Austin is not a nine-to-five type of city. It instead thrives on entrepreneurship and nontraditional work hours. For freelancers and contractors without homebase offices, it can be hard to find a productive place to work. Coworking spaces offer people distraction-free areas as alternatives to working from home or plugging away in a coffee shop. It’s just an office, complete with kitchens, printers, desks, and other people working away.
With that, here is Eater’s guide to Austin’s best coworking spaces that will keep everyone caffeinated and full with snack and perks .
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For fair trade coffee, consider working at Impact Hub. The global coworking network serves Fredo and Victory blends from Texas Coffee Traders. It also serves tea and Yerba mate for non-coffee drinkers.
Membership: Impact Hub offers four packages: Hub community for $35 per month, general coworking for $300 a month, fixed desk at $500 a month, and private office for varying prices.
Locations: South Central, 411 West Monroe Street, South First; North Central, 5540 North Lamar Boulevard, North Austin
Hours: 24/7 access for both
Located on South Lamar, Fibercove offers non-traditional workers an office space with spacious facilities and a diverse community spanning a variety of fields. One of its highlights is the coffee bar. The coworking space offers New York's Gimme! Coffee in drip form as well as the self-serve espresso bar. For those who don’t want coffee, there are two rotating beer taps. Currently, it’s Pinthouse Pizza’s Electric Jellyfish and Austin Beerworks’ Pearl Snap. For food, there are the usual variety of snacks from chips to granola bars to popcorn.
Membership: Fibercove offers several membership options from day passes at $35 to a monthly passes at $500.
Location: 1700 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Industrious is a national coworking company with spaces in 20 cities throughout the country. Its Austin location is downtown, offering customers local treats to get through the work day, including coffee from Summer Moon coffee, bagels from Rockstar, and a rotation of local beer.
Membership: Prices range from $585 up to $2555 for a private office. To rent a desk in a shared space, the price is $449.
Location: 201 West 5th Street, Suite 1100, Downtown
Vessel Coworking is part of the For the City Center, a conglomerate of offices dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and companies who work for the social good of Austin. Members get access to Cuvee cold brew, hot coffee, tea, and sparkling water. And plenty of snacks, as seen on its Instagram page, from Blue Bell ice cream to fruit to cereal.
Membership: For a dedicated desk, the price is $350 per month or $300 per month for a six month contract. For shared space, it costs $225 per month or $200 for the six month contract. There are also a variety of drop in pass bundles for as low as $20.
Location: 500 East St. Johns Avenue, Suite 2.620, 2nd Floor, Highland
Journey Coworking will keep workers well-fueled with Kosmic Kombucha, Blue Owl sour beers, and Covert Cold Brew on tap. In the past, it worked with Chameleon Cold Brew. While there is no food available at the bar, it does offer a variety of snacks and food trucks come by on Thursdays. The space also features nap pods, showers, a community garden, and a wellness and meditation area.
Membership: Journey offers four membership packages. The social membership at $175, common desk at $350, dedicated desk at $500, and private offices starting at $1,200.
Location: 5323 Levander Loop, Govalle
East Austin (and elsewhere) can take advantage of Createscape for coworking. They offer lockers, video and photo equipment rentals, printer access, and other standard amenities. Even better: there’s unlimited coffee. While sometimes there are speciality coffee and cold brews available, it regularly serves Eight O’Clock beans.
Membership: Createscape offers three membership packages. The part-time is $90 per month, general at $180 per month, designated desk at $320 per month, and there are day passes too.
Location: 701 Tillery Street, A-3, #21, Govalle
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.