Memphis, Tennessee, is a hub of business and commerce and home to the headquarters of FedEx, International Paper, ServiceMaster and so much more. If you’re going on a business trip to Memphis, plenty of places across the city provide space where you can get remote work done, from coffee shops to hotel lobbies to dedicated work spaces. Here are five of the best.
Otherlands Coffee Bar
If you like working in coffee shops, the best one in the Bluff City is Otherlands Coffee Bar. Otherlands is located in the heart of happening Midtown Memphis, so it’s a great place to get a feel for local culture and interact with friendly Memphians. The shop has free Wi-Fi and a slew of coffee beverages to keep you caffeinated. It also has a food menu and serves beer so you can get more fuel if you need. Otherlands has a funky, eclectic, artsy vibe with tons of seating, both indoors and out. You won’t have any trouble finding a table where you can get your work done.
Located just up the street from Otherlands is a place called Cowork Memphis, which is a dedicated Memphis coworking space that is a good for settling in if you need a more serious work environment. It costs $15 to get a day pass to Cowork Memphis, which gives you access to all of the basic amenities. With a day pass, you can take advantage of Wi-Fi, coffee, bottled water, workstations, printing and copying, private phone room, community bikes, and a discounted meeting room rental.
The Peabody Hotel Lobby
The Peabody Hotel has one of the most famous lobbies in the world. One reason is that it has a fountain in the middle of it where a family of ducks spends their day. Another is because it has ample seating and tables all set up in a grand, impressive atmosphere. The Peabody Hotel Lobby has Wi-Fi, and it also offers table service if you want to order light bites or a cocktail. The lobby can be quiet, or it can be bustling, so it’s not the best spot if you need silence. But it’s a great place to sit and work if you want to get a taste of the Old South and you’re in the mood for a delicious cocktail to wind down.
Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library
The Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library is the central library in Memphis. It’s located pretty much in the middle of the city, so it’ll be convenient no matter whether you’re staying downtown on business travel to Memphis or out east in the suburbs. The library has many floors of ample seating with tables and chairs, comfortable armchairs and computer work stations. You can access free Wi-Fi and print from one of the computer workstations. The library also has copying and laptop computers available for checkout. The central library in Memphis is a quiet place that can help you focus and get your work done.
There’s a new cafe in the premier art museum in Memphis, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. It’s called Cafe Brooks, and it’s an excellent place to go for a delicious bite to eat, access to great culture and a convenient place to get some work done. The cafe has a coffee, beer and a menu of sandwiches, salads and more. Once you finish your work at Cafe Brooks, wander through the museum, where you can see paintings from Pissarro, Renoir and Homer.
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