Powell's City of Books

Cafe / Restaurant
Lower Noise
Few Plugs

Original Scout + Editors

Community verified

Who's clocked in to get work done here

Workspace Details + Amenities

Coffee espresso
Food coffee, sandwiches, pastries, soda
Seating Capacity 40
Group Space Yes
Types of Seating Small tables, Larger tables
Keywords Has Food, Has Power
Web www.powells.com  

Pro Tips

There's always a line for coffee or food because of the tourists. Three individual workstations with power.

  • I come here because it’s on my way to the gym. I make sure my laptop is charged up before coming here, as i don’t like to sit by the burnside windows, as the glare from the sun makes it difficult to see my laptop screen. It’s not quiet but I can focus just fine here most of the time. Sometimes there are smelly homeless people but I think since I complained about it they have fixed that problem. For the most part now the crowd consists of people reading, chatting, or working, rather than finding a place to seek refuge.

    As far as World Cup Roasters, the service is great. The same people have worked there for years. They know me and I know them. I usually get some tea, and fill up my water bottle when I need to at the spout.

  • Most come for the experience and the late night hours. Its normally pretty loud in here but if that’s your thing you’ll enjoy it. Grab a desk by the window w/an outlet for the most bang for your buck. And be sure to try Sizzle Pie (pizza) across the street if you get hungry.

  • Come early to snag a spot next to an outlet… or come a bit later and make a friend (or three). Earlier in the day it’s quieter than most coffee shops, key if you’re an early bird and you get more sh!t done in the mornings.

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