Zhonka Surfbreaks - Free Community Wireless access points

Zhonka Broadband proudly partners with select cafes, markets, taverns, and public areas to provide complimentary wireless access in the communities we serve. Bring your own wireless-ready computer and look for the "ZhonkaSurfbreak" SS ID. Voila, you're online! No encryption or password required.

Each Surfbreak wi-fi access point is powered by a Zhonka Broadband DSL connection - the same DSL you can use at your home or office. We think you'll enjoy the performance as well as the gracious establishments serving it! Visit them all! Let us know how you enjoyed your experience. If your business is a good candidate for a Surfbreak, check out the Surfbreak Partner Agreement (.pdf) for more info.

Some photos are clickable to larger versions - Photos contributed by Chris Barnes, Jay Stewart, Sage Silver and Dave Olson. Have a good Surfbreak pic we can use on the site?  Send a .jpg along to Zhonka.

Olympia - Lacey - Dupont/Lakewood - Seattle

Newest Featured Locations

Bagel Brothers
Bagel Brothers laptop user Bagel Brothers westside olympia
400 Cooper Pt. Rd., NW, #22, Olympia, WA  360-352-3676

Bagel Brothers sandwich and espresso shop is ideally situated on Olympia's Westside. Located in the same shopping center as Emperor's Palace, Big Lots, and Goodwill on Cooper Pt. Rd. across from Safeway. Featuring over 20 varieties of bagels baked fresh daily with sandwiches, wraps, subs, espresso, smoothies and over a dozen flavors of cream cheese and spreads. Open seven days a week with ample parking, and both indoor and outdoor seating.

Dockside Deli

501 Columbia NW, Suite B Olympia, WA - 360-956-1928


Locations in Olympia

Clubside Cafe

406 4th Ave. SE Olympia, WA - 360-352-7565 - Map
Breakfast, lunch and late night grub with an east-coast flair featuring Philly cheese steaks, grinders, and hoagies plus a wide variety of inventive specialties. You can order night fare through the Eastside Club's pass-through window or to many area taverns! Bring your laptop for a working lunch (or breakfast).

Dancing Goats Espresso Bar

111 Market St. NE Olympia, WA
Batdorf & Bronson's European-style espresso bar is located directly across from the Olympia Farmers Market. Enjoy espresso drinks, drip coffee and locally baked pastries. The Dancing Goats offers ample parking, outdoor seating and is convenient to the Farmers Market and local marinas.

Batdorf & Bronson Coffeehouse

516 S. Capitol Way, Olympia, WA - 360-786-6717
Located in the historic Harris Dry Goods Building in downtown Olympia, the Batdorf & Bronson Coffeehouse features artisan espresso drinks, drip coffee, locally baked pastries and whole bean coffees. There is ample seating, featuring cozy couches, reading chairs and outdoor cafe tables. Find a spot near the fireplace and relax with your laptop and an exceptional cup of coffee from Batdorf & Bronson and free WiFi courtesy of Zhonka Broadband.

Eastside Club Tavern 

410 4th Ave SE. Olympia, WA - 360-357-9985
- Map
This popular downtown watering-hole features an enviable collection of 30+ microbrews on tap to enjoy with your Internet activities, plus pool, air hockey and table tennis + Ethernet jacks for the wireless impaired, and a coin-op Porthole kiosk.

4th Ave. Tavern 

210 4th Ave, Olympia, WA - 360-786-1444
4th ave Tav features live music, free pool on Sunday, pinball, and plasma TV for sporting events along with a great selection of beer (micros & domestic), plenty of spirits, and great food. "Come in and join the fun!" say the owners Scott & Debbie.

Orca Books

509 4th Ave E  Olympia, WA  - 360-352-0123
Orca Books is Olympia's largest independent bookstore with a range of books (used and new), magazines, and cards to browse along with drip coffee, teas, and select sweets and pastries.  Come in and browse the stacks of books while browsing the web!

King Solomon's Reef

212 4th Ave E Olympia, WA - 360-357-5552
An Olympia classic featuring breakfast, lunch, dinnner, late-night fare, plus a bar that is open early, and a card room featuring poker games.  Save room for pie!

Old School Pizzeria

108 Franklin St. NE, Olympia, WA - 360-786-9640 - Map
Old School Pizzeria is
where Olympians go for authentic NYC style pizza in a veritable museum of pop culture memorabilia.   Also serving dinner salads and cooking up thick-crust, Sicilian style pies as well.  Stop by for daily slice specials, or order a whole custom pie for the team, crew or family. A selection of tasty brews for adults and kids too!  Don't forget to check out the classic arcade games and aquarium.

The Mark

407 Columbia St. SW Olympia, WA - 360-754-4414

Last Word Books
 
211 4th Ave. E., Olympia, WA - 360-786-9673
Last Word Books and Rec the Place Fantastic Records are worker owned collectives specializing in hard to find media of all sorts. We hope to provide a comfortable and welcoming space for the free exchange of ideas.

The Brotherhood Tavern

119 Capitol Way N Olympia, WA - 360-352-4153 - Map
Local impresario Pit K. has a new locale with a vast collection of eclectic wall art, a full bar, shuffleboard and occasional live music special events.  In the comfort of the Brotherhood Tavern, you may enjoy free wi-fi with a cocktail or use the coin-op iMac.

OlyBikes

124 State Avenue NE Olympia, WA 98501 - 360-753-7525
Olybikes is Oly's downtown community bike shop located across from the bus depot. Learn about bicycle commuting, get bike lane and trail maps and cycling freeware at Velolution. Oh yeah, ask Larry about bike polo.

Ben Moore's

112 4th Ave, Olympia - 360-357-7527
Venerable Olympia bar and restaurant.

Danger Room Comics

201 4th Ave. W, Olympia, WA - 360-705-3050
The Danger Room is dedicated to carrying the widest variety of comics possible, with a special emphasis on small press and 'indy' comics. While their kung-fu is mighty, it is the quiet stillness in their hearts that calms their fists.

Fire and Earth

322 E. 4th Ave, Olympia - 360-705-3976
Fire and Earth Hookah Lounge

Location in Lacey

Brewed Awakenings - Lacey

640 Woodland Square Loop SE Lacey, WA - 360-455-1576 - Map
Brewed Awakenings is an espresso lounge and deli next to a grassy park where one may enjoy seasonal entertainment in the gazebo and/or outdoor films while kicking back with your wi-fi and and a beverage.

Locations in Dupont, Tillicum, Lakewood etc.

Gertie's Grill

15417 Union Ave SW, Lakewood, WA - 253-584-4848
Restaurant and tavern.

Caffe Pegaso
1520 Wilmington Drive #100  Dupont, WA - 253-964-5665 

Location on Olympic Pennisula

South Shore Mall - Food Court - Aberdeen

Locations in Seattle

Cafe Allegro #1

4214 University Way NE Seattle, WA - 206-633-3030
Cafe Allegro, Seattle's original espresso bar, serves quality coffee, tea, delicious homemade and local pastries. Located in the alley between University Way and 15th NE, Allegro is open from 6:30am-10:30pm and provides a great atmosphere for working and studying.

Cafe Allegro #2

4002 University Way NE Seattle, WA - 206-634-2310

Cafe Allegro #2 serves quality coffee, home-style breakfast, lunch, dinner and features a quaint, hip, smoke free bar in the evenings. Located under the College Inn Bed & Breakfast, Cafe Allegro is open from 6:30am-12am and the kitchen is open from 8am-8pm. Come in, check your e-mail, have a latte with a homemade pastry and relax in the sunny front dinning room.

Collective

5323 Ballard Ave.NW, Seattle, WA - 206-782-1900.
Located in the heart of historic Ballard, Collective brings together a number of talented vintage furniture dealers with the aim of creating an artfully merchandised space for eclectic, unusual artifacts of the 20th century. Industrial design commingles with rustic & shabby; mid-century modern shares space with organic found objects. Open 10-6 every day of the week. Open until 9pm during the Ballard 2nd Saturday Art Walk.

The Plymouth Cafe

621 3rd Ave. (@Cherry), Seattle, WA - 206-622-0477
Plymouth Café furthers the mission of Plymouth Housing Group by providing affordable, high quality, meals and snacks in a creative environment that educates, inspires and invites our customers, employees, and community to share in Plymouth Housing Group’s commitment to eliminate homelessness in Seattle. Thanks to Manuel Wanskasmith for picture from Buffoonery blog.

Locations Coming Soon

The Vault Nightclub
425 Franklin, Olympia, WA - 360-357-5636

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Tech:
Zhonka Surfbreaks use industry-standard "802.11b" equipment to provide the wi-fi access. Most any 802.11b equipped laptop or PDA - including Macintosh Airport cards and backward compatible 802.11g devices - work quite nicely. DSL speeds range from 256/256Kbps to 1.5/1Mbps depending on location.

Interested in joining the Surfbreak / Merchant Referral program?

Zhonka values relationships with local cafes, public areas, computer retailers and professional consultants. Participants in this program will be listed on the Zhonka web-site and invited to participate in mutually beneficial co-marketing campaigns.  See the Surfbreak Partner Agreement for more info.

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Send it along to Zhonka.

Seeking Zhonka Surfbreak logos for your website or ads? 
Here are a few images for your use if you are a Surfbreak partner.  Need a different (hi-res) format for print advertising?  Just Contact Zhonka.  Remember "Surfbreak" is a Trademark of Zhonka Broadband.

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Enjoy! Photos contributed by Chris Barnes, Jay Stewart, Sage Silver and Dave Olson.

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