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Hunker Down: Where to Go to Get Work Done in Memphis

Photo: Memphis Chess Club

Take a break from your home office, and check out some cool places to study or work in Memphis. From Collierville to Arlington to Midtown to Whitehaven, this list includes spots all over town.

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

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Every now and then it’s good to take it back to the basics. The Central Library, located on Poplar, near East High School, is a great place to catch up on some assignments and tasks. It’s central location makes it the perfect middle ground to meet up with colleagues and study buddies. The public wi-fi, computers, and printing availability also makes the library an essential work location. 

City and State

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City and State, a local coffee shop which also doubles as a cute boutique, is located in the Broad Avenue Arts District. If you’re looking for a chic work spot, this is your place.

** Currently, the shop has a few COVID related restrictions. Masks are required at all times and indoor seating is limited to six stools. The shop only allows two people per table, and there is a 90-minute time limit **

Comeback Coffee

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Comeback Coffee, located on North Main, is a stylish coffee shop in the Downtown area. Comeback Coffee has many tasty options for its customers, including lattes, coffee sodas, pastries, and more lunch and breakfast options. The shop has seating available both inside and on the patio. 

**Due to COVID, the owners of the shop have limited their hours to Monday through Saturday from 8am-3pm**

Memphis Chess Club

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If you’ve streamed The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, we bet you and Beth Harmon would get a kick out of the Memphis Chess Club, located Downtown. It’s the perfect cozy corner to take care of that to-do list, and to flex your chess skills—or build upon them if you don’t have them already!

Otherlands Coffee Bar

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Coffee, bagels, and a study vibe like no other. Otherlands Coffee Bar is a local favorite for many, located near Midtown, only minutes from Christian Brothers University. With comfy seating throughout the shop, year-round patio seating available, and tasty snacks and drinks to keep you fueled, you’ll be able to hunker down here for hours. 

**Current hours are 8am-3pm, daily**

The Hub 

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The Hub, located in East Memphis inside of Highpoint Church, is a charming coffee shop that is perfect for studying and working. Between the beautiful decor, background music, and friendly staff, you’re sure to have an amazing experience. The shop sells many types of coffee, including  hot and iced lattes, hot chocolate, smoothies and more. Stop by the shop Monday through Saturday for an experience like no other. 

** The Conference Room is currently closed, but the lounge is open at 50% limited capacity**

Muggin Coffeehouse 

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Muggin Coffeehouse is a Black-owned coffee shop located in the heart of Whitehaven. The owners, Ken and Mary Olds, “wanted a place where people could go to chill, catch up and recharge,” and they’ve successfully created just that! A few of their specialty drinks include ‘Flickin on Beale’, ‘Zippin Pippin’, and the ‘Bourbon Macchiato’. They also also serve pastries including muffins, scones and cupcakes, cakes, and cookies.

Stop by Monday through Friday between 6am-4pm, and Saturdays between 8am-4pm. 

Shelby Farms Park 

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As one of the largest urban parks in the country, and a local staple, Shelby Farms Park is a perfect place to pull up if you’re one who’s inspired by the beauty of nature. With peaceful lakes and numerous sitting areas, Shelby Farms is a great place to consider as spring nears. 

Society Memphis

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Where else can you pull up and work while watching local skaters do all their flips and tricks? Society Memphis is a skate park, skate shop, and coffee cafe all wrapped up in one—so if your work day could use more thrills, head there and you’re surely find some.

Current hours are: Mon-Thurs 8am-10pm | Fri & Sat 8am-10pm | Sun 12pm-10pm- skate

Square Beans Coffee 

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Located in the heart of Collierville, Square Beans Coffee is an independent coffee shop that specializes in specialty coffee. This cozy corner has everything you need: free wifi, iced coffee, smoothies, turnovers, macarons, and much more.

**Currently operating at 50% capacity**

Those aren’t the only spots you should check out! Keep exploring:

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Did we miss your favorite spot? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll add it to the post!

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