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Best Alternatives To Raleigh CoWorking Spaces For Freelancers Who Love Coffee

A couple months back, we wrote a post titled “The Coolest Coworking Spaces in Raleigh“, in which we spotlighted our favorite temporary office spaces around the Raleigh area.

We know not every startup or freelancer will have the resources to pay for a coworking space, so we took a different approach, and outlined the best alternatives to coworking spaces for freelancers. These spaces are perfect for freelancers who also love to eat some great food, drink tea, or get a great cup of coffee while they’re getting some work done.

Being a freelance digital strategist myself, I frequent coffee shops and have found those that are great to work at, and those that just don’t inspire me to stay there and work. Below will you find a list of the places that myself and my team love working at around the Raleigh area.

Jubala at Lafayette Village

This made-to-order coffee shop has been voted “Best Place to Get Your Caffeine Fix” by Midtown Magazine in 2013. This authentic micro-brewed coffee is always fresh and made to fit each customer’s specific requests. Not only do they serve delicious varieties of coffee, but they also work to truly express their care for others and work hard to provide a place for community members to relax, connect, and engage with one another. Jubala Village Coffee ensures that its customers not only are served the best coffee but that they have an overall enjoyable experience while there.

Address:
8450 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 8pm
Saturday: 8am – 8pm
Sunday: 8am – 5pm

Website: http://jubalavillagecoffee.com/

Black and White Coffee Roasters

Black and White Coffee Roasters maintains an overall philosophy that coffee should be simple. Overall, they try to ensure high-quality coffee for their customers and overall enjoyable experience. Customers boast about the delicious coffee and pleasant atmosphere which Black and White Coffee Roasters provides. With a simple menu and incredible service, this is a great place for any coffee drinkers to check out!

Address:
314 Brooks St
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 7am – 6pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Website: https://www.blackwhiteroasters.com/

Fount Coffee

This locally owned and operated specialty coffee bar is found in the heart of Research Triangle Park. They are dedicated to providing not only quality coffee but positive customer service and an overall community feel. Partnered with Counter Culture Coffee, all of their drinks are handcrafted to the utmost quality. Additionally, they serve completely gluten-free dishes using only organic ingredients. In the afternoons, they also serve local beers and fine wines along with fresh dishes made in-house. All in all, Fount aims to be a place for community members to gather and have a positive, relaxed experience.

Address:
10954 Chapel Hill Rd Ste 107 & 109
Morrisville, NC 27560

Hours:
Monday — Friday: 7am — 6pm
Saturday: 8am — 6pm
Sunday: 8am — 5pm

Website: http://fountcoffee.com

BREW Coffee Bar

Brew Coffee Bar aims to not only provide incredible service but also to build connections amongst community members. It offers welcoming spaces for people to come together and embrace their shared love for coffee, beer, and other spirits. With an overall goal of creating a positive impact in the community, Brew Coffee Bar is a great place for hanging out and gathering with others. Currently, there are two locations – one in downtown Raleigh and another in Cary Theater. Two new locations in Raleigh are also in the works, and should be open soon! Come relax and enjoy this authentic coffee experience!

Address:
111 Seaboard Ave #116
Raleigh, NC 27604

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7am-6pm
‍Saturday: 8am-6pm
‍Sunday: 9am-5pm

Website: http://www.brewcoffeebar.co/

Sir Walter Coffee

At Sir Walter Coffee, customers can order from the bar some coffee classics in addition to coffee and tea cocktails and bubble tea. These specialty cocktails can be ordered either with or without alcohol. In addition to their wide selection of drinks, they also offer food including sandwiches, burritos, waffles, and more. The coffee house has a hip and creative feel to it, with an overall orange and gray theme, colorful artwork, and outdoor seating. Set in downtown Raleigh, this coffee shop is in a great location and offers convenient hours even for the late-night coffee drinkers!

Address:
145 E Davie St
Raleigh, NC 27601

Hours:
Monday: 7am – 8pm
Sunday-Wednesday: 7am – 8pm
Thursday-Saturday: 7am – 12am

Website: https://www.sirwaltercoffee.com/

Heirloom Coffee

This modern coffee shop offers espresso drinks, loose-leaf teas, beer and sake cocktails. With an overall Asian aesthetic style and menu, they offer a sleek and bright environment for their customers to enjoy some delicious coffee. Open until 10pm, customers can enjoy delicious drinks at any time of day. In addition to the drink selection, they also have many delicious dishes available from their kitchen. Featuring many Asian style dishes inspired from Laos, Taiwan, and Japan – they have plenty of delicious food options including noodles, salads, and rice dishes, as well as desserts including traditional mochi donuts!

Address:
219 S West St
Raleigh, NC 27603

Hours:
Everyday: 7am-10pm

Website: http://www.heirloombrewshop.com

Sommelier’s Roast

At Sommelier’s Roast, Coffee roaster and sommelier, Lance Odvody, uses his training and experience in wine tasting to bring out the unique flavors of coffees and come up with the best food and beverage pairings. Not only do they serve incredible coffee, but they also serve quality tea which is locally sourced through the Asheville Tea Company. In addition to their coffee and tea, the staff also work hard to provide a superior dining experience through working with chefs, food bloggers, and local vendors in the area. Their goal is to maintain high quality, unique and rich flavors, and an overall positive customer service experience.

Address:
3700 Glenwood Ave Suite 150
Raleigh, NC 27612

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7am-4pm
Friday: 7am-5:30pm
Saturday 8am-2PM
Sunday Closed

Website: http://sommeliersroast.com

SolaCoffee

This cafe is open all day for its customers, not only providing delicious coffee, but also serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to its customers. This gathering space is meant to be a shared place for people to find connections and engage in conversation amongst good food and drinks. This is a family-owned cafe started by the Sola family in 2012 which aims to serve the community. Offering a wide array of food from sandwiches to acai bowls, there are plenty of delicious options to try. Through their community-oriented approach, SolaCoffee aims to set itself apart from the typical cafe and offer a space for people to create new memories.

Address:
7705 Lead Mine Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 6:30-8PM
Friday: 6:30-9PM
Saturday: 7-5PM
Sunday Closed

Website: http://solacoffee.com

Cocoa Cinnamon

From handcrafted drinks to locally made desserts and bakery items, Cocoa Cinnamon is recognized for its amazing and quality services. There are currently three shops which each offer a unique design and offerings. They aim to provide excellence in all of their services and provide a warm and welcoming environment for all of their customers. They ensure that all staff members and inspired and devoted professionals in the craft of coffee brewing. Additionally, their shop and roastery, Little Waves Coffee Roasters, allows customers to place orders online and ships nationwide.

Address:
420 W Geer St
Durham, NC 27701

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7am-10pm
Friday 7am-10:30pm
Saturday 8am-10:30pm
Sunday 8am-9pm

Website: http://4thdimension.coffee

Crema Coffee Roaster & Bakery

Dedicated to providing excellence in all their products, Crema Coffee Roaster and Bakery offers a wide selection of coffees and bakery items. Offering a unique approach to traditional baking, they pride themselves on making delicious pastries with select ingredients. Always ensuring the best quality coffee and positive customer service, the staff members at Crema Coffee Roaster & Bakery work hard to create a friendly atmosphere for their customers. Customers rave about the superior customer service they have received, easygoing environment, and the unique and well-crafted coffees and pastries.

Address:
1983 High House Rd
Cary, NC 27519

Hours:
Monday-Friday 6:30am-7pm
Saturday 7am-6pm
Sunday Closed

Website: http://cremacoffeebakery.com/

The Mill Coffee

The Mill prides itself on its community atmosphere which it provides for its customers – giving family and friends a destination for gathering and conversing over coffee, beer, or wine. Many private events as well as live music concerts. In addition to the selection offered in the cafe, they also offer whole bean coffee and unique beer and wine for retail. With options for drip, pour-over, or french press coffee, various espresso drinks, chai and specialty lattes, there are plenty of delightful options to choose from. For beer lovers, there is also a wide selection of beers including many IPA’s.

Address:
146 S Main St
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Hours:
Monday: 9am-9pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9am–10pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am–11:30pm
Sunday: 9am–6pm

Website: https://www.themillfuquay.com

Full Bloom Coffee

Full Bloom Coffee is a local micro-roaster which provides coffee from locations around the world. They provide a commitment to sourcing quality organic coffee to customers. In the center of downtown Garner, just six miles outside of Raleigh, Full Bloom has an ideal location for coffee lovers to enjoy. They also work ensure Fair Trade, Direct Trade, and Rain Forest Alliance Certification for the overall well-being on the environment and hardworking farmers. Full Bloom Coffee Roasters roasts coffees in small batches and ships them within days in order to ensure the freshest quality. They serve coffee from various countries including Ethiopia, Indonesia, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, and more. Their cafe provides salads, drinks, and sandwiches in addition to coffee. There are also many local social events held here such as food festivals and local music.

Address:
141 W Main St
Garner, NC 27529

Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 8am-7pm
Fri-Sat 8am-9pm
Sun 10am-4pm

Website: https://fullbloomcoffee.com