As pandemic restrictions on life have receded, one change seems to have stuck: More offices are more tolerant of remote work, and “telecommuting” no longer seems like an eccentric lifestyle. But working from home, for all its benefits, can be a drag. Maybe you have roommates who annoy you, maybe your internet is fickle, maybe you just realized you haven’t left the house or spoken out loud to anyone in three days. Time to go to a cafe!
We’re remote workers at Eater Seattle, so we know what makes a good remote work spot. First, you need good Wi-Fi. Second, you need coffee. Third, though it’s not a necessity, you’d like to have some food that goes beyond a tray of pastries. Fourth, it’s nice if a place serves alcohol as well, in case you’d like to segue smoothly from the workday to happy hour. Fifth, outlets are a plus. Sixth, a good remote work hangout shouldn’t be too crowded — though if a cafe has all five of the preceding things, it’s probably going to attract its share of laptops.
Here are some of our current favorite places to work remotely in Seattle. BUT PLEASE: If you are going to post up with your computer for a long time, buy something (buy more than one thing) and tip like you want to make friends. Nursing a single drip for four hours is bad etiquette!
As usual, this list is organized alphabetically rather than ranked. If you think we missed a place or just want to say hi, email us at email@example.com.Read More