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Best Places to Work Remotely From in Melbourne, Florida

Originally posted on Untitledone.io.

Melbourne Florida is one of the highest-ranked cities for remote working according to Nomadlist.com, a website that provides resources for digital nomads. At the time of writing this Melbourne, FL was rated all the way up at #2 for large US towns and #32 out of all US cities. That’s impressive!

So where exactly are the best places in Melbourne, FL to work remotely from? Here are a few of our favorites:

Sun Shoppe & Cafe

540 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901 • thesunshoppe.com

Located in the historic downtown Melbourne, the Sun Shoppe & Cafe is one of the oldest coffee shops around. The Sun Shop doubles as a cafe and a coffee shop, serving many types of coffee, breakfast, and lunch. There is a variety of seating available; a bar top, couches, small tables, high tops, and a few outdoor tables. The Sun Shoppe has been a popular place for remote workers for years. You’re guaranteed to spot someone working on their computer when you walk in.

Pros:

  • Plenty of seating options
  • Serves food & coffee
  • Outdoor seating
  • Doesn’t get too loud

Cons:

  • Not many outlets
  • Can get busy
  • Closed on Sundays

Island Root Kava Bar

1900 Municipal Ln, Melbourne, FL 32901 • island-root.com

Island Root Kava Bar is located in the historic downtown Melbourne and is a unique place to say the least. Despite the word “bar” being in their name, the atmosphere feels more like a cozy coffee shop or lounge, and you won’t find any alcohol here. Island Root is known for its Kava, a ceremonial beverage deriving from the pacific islands of Vanuatu and Fiji, famous for its calming effects. Most of the seating at Island Root is bar top and it tends to fill up pretty quickly.

Pros:

  • Serves Kava
  • Serves coffee and some food
  • Has many outlets
  • Has outdoor seating
  • Open late and 7 days/week

Cons:

  • Small space
  • Can get busy
  • Can get loud

Island Root Kava Bar Egad

1372 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935 • island-root.com

Island Root Kava Bar Egad is located in the historic Eau Gallie arts district. It is the sister bar to Island Root in downtown Melbourne, though most consider this bar an upgrade. The atmosphere may have less of that cozy feeling but it’s only because the space is bigger and has significantly more seating. The seating options include a bar, indoor tables, and a large, covered outdoor seating area complete with a fireplace. They even have an outdoor corn hole court! During the earlier hours of the day, you’re likely to see the bar lined with people working on laptops.

Pros:

  • Serves Kava
  • Serves coffee and some food
  • Has many outlets
  • Has outdoor seating
  • Open late and 7 days/week
  • Has corn hole
  • Large space & lots of seating

Cons:

  • Can get busy
  • Can get loud
  • Wifi connection can be bad outside

Dripperz

3002 W New Haven Ave, West Melbourne, FL 32904 • Dripperz Facebook

Dripperz is a coffee & vape shop, located in the Metro Plaza in West Melbourne, FL. Despite “vape” being in their name, they are more of a coffee shop that just so happens to sell vape products. Dripperz has a large open space with bar top seating, a variety of indoor tables, as well as some outdoor seating. Being a lesser known coffee shop, it tends to be quite peaceful during the day. At Dripperz, you’re likely to find people quietly working and sipping coffee, with LoFi music playing softly in the background.

Pros:

  • Good coffee
  • Quiet
  • Good Wifi connection

Cons:

  • Lack of outdoor seating
  • Poor location

Apocalypse Coffee

454 N Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935 • apocalypsecoffee.com

Apocalypse Coffee (formerly known as Open Mic’s) is a coffee shop known for its in-house roasted, organic coffee and super cool, alien-vibe atmosphere. Apocalypse has a variety of seating including: bar top, high-tops, normal tables, and couches. On top of their phenomenal coffee, they also offer beer, wine, and delicious food. They even have a gift shop inside.

Pros:

  • Good coffee
  • Serves food
  • Big space

Cons:

  • Limited parking
  • Poor location

Coworking Spaces

In addition to the places listed above, Melbourne, FL also has some great coworking spaces that are perfect for remote working.

Groundswell Startups

2412 Irwin St, Melbourne, FL 32901 • swellstartups.com

Groundswell is a non-profit, skatepark-turned-coworking-space, located south of downtown Melbourne. They describe themselves as, “a community of digital nomads, innovators and entrepreneurs.” Groundswell offers well-priced mailing and business addresses, conference room rentals, open office space, and private office spaces. They hold regular events, workshops, and food truck Fridays. They also offer fast wi-fi, local coffee, and craft beer.

Pros:

  • Great for networking and mentorship
  • Inexpensive
  • Community Slack
  • Weekly events & food trucks

Cons:

  • Can get busy

WorkWebb

1002 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901 • workwebb.net

WorkWebb is a coworking space located in the historic downtown Melbourne. WorkWebb offers mailing addresses, conference room rentals, open office space, and private offices. WorkWebb can be a great alternative for those not heavily involved in the tech scene.

Pros:

  • Quiet & cozy atmosphere
  • Offers day passes

Cons:

  • Expensive

LIV Egad

540 Montreal Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935 • www.livegad.com

LIV Egad is a coworking space located in the historic Eau Gallie arts district. LIV Egad offers mailing addresses, conference room rentals, open office space, and private offices. LIV Egad happens to be located directly next to Island Root Kava Egad, making it a great choice for those who wish to bounce between locations.

Pros:

  • Quiet
  • Offers day passes

Cons:

  • Open working space is limited

Conclusion

We hope all you digital nomads and remote workers out there found this list helpful. Our personal favorite spots for remote working in Melbourne, FL are Island Root Kava Egad for their relaxing atmosphere, and Groundswell Startups for their networking.

If we missed any of your favorite Melbourne, FL remote working locations, send us an email! We’d love to know and add them to our list.

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