A 2nd Cup’s croissants, coffee and confections are the ultimate pick-me-up
Let’s face it—the new normal of working from home comes with distractions and disturbances aplenty. From nine to five, concentrate and make these quiet neighborhood gems your new Zoom background.
A 2nd Cup radiates a quiet and focused work environment.
Out of a common love for focus and fare, Common Bond has multiple locations for plenty of focusing opportunities. When hunger strikes at the “office,” its bistro and bakery welcomes its guests with soups, salads, sandwiches and flatbreads. Save room for dessert—we recommend washing down dishes like the Texas club or the Common Bond burger with decadent macarons and lemon gateau. Multiple locations, commonbondcafe.com
If home is where the heart is, Houstonians are always at Tout Suite. Productivity is undeniably in the air at this gem, with two floors of working capacity. It will be impossible to kick hunger cravings to the curb with the lingering aroma of a hot spicy chicken sandwich, seared sustainable salmon sandwich and Texas local 44 Farms steak quesadillas. To end the day on the highest of notes, its expansive cocktail bar opens at 3PM for a greater postwork buzz than a cup of joe. Multiple locations, toutsuitehtx.com
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Feel charitable and caffeinated at A 2nd Cup, Houston’s prized nonprofit coffee shop. Fueled by a passion for ending human trafficking, a cup of java at this joint produces a buzz and a burst of benevolence. Whether munching a bite from the Brazen grab +go—made by graduates of its Brazen job training program— or a morning glory smoothie, employees of all companies can cross philanthropy and productivity off the to-do list. 1111 E. 11th St., a2ndcup.com
When office doors are closed, unpack your briefcase and open up your laptop at Boomtown Coffee, Houston’s premier work-from-home destination. While some seek this spot as their daily caffeine refuel, others use it as the ultimate upgrade of their Zoom background with its radiant interiors. When staring at a computer screen all day calls for a pick-me-up, its house-roasted coffee is the ultimate afternoon delight. Multiple locations, boomtowncoffee.com