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

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

Hunker Down: A library with a desk.
Photo: City Current

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. 


  • Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
  • Sunday: 1PM-5PM
  • Other location hours may vary

That’s not the only public library here in town. Find more locations here.

City and State

A covered patio with a wooden table and chairs, providing a peaceful space to hunker down and get work done in Memphis.
Photo: City & State

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.


  • Monday-Friday: 7AM-6PM
  • Saturday: 8AM-6PM
  • Sunday: 8AM-2PM

Comeback Coffee

A cozy restaurant with wooden tables and chairs, perfect for hunkering down to get work done in Memphis.
Photo: Comeback Coffee

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. 


  • Closed Monday
  • Tuesday-Saturday: 8AM-3PM
  • Sunday: 10AM-2PM


A hunker down spot in Memphis where you can work efficiently with tables and chairs
Photo: Memphis Chess Club

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!


  • Monday-Tuesday: 7AM-830PM
  • Wednesday-Saturday: 7AM-9PM
  • Sunday: 8AM-830PM

Otherlands Coffee Bar

A vibrant dining room with tables and chairs, perfect for hunkering down to get work done in Memphis.
Photo: @mobiustheoryco

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. 


  • Monday-Tuesday: 7AM-3PM
  • Wednesday-Sunday: 7AM-7PM

The HuB

Hunker Down: The interior of a coffee shop with people sitting at the counter, a perfect place to get work done in Memphis.
Photo: The Hub

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 also available for booking -> $25 an hour to use the space **


  • Monday-Friday: 7AM-7PM
  • Saturday: 8AM-7PM
  • Closed Sunday

Muggin Coffeehouse 

A cozy living room with a leather couch, coffee table, and flowers - perfect for hunkering down in Memphis.
Photo: @savvysunflower (@memfolk installation at Muggin Coffeehouse)

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.


  • Monday- Friday: 6AM-6PM
  • Saturday: 8AM-2PM

Shelby Farms Park

Panorama Shot of Shelby Farms Park Lake
Photo: Shelby Farms Park

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. 

Hours: 5:45am-8:15PM daily

Society Memphis

A hunker down spot in a skate park.
Photo: Society Memphis

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.


  • Monday-Saturday: 8AM-10PM
  • Sunday: 12PM-10PM

Square Beans Coffee 

Hunker Down: The interior of a coffee shop with tables and chairs.
Photo: Square Beans

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.


  • Monday- Saturday: 7AM-5PM
  • Closed Sunday

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








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