As a RemoteWorker, when you come to Puerto de la Cruz, you definitely do not want to miss Coworking in the sun. Besides coworking and coliving, they also organize very interesting lectures and free time activities that are really worth to attend. This series is however focused on Cafés and Bars, so we decided to visit the Cafe right next door – FU Café.
The Café is a part of FU International Academy language school so it is also a great place to meet some expats who come here to learn Spanish. Besides a couple of tables inside there are two shaded terraces outside so there is always plenty of space to choose from.
Centro Comercial La Cúpula, Planta 1, Terraza
38400 Puerto de la Cruz,
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
8:00 – 22:00
FU Cafe facebook page
1. Connectivity - ⭐⭐⭐
We were quite dissapointed about the connection here. We measured 7.5Mbps download, 1Mbps upload and connection drops on couple of times.
2. Beverages - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
U Café have very good selection of foods, sandwiches and drinks and we were very happy with the taste as well.
3. Coffee Quality - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Both our espresso and black tea were very good and strong.
4. Value for the Price - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Since FU Cafe is quite far from main tourist area, prices here are very fair.
5. Staff - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
FU Café staff is very friendly and welcoming but none of them spoke English which came as quite surprise since we were next to language schools.
6. Opening hours - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
FU Café opens early in the morning and closes late in the afternoon which is great! You can easily spend the whole day here.
7. Networking - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Networking opportunities are flawless here. You will meet a lot of people from coworking here and also expats from the language school which makes this place number one for meeting new people.
8. Atmospehre - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
FU Café has great international vibe which is great for work but during the late afternoon it gets quite busy since there is a playground that gets filled with kids from kindergarden.
9. Power plugs - ⭐⭐⭐
Situation with power plugs is quite bad here as well. There are only 2 plugs available in the middle of the room and 2 other on the side. No plugs are available in the outside.
10. Comfort - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Chairs and tables are reasonably comfortable both inside and outside but it would be great to have more variability and also more sofas and armchairs.
FU Café could use quite a few improvements to become truly a RemoteFriendly location. We really like the international atmosphere with nomads and expats mingling around but the internet connection and plugs availability was quite bad. Furniture would also deserve some upgrade to become more friendly to work from. However FU Cafe still is a very good option for RemoteWorkers staying in northern Tenerife.
#BONUS: Coworking! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
If you plan to stay for longer, definitely give a go to Coworking in the Sun - with their super-fast internet and great community it is a unique RemoteFriendly place that substitutes all the downsides of FU Café.