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Best Coffee Shops to Work or Study in Atlanta

Nothing beats a comfortable atmosphere with strong Wi-Fi and even stronger coffee to help tackle the work load. Luckily, Atlanta is home to several quaint coffee shops where many locals have become regulars. Browse the list below and discover your next go-to coffee spot for taking care of the day’s work.

Barnes & Noble

This classic bookseller chain offers an endless amount of options for your next read. Check out one of these popular Atlanta locations where you can grab a warm coffee to enjoy while completing some tasks.

Where: Midtown: 48 Fifth St. NW. Peachtree: 2900 Peachtree Road NW, No. 310, Cobb Parkway: 2952 Cobb Parkway SE

Brash Coffee

Coffee from Brash will make your day a little brighter. (📷: Brittany Wages)

Brash is a bright cafe serving up craft coffee and roasting its own beans. Enjoy a warm (or iced) delight with baked goods to complete your next study session.

Where: Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW; The Veranda, 217 Buckhead Ave. NE

Buzz Coffee and Winehouse

Join the buzz and surround yourself with the positivity of art, culture and community at this popular coffee and wine house. Start your morning enjoying delicious coffee while you work, and take a break later in the day with a nice glass of wine. 

Where:  2315 Cascade Road

Cafe Comma

Cafe Comma is a coffee spot that many consider a gem with its unique signature coffees and delicious bites. Cafe Comma also provides a clean modern space with chic decor and additional outdoor seating.

Where: 3621 Vinings Slope SE, Suite 415

Chattahoochee Coffee Company

The views are endless at the Riverside Chattahoochee Coffee Company. (📷: @whereaubreegoes)

Whether you’re looking for a cozy atmosphere or picturesque views, both Chattahoochee Coffee Company locations provide the perfect environment for studying or working. Check out the Midtown location for an intimate vibe or visit the riverside location, open to the public Monday – Friday, for endless views to complement delicious coffee. 

Where: Westside: 790 Huff Road NW; Riverside: 2281 Akers Mill Road SE

Corner Bakery

Corner Bakery has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating for your next study session. (📷“: @whereaubreegoes)

This cafe is an American chain known for specializing in pastries, bread and gourmet sandwiches to pair with fresh coffee. Grab a bite and a nice cup of coffee to enjoy while getting work done in the spacious dining area.

Where: 270 West Peachtree St. NW

Dancing Goats 

Enjoy a fun environment with great coffee at any Dancing Goats location. (📷: @whereaubreegoes)

Dancing Goats is a hot spot for coffee enthusiasts with locations in Midtown, Buckhead and Ponce City Market. All locations provide a community-focused environment with great space to read, study or get work done.

Where: Midtown: 33 Peachtree Place NE; Ponce City Market: 650 North Avenue NE; Buckhead: 3167 Peachtree Road

East Pole Coffee Company

There’s always room for another cup at East Pole Coffee Company. (📷: @whereaubreegoes)

This airy bar serves espresso and craft coffee with plenty of space to grab a seat and get some studying or work done.

Where: 255 Ottley Drive NE, No. 105

The James Room

Productivity meets delicious coffee at The James Room. (📷: @whereaubreegoes)

You can work hard and play hard at this well-known gem. Spend the day working or studying in The James Room’s chic cafe before venturing to the speakeasy-styled lounge behind hidden doors once the clock strikes 5 p.m. 

Where: 661 Auburn Ave. NE, Suite 280

Kula Coffee Co

Known for an exceptional coffee experience, Kula Coffee Co. prides itself in connecting entrepreneurs in Atlanta with entrepreneurs in Rwanda. Enjoy a motivating environment for work while tasting richly brewed coffee.

Where: 3423 Piedmont Road NE

Land of a Thousand Hills

With several locations, Land of a Thousand Hills is always a keeper when it comes to the perfect study or work location. Not only will you enjoy a nice cup of joe while being productive, your purchase also supports a network of Rwanda coffee farming communities.

Where: Downtown: 84 Peachtree St. NW; Old Fourth Ward: 525 North Ave. NE, Suite 507; Midtown: 715 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 101


Working at this hip coffee shop comes with many “percs.” Fall in love with the house-roasted craft coffee, delicious pastries and chic vibe.

Where: 2380 Hosea L. Williams Drive NE, No. 3

Press and Grind

A rustic-modern neighborhood staple that serves coffee, drinks, pastries and sandwiches, Press and Grind invites you to head inside or dine outside for a calming atmosphere while taking care of work and satisfying your coffee cravings.

Where: 992 North Highland Ave. NE

Prevail Union

Known for being award-winning coffee roasters, Prevail Coffee brings delicious coffee to a stylish location in West Midtown. Whether you want to sit inside or on the chic patio, getting work done here will be a breeze.

Where: 1050 Howell Mill Road

The Read Shop

Grab a book and enjoy some coffee at The Read Shop. (📷: @whereaubreegoes)

A quintessential coffee shop that provides a charming setting that doubles as a bookstore. Stay a while and get work done or grab a book for a positive distraction from your to-do list.

Where: 4300 Paces Ferry Road SE, No. 125

Refuge Coffee Co.

Whether you need a place to sit after enjoying the High Museum of Art or need a peaceful setting to prop your laptop up and get some work done with a cup of coffee, Refuge Coffee Co is a great location.

Where:  Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St.

Starbucks on Peachtree Road

You can never go wrong with a classic Starbucks run. Luckily, this Buckhead location offers the perfect atmosphere for grinding out a day of work.

Where: 2333 Peachtree Road

Spiller Park Coffee

Kick off your study session with a nice iced coffee from Spiller Park. (📷: Brittany Wages)

A staple for many Atlanta coffee lovers, Spiller Park is known for having quality coffee. Although there are multiple locations, the Toco Hills Shopping Center location is your best bet if you’re looking to stay a while and study.

Where: Toco Hills Shopping Center, 2929 North Druid Hills Road

If you need a little more than a cup of joe, consider these Cool Hangouts and Hot Spots in Atlanta. When the workday is over and it’s time for a cocktail, try one of these Best Cocktails in Atlanta.

Aubree is a content creator with a passion for all things food and travel. You can find her around Atlanta tasting some of the most iconic bites or burning it all off on the dance floor.

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