5 Best Spots To Work Remotely….In Burlington, Vermont
Well before Governor Phil Scott, announced the launch of Vermont’s ‘Remote Worker Grant Program’ in 2018, cafes here in Burlington have served as the office spaces and conference rooms for countless remote employees, freelancers, and small business owners. If you’re lucky enough to have a job that allows you this kind of flexibility you know that there’s nothing better than finding that perfect little spot to get into the ~work groove~ and crush through your task list for the day. While we here at BootstrapVT have office space inside amazing VCET co-working community, sometimes it’s a nice change of pace to get out into the bustling downtown and explore some of our favorite spots to work from here in Burlington.
Kestrel Coffee Roasters – Downtown | Great for group meetings
The cool-kid-maker-vibes are about as strong as the single origin coffees from small farms served here at Kestrel Coffee Roasters – Downtown. Located just a few blocks from the Burlington Greenway Bikepath in a beautifully restored 1916 brick warehouse, Kestrel is bright and spacious with ample bike parking. The building is also home to Karma Bird House, one of the more creative work spaces for people, start ups, organizations, non-profits, community events, art and music. The mix of seating options like wide windowsills and long tables for big groups and it’s artistic energy make Kestrel the perfect spot to host a creative brainstorm or team meeting. Pro Tip: Order a ‘Pedestrian Coffee’, a signature MAG drink made with Vermont Maple Syrup and a kick of Cayenne.
New Moon Cafe | Perfect spot to post up
Only half a block from the Church Street Marketplace, New Moon Cafe’s recently re-designed space caters to students, remote workers, and latte lovers alike. The front half of the cafe is made extra cozy with oversized couches and a warm fireplace, whereas the back-half of the space includes traditional cafe tables, large group seating areas and a ton of standing work stations each equipped with 2 outlets, a USB port, chair, and backpack hook. With ample space, and amazing food to suit every taste and dietary restriction (hello, vegan brunch options!) you will feel welcome spending hours here working, meeting and hopefully enjoy a delicious snack or two. Pro Tip: Breakfast items come with the option to upgrade to free-refills on drip coffee until 11 am!
Hotel Vermont | Great for day-to-night
The first time you tell a non-Burlingtonian to head to a hotel lobby for a meeting they may give you a funny look – with so many cafes and bars to choose from steps away on Church Street why on earth would you hang out in a hotel??? But those of us familiar with Hotel Vermont know about the unmatched hospitality, warm fireplace lounge, and unique “Vermont-y” vibes that make this place one of the best spots to lounge in town. Snag a seat in front of the fireplace, hop on their complimentary WIFI, order a coffee from Juniper Bar & Restaurant and get to work. If you’re meeting a client (or maybe just want to treat yourself) go grab a seat at the bar and dive into their signature beer and cocktail menu. Pro Tip: The WIFI extends to their outdoor patio where you will find cozy couches, Adirondack chairs, and a year-round firepit – why not take that 3 pm conference call outside?
Dedalus Wine Bar | Ideal Place To Bring Clients
Showing your clients that you appreciate them is an important part of owning a business – but make sure you take them to the right place for those post-work-drinks, that’s where Dedalus Wine Bar comes in. As if their trademark wine menu wasn’t enough of a reason, we love Dedalus because space is the perfect blend of trendy, friendly and comfortable, making it perfect for talking about that next big thing with your clients. Pro Tip: Sign up for one of their signature ‘Wine Clubs’ – in addition to great deals on bottles in their market, you’ll get discounts on wine and food in the Wine Bar! (Plus you can impress your clients with some savvy wine knowledge)