The 4 best work friendly cafés in Lucerne ☕💻 📚

Salut les cops!🌟

Looking to shake up your routine and boost your productivity? 🚀 Whether it’s a lack of motivation, inspiration, or just a craving for change, there are countless reasons to seek out a new study or work spot. 📚 As a student in Lucerne, I understand the struggle of finding the perfect study spot away from home. From hunting down reliable Wi-Fi to securing an outlet for your devices, or simply seeking a serene atmosphere for focused work, the challenges are real.

That’s why today, I’m thrilled to share my top 4 work-friendly café recommendations where efficiency meets enjoyment…Could one of these hidden gems become your new favorite workspace? Let’s dive in and find out! 💼✨

#1 Petrus

Discover Petrus, a café-restaurant nestled in the lively Himmelrich district of Neustadt. Renowned for its fresh, modern cuisine, Petrus is much more than just a café. Featuring a spacious coworking space, you’ll find large tables ideal for working alone or in a group. The interior is beautifully decorated, and an outdoor terrace invites you to soak up the sun while sipping a refreshing after-work drink. With a menu that changes with the seasons and affordable prices, you also have the option of enjoying delicious dishes on the premises. Petrus offers the perfect combination of work and relaxation, making it one of Lucerne’s best cafés for mobile workers.

  • Price of an Expresso ☕: 4.50 CHF
  • Price of a chocolate chip cookie 🍪: 4.00 CHF
  • Price for veggie lunch menu (incl. salad and soda) 🍽️: 23.00 CHF
  • Pros: Petrus offers a spacious coworking space with large tables, perfect for working alone or in a group.
  • Cons: Located approximately 14 minutes away from the Lucerne train station by foot

📍Petrus Restaurant & Café Claridenstrasse 2 6003

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.4/5 on Google Review

#2 Parterre

Parterre offers a spacious haven where vintage charm meets modern comfort. Unlike its bustling equivalents, Parterre remains refreshingly uncrowded on weekends, making it an inviting spot for both group activities and solo work sessions.

While coffee may not be the main attraction here, the Parterre offers a tempting selection of snacks, weekly changing menus and tasty brunch options on weekends to satisfy every craving. And when it’s time for a break, the charming terrace provides a picturesque setting to relax, while the pool table offers a playful diversion for friends.

  • Price of an Expresso  ☕: 4.30 CHF
  • Price for a piece of cake 🍰: 4.50 CHF
  • Price for lunch menu (incl. salad or soup) 🍽️: 24.00 CHF
  • Pro: Provides a spacious and uncrowded atmosphere, perfect for both group activities and solo work sessions.
  • Con: The coffee selection may not be the main highlight for coffee enthusiasts.

📍Parterre Mythenstrasse 7 6003 Luzern

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.4/5 on Google Review

#3 Tacuba

Nestled in the heart of the Neustadt (yep, that’s my hood haha), Cafe Tacuba is a versatile establishment that serves as both a coffee shop and a neighborhood café during the day, transitioning into a bar with a romantic evening atmosphere at night. Known for their in-house roasted coffee beans, they offer a variety of sustainable and high-quality coffee drinks, with my personal favorite being their iced chai latte.

While there are pastries and aperitifs on offer for those in need of a snack, they’re not particularly noteworthy. Its location just a short 6-minute walk from the station makes it a convenient choice for students. The café boasts a modern and bright ambiance with a cozy atmosphere. However, due to its popularity, it can get quite crowded and noisy. It’s worth noting that if you plan on working there, it’s best to visit on a weekday as laptop use is prohibited on weekends.

  • Price of an Expresso  ☕: 4.20 CHF
  • Pros: Offers a variety of sustainable and high-quality coffee drinks – a go-to spot for coffee enthusiasts.
  • Cons: Crowded atmosphere during peak times and no laptops allowed on weekends.

📍Cafe Tacuba Neustadt Hirschmattstrasse 36 6003 Luzern

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.7/5 on Google Review

#4 Two Hands

Discover Two Hands, a charming coffee house nestled next to helvetiagärtli, just an 8-minute walk from the train station. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy every moment of your day. Whether you’re craving a delicious breakfast, superb coffees, fresh juices and smoothies, tempting daily specials, or homemade treats, Two Hands has something for everyone.

The café welcomes guests every day, even on Sundays, from 7:30 am to help you start your day right. Just keep in mind that it closes at 5:30 pm daily. If you prefer a quieter atmosphere, try visiting during off-peak hours, especially on weekends. While the interior of Two Hands is aesthetically pleasing, providing a great setting for studying, working, or snapping Instagram-worthy photos, it’s worth noting that tables can be a bit cozy for larger groups.

  • Price of an Expresso ☕: 4.90 CHF
  • Price of a slice of banana bread 🍰:  5.50 CHF
  • Price for lunch menu (incl. salad) 🍽️: 24.00 CHF
  • Pros: Delicious food that is sure to satisfy your cravings at any time of day.
  • Cons: Limited hours – closes at 5:30 pm, which may not be ideal for evening studying/ working sessions.

📍Two Hands AG Waldstätterstrasse 6 6003 Luzern

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.2/5 on Google Review

Lucerne’s Café Delights: Share Your Pick!

Now, I’d love to hear from you! Which café or restaurant in Lucerne is your favorite for studying or working?

Share your thoughts in the comments below! And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (@lisainlucerne) for live reviews and more café recommendations!☕🌟

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Hey everyone! 🌟 I'm Lisa, a 23-year-old frenchie living in Switzerland since 2021. Follow along for insights into Swiss lifestyle, travel tips, and expat experiences. Get to know more about me and my adventures through my instagram account @lisainlucerne.

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8 thoughts on “The 4 best work friendly cafés in Lucerne ☕💻 📚

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the tips! Le Piaf at the KKL is delightful. Have you tried their croque monsieur? It’s one of my absolute favorites there!🥪🇫🇷

  1. I love Two Hands! Lately I’ve also been working in the Kaffeekranz Café in Himmelrich.

    1. I’ll definitely make a note to visit next time I’m in the area. Thanks for the recommendation!☕🌟

    1. It’s wonderful to hear that it’s your favorite among the cafes I presented. Thanks for sharing your feedback!😍

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