While working from home is either something people love or hate, it’s certain that we’ve all seen a little too much of the same four walls over the past few months.
Sometimes a change of scenery (and a cup of coffee) is all it takes to boost creativity and productivity, so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite coffee shops for remote working in and around Swindon.
We’re incredibly happy to see the town opening up again and as well as some long time favourites, there are a couple of newer establishments we think you’ll enjoy.
Whether you need somewhere without distractions or a safe place to hold meetings, Swindon has some fantastic coffee shops where you can get your head down to some work while a trained barista keeps you fuelled on food and drink.
The Core - 4 Devizes Rd, Swindon SN1 4BJ
In the heart of the Old Town, The Core has been powering Swindon’s creatives and remote workers with superfoods and smoothies since 2013.
Head to their juice bar to recharge with all-day brunch or a Morning Sunshine breakfast smoothie.
Just what we needed. Open 8am-1pm weekdays, 8am-2pm Saturdays.
Check out their menu here - https://thecorejuicery.com/
Eat Out to Help Out? – Yes
Love Brownies - 1 Faringdon House, Faringdon Road, Swindon, SN1 5AR
Soup and sourdough are on the lunch menu at Love Brownies’ newly opened Swindon branch.
Start the day right with a standard Americano, nutritious smoothie or Magnificent Brownie Milkshake - whatever takes your fancy…
Open Monday to Saturday 8 am - 5 pm.
Get inspired before you visit here - https://lovebrownies.co.uk/pages/swindon
Eat Out to Help Out? - Yes
Hall & Woodhouse - Peglars Way, Swindon SN1 7DA
H&W is an excellent place to entertain clients in the stunning bar and restaurant overlooking the canal in Wichelstowe.
As well as offering a more formal dining experience suitable for business lunches, H&W also open their Common Room to those who prefer to sit back in a comfy leather sofa with a cup of coffee.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 11 am-11 pm and Sundays from 12 pm -6 pm.
Make sure to book in advance via phone or their website - https://www.hall-woodhousewichelstowe.co.uk/
Eat Out to Help Out? – Yes
And if you’re not quite ready to leave the (home) office, you can try out this local takeaway offering to beat the afternoon slump:
Darkroom Espresso - 11 Faringdon Road, Swindon, SN1 5AR
Known for their speciality coffee, Darkroom Espresso are also serving iced teas and hot chocolates to take away.
Treat yourself to a cold brew on a warm summer’s day or, if you’re a fan of Ray’s ice cream, you’ll find a new collaboration with this local favourite also on the menu.
Perhaps the only way to keep you going through that client meeting on a Friday afternoon…
Open for takeaway only on weekdays 7:30 am-3 pm, Saturdays 9 am-4 pm and Sundays 10 am-4 pm.
Find out more and check out their online shop here - www.darkroomespresso.com
A quick shoutout to… It’s a tough time particularly for local businesses right now and we’re sorry not everyone is able to reopen in the same way as before.
Baila Coffee & Vinyl - 85 Victoria Rd, Swindon SN1 3BB
Although a pre-lockdown haunt for local coffee lovers too, Baila has currently reopened for evening dining and cocktails only, so it’s the place to go and relax after a hard day in (or out) the office.
Check their Facebook page for regular updates - https://www.facebook.com/bailacoffeeandvinyl/
As everyone’s still adapting to the new normal right now, we’d advise double-checking the website or social media pages of these businesses before planning to meet there.
Some may require you to book in advance.
Have we missed one?
If you have a favourite coffee shop we haven’t mentioned on this list, tell us about it!
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