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. Charles, or you travel through St. Charles 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.

See complete St. Louis region free WiFi list…

Free WiFi Locations in St. Charles, MO:

free, food, cars
I didn’t take my laptop when I visited Beatniks and I didn’t see anyone else on the internet, but I was there on a Saturday night for dinner. I didn’t scope out the place for outlets since I only noticed the free wifi sign on my way out. See my full review on Yelp

Buffalo Wild Wings

Crooked Tree Coffee House
free, coffee, plugs, food, cars
I really like the small town cozy feel in this coffee house and cafe. It feels like a neighborhood gathering place with a tables up front (cafe feel) and a few tables tucked away in the back (library reading room feel) separated by a couch and a couple of swivel leather chairs (your friend’s living room feel). Coffee is self-serve and advertises a bottomless cup. The menu is huge and covers breakfast and lunch. See full review, videos and pictures…

Locos Grill & Pub

McAlister’s Deli
free, food, cars
I’ve only taken my laptop into the Creve Coeur location, but I’m guessing that the experience would be pretty similar across their locations. I didn’t see many outlets, but easily grabbed a table where I could plug in. In comparison to First Watch where I felt I was taking up a table while people waited to be seated and my camping out at a table would have meant fewer tips for my waitress, the abundant seating and self-service ordering style made me feel quite comfortable at McAlister’s. The waitress assigned to keep my drink filled was friendly and let me know that she would leave me alone and I should just catch her attention if I needed anything. I would definitely feel comfortable spending an afternoon with my computer here.

Picasso’s Coffee
Reader Comments:
ElizabethL – Picasso’s Coffee on historic main street in st. charles. It’s got live bands on the weekends, free WiFi, outdoor seating, beer, martinis, paninis, pastries, and amazing coffee!

Reader Comments:
Robyn – the new Qdoba in St. Charles by Bass Pro at 70 & 5th has free wifi. The others I go to (Creve Coeur, St. Peters, and O’Fallon) do NOT have free wifi, was excited that the new one does.

St. Louis Bread Company (aka Panera Bread)
free, coffee, plugs, food, cars
With multiple locations all over town, Bread Co is the easiest choice for free WiFi. Every cafe has quite a few outlets plus enough seating that you can usually get a table near them. The only drawback – there is a 30 minute time limit on free WiFi from 11:30-2:00 pm. Given how busy they get at lunchtime, I can understand why they made this choice. Still, it has encouraged me to branch out and discover options where I can work for as long as I want. My favorite locations are UCity Loop, Creve Coeur and Brentwood.