While wandering through the southern part of the island we had a little time of the problems to find a good spot for remote workers that would not be overwhelmed by commercialism but then we got to El Médano near a famous kitesurfing beach and finally found a suitable place for a RemoteFriendly badge. Hurray!
While the main beach area is full of TouristFriendly places, we decided to look further near the harbor and luckily found Manfred’s Soul Cafe. We were welcomed by loose reggae vibes, cool staff and hippy interior painted by well known local artist Simona Peres.
Av. José Miguel Galván Bello, 10,
38612 El Médano,
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
9:00 – 02:30
1. Connectivity - ⭐⭐⭐
Since we have measured just 5 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload, this place is not very suitable for any speed demanding tasks but worked fine for skype calls.
2. Beverages - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Beverages selection was fine here, started with quite cheap bacadillos and ended with fine american burgers. Drink selection was also great!
3. Coffee Quality - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Espresso and café con leche was great but we had even better.
4. Value for the Price - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Considering that we were in the main tourist area the prices were very fair.
5. Staff - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
FGuys here were exactly like you would expect from the hippy place, relaxed and friendly and spoke english well.
6. Opening hours - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The opening hours are amazing. You can come early in the morning and leave early in the morning next day.
7. Networking - ⭐⭐⭐
Not many opportunities for networking here. You can meet some artist and surfers here but we haven't met any RemoteWorkers.
8. Atmospehre - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The relaxed atmosphere with El Médano beach views is great for some light work but not so great for deep work.
9. Power plugs - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
we really appreciate that. However there could be more of them.
10. Comfort - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
There is good variety of sitting spots but lot of them is ``beach style design`` that is not so comfortable for longer work session.
If you are in the area and look for a spot to work from or just want to grab a snack and write couple of emails after kitesurfing session, this is definitely a place to visit. Great vibe, relaxed atmosphere and acceptable wifi connection makes Manfred's Cafe approved RemoteFriendly location.
#BONUS: Kitesurfing! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
El Médano is a famous kitesurfing spot and it is always great to find some time for a good sport during your workday.