Do you regularly telecommute and are in dire need of a change of scenery? Here, our favorite spots to work from home.
At this Shaw favorite, simplicity is key. The straightforward menu options and airy, minimalist environment will make your mind feel as open as the space you're in. 1535 7th St. NW
If you love tasting coffees from all over the world, there's no need to travel farther than Blagden Alley mainstay La Colombe. The flavors of Haiti, Brazil, Yemen, Ethiopia, Panama, Monaco, and more are waiting for you in this ethical establishment that donates to African orphans and water wells. Bring your work here and feel inspired by the do-good attitude of the staff! 924 Blagden Alley NW, 202-289-4850
Need a sweet treat to motivate you through the night's workload? Buzz Bakery is open until midnight and specializes in baked goods, so you can power through your late night grind while keeping your eye on a cupcake reward. 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, 703-600-2899
For a happening part-bar, part-cafe, live jazz lounge atmosphere, give Tryst a try. Offering specialty coffee and craft cocktails in mismatching silverware, this off-beat venue is perfect for those of you seeking some excitement while working. 2459 18th St. NW, 202-232-5500