So office life hasn’t returned to complete normality, but working from home more often than not is starting to take its toll. We’ve complied a list of coffee shops for remote working…

In the pre-pandemic days, we would happily turn up to the local coffee shop with laptop in hand and knuckle down for a few hours. Working outside of the house is not as easy now. It can be hard to know what you’re allowed to do and what is against the rules in this current climate, so we’ve done the research for you.

We contacted a range of cafes in Bristol and Bath to find out where you can pitch up for the day to mix up the daily routine. Check them out:



Society Cafe

Farr’s Ln, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4BB

Situated on Bristol’s scenic harbourside, the large interior with lots of nooks and crannies will not only cause for a more comfortable trip but also increase the chances of finding a socially distanced spot amid Covid-19. 

The varied menu offers vegan-friendly snacks, pastries and drinks for some brain fuel!


Boston Tea Party – Whiteladies Road

97 Whiteladies Rd, Redland, Bristol BS8 2NT

The lingering retro aesthetic taken from its roots of a record store creates a warm and creative vibe to grab a coffee (or maybe a refreshing smoothie) and get productive. 

Their involvement in the ‘Eat to Out to Help Out’ system this August may lure you to stick around and enjoy their food menu with the company of your laptop.



Albatross Cafe 

60 North St, Southville, Bristol BS3 1HJ

If you’re in need for a bit of headspace, shabby-chic Albatross cafe exudes a homely atmosphere with homemade ceramics, lots of plants and friendly staff. Stopping here is the perfect way to support independent business during these uncertain times!

You will often see studies faces through the window, however, there is a no-laptop policy at peak times this August (weekends and Monday & Tuesday). But don’t fret – September will be back to normal!


Coffee #1 

51 Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4AN / 247, 249 North St, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JN

Located on North St, Coffee #1 offers the perfect blend of cosy and spirited whether you chose to sit and watch local life outside the window or eat your triple chocolate brownie hidden away. Making it their interest to create a comfortable interior, their soft furnishings make stationary working pleasant.

Its reliably good coffee, vast treat menu and seating options make a popular study set up!



Picnic Coffee

9 Saracen St, Bath BA1 5BR

Petite yet perfectly formed, this humble cafe offers a great alternative to a chain venue. Park up outside and bask in the sun or enjoy the vibrant interior and enjoy locally sourced goodness.





3 Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1RG

This Instagram worthy hotspot has to be †he top pick in the South West for some healthy plant-based food, with no compromise to colour and presentation – truly giving veganism justice!

For the early birds, get down at 8am and start your day with a bright breakfast and a steamy soya latte. The conversational staff and gentle ambience is the perfect place to feel fresh and on task.



Green Bird Cafe

11 Margaret’s Buildings, Bath BA1 2LP

Nestled perfectly in between the Royal Crescent and the Circus, the independently owned green bird cafe always leaves you coming back for more. Just went to get some work done in pleasant scenery eating an almond croissant? The next thing you know you will be at an evening event eyeing up their wine menu at their pop up nights.



Shona Wright

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