Sometimes, finding a quiet place to get a little work finished is easier said than done.
Whether you’re writing a paper for school or brainstorming a special project for work, there’s something wonderfully helpful finding your own quiet corner, especially right now when many of us are sharing our home workspaces with loved ones who are also attempting to work and study. Inspiration can strike over a cup of coffee or while you’re curled up on a comfy sofa, the inspiration that you may not have found at home.
If you are looking for a great place to focus on checking some stuff off of your to-do list, we’ve got some suggestions.
About: The library may seem like an obvious choice, but you’d be surprised at how many pass up this amazing resource! While the library has seen some big changes due to COVID-19, they’ve recently reopened with limited services. You can use a computer and print and copy items, which is perfect if, like myself, the ink in your printer ran out about two years ago.
Hours: Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 96 S. Grant Ave.
About: Bottoms Up was originally founded as a hybrid cafe + coworking space with a social mission to reduce infant mortality.
Today, Bottoms Up Cafe, and it’s adjoining coworking space serves as an accessible and respectful place of work and community. Whether you’re looking for a productive workspace, a conversation with friends, or a quiet cup of coffee, you are welcome at Bottoms Up.
Hours: Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
About: I’ve been a longtime fan of Stauf’s. They have a handful of locations around Columbus where you can get cozy with your laptop, enjoy a delicious brew (or two) and hunker down. If you’re in search of some fantastic outdoor space, visit their German Village location. The patio is huge.
Hours: Hours vary by location
Location: View all locations here
About: Not all co-working spaces are created equal. COhatch is an absolute stunner of a place to pop in and get some work done. You can have a beer, order some food, and get down to business. COhatch offers a variety of packages, depending on if you’d like a shared or private space.
Hours: Vary by package.
Location: 1554 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240 (There are multiple locations if that’s not in your neighborhood)
About: Sometimes you just want to feel like you’re doing something to make the world a better place. Spending your time and money at The Roosevelt is a fantastic way to give yourself that warm fuzzy feeling. The coffeehouse pairs with organizations that are working to fight the injustices of hunger, unclean water, sex trafficking, and slavery, both locally and around the world. If that’s not a little motivation to get to work, I don’t know what is!
Hours: Open daily for dine-in from 8 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Locations: 300 E Long St. and 462 W. Broad St.