Five Best Places to Work Remotely in Lansing

Over the last several years, employees throughout the U.S. have been ditching the cubicle and opting to telecommute. Small businesses and individuals have become more likely to work outside of the office and work flexible hours.  In fact, in a study conducted by Gallup, 37% of U.S. workers claim that they telecommute. Expanding your work space horizons can lead to creative stimulus, increased productivity, a more enjoyable workday and stress reduction.

The Elevate Marketing Co. team has spent many hours in coffee shops, cafes and basically anywhere with good WiFi. Like many other Lansing startups, Elevate Marketing Co. (formerly known as Klimb Creative) began with a small, workhorse team and no office space. We would meet with clients, create content and collaborate with industry leaders in a variety of Lansing locations which allowed us to get a taste for many different working environments (and caramel lattes).

From client meetings, to midday coffee breaks, we are breaking down the 5 best, locally-owned places to work remotely in Lansing.

The Five Best Places to work remotely in Lansing MI

Image Credit: Priscilla Perez

Image Credit: Priscilla Perez

Strange Matter

337 S. Washington Sq. Lansing, MI 48933
2010 E. Michigan Ave. Ste 103 Lansing, MI 48912

Our Pick: Donuts and an Iced NOLA

Who doesn't love a 2 p.m. pick-me-up? Strange Matter Coffee Co. has cultivated a coffee community in Lansing through their meticulously crafted beverages, aesthetically pleasing venue and homemade donuts! With two locations in Lansing, Strange Matter offers an abundance of seating and an exciting experience for coffee shop dwellers. Our favorite time to pay Strange Matter a visit is when we are meeting to collaborate on projects or tending to some to-do's around town.


The Crafted Bean

800 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912

Our Pick: Bliss Latte

Welcome to Lansing's edgy craft coffee bar. The Crafted Bean (TCB) is a new addition to the Lansing coffee scene that serves up crafted coffee, cocktails and tea. TCB has a central Lansing location and is bound to "brew" up some inspiration for your work. The shop is decorated with relics, quotes, and vinyl's spinning. Being on-the-go can work up an appetite. Thankfully, TCB's Waffle Truck sits outside the Michigan Avenue Shop from 10am-2pm Monday-Friday and 8:30am-3pm Saturday-Sunday. We love going to TCB for a change of scenery and a scrumptious waffle snack!


2429 Showtime Dr. Lansing, MI 48912

Our Pick: Honey Lavender Latte & Macaroon

If you are looking for a peaceful space to get "all the things done," Chapelure is your go-to. This fine pastry and espresso shop is fantastic for getting work accomplished and enjoying a croissant (or two) along the way. Chapelure is located behind Eastwood Towne Center with easily accessible parking. The sophisticated café vibe and the delectable baked goods make for a perfect work space combination.

Image Credit: Jordan Wilson

Image Credit: Jordan Wilson

Blue Owl Coffee

Location: 1149 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI 48910

Our Pick: Blew Howler Nitro

Located in the heart of Reo Town, this quirky coffee joint invites the adventurous coffee connoisseur and the business meeting attendee. This corner coffee shop offers nitro on tap, cocktails and sweet treats from Sweetie-licious Bakery. This community-based shop has a variety of seating options from two-person tables to a large work space in the back - perfect for facilitating meetings. Due to its popularity, Blue Owl is typically bustling, which makes it a great space for casual client meetings or light work. Best of all, Blue Owl has the doors open until 10pm Monday-Saturday for night "owls."

Lansing Brewing Company

Location: 518 E. Shiawassee St. Lansing, MI 48912

Our Pick: Macho Nachos

We may be a little coffee biased, but we haven't forgotten about other places that are suited for workers on the move! In the middle of the Stadium District is one of the capital city's first breweries, Lansing Brewing Company. With a worry-free atmosphere and comfortable outdoor seating, Lansing Brewing Company is a crowd-pleaser for evening meetings and collaboration sessions. From delicious provisions to an inviting patio fireplace, this brewery will get the creative juices flowing. Not to mention, the location is unbeatable for showing off the best Lansing has to offer!

From corner coffee shops in eclectic neighborhoods to energetic breweries in the center of downtown, Lansing has tons of options for the remote worker.  Check out one of these local businesses to tackle those to-do lists, answer never-ending emails and seal the deal with a future client!  

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