The Best Coffee Shops to Work at in the South End

The Best Coffee Shops to Work at in the South End

There is nothing better than an iced cold coffee and delicious pastry to start your day. Whether it’s on the weekend or you work from home full-time and want to get out of the house and get some work done, there’s no better feeling than switching up your surroundings. Since I work for myself and work from home, I love being able to pack up my things and get work done at a local coffee shop. It’s so nice being around other people but still keep to myself. Luckily for me, the South End neighborhood in Boston has so many amazing coffee shops to visit. Whether you’re from the area and are looking for a new coffee shop to work from or are just visiting, here are some of the best coffee shops to work at in the South End.

The Best Coffee Shops to Work at in the South End

Mod Espresso

Located inside Modern Relik, this ultra-chic coffee shop is a great spot to meet with clients, get some work done, and chat with friends over a cup of coffee. They have the tastiest pastries and a small wine selection for those days you need a little more than just coffee. The design is stunning, too! I love how inspiring it is.

Address: 485 Harrison Avenue

KoHi Coffee Company

This specialty coffee was established on the Cape but now has cafes throughout Massachusetts. With two locations in Brighton and Downtown Boston, they also have a coffee window at The Revolution Hotel in the South End (my favorite). I love grabbing a cup of coffee and working in the hotel lobby for a few hours.

Address: 40 Berkeley Street


There are several Tatte locations throughout Boston but the South End location is one of my favorites. Located in the Ink Block section of the South End, the cafe is big and the staff is so, so friendly. I love that there’s a mix of seating types in this location including their signature bench seating with bistro tables along the outer walls. I personally love the booths at this location, as well as the bar seating around the drink counter.

Address: 345 Harrison Street

Caffè Nero

While Cafe Nero is a chain, it’s a great place to get work done. With wood and vintage finishes inside, it’s cozy and the coffee is delicious. I’m also a sucker for their prosciutto baguette sandwich if I am there in the afternoons. Each location has the coziest chairs and booths, plus plenty of plugs to charge your laptop and phone.

Address: 564 Tremont Street

South End Buttery

A South End staple, the South End Buttery is located on the corner of Shawmut and Union Park. They have delicious pastries, sandwiches, and coffee as well as a take-out fridge filled with pre-made salads and other tasty treats. There are only a few seats in the front of the cafe but the back area has plenty of seating and is perfect for getting work done. When the weather is nice, they set up outdoor seating, which I love sitting at especially when I’m grabbing coffee with friends.

Address: 314 Shawmut Street


If I’m not working at Tatte, I’m working at Jaho. This is one of my favorite spots to work from in the South End (and Boston!). It has an extensive menu, a million plugs for charging devices, great coffee, and a full bar. What’s not to love?

Address: 1615 Washington Street

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