Before I began working at home, I used to wonder what the heck all of those folks were doing in all of those coffee shops!
I’d stop for a cup of coffee on the way home from a meeting and would think “They can’t ALL be students. Or writing the Great American Novel. Or checking out internet sites that they can’t watch at home. What ARE they doing?”
Turns out – while some ARE students, writers, and folks wanting a break from being in their home – a LOT of them are working from home – but home means my front porch, the bus, the local coffee shop – anywhere were I can get access to wireless.
I’ve developed some favorite spots to get out of the house and stay productive – here are a few:
- Irwin’s Cafe and Bakery: Just up the street, cozy, tasty food and coffee, and friendly people!
- Starbucks on 45th: Surprisingly quiet in between 10 and noon, lots of room. And I like their drip coffee – strong, acidic, dark!
- Kate’s Pub: Don’t laugh –but on a Friday afternoon when I’m meeting friends for a post work pint – it’s a great spot to finish up the day’s work!
- Fuel: Right in the ‘hood, (I like their macchiato), and more room in the back than you think!
(There are a LOT of places that cheerfully offer internet access here in Wallingford, too!)
Do you work at home? Have some favorite spots? Tips for people just getting started working at home