Coffee shops — a millennial’s cyber cafe
Working from home certainly has its perks (read: PJs), but when the sound of the neighbor’s lawn mower is no longer cutting it (no pun intended) in the white-noise department, where to turn? That’s why God invented coffee shops.
Here are a few of our favorite local options.
Small but mighty, this pint-sized coffee spot offers window seats (for productive contemplation), a cozy sofa (for procrastination), and knowledgeable baristas (for over-caffeination). Plus, you never know when it’ll break out into a party (there’s a record player and a good selection of vinyl).
251 Third Street SW, Winter Haven
Mitchell’s Coffee House
File this one under “Good places to work through lunch.” The downtown staple meets your need for a cup of joe, as well as a quiet place to plug in. But you can’t set up shop without nabbing a classic “sandmitch” to fuel all that hard work.
235 N. Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland
Almost like being at home (but better), Hillcrest Coffee is situated inside a restored bungalow in the Dixieland neighborhood. Choose the music room for quiet reflection, or set up a meeting in the larger “conference” area.
119 Hillcrest Street, Lakeland
Keeping Dixieland cool, this enneagram-themed spot boasts a roastery right outside its front door, so the coffee’s always fresh.
1037 S. Florida Avenue #135, Lakeland
Black & Brew
Downtown’s beloved lunch spot opened an outpost at Lakeland’s public library at the end of 2018. Spread out at a table with a vanilla latte and strawberry and honey tartine, or take a seat outside on the patio when the weather’s nice.
100 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland
A quirky spot that provides “a place to drop in, a place to drop out. To chatter and banter of what life’s about. To solve the world’s problems, or not give a hoot. To take all your worries and give them the boot.” Luckily, the folks at Krazy Kup do give a hoot — for great coffee and a cool space.