September 22nd marked the first day of fall,and for those of us in the Pacific Northwest that means beautiful foliage color changes, comfort food, and most prominently rain. We know that one of the most comforting things to do on a chilly, rainy, fall day is to curl up with a blanket and a cup of coffee. But we also know that sometimes that isn’t the most productive setting to do work. The next best thing is working from a coffee shop. You can have the best of both worlds; you can get work done but still enjoy the comfort of a cup of coffee.
So we compiled a list of the best coffee shops in Bellingham to work from.
Tony’s Coffee at The Harris Ave. Cafe – Historic Location
Tony’s Coffee is arguably some of the best coffee out there, and the company was founded in the historic Fairhaven neighborhood. The Harris Ave. Cafe shares a location with the original Tony’s Coffee.
This coffee shop is ideal for working because it is spacious, inviting, has wifi, and it serves not only coffee, but food too. So you can work without having to worry about your hanger getting the best of you.
The cafe is less than a 10 minute walk from the Greyhound Station. So whether you’re on the go or just looking for an inspiring place to work, we suggest you buy a freshly brewed latte (made with Tony’s coffee, of course) at The Harris Ave. Cafe.
Avellino – Home Away From Home
This coffee shop is located in downtown Bellingham next to The Bellingham Bus Station, a very convenient location for downtown commuters.
While it is not a very large coffee shop, the coffee is amazing and the staff is incredibly friendly.
When you walk through the door you’re greeted with a welcoming “hello” and the smell of freshly brewed coffee. The slightly dim lighting, smaller tables, and few sofas give off a very relaxed atmosphere and makes Avellino feel almost like a home away from home.
Not only does Avellino excel in delicious coffee, but they also serve amazing pastries. The creativity of the staff here is contagious, they do everything from foam art to making chai in-house for teas and lattes.
Other than comfort, if you’re working remotely, one of the most important things to have is Wifi, and Avellino delivers. From fast service to fast wifi, Avellino is definitely a great coffee shop to work from.
Union Coffee Shop – Convenient Location
Walking into this shop you are welcomed by not only the aroma of steaming hot Tony’s coffee but also the smell of breakfast. This is because the Union Coffee shop is located at the same address of the Daisy Cafe. You can even order food from the Daisy Cafe menu and eat it in the Union Coffee Shop.
Located right smack dab in the middle of downtown Bellingham it couldn’t be in a more convenient location.
Additionally, the tables are large enough to spread out and work, you can sit at a window or farther towards the back of the coffee shop if you prefer. It’s a great place downtown to get some good coffee and do some people watching in your down time.
This is a stellar coffee shop to work from when you need space, fast wifi, and to work for a long period of time. The staff is very hospitable and happy to keep the coffee coming for as long as you need to work – plus you can get full blown meals from the Daisy Cafe, what’s not to love?
Woods – Inspirational Views
We’ve all heard the old saying; Location, location, location. And the Woods Coffee by the water at Boulevard Park (on Bayview Road) is in an incredible location.
Woods has multiple locations all over Bellingham but Boulevard Park is hands down the best. While it isn’t located downtown, it does offer an amazing view, wifi, and lots of places to work from. You can access the coffee shop by walking or riding your bike from downtown along the Interurban Trail or from Fairhaven along the boardwalk. Or, drive and park.
You have a variety of different options working here: you could work outside looking out into the water, inside on a large table, or in the loft at one of the many small tables.
All of this is set in beautiful wood, from the walls, to the barista counter, to the tables. When you need a break you can walk around Boulevard Park, head downtown, or in the opposite direction towards Fairhaven. You can also see people kayaking, jet skiing, sailing, and even a brave swimmer or two in wet suits.
If you’re looking for a relaxing, inspiring, and beautiful place to work from that offers great exercise break options, then this Woods is the place for you.
Camber – A Little Bit Of Everything
Camber feels like it should be in Seattle, it has clean lines and a very trendy, hip aesthetic. Because it is located downtown, it is the ideal place to watch your favorite locals pass by or to say hi to when they pop-in for a beverage.
Camber is a unique addition to the list as it offers more than just a conventional coffee shop. Camber has a morning menu, evening menu, and, wait for it, a happy hour menu. That’s right, when you’re done with your work you can unwind with a couple of drinks without leaving your table.
Camber is a stylishly decorated coffee shop with plenty of space to spread out and work in. The wifi is fast and the staff is hospitable. Their coffee is well known to be some of the best in Bellingham and the food is top notch, and let’s not forget the booze. If you’re looking for an all inclusive coffee shop located downtown then Camber is the cafe for you.
And when you’re done with work and looking for a way to unwind Bellingham has some other awesome happy hours. Check out our list of the Best Bellingham Happy Hours.