Since the pandemic of 2020 & 2021 many workers found themselves working remotely. Now that the world has semi-returned back to normal, some jobs still have remained remote, allowing employees to work from virtually anywhere. Coffee shops have become an alternative hot spot in lieu of going into an office. Here are 10 of Charlotte’s best coffee shops for remote workers, based on criteria like ample parking, reliable Wi-Fi, comfortable seating and accommodating hours.
Backdrop Coffee, located at 919 Berryhill Road, is a Seversville coffee shop that has an in-house roastery and provides jobs to individuals with disabilities. It is also a haven for remote workers, with a full coffee and food menu, free parking, couches, tables, and numerous outlets. It is especially a good option for early morning coffee-shop goers, given they close in the mid-afternoon. They are open Monday-Saturday, 7AM-3PM.
Brakeman’s Coffee & Supply, located at 225 North Trade Street in Matthews, is perfect for those who live in Matthews, or for those who may need a break from the hustle and bustle of Charlotte. Either way, Brakeman’s is a cozy spot for both coffee and bakery items. The patio is a prime spot for warmer days. They are open Monday-Saturday, 7AM-6PM.
Change Please Cafe, located at 932 Siegle Avenue, is a cafe/nonprofit where 100% of coffee sales are used to support people experiencing homelessness. The organization trains them to be baristas, gives them employment opportunities and supports them in other areas. There is plenty of parking, and seating both inside and out of the Innovation Barn. Right now Change Please only serves coffee and tea but hope to serve food, wine and beer in the future. They are open Monday-Friday, 7AM-2PM.
Community Matters Cafe, located at 821 West 1st Street in Third Ward, has plenty of space (and outlets) to work both inside and outside. The café is an extension program for the local nonprofit Charlotte Rescue Mission. They are open Monday-Friday, 7AM-2PM.
Giddy Goat, located at 1217 Plaza Road in Plaza Midwood, is a coffee shop and roastery that has two stories of seating and a menu that includes coffee, wine and their well-known empanadas. Giddy Goat tends to fill up quickly, so getting there early is key. They are open everyday, 7AM-6PM.
Hex Coffee, Kitchen, and Natural Wines, located at 201 Camp Road, is a gourmet coffee shop that recently reopened as an all-day cafe in Camp North End. It seats about 40 people indoors and has additional outdoor seating. Open until 9PM, it is a good option for working later in the day. You will find a Japanese-inspired menu, plus wine and mocktails (and coffee, of course). They are open Tuesday-Sunday, 8AM-9PM.
The Hobbyist, located at 2100 North Davidson Street in Villa Heights, has a little bit of everything from pour-overs to craft cocktails. The inside offers plenty of seating, including a bar and a patio space for warmer days. There is a parking lot around the back, plus parallel spots in front and on the side of the building. They are open Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-9PM, Friday-Saturday 8AM-10PM and Sunday 8:30AM-6PM.
Night Swim Coffee – Oakhurst, located 1620 Oakhurst Commons Drive, is the brainchild of Not Just Coffee and Undercurrent founders. You cannot go wrong working at any of their five Charlotte-area locations, but the Oakhurst location is particularly remote-work friendly, with a free parking lot, spacious interior and hefty food menu. They are open open Monday-Friday 7AM-4:30PM, Saturday 8AM-4:30PM and Sunday 8AM-5PM.
Not Just Coffee Jay Street, located at 1026 Jay Street, has six locations in Charlotte, but the Jay Street location is a must for when you want to work from a coffee shop, but do not want to hear the person beside you drinking their coffee as well. NJC Jay Street shares a space with Charlotte-based coworking company Hygge and has a huge parking lot around the back, plus parallel spots out front. They are open Monday-Friday 7AM-5PM and Saturday-Sunday 8AM-4PM.
Sumaq Coffee, located at 6259 South Boulevard, is a hidden gem that if you drive by too fast, you will miss it. The layout is both Instagram-worthy and functional, with indoor and outdoor seating and a central charging hub. In addition to coffee, tea and lemonade, you will find a Peruvian-inspired food menu of pastries, sandwiches and empanadas. They are open every day from 8AM-7PM.