When you work from home, sometimes you just need a change of pace and new surroundings. The following five coffee shops in the Baltimore area are perfect for people who work from home or need to get some work done. These places have good WiFi, serve food for breakfast and/or lunch, can be quiet and have plenty of plug-ins. They are also great if you need to meet up with a client or work group. Be sure to check for specials and loyalty programs also.

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Artifact Coffee
1500 Union Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 235-1881
www.artifactcoffee.com

Located in Hampden, Artifact Coffee offers an escape for at-home workers with its variety of locally sourced food, seasonal ingredients and a wide assortment of coffee from the basics to the bold and modern. This coffee house offers a rustic feel in a reclaimed factory building. You can still be plugged in and get some work done here with the free wifi. On Fridays at 10 a.m., Artifact has Coffee Cupping where you can learn and participate in the task of sniffing, tasting and scrutinizing different coffees.

Daily Grind
1720 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 558-0399
www.fellsgrind.com

Daily Grind is located on the waterfront in Fells Point and offers great views filled with cobblestone streets and the tranquil views of the harbor. If you are looking for something to eat with your caffeine fix, try any of the fresh-baked pastries, bagels, sandwiches, soups and desserts. Daily Grind is a great place to come and create, write, study and even meet since if offers free wifi. You can even arrive by water taxi since it lets you off right in front.

Peace & A Cup Of Joe
713 W. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 869-4515
www.facebook.com/peaceandacupofjoe

Peace & a Cup Of Joe prides itself in offering a home away from home, a sense of relaxation with a sense of comfort, local art on the walls and music. While you’re here, you can not only surf the net with the wifi but enjoy a breakfast or lunch or even share a bottle of wine (BYOB). If you are a frequent patron, don’t forget to download the Belly app to earn loyalty points to get free items.

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Patterson Perk
2501 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 534-1286
www.pattersonperk.com

This easygoing coffee shop is located right across from the park and offers organic, fair trade coffee and great menu offerings that include locally baked items. This coffee shop with a great view of the park for people watching allows you to continue to work with free wifi. If you are working from home, live nearby and just can’t get out of the house, you can text or call in a pick-up order or order online for delivery. It doesn’t matter if you partaking in your home or setting up an office at one of Patterson Perk’s tables, those who work from home will not be disappointed.

Red Canoe
4337 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
(410) 444-4440
www.redcanoe.bz

The Red Canoe is located in Lauraville and is open six days a week. Here you can find good coffee by Zeke’s, good food and friendly faces. It doesn’t matter if you are grabbing a bite to eat inside or out in the garden because the food here is made to satisfy with house-made pesto, chutneys, pepper jellies, soups, salad dressings and muffins. You can take a break from the home or office and plug in here with free wifi or even escape in the outdoor garden area. You can also take a break and enjoy different author signings, book releases and a preschool sing-along. You will definitely get some work done here and leave with a satisfied tummy.

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Jessica Lemmo loves to write about Baltimore’s great restaurants. From food service to the atmosphere, you can be sure Jessica will cover the entire restaurant experience. She especially likes finding her readers great discounts. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.