Great Coffeeshops Around ATL For Studying or Working Remotely
Editor’s Note: This article was first published February 25, 2022 and last updated May 18, 2023.
Great wi-fi, strong brews, and comfy seating make these Atlanta coffee shops ideal for stretching your legs and getting out of the house for a study or remote work day.
1. Brash Coffee
For brews made from great beans and a fun study or remote work atmosphere, try out Brash Coffee. The West Paces Ferry location right under the Atlanta History Center is our favorite for studying and lounging, with a lovely nook upstairs that’s great for people watching, with lots of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. Parking is free in the garage.
2. Cafe Lucia
If you are looking for a cozy and intimate spot to study in and get some work done, look no further! Cafe Lucia is a quaint, laid-back spot. While there are a few different locations, we recommend the one by Georgia State’s campus. They offer delicious breakfast sandwiches and phenomenal coffee for your caffeine fix! Seating is limited, but there is additional seating next door in the beautiful Healey Building.
3. Cafe Mozart Bakery
For mouthwatering European/Asian pastries and coffees and milk teas, try out Cafe Mozart Bakery. There’s multiple locations, but the Buford Highway location (5938 Buford Hwy NE Ste 109, Doraville, GA) is the one in the perimeter that we’ve vetted for great studying. It’s especially quiet and calm on weekdays if you want a low-key environment to study.
4. Cafe Vendome
We love the Parisian vibes and phenomenal pastries at Cafe Vendome! Enjoy their fresh pastries either at their City Springs location or larger spot on Roswell Rd. behind the Crab 404–there’s plenty of parking at both spots! If you get hungry, give their mouthwatering quiches or salade niçoise a try.
5. Chattahoochee Coffee Company
Great brews and a comfy, clean atmosphere can be found at the Chattahoochee Coffee Company, making it great for a remote work afternoon or study day. Their location by the Chattahoochee River has idyllic riverfront views, though parking and entering the complex can be tricky as it’s within a residential building. Their West Midtown location is nice and cozy.
6. Chrome Yellow Trading Co.
501 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
This Edgewood coffeeshop has a light and airy industrial feel to the inside, with great outdoor seating options as well for good studyin’. There’s a small selection of yummy pastries like croissants and donuts to choose from.
7. Dancing Goats Coffee
There are no goats to be found, but they’ve got a great cold brew at this coffee shop with locations all around town! Their Ponce City Market, however, is the best for posting up and enjoying the fresh weather. Make sure your laptop’s fully charged as outlets can be hard to find, but it’s great to set up for a bit for a change of scenery.
8. Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party
1645 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
This place is so! dang! cute! We love their cozy, shabby chic decorations and books for sale all around the shop. There’s a good amount of seating for setting up with your laptop or stack of books, and they have a very cool assortment of pastries or high tea menu to choose from if you get hungry.
9. East Pole Coffee Co
For your quintessential coffee fix, head to East Pole Coffee Co in Brookwood Hills or their new location by Ponce City Market. The cafe ambiance is industrial, but cozy, and has plenty of seating for getting some work done. Their location in Brookwood Hills has an interesting set of large wooden stair steps that you can sit down on and study as well as a handful of tables inside. The coffee is exceptional, and the pastries are absolutely delicious if you are looking to get a quick bite.
10. Hodgepodge Coffee
Hodgepodge has become an Atlanta Staple! The cool mural on the outside and fun, colorful, and eclectic furnishings inside brighten up any dreary projects you may be working on or tests you’re studying for. They take pride in their homemade pastries and signature coffee drinks as well as feature local artists.
11. Inman Perk
240 N Highland Ave Ste H Atlanta, GA 30307
Right in the heart of Inman Perk is a great coffee shop for some studying and getting your caffeine fix. Pre-pandemic days, it was definitely a hunt to find a table, but it’s less difficult these days. And if you need to stretch your legs, the Beltline is just a few short steps away.
12. Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee
Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee is known for its high-quality coffee and fair trade practices. While there are several locations, we recommend the one by the Fox Theatre. This is the perfect spot to have a coffee date, get some work done, or just sit outside and people-watch. They have all kinds of mouth-watering pastries and quick bites, the atmosphere is spacious, and there is plenty of seating. Some locations are closed on weekends, but it is still a great spot to sit and work.
13. Momo Cafe
95 8th St. NW Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30309
Momo Cafe, connected to right and right upstairs from Momonoki, is a favorite of ours. Aside from your typical espressos and mochas, they also have more exotic flavors like black sesame, matcha, and hoji cha. The attention to detail they put into their pastries is unreal, and every item is as delicious as it is gorgeous. It’s a smaller spot, but still a good place to stretch out and study.
14. PERC Coffee
This is the cutest little study spot to work the day away at! We love the East Lake location for their ample seating. The space is open, full of sunlight, and has flexible seating for working with a group or solo. There are plenty of outlets, great wifi, and outdoor seating is available. Besides a regular cup of joe, they offer lots of unique coffee flavors if you have a sweet tooth! This is a fantastic place to get some work done and enjoy some superb coffee and treats.
15. Prevail Union ATL
1050 Howell Mill Rd Ste 100 Atlanta, GA 30318
Relatively new to Atlanta, this place is such a gem! It’s to the left of Prevail Union apartments. They are a little low on outlets, but we love the cozy booth seating and airy feel to the space at this West Midtown/Home Park coffeeshop.
16. Sweet Hut Bakery
You surely have to credit Sweet Hut Bakery with being one of the first businesses that made Asian desserts and confectionaries more mainstream in Atlanta. They offer a cool mix of coffees and bubble teas and savory and sweet confections with influences from all over Asia and Europe. We can recommend their Midtown location from first-hand experience as a great study spot–it’s quite popular amongst Georgia Tech students–but we’d imagine their other outposts on Buford Highway and Duluth would be comfortable as well.
17. Urban Grind
962 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
This homey, shabby chic coffee shop is filled with antiques and is so comfortable to relax it. There’s also lots of decadent frappes if you like some sugar with your coffee (or coffee with your sugar!). Parking is relatively easy with street parking right nearby and right outside the shop. It’s also Black-owned so you can feel good about supporting minority-owned business in ATL!