18 best Charlotte coffee shops to work from

18 best Charlotte coffee shops to work from
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Looking to get work done at a coffee shop in Charlotte? Here’s a list of the best spots.

If you’re a remote worker who needs constant caffeine as badly as you do wifi, we’ve got you covered.

Note: Coffee shops are listed below in no specific order (this is not a ranking).


(1) The Hobbyist

All day at this Villa Heights coffee and bottle shop, the bar is lined with laptop workers sipping pour-overs and specialty lattes. Plus, there’s plenty of comfy seating for a casual meeting or creative work session.

Neighborhood: Villa Heights

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m on Sunday

the hobbyist coffee shop in charlotte


(2) Queen City Grounds

Located on the ground floor of the Skyhouse’s north tower in Uptown’s Fourth Ward, Queen City Grounds offers locally made pastries, a menu by FüD, and an in-house roaster called Nightflyer Roastworks.

Neighborhood: Fourth Ward

Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Cronut from Queen City Grounds


(3) Lincoln’s Haberdashery

The South End urban market from the mind behind Futo Buta has 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.

Neighborhood: South End

Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

coffee shop seating at lincolns haberdashery in charlotte

Upper seating nook at Lincoln’s Haberdashery


(4) Mayobird

You don’t have to love chicken salad to hangout at this Dilworth staple. It’s never too packed and offers a spacious lot right off of East Boulevard for easy parking.

Neighborhood: Dilworth

Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily

mayobird coffee shop seating


(5) Starbucks SouthPark

This two-story Starbucks has fast, reliable internet and well-known coffee. Hang out upstairs to get away from the hustle and bustle, or snag one of the big four-person tables if you need to spread out.

Neighborhood: SouthPark

Hours: 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday; 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

two-story-starbucks-southpark


(6) Central Coffee South End

You’ll have to fight for space at the quaint original location in Plaza Midwood, but here you’ll find expanded seating, fast internet, and the same legendary quiche you know and love.

Neighborhood: South End

Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m Monday-Saturday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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Quiche from Central Coffee


(7) Not Just Coffee Jay Street

This is where you go when you want to work from a coffee shop but don’t want to hear the person beside you slurping down their drink. It has plenty of seating, nicely spread throughout the huuuge facility. Not Just Coffee Dilworth and Atherton are cozier options with the same delicious coffee.

Neighborhood: Wesley Heights

Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

not just coffee jay street charlotte


(8) Amélie’s Uptown

The huge Uptown space — 11,000-square-feet kind of huge — includes a bakery case, viewing kitchen, and terrace seating area.

Neighborhood: Uptown

Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. to noon Friday-Saturday; and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

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Famous salted caramel brownie at Amelie’s


(9) Salud Cerveceria

This NoDa specializes in creative coffee drinks, like the Lavender Oat Latte or Dominican Hot Chocolate Latte, for when you need a jolt of energy, and it has brews on tap if that’s more your speed. Head upstairs for tons of seating.

Neighborhood: NoDa

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

salud cerveceria coffee noda charlotte


(10) 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) in Uptown, the New York City-based market offers coffee drinks, pastries, sandwiches, and wraps in a Coco and the Director-like setting.

Neighborhood: Uptown

Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed on weekends.

espresso-at-parliament-coffee-uptown-charlotte


(11) Stable Hand

This new South End spot has HEX Coffee, craft beer, natural wines, and food, including tartines, porridge, and toast.

Neighborhood: South End

Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

All day at this Villa Heights coffee and bottle shop, the bar is lined with laptop workers sipping pour - overs and specialty lattes. Plus, there’s plenty of comfy seating for a casual meeting or creative work session.


(12) Brakeman’s Coffee & Supply

Maybe you live in Matthews, or maybe you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Charlotte, either way, Brakeman’s is a cozy spot with delicious coffee and bakery items. And the patio is a prime spot for warmer days.

Neighborhood: Matthews

Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m Monday-Friday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday; and closed on Sunday.


(13) 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.

Neighborhood: South End

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.


(14) Undercurrent Coffee Optimist Hall

Ideal for the person who tends to work through meal times, you can have your cup of coffee in the morning then stroll the food hall for a lunch break — then get right back to work if needed. It’s fun and efficient.

Plaza location: 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. It’s not too big, but there are a ton of nooks to set up.

Neighborhood: Optimist Park

Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

undercurrent coffee inside optimist hall


(15) Earl’s Grocery

With ample seating (and great natural light), tons of parking, and great food Earl’s Grocery is a stress-free work environment.

Neighborhood: Elizabeth

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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Harvest Salad from Earl’s. Related Agenda guide: 28 best salads in Charlotte, ranked


(16) Common Market South End

The beloved icon is back in a new location with its signature bar-market-deli-coffee shop feel and seven different areas to hang out and work in.

Neighborhood: South End

Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; 7 a.m. to midnight Wednesday-Thursday; 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Related story: Now Open: 5 quick things to know about the new Common Market South End

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Big fan of these four bucket chairs on the way up the stairs at Common Market South End


(17) Coco and the Director

This coffee shop at the Marriott in Uptown has creative tiered lounge seating and a mezzanine level where you can escape for more focus.

Neighborhood: Uptown

Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

coffee shop coco and the director charlotte


(18) Crema Espresso

You’ll see regulars coming in for their usual all morning long, but the cozy Dilworth spot is never too crowded. They have coffee, crepes, and bakery items, and wine when the time’s right.

Neighborhood: Dilworth

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday; and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

crema espresso


Looking for more Charlotte food and drink guides? Here’s a complete list of Agenda guides including best burgers, best bars, best new restaurants, best weekly specials, best pizza, best sushi, best cocktail bars, top restaurants, and best brunch.

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