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Work Remote and Travel: One coffee shop at a time

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There’s nothing quite like a good cup of coffee to get the creative juices flowing. However, sipping on your coffee within the same four walls can get dull, fast. Why not take a bus to a new city, pack up your laptop, and change your environment? If you’re lucky enough to work remotely, this is a great time to explore a new place and discover some unique coffee shops along the way. 

You’re one bus ride away from these awesome coffee shops!

Montreal Coffee Shops

Montreal coffee shop

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Montreal has some of the best coffee shops, and there’s no shortage of places to work remotely. Here are just a few of the best coffee shops in Montreal that are perfect for working remotely.


This is one of the first coffee shop locations in the city to offer Nitro Cold Brew, and they continue to make really good coffee with a creative twist. There are many specials on the menu each day and hot drinks as well as cold drinks to enjoy during your time here working. Enjoy access to comfortable seating and free wifi, and make sure that you save room for some of the cafe’s tasty sandwiches.

Cafe Perko

This coffee shop has a great co-working space with modern meeting rooms. There is a lot of natural light in this building, great wifi, and plugs all over. The food offerings include really good bagels and soups, and serve great coffee and espresso.

This is a wonderful collective co-working space, but it can get kind of busy during the middle of the week, so make sure to arrive early.

Cafe Saint-Henri

This is the perfect place to come and get some work done. The coffee is delicious, the space is large and open, and the staff leaves you alone to get your work done. The food menu is also great, so you can stay here all day and not have to go anywhere else for a meal.

Toronto Coffee Shop

Toronto coffee shop

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If you’re looking for another busy city to work remotely in and change the scenery, Toronto is a great place to visit! Tons of coffee shops, places to shop, and lots to see.

Neo Coffee Bar

This is the perfect place to catch up with friends, enjoy a quick bite, or just relax with a good cup of coffee. We’re proud to be your new local spot for great coffee, food, and community. Our convenient location makes us the perfect place to stop by before work or school, or to unwind after a long day. Their bench seating, pedestal tables, and spacious booths provide the perfect setting for enjoying a cup of coffee and getting some work done, away from the hustle of the city.

Boxcar Social

Boxcar Social is one of the most popular cafés in Toronto because of its great location and coffee. The café is also known for its full lunch menu, craft beer selection, and cocktails. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a coffee with a great view of Lake Ontario, Boxcar Social is the perfect remote work spot.

The Dark Horse Espresso Bar

With two locations in Toronto, The Dark Horse is a great place to get some work done. The coffee is delicious and there’s a good selection of food if you get hungry. The staff is also very friendly and helpful, so you’ll feel right at home. With its sprawling windows, banquettes, marble tables and comfy chairs, it’s the perfect spot to work and enjoy a delicious treat.

Ottawa Coffee Shops


Ottawa coffee shop

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If you’re looking to visit a quieter city, Ottawa is a great choice with its quaint coffee houses.

Happy Goat Coffee Co.

With two locations in Ottawa, Happy Goat Coffee Co. is a great place to get your caffeine fix. The company was founded in 2006 by Dr. Hans Langenbahn, who has a background in Anthropology and field research in Sudan and Ethiopia. He is passionate about coffee and its potential to improve the lives of farmers and communities around the world.

They pride themselves in being a cafe that is inclusive and progressive, and that supports local charities and events that promote equality for all. This is a great place to work remotely where you’ll feel welcomed.

Arlington Five

Arlington Five is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious cup of chai tea and savory baked goods. This small cafe has a large communal table as well as smaller tables. Nearly every seat has an outlet, making it the perfect spot to stay connected. Additionally, the cafe offers free wifi. Arlington Five is the perfect place to relax and enjoy some amazing tea and snacks.

Equator Coffee Roasters

Equator Coffee has three cafes in the Ottawa area, two downtown and one in Almonte. They roast their own fair trade, organic coffee beans on site and believe that good coffee should be accessible to everyone. The cafes are great working spaces, with individual and communal tables, strong wifi and outlets available. If you’re looking for a great cup of coffee and a place to get some work done, Equator is the perfect spot.