Best Places to Work Remotely in Memphis

This article was written by team members at Campfire Collective in collaboration with I Love Memphis.

At Campfire Collective, we know how to work hard – and we also know how important a change of scenery can be! We love to work all over Memphis in our favorite coffee shops, restaurants, and community spaces. Here are just a few of our favorite places where you can find us working through PR and marketing campaigns, chatting with clients, or having fun with our team.

team meeting at Crosstown Concourse
Shannon Briggs
Meeting at Crosstown Concourse

Coffee Shops

1. Otherlands in Midtown

With an eclectic and spacious interior, Otherlands Coffee Bar has many tables and nooks to settle for the day and work on your to-do list. If you need something to eat, no problem. Otherlands has a healthy and delicious breakfast and lunch menu filled with tasty treats for every palette. If you are like us, you’ll find yourself here several times a week.

2. Anti Gentrification Cxffee Club in Binghampton

If you’re a coffee purist, Anti Gentrification Cxffee Club is the spot for you. The small menu focuses on drip coffee or espresso drinks, without all the fancy coffee-dessert concoctions. We love chatting with the baristas while they make a cup, then heading to a cozy, quiet corner for business meetings. They’re all about promoting community and encourage you to linger.

3. Square Beans in Collierville

Options for local spots to work are slim further east. Yet, if you find yourself in Collierville, Square Beans has you covered. Located on the historic town square and serving mostly local goods, this little spot has a homey vibe that makes you feel welcome as soon as you step inside. Grab a coffee made with local brand J. Brooks, or treat yourself to gelato, pastries, or a quiche while you work. Word on the street is that they have the best almond croissant in town.

4. JoJo’s Espresso in Germantown

The newest addition to Thornwood’s multi-use property complex, JoJo’s Espresso brings a cozy ambience to Germantown. If you need a quiet place to concentrate or to discuss details with a client, JoJo’s is the perfect spot. The staff is super friendly and they even have a happy hour so you can toast the end of a productive day.

5. 17 Berkshire in Midtown

Located in Overton Square, 17 Berkshire is a local bakery that specializes in macaroons. Sampling the elegant French treat and other delights will make your workday so much sweeter! Make sure to visit their website to book a teatime reservation before heading to the midtown-based tea shop. If you need a quick break, enjoy the spacious atrium located right outside the door. There are yard games, peaceful wind chimes, and a garden right upstairs.

6. Sweet LaLa’s in East Memphis

An East Memphis favorite, Sweet LaLa’s is located in the Regalia shopping center. It's not only a bakery birthday party venue, but it's also a restaurant and coffee shop. You can grab lunch, a cookie, and a cute local gift all in one place! Check it out next time you have a craving for sweets and are also nearing a deadline.

7. Belltower Coffee in the University District

Belltower Coffee isn't just a coffee shop. The laid-back Highland Strip hangout also serves as a pottery studio where you can make custom mugs, dishes, and more. Belltower is within walking distance of the University of Memphis and has an extensive list of specialty coffee. Their breakfast menu is also filling and delicious. Our go-to is avocado toast!

8. Muggin Coffeehouse in Whitehaven

Muggin Coffeehouse opens bright and early so if you are a morning person, this is the place to be. The menu features a variety of hot and cold beverages and tasty treats like muffins and cookies.

9. French Truck in the University District and Crosstown Concourse

New Orleans-based French Truck Coffee has two locations in Memphis and we love bringing our laptops and phones to both. The Crosstown location is located in the Central Atrium and offers a spacious, bright work environment, humming with energy. The Highland Street location is cozy and a bit quieter, so you have two great choices depending on your work needs for the day. Both coffee shops have delectable coffees and teas, as well as meals and snacks. We recommend the ‘New Orleans’ with plenty of ice and mocha syrup. French Truck offers a rewards program that is perfect for those who make French Truck their satellite office.

10. Comeback Coffee in Downtown Memphis

Located in Downtown Memphis, Comeback Coffee is a good place to grab a cup of joe to hunker down for a while. They are open from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. so you can grab breakfast or lunch. In addition to being a coffee shop, Comeback hosts events. You can get some work done and have a networking event right after!

Square Beans Coffee Shop
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Square Beans Coffee in Collierville
Bell tower Coffee remote working
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Belltower Coffee in the University District
Anti Gentrification Coffee Club collage
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Anti Gentrification Cxffee Club

Restaurants and Bars

1. Hu. Hotel Rooftop in Downtown Memphis

Enjoy work with a view on the rooftop of Hu. Hotel. Complete with seating, a bar, and free wifi, you can enjoy a business meeting or an upscale work event with the skyline of Memphis providing a spectacular backdrop. Be sure to call ahead regarding hours, capacity, and wifi information.

2. City Silo in Germantown and East Memphis

With two locations in the Memphis area, City Silo specializes in yummy farm-to-table eats and organic beverages. Grab a co-worker or invite a client to the perfect lunch meeting spot, whether you are in Germantown or East Memphis. We recommend their salads, smoothies, and hummus appetizers.

3. Libro in East Memphis

Nestled inside the Novel bookstore, Libro has warm, freshly brewed coffee and a tasty lunch menu. It’s a hidden gem with a friendly bar and free wifi. Savor a good meal, meet your deadlines, and grab a good book on your way out.

4. Bishop in Downtown Memphis

A project of Andy Ticer and Micheal Hudman, Bishop is located inside of the Central Station Hotel in the historic South Main District. With the restaurant’s signature French cuisine and friendly staff, taking care of business at Bishop is stress free. We recommend sitting at the bar. Grab a cup of coffee, some breakfast or lunch, and work away! If you need a change of scenery, head to Eight & Sand in the same building.

Libro in East Memphis
Shannon Briggs
Libro in East Memphis
City Silo food bowl
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City Silo in Germantown and East Memphis

Community Spaces

1. Talk Shop in Downtown Memphis

Talk Shop is downtown’s hippest new hotspot. A bar and restaurant located inside of the Caption by Hyatt Hotel, Talk Shop brings the soul of Memphis into the cool and spacious lobby. The inviting community space offers reliable wifi and a convenient ordering setup where you can choose your items by scanning a QR code. Talk Shop is a delightful place to chat with coworkers, meet with clients, or work on your next project.

2. ARRIVE Hotel lobby in Downtown Memphis

Located on South Main, ARRIVE feels like one big living room and is perfect for remote work. Enjoy the Vice & Virtue coffee shop, restaurant, and bar located in the lobby, you can sip on a hot beverage as you click away on your laptop, take a break for lunch, and chat with a client over drinks all in the same place.

3. Crosstown Concourse

Crosstown is soaring and has many floors where you can find a quiet and comfortable place to sit. Free wifi, plentiful outlets, big tables, and an abundance of natural light make Crosstown a remote worker’s paradise. The space also has several restaurants and shops if you need a quick bite, some caffeine, or a new notebook!

4. Memphis Public Libraries

With numerous locations in the city, our local libraries are always available for remote work. Complete with free wifi and desktop computers if-needed, you can get all your digital tasks done. The library is the best place in town if you are handling any research. To clear your mind, you can grab a good book, magazine, or newspaper.

5. Chimes Square in Overton Square

If you appreciate fresh air while you labor, check out the Chimes in Overton Square. Fuel up for your work session with a drink or meal at a nearby Overton Square restaurant, then head to centrally-located Chimes Square for a bit of sunshine while you work. Choose between benches or tables and chairs. Snag a table with an umbrella for shade. Need a breather? Take a break with a game of cornhole.

6. Peabody Lobby in Downtown Memphis

The historic Peabody Hotel is famous for its ducks, fabulous drinks, red-carpet treatment, and beautiful, spacious lobby. The surroundings are elegant yet comfortable, filled with plenty of seating for you to set up shop for the work day ahead. Stop by the Lobby Bar for a beverage or snack, and celebrate the end of the day with one of The Peabody’s signature cocktails.

Crosstown concourse remote work
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Crosstown Concourse
ARRIVE Hotel exterior
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ARRIVE Hotel in Downtown Memphis
Talk Shop remote work
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Talk Shop in Downtown Memphis

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