The Digital Nomad’s Guide to Working Remotely in Burlington, VT

One of the perks of being a Freelancer or a Work from Homer is you don’t really need to work from home.

If you’re visiting or traveling through Burlington, Vermont, this charming small city on Lake Champlain has plenty of great spots to park yourself and get some remote work done.  Here are a few of my favorites places to get stuff done.

Panera Bread – Sounds lame, but hear me out. For reliable wifi (excellent upload speeds for a video guy like me) and bottomless coffee, this is the spot.  Get yourself a drink subscription for about $12 and it pays for itself in a couple days.  This location has a nice mix of booth, cafe, and lounge seating perfect for an impromptu office.

Vivid Coffee- Located downtown at 150 Cherry St in Burlington this trendy coffee shop serves locally roasted coffees and espresso drinks. Vivid has counter seating, small tables, and larger communal tables for getting work done. 

Hula – This unique co-working space and cafe is right on the Burlington waterfront at 347 Pine St. For a day pass, you can post up in their open seating areas or rent a private office if you need to take meetings or phone calls. High-speed wifi, printing, coffee, and snacks are all included.  It’s

Boxcar Bakery is a neighborhood bakery in Essex Junction, Vermont that serves up freshly baked pastries, cakes, and coffee in their cozy cafe space. I love it because it is super bright and happy and they have a creative kitchen You’ll find Boxcar Bakery at 11 Park Street, Suite 101, Essex

Also in Essex, is Uncommon Coffee is a woman-owned coffee shop  that serves up freshly roasted coffee, pastries, and sandwiches in a warm and unique space.  The shop has free wifi, plenty of seating, and a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for getting work done. Find it at  19 Essex Way, Essex Center, VT 05452.

Wherever you choose to work remotely in Burlington, you’ll find the coffee strong, the pastries delicious, and the wifi fast. The ambiance can’t be beaten. Just be prepared to fall in love with this lively small city like so many remote workers drawn to Vermont’s charms.

Next time I’ll add my favorite libraries in the area which also offer everything except the pasteries.

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