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The interior of the co-working space The Assembly in San Francisco’s Mission District. There are multiple chairs and tables. The ceilings are high with white structural beams. There are multiple windows.
The Assembly in San Francisco’s Mission District.
Margaret Austin

Bay Area’s best co-working spaces, mapped

These supportive and creative spots will bring out your best work

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The Assembly in San Francisco’s Mission District.
| Margaret Austin

Tech-laden San Francisco and the Bay Area in general has no shortage of shared office spaces that cater to startups and the competitive corporate culture that often surrounds them.

Alternatively, there are many community-driven options out there if you know where to look. Working spaces that support artistic endeavors and female entrepreneurship. It can be hard to know where to start with so many choices, but luckily we did the scouting for you.

Below are shared work spaces that boast supportive communities, enviable facilities, and most importantly, strong coffee to fuel you all day long.

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1. Shared

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739 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 317-5905
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This inviting space attracts individuals from all career paths, from engineers to artists. One of the features of this smartly- and sparsely-designed industrial workspace is that it provides tools like saws, anvil, and industrial sewing machines for those literal hands-on professionals.

For individuals looking for an alternative to the tech-oriented workspaces, this is your home. Various memberships include: weekday access, weekend and evening access, private desk, and private space options.

The interior of the co-working space Shared in San Francisco. There is a person working at a desk. There are multiple rolling racks with clothing and dress forms. Photo by SHARED

2. The Assembly

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449 14th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 868-3322
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Only a few months old, this women-only wellness clubhouse, located in a beautifully remodeled 1900s church, is already getting positive buzz from the local community. With challenging workout classes, plenty of communal workspaces, and inspiring events, this is a club that women of all professional backgrounds will want to join. Monthly membership includes access to the space, discounts to all the events, and four workout classes.

For a closer look, check out Curbed SF’s feature piece on the new space.

3. Bespoke Coworking

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Level 4, #450A, 845 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 964-4815
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Located in the San Francisco Westfield Mall, this co-working space has a retail focus, where members can attend pop-ups and network with others in the retail-tech industry. Bespoke features plenty of communal workspace, as well as demo and event spaces, and a bouldering wall as a prime stress reliever. Monthly membership include shared desk, dedicated desk, and private office options as well as conference rooms for bigger teams.

4. The Laundry

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3359 26th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 985-7746
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A versatile space that promotes artistic creativity in the Mission, this spot boasts a drop-in coffee shop where workers are fueled by strong caffeine from the pop-up cafe. In the evening, The Laundry morphs into a venue that holds a wide range of programs from social justice events to art shows. Conference rooms can be rented out in the back for more privacy.

5. Canopy

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2223, 2193 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 604-3330
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Away from all the tech hubs of the city, this natural light-filled space in Pacific Heights is ideal for those seeking a more personalized workshare experience. The venue itself will inspire you to get up and go to work every morning with its sleek look care of noted designer Yves Béhar. Flexible membership includes occasional usage, smaller shared table, and community table options, as well as a personal desk, private office, and virtual office choices.

Canopy also has a location in Jackson Square.

To see more of Canopy’s Pacific Heights offices, check our Curbed SF’s feature piece on the place.

6. Birdnest

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1446 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Making use of restaurant space that is usually vacant during daytime hours, this company cleverly transformed the Hazel Southern Bar and Kitchen into a shared workspace along San Francisco’s MidMarket area. Membership options include three-day passes or monthly passes, as well as unlimited coffee and tea to fuel your day. There are also $3/hour and $10/day passes for drop-ins.

The interior of the coworking space Birdnest in San Francisco. There are exposed red brick walls, tables, and chairs. Photo courtesy of Birdnest

7. The Vault

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415 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 908-1010
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Housed in the original Ghirardelli Chocolate factory, this co-working space has a selective application process, and as a result has fostered a community of close-knit tech entrepreneurs and early stage startups where everyone benefits from idea sharing and networking.

The weekly lunches, happy hours, and product demos all lend themselves to a creative workspace that is worth investing in. And don’t forget about that sweet, sweet view of the Bay.

8. Covo

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2912, 981 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 886-6206
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CEO Rebecca Brian Pan, who has her own CV of impressive entrepreneur ventures to her name, oversees this community-oriented space. Covo comes with an onsite bar/coffee shop, and plenty of open space to get your work done. The biggest perk is that this space is open to everyone, and has an hourly co-working lounge where anyone can drop-in without membership.

Monthly membership options are also available, and include open seating, dedicated desks, and semi-private offices.

9. Anchor Coworking Space

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1540 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

This community, located just above Van Ness on Market Street, workspace offers dedicated desks for affordable monthly prices, allowing members to personalize their space, and make it feel more like home. The overall atmosphere is relaxed, complete with a costume bin to spark creativity and a meditation area for days when you need to catch your breath. Private offices are also available for a monthly fee.

10. PariSoma

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169 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 626-6406
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With an open space for easy collaboration, this SoMa-based workshare spot prides itself on helping its members thrive through events and free courses on design, tech and entrepreneurship. For six-plus years, PariSoma has hosted over 500 founders, designers, and developers. They’ve even been known to throw a boisterous party or two on the weekends.

Membership options include open space, dedicated desk, and private offices.

11. The Hivery

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38 Miller Ave #20
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 569-7760
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Grace Kraaijvanger, a former professional ballerina and modern dancer, founded this workspace and community, where women of diverse backgrounds can thrive. Located in Mill Valley, the three core values—kindness, creativity, and community—are the foundation of this space that is an interior designer’s dream.

This venue also provides mentorship opportunities, along with workshops and events. Both month-to-month and six-month membership options are available.

The interior of the co-working space The Hivery in Mill Valley California. There are chairs, tables, and tall windows. Photo by Jacquelyn Warner

12. Impact Hub Oakland

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2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 858-2323
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With a focus on social justice, art, environment, and non-profit organizations, this spacious, industrial workspace provides a lively communal area and quiet spots for solo work. Highlights include digital-free zones which takes unplugging to a whole new level with yurts for meditation, stress-free lounging, and a rotating art gallery.

Events include First Friday, which has free co-working all day for everyone. Reasonably priced day passes, as well as individual, and organizational memberships are available and most include co-working hours.

13. Nomadic Press (Uptown)

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2301 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
(347) 844-0481
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This nonprofit literary publisher that has a well-known presence in the Oakland arts scene, provides workspaces in its volunteer-run locations in Uptown and Fruitvale for artists to gather and collaborate. Community events and open houses are held at both spots where there are small performance spaces and galleries supporting local artists.

Artists can apply for a six-month long residency at one of the locations, which includes affordable studio space and a final exhibition at The Flight Deck Gallery in Downtown Oakland.

14. Makers Workspace

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1150 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 898-6488
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Located in the heart of Berkeley’s Gilman Arts District, this workspace allows artists and designers the chance to rent a monthly private studio and benefit from a supportive creative community. With 43 private studios of various sizes, the facility also includes open studio sessions, art walks, and pop-up shops.

15. The Pad

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1250 Borregas Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 465-0494
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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, this women-run coworking space prides itself on creating an innovative space for start-ups at an affordable price. Day passes, meeting room rentals, and monthly desk and office memberships are available. Additional add-on features include mail priority services, and daily lunch delivery.

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1. Shared

739 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107
The interior of the co-working space Shared in San Francisco. There is a person working at a desk. There are multiple rolling racks with clothing and dress forms. Photo by SHARED

This inviting space attracts individuals from all career paths, from engineers to artists. One of the features of this smartly- and sparsely-designed industrial workspace is that it provides tools like saws, anvil, and industrial sewing machines for those literal hands-on professionals.

For individuals looking for an alternative to the tech-oriented workspaces, this is your home. Various memberships include: weekday access, weekend and evening access, private desk, and private space options.

739 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94107

2. The Assembly

449 14th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Only a few months old, this women-only wellness clubhouse, located in a beautifully remodeled 1900s church, is already getting positive buzz from the local community. With challenging workout classes, plenty of communal workspaces, and inspiring events, this is a club that women of all professional backgrounds will want to join. Monthly membership includes access to the space, discounts to all the events, and four workout classes.

For a closer look, check out Curbed SF’s feature piece on the new space.

449 14th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

3. Bespoke Coworking

Level 4, #450A, 845 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Located in the San Francisco Westfield Mall, this co-working space has a retail focus, where members can attend pop-ups and network with others in the retail-tech industry. Bespoke features plenty of communal workspace, as well as demo and event spaces, and a bouldering wall as a prime stress reliever. Monthly membership include shared desk, dedicated desk, and private office options as well as conference rooms for bigger teams.

Level 4, #450A, 845 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

4. The Laundry

3359 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

A versatile space that promotes artistic creativity in the Mission, this spot boasts a drop-in coffee shop where workers are fueled by strong caffeine from the pop-up cafe. In the evening, The Laundry morphs into a venue that holds a wide range of programs from social justice events to art shows. Conference rooms can be rented out in the back for more privacy.

3359 26th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

5. Canopy

2223, 2193 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Away from all the tech hubs of the city, this natural light-filled space in Pacific Heights is ideal for those seeking a more personalized workshare experience. The venue itself will inspire you to get up and go to work every morning with its sleek look care of noted designer Yves Béhar. Flexible membership includes occasional usage, smaller shared table, and community table options, as well as a personal desk, private office, and virtual office choices.

Canopy also has a location in Jackson Square.

To see more of Canopy’s Pacific Heights offices, check our Curbed SF’s feature piece on the place.

2223, 2193 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115

6. Birdnest

1446 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
The interior of the coworking space Birdnest in San Francisco. There are exposed red brick walls, tables, and chairs. Photo courtesy of Birdnest

Making use of restaurant space that is usually vacant during daytime hours, this company cleverly transformed the Hazel Southern Bar and Kitchen into a shared workspace along San Francisco’s MidMarket area. Membership options include three-day passes or monthly passes, as well as unlimited coffee and tea to fuel your day. There are also $3/hour and $10/day passes for drop-ins.

1446 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

7. The Vault

415 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Housed in the original Ghirardelli Chocolate factory, this co-working space has a selective application process, and as a result has fostered a community of close-knit tech entrepreneurs and early stage startups where everyone benefits from idea sharing and networking.

The weekly lunches, happy hours, and product demos all lend themselves to a creative workspace that is worth investing in. And don’t forget about that sweet, sweet view of the Bay.

415 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94111

8. Covo

2912, 981 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

CEO Rebecca Brian Pan, who has her own CV of impressive entrepreneur ventures to her name, oversees this community-oriented space. Covo comes with an onsite bar/coffee shop, and plenty of open space to get your work done. The biggest perk is that this space is open to everyone, and has an hourly co-working lounge where anyone can drop-in without membership.

Monthly membership options are also available, and include open seating, dedicated desks, and semi-private offices.

2912, 981 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. Anchor Coworking Space

1540 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

This community, located just above Van Ness on Market Street, workspace offers dedicated desks for affordable monthly prices, allowing members to personalize their space, and make it feel more like home. The overall atmosphere is relaxed, complete with a costume bin to spark creativity and a meditation area for days when you need to catch your breath. Private offices are also available for a monthly fee.

1540 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

10. PariSoma

169 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

With an open space for easy collaboration, this SoMa-based workshare spot prides itself on helping its members thrive through events and free courses on design, tech and entrepreneurship. For six-plus years, PariSoma has hosted over 500 founders, designers, and developers. They’ve even been known to throw a boisterous party or two on the weekends.

Membership options include open space, dedicated desk, and private offices.

169 11th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

11. The Hivery

38 Miller Ave #20, Mill Valley, CA 94941
The interior of the co-working space The Hivery in Mill Valley California. There are chairs, tables, and tall windows. Photo by Jacquelyn Warner

Grace Kraaijvanger, a former professional ballerina and modern dancer, founded this workspace and community, where women of diverse backgrounds can thrive. Located in Mill Valley, the three core values—kindness, creativity, and community—are the foundation of this space that is an interior designer’s dream.

This venue also provides mentorship opportunities, along with workshops and events. Both month-to-month and six-month membership options are available.

38 Miller Ave #20
Mill Valley, CA 94941

12. Impact Hub Oakland

2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

With a focus on social justice, art, environment, and non-profit organizations, this spacious, industrial workspace provides a lively communal area and quiet spots for solo work. Highlights include digital-free zones which takes unplugging to a whole new level with yurts for meditation, stress-free lounging, and a rotating art gallery.

Events include First Friday, which has free co-working all day for everyone. Reasonably priced day passes, as well as individual, and organizational memberships are available and most include co-working hours.

2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

13. Nomadic Press (Uptown)

2301 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

This nonprofit literary publisher that has a well-known presence in the Oakland arts scene, provides workspaces in its volunteer-run locations in Uptown and Fruitvale for artists to gather and collaborate. Community events and open houses are held at both spots where there are small performance spaces and galleries supporting local artists.

Artists can apply for a six-month long residency at one of the locations, which includes affordable studio space and a final exhibition at The Flight Deck Gallery in Downtown Oakland.

2301 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

14. Makers Workspace

1150 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

Located in the heart of Berkeley’s Gilman Arts District, this workspace allows artists and designers the chance to rent a monthly private studio and benefit from a supportive creative community. With 43 private studios of various sizes, the facility also includes open studio sessions, art walks, and pop-up shops.

1150 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

15. The Pad

1250 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, this women-run coworking space prides itself on creating an innovative space for start-ups at an affordable price. Day passes, meeting room rentals, and monthly desk and office memberships are available. Additional add-on features include mail priority services, and daily lunch delivery.

1250 Borregas Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94089