
Power socket: at least one.
Overall: The Coffee was good, although maybe a bit expensive. Interior nice and chairs reasonably good for working.
Wifi: Traditionally good free wireless.
Power socket: No. At least I could not find one.
Overall: No point in commenting the food. The place itself is big enough and crowded enough so that you can work there and probably stay unnoticed for hours. Also, seemed to be surprisingly clean for McDonald’s.
Bought: Snickers – 50 SEK. (Really sweet coffee with different syrups and whipped cream, similar to Snickers candy bar)
Power sockets: Plenty on the second floor.
Overall: Good place if you do not need internet access. Second floor provides enough privacy and has a power connector next to each table.
Stockholm Kebab House 3 HB
Bought: Kebab + Coke = 44 SEK
Wifi: Technically yes, but it was actually someone’s open home connection (SSID: Thomson90CD5C). Don’t rely on that.
Power socket: Yes.
Overall: Plastic seats not very comfortable and the staff will probably notice you if you stay for a longer time (considering that you would be literally sitting in front of them the whole time).
After living in Estonia my whole life, it is still difficult to get used to the fact that in most of the other countries every café or a restaurant does not necessarily have a free wireless internet. Luckily, in the really center, Stockholm seems to have municipal public wireless, but you need to get an account beforehand to be able to use it.