5 best new places to work remotely in Charlotte

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Forget Starbucks.

Here are the best new places to hunker down and work your way through your to-do list.


Lincoln’s Haberdashery

The new urban market from the mind behind Futo Buta comes complete with sandwiches (breakfast and otherwise), a huge pastry case, plenty of coffee and a large selection of alcoholic beverages for when you need that extra push at 5 p.m.

Location: South End (1300 South Boulevard)

Wi-Fi: Yes

Eat: Take it to the Bridge (with acme-smoked salmon, house toast, lemon zest, cream cheese, dill, red onion, capers and ikura, $9); full menu

Drink: Signature lattes (change every season, made with locally-sourced ingredients, $4.25-$4.75); full menu

Sit: In the cozy nook under the American flag

Related story: 5 things to know about the new Lincoln’s Haberdashery in South End

Hours: Monday through Thursday (7 a.m.-9 p.m.), Friday (7 a.m.-10 p.m.), Saturday (8 a.m.-10 p.m.) and Sunday (8 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Connect: Facebook, Instagram

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Parliament Espresso & Coffee

Located on the first floor of the new 300 South Tryon Building (also home to the likes of Angeline’s, Merchant and Trade and La Belle Helene), the New York City-based market offers coffee drinks, pastries, sandwiches and wraps in a Coco and the Director-like setting.

Location: Uptown (300 South Tryon)

Wi-Fi: Yes

Drink: Any espresso-based drink. They’re made with beans sourced from a family-run farm in Nicaragua and made in La Marzocco machines; full menu

Sit: At the street-facing bar for natural light and background movement

Related story: New York-based espresso and coffee shop now open in Uptown – and they’ve got a grab-and-go window

Hours: Monday through Saturday (7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Connect: Facebook, Instagram

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Queen City Grounds

Located on the ground floor of the Skyhouse’s north tower, Queen City Grounds offers locally-made pastries, a menu by FüD and an in-house roaster called Nightflyer Roastworks. Check out their seasonal drink menu, too – this summer’s included a Mai Tai Iced Tea and Matcha Mojito.

Location: Fourth Ward (644 North Church Street)

Wi-Fi: Yes

Eat: Between the Banh & Mi (with marinated tofu, carrots, cilantro, tomatoes, jalapeños, avocado and sriracha aioli on a toasted hoagie, $7.50); full menu located at the top of the page

Drink: Any coffee drink. Each is made in-house by on-site Nightflyer Roastworks and offerings vary from season to season; full menu

Sit: Upstairs on the mezzanine, practically asking to be stayed in for hours

Related story: A new coffee shop with in-house roaster in coming to Skyhouse in Uptown

Hours: Monday through Thursday (7 a.m.-9 p.m.), Friday (7 a.m.-10 p.m.), Saturday (8 a.m.-10 p.m.) and Sunday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Connect: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


Suffolk Punch

The coffee shop-restaurant-brewery-fermentation lab hybrid has become a South End staple that’s designed to be conducive to the flow of one’s day, transitioning seamlessly from a breakfast and coffee stop to lunch and eventually dinner with a full menu of beer and cocktails. And with USB ports scattered throughout and free wifi in the industrial chic space, it’s perfect for a remote worker.

Location: South End (2911 Griffith Street, New Bern stop)

Wi-Fi: Yes

Eat: The Suffolk Punch Burger (with Mills Family Farm grass-fed beef, muenster cheese, lettuce, tomato, shaved onion, pickles and bourbon mustard on an onion roll, $13); full menu

Drink: Nitro Cold Brew (of which they sell an “unbelievable” amount, $4); full menu

Sit: At the bar for easy access to USB ports and coffee without taking up a full table

Related story: How Suffolk Punch became a popular South End hangout in under a year

Hours: Monday through Thursday (7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.), Friday (7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.), Saturday (9 a.m.-12 a.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m.-9 p.m.)

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Undercurrent Coffee

Plaza Midwood’s newest coffee shop offers 42 seats throughout its dining area in the form of bistro tables, sofas and chairs, and an all-day menu focused on breakfast, toasts and salads. 

Location: Plaza Midwood (2012 Commonwealth Avenue)

Wi-Fi: Yes

Eat: Avocado Toast (with dukkah and micro amaranth, $7.25); full menu

Drink: Pour Over (available after 10 a.m., market price); full menu

Sit: On one of the couches by the window. Prime real estate for groups, people watching and outlets.

Related story: Undercurrent Coffee opens Thursday at 7 a.m. in Plaza Midwood. See the menu

Hours: Monday through Friday (7 a.m.-7 p.m.), Saturday (8 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Sunday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Connect: FacebookTwitterInstagram

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Kylie Moore
Writer doubling as a travel, wine, and Oxford Comma enthusiast.