There are times when you just need to get out of the house and away from the office to get anything accomplished.
If you live in the St. Louis suburb of Olivette, or you travel through Olivette periodically, then this list is for you.
Free WiFi is Just a Start:
I have a list of requirements for my WiFi spots before I’ll grab my laptop and head out for a work session. My favorite places have all 5 of the features below.
- Free Wi-Fi (free)
- Good coffee with free unlimited refills (coffee)
- Good access to outlets (plugs)
- Real food…not just muffins & dessert (food)
- Easy parking (cars)
To help you decide where you want to take your computer, I am noting these features on my list below for the places that I’ve visited. I haven’t visited all of the locations personally, so they won’t all have the features rated.
If you see any free WiFi spots I’ve missed, or can give us any information about the WiFi experience on any of the places I’ve listed below, leave a comment at the end of the post. And definitely let me know if the information is wrong…a place is closed or doesn’t actually offer free WiFi.
I’ve also put together a map with the locations throughout the entire St. Louis area other than the libraries, Starbucks and the fast food chains. You can even pull up the map on your iPhone or Android phone. Simply add the map to your Google account using the ‘Add to My Maps’ link. Then pull up the map on your phone using the layers option in the Google maps app.
Free WiFi Locations in Olivette, MO:
Fallon’s Bar & Grill
free, food, cars
I’ve never taken a laptop into Fallon’s but did see someone working on a netbook at the bar the last time I was there. Fallon’s is a restaurant with an indoor dining room, bar and outside patio area. No idea where you can hook up to an outlet or if they offer free coffee refills, but I’m pretty sure you can get a soda with refills. Or maybe you’ll decide to go for a beer as you surf the net.
Land of Smile
free, food, cars, plugs
This independently owned Thai restaurant doesn’t advertise their free WiFi, but the owner told me that they are happy to give customers a password and they can stay as long as they like. I’m not sure how busy they get at lunchtime, but evenings are pretty deserted. I think they do more carry out than dine in service (at least in the evening), so am sure they would happily have you hang out and web surf as long as you bought something.
According to their website, Starbucks is now offering free unlimited WiFi at all of their company owned stores in the United States. I’m guessing the outlet access and parking varies greatly, so you’ll have to check out each location individually. I have taken a computer into a Starbucks once or twice now, and if you don’t mind limited food and paying for coffee refills, it is probably a good place to spend a few hours online.
More About Olivette, MO:
If you live in Olivette and want to keep track of the Olivette housing market, or you are thinking about moving to Olivette, then visit our Olivette Community page.
The page includes:
- Homes and condos for sale
- Foreclosures for sale
- Housing market trend charts
- School district information
- Crime and demographic information links