Where We Work Remotely
When we’re not working at ODC’s beautiful office (or our own beautiful homes), we like to work remotely at local haunts that have good coffee and a great atmosphere. Here are some of our favorites.
Cup and Spoon
Cup and Spoon is a neighborhood-y coffee shop nestled between Wicker Park and Humboldt Park. We like the quiet atmosphere, the coffee, and the friendly staff. We’re not sure how, but it’s somehow always easy to find a comfy chair near an outlet here. They have a printer, which is unusual for a coffee shop but comes in handy more often than you’d think. And they have one of our favorite treats: homemade pop tarts.
Ipsento’s outpost by the 606 is a bright, buzzing coffee shop. The space is modern but warm thanks to all the natural light and nearby greenery. Sit by the window overlooking the 606 and you’ll see cyclists, runners, LARPers, cute dogs, and yogis throughout the day. The baristas take their craft seriously, which means you may have to wait a little bit for your drink. But it’s always worth it. We’re particularly fond their chai tea latte.
Soho House is a members’ club for creative folks. We tend to bounce between the members-only areas upstairs and the public spaces on the lower levels. The ability to change up your environment is one of the big perks of Soho. Whether you want a dead-quiet area or an active spot, you can find whatever suits you. Chances are you’ll run into a friend or colleague you haven’t seen in a while. And if you need some stimulation during the day, you can take a break and work out in the gym.
Lost Arts is a workspace for ambitious creatives launched by Charles Adler (co-founder of Kickstarter). When you work from here, you’ll see coffee devices being prototyped on 3D printers, furniture being built with hand tools, and new businesses coming to life. It’s an experimental space with a diverse community. And the Lost Arts staff is always around to provide tool training, share feedback, and help you work through an idea.
You’ll feel like a true grown-up at Grind’s sleek coworking space. It’s easy to get down to work at one of their shared desks, cozy chairs, or conference rooms. Need some space for a private call? Just hop into one of their phone booths. Plus, coffee and tea from Intelligentsia are always on hand to keep you going and going and going...