People often ask me where the best places to work remotely are, so I figured I would share my thoughts from personal experience. I have been working remotely for a few years now and it definitely has its pros and cons, but I really do love it. The best thing about it is that I can work from anywhere. The worst part is that it often means that I can get easily distracted by what is going on around me, especially if I stay at home. I ultimately decided the best thing to cut down on distractions and maximize productivity was finding a few key spaces that provided the appropriate environment.
Best Places to Work Remotely:
Soho House – The best thing about being a member of Soho House is that people will come to you, so it makes my days very easy having most meetings at the house and having the ability to easily order coffee and food. I also have a Soho House friend group that works remotely, so it really makes it feel like going to the office, but it is more fun! Also, as a traveler, I think Soho House is worth every penny. I have worked at the LA, Miami and Chicago Soho House locations while traveling for work.
Standard High Line – You don’t have to be a guest of the Standard to work there. In addition to working in my room, I frequently use the common spaces for meetings and as long as you order a coffee, you can hang around. I recommend the space to the left of the lobby if you are facing the front desk. It has a great vibe and stays quiet.
Cafe Standard – Cafe Standard is at Standard East Village. It is one of the most peaceful places to work and also another great meeting spot. I absolutely love the greenery and garden vibe.
Boutique Coffee Shops – When I am in the mood for a coffee, I always head to The Elk in West Village. I often get sucked in to working there because it is just so darn cute. In every city there is a cute boutique coffee shop and I highly suggest working at one over larger chain coffee shops since they are often more charming with less distractions.