In recent years, working remotely has increased in popularity, meaning that now, more than ever, you can get your grind on wherever you feel most productive. Many of us have more freedom to go on vacation without needing to completely leave work on pause. If you’re someone who still needs to check in here and there while out of town, or you’re looking for a change of scenery for the week while you work, Alpharetta is home to ample locations that will be the perfect backdrop while checking off your to-do’s. Whether you enjoy working from a chill coffee house or love to feel sun warming your shoulders as you knock out the emails in your inbox, we recommend checking out these six locations!
1) Warm Waves Coffee House – 52 N Main St.
Walking into Warm Waves Coffee House feels like walking into your best friend’s home. Cozy couches and an inviting sunroom provide the perfect place to comfortably get your work done, while the talented baristas whip up a delicious latte or tea. Yummy pastries will keep you full so you can stay focused and finish up everything you need to do before getting back to vacay mode!
2) July Moon Bakery and Café – 230 S Main St.
If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine, you’ll love this bakery and café! Featuring a beautiful rooftop with lounge chairs, seating at an outdoor walk-up counter, and space indoors for shelter from the elements, July Moon is an ideal setting year-round to tick some tasks off your to-do list. Have an Ube Waffle for breakfast with a Vietnamese coffee or bite into Banh Mi while sipping on a bubble tea. Your productivity will skyrocket after a cup or two of the strong brewed coffee!
3) Chiringa – 34 S Main St.
Whether you’re traveling solo or have the family in tow, Chiringa is the place to visit if you’re craving a taste of beach fare. Located in charming downtown Alpharetta, this restaurant has all the good vibes. If you’re flying solo, you can put in headphones and get to work while enjoying a few tacos or a lobster roll at a table in the sun or under a shady umbrella. Bringing the fam along? Great! They can have a wonderful time playing cornhole on the town green, running through the fountain, enjoying an ice cream cone from Kilwins Alpharetta, shopping and more while you focus in. Once you’re ready to stow away the laptop and planner, you can officially enter vacation mode with a frozen margarita or frosé and join your crew!
4) TBB 122 – 122 Marietta St.
It’s giving Pacific Coast beach! TBB 122, the latest endeavor from Metro Atlanta favorite, Theo’s Brothers Bakery, is serving up California-inspired cuisine in a breezy, cozy, and remote-work friendly setting. You can enjoy their walk-up window on the patio for a quick coffee or pastry treat, or you can savor the beautiful space while you order from their delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. If you’re simply looking to break up the hum drum of your afternoon grind, check out their special “Afternoon Bites” menu. Before you know it, TBB 122 might just become your favorite “office”!
5) Café Intermezzo – 100 Avalon Blvd.
With a European café aesthetic and an extensive menu of coffees, meals and desserts, Café Intermezzo is a great place to visit any time of day. Located inside Avalon, you can sit at a table and enjoy the ambiance, or you can take your favorite beverage to-go and sit at one of the fire pits or swings along the boulevard. If you start to feel a “per my last email” situation coming on, try a slice of a decadent cheesecake to lighten your mood. It’s practically impossible to feel stressed when you’re having your cake and eating it, too!
6) Fetch Park Alpharetta – 11440 Maxwell Rd.
Pet parents know that the puppy dog eyes are UNREAL when your furry best friend drops a tennis ball at your feet, ready to play, and you have to say, “Not now… but I’ll be done soon.” Luckily, if you’re in town with your pup, you can work while they play at Fetch Park Alpharetta. This epic dog park features tables in the sun and in the shade for paw-rents to work or relax, a splash zone for water-loving labs, green space for galloping greyhounds, coffee and other yummy beverages for the humans. Fido will be having so much fun, you might get jealous!
The best part about it? No matter which of these places you choose, once you’re ready to slam that laptop shut and jump into “fun mode”, you’re literally steps away from fabulous shopping, next-level dining and attractions that amplify any vacation. Share your next visit to Alpharetta with us by tagging @AwesomeAlpharetta and use our hashtag #AwesomeAlpharetta to show us your version of work/life balance!