Wish we’d thought of this! A knowing, insider’s take on the best local coffeeshops to sit, mooch refills/wi-fi and work. Who’s got a good signal, refills and low noise? Local freelancer Elaine Bleakney knows.
From a ”micro-guide” from her Tumblr:
If you’re a freelancer like me, it can be tricky to find a high-quality, endless cup of joe + free wi-fi + comfortable workspace in Beer City, USA. Here’s a micro-guide to the ups and downs of some of our local java spots:
Waking Life. The wi-fi connection is as solid as their artisanal espresso drinks, and the tables are well-spaced. Usually dotted with other freelancers during the week. Ambient indie music. If you’re a one-cup kind of worker and dig very bright minimalist spaces, this is the place for you. Drawback: juice up on power before you go, as sockets are hard to come by, or sit on one of the couches up front to plug in.
Edna’s. If you go, go early. The place fills up with retiree conversations quick, and getting a table on the periphery is key. Skip the pastry parade and order one of the drip offerings—but beware, the grande is GRANDE. You get one 50 cent refill. And if you’re allergic to early 90’s pop: Edna’s is not for you.
Greenlife. Oh Whole Foods. You have a ridiculous paywall for wi-fi, your CEO recently called Obamacare a fascist policy, and then there’s this. I adore my cup of Dynamite so I suggest you take your business up to them in Black Mountain or down the street to High Five Coffee.
Great info! Read the whole thing here.
Category: Asheville food and drink