Where to read and study in Santiago?

There are times we just want to read a book or work on a laptop in a public space with all the free time in the world. Here are some places to go indoor in Santiago with quiet environment and wifi (most of them provide free service):

1) Gabriela Café at Centro Cultural GAM (free wi-fi available)

Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 227, downtown Santiago (metro Universidad Católica)

Tel 2633 95 77

Just one of my favourite cultural places in Santiago. GAM offers a great space for all kinds of activities, if you want to study or hang out they have this nice coffee shop on the second floor, and you will see teenagers practicing on their dance routine and rollerblading on some weekends. Below ground floor there is a nice wine shop. And of course, there are always expositions, dance performances, and music concerts going on.






2) Café Literario Parque Bustamante (free wi-fi available)

In front of Juana de Lestonac, Parque Bustamante (Metro Baquedano)

Tel 2381 2230

A great place to go read and work in a quiet space, you can bring your own coffee or drinks. The only downside is that there is no air conditioning, but sitting on the terrace gives you a cool breeze during hot summer. It’s right in the middle of Parque Bustamante near metro Baquedano. There is also another branch in Providencia.


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4) National Library of Chile

Ave. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 651, downtown Santiago (metro Santa Lucia)

Tel 2360 5232

Building with beautiful architecture and interior design, recommended for all art and book lovers!

There is also a salon for laptop workspace with limited time access per day (second photo below).




salon bicentenario Biblioteca Nacional Chile
Salon Bicentenario in National Library of Chile

5) JustPeople cafe (free wi-fi available)

Avda. Apoquindo 5400, Las Condes, Metro Manquehue

Tel 2721 8300

Perfect place to work and have brief business meetings over coffee. They also offer meeting rooms, work stations for rent on the second floor.


justpeople coffee space

justpeople loungejustpeople meeting room


6) Various Starbucks chains around the city


starbucks providencia


3 thoughts on “Where to read and study in Santiago?

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