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8 Cozy Cafes to Get Work Done

September 9, 2021

The sudden shift to “work from home” has been no doubt a blessing in disguise. No traffic, no suits, no in-person meetings—it doesn’t get better than this! Heck, you can work in your pajamas and still check off your entire to-do list. But when it comes to the confines of your own walls, it can feel claustrophobic and redundant. Sure, you have unlimited access to the fridge, but even that can work against you. If you’re in a WRH rut and need to get out of the house, we’ve pieced together a list of eight communal workspaces that’ll up your game and keep you focused on your weekday tasks. Take advantage of perks like free wifi, charging ports, and infinite coffee at these quaint cafes in Newport Beach.


Whether you’re looking for a quiet space to grind solo or you’re in need of a communal meeting space, HanaHaus in Newport Beach allows you to work on your own terms. Choose between individual open seating (starting at $3 per hour), lounges or group tables (starting at $20 per hour) or private meeting rooms (starting at $50 per hour). Whatever your goals are for the day or week, HanaHaus can effortlessly meet your needs. The space also houses a Blue Bottle Coffee cafe so you can fuel your day with freshly roasted coffee and delicious eats.

KIT Coffee

Located next door to Gracias Madre, KIT Coffee is a quaint cafe filled with communal work tables and lush greenery. And while locals often meet at KIT for a quick catch-up with friends, this neighborhood coffee shop is a great spot to get some work done. Try the Chamomile Lavender Oat Milk Latte from the coffee bar for a morning or afternoon treat that helps promote calmness and relaxation.

Common Room Roasters

Minimalist decor and contemporary accents make Common Room Roasters a hotspot for millennials working from “home.” With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, this local roastery and tasting room is a hidden gem when it comes to getting your grind on. Sip on a classic cappuccino and enjoy the tranquil ambiance of this charming cafe, which stays open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Daydream Surf Shop

This hyper-local coffee shop is a hip haven for Newport locals looking to stay awhile. Daydream not only features a curated menu of craft coffee drinks, but it also doubles as a surf shop! Enter in, grab a table, and you’ll find a selection of surfboards, home decor and surf apparel featuring brands like Yellow Rat Productions and George Greenough. The coffee-shop-meets-surf-shop also houses a surf club with a rack of 24 rotating designs!

A Market

While most people wouldn’t think to spend a workday at a deli/grocery store, believe it or not, A Market is a perfect spot to set up shop. This local market features several indoor and outdoor tables and everything you could ever need to fuel your day. From beverages, and snacks to a coffee bar with espresso drinks and pastries and a kitchen serving breakfast, and lunch, A Market is the ultimate workstation.

Kéan Coffee

Enjoy the cozy community atmosphere of Orange County’s premier independent coffeehouse and micro-roaster! Kéan Coffee roasts organic and fair trade coffees on-site and features a menu of craft espresso drinks, teas and baked goods! Bring your laptop and spend a weekday enjoying the charming coffee shop atmosphere of this local gem.

Vacancy Coffee

Conquer your quest for a quality caffeine fix at this popular PCH pit stop. The Aussie influence of this charming shop makes it a hip spot to hang out and check off that to-do list. Vacancy is famous for its unconventional selection of beverages with options like creamy matchas, lavender lattes and “Gothic” mochas infused with activated charcoal. Grab a seat outside on the patio under the cute umbrellas, and be sure to check out their small selection of local goods!

Lido Marina Village

With several food and beverage options and plenty of outdoor space, Lido Marina Village is the perfect location to get some work done. Stop by the all-new Rye Goods for a delicious pastry, like one of their morning buns or pesto croissant twists, and grab a seat on the Lido Deck to enjoy the sunshine and a cool sea breeze. And if you find yourself here on a Thursday, expect a live acoustic performance from 12-3 p.m.!

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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