Finding a home away from your #WFH: From a Denver coworking space to coffee shops

Serendipity coffee bar, coffee shop in the Alliance Center

A year ago, businesses and individuals grappled with a new reality: how to operate in a pandemic. More than a year later, the new normal seems to be shifting once again. As vaccines become more available workplaces have to determine what’s next. Will businesses remain fully remote? Will they immediately return to fully in-person work? While each business is different, some combination of those options seems like a likely reality.

As we continue to navigate an ever-changing landscape of hybrid work environments and increased vaccination rates, some yearn for a workspace away from home. From a Denver coworking space to coffee shops, here is the official round up of our favorite workplaces… away from home:

1. Serendipity Coffee Bar (1536 Wynkoop St #1130, Denver, CO 80202)

Serendipity coffee bar, coffee shop in the Alliance Center

Serendipity combines modern with cozy. Modern chairs and tables nestle alongside brick walls, airy windows and thriving succulents. They serve delicious teas, snacks, meals and coffees, including Pablo’s. The staff are incredibly kind and can offer helpful suggestions on which beverage to select and which options are vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. Whether you need a relaxing spot to check your inbox or the coffee shop ambiance and background noise, Serendipity will meet your needs.

Not sure where to go when you get there? Serendipity is located inside The Alliance Center’s state of the art building and Denver coworking space!

2. The Alliance Center (1536 Wynkoop St, Ste 100, Denver, CO 80202)

desk in denver coworking space with views of lodo

The Alliance Center, a Denver coworking space, offers flexible options for those times when you need a desk or conference room and a professional environment. Wondering if it’s safe to work in an office building during a pandemic? The Alliance Center is the first nonprofit commercial building in the United States to be awarded the rigorous WELL Health-Safety rating. The building offers sweeping views of LoDo, high speed internet, is dog friendly and perhaps, most importantly a professional space away from home.

Joining the Alliance’s membership program is great way to get access to discounted, flexible coworking spaces and other benefits.

3. Whittier Cafe (1710 East 25th Avenue, Denver, CO 80205)

outdoor seating at whitter cafe, tables and heat lamps

If you’re looking for a spot with great outdoor seating, check out Whittier Cafe. Whittier Cafe is a black owned expresso bar in the City Park neighborhood. On chilly days their patio offers a perfect spot to settle down with your computer amongst their heat lamps. They serve pastries, sandwiches and an assortment of delicious beverages. Looking to meet up with friends after work? They serve beer and wine for your post-work drink!

4. Mark’s Coffee House (2019 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80206)

exterior of st. mark's coffee house, patio, with black tables and chairs, red building

St. Mark’s has plenty of choices for both indoor and outdoor seating and provides a laid-back work environment. Located on 17th Ave. in the City Park neighborhood, ample free parking is available nearby. St. Mark’s opens their garage style doors to maximize ventilation throughout the spacious seating area. If you prefer, their outdoor patio is a prime dog and people-watching spot. When you stop at St. Mark’s we highly recommend their scrumptious cookies!

5. PigTrain Coffee Co. at Union Station (1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO, 80202)

exterior of union station in denver, co

The stunning, newly renovated interior of Union Station maintains the historic feel of the building while adding a modern flair. Inside, you’ll find an assortment of plush couches, games and food and drink options to choose from. We love to settle down with a laptop and a macchiato from PigTrain. Looking for another reason to love Union Station? Their building is Gold LEED certified!


What is your favorite place to head when you need as respite from being home? Have you tried a Denver coworking space, like The Alliance Center? Let us know on Twitter (@thealliancecntr)!