Traveling to the area for business, need a break from the office, or working from home and in search of a place to meet clients? Eau Claire has many fantastic coffee shops that provide space, sustenance and of course caffeine to fuel the work day.

Eau Claire Downtown Coffee

Located in the new Lismore Hotel in downtown Eau Claire, EC/DC offers hot and cold coffee drinks, tea and smoothies made by friendly and knowledgeable baristas. You’ll find homemade pastries, including colorful macaron cookies and if you’re working over breakfast or lunch, there are several made-to-order and grab and go sandwich and salad choices.

The atmosphere is sleek yet cozy. The décor features wood and concrete with tables and chairs to accommodate single patrons or groups. A chair next to the fireplace is always a great spot and the space is full of natural light thanks to the large windows looking out onto downtown Eau Claire.

Wi-Fi is available to hotel and EC/DC patrons, and the location is perfect to access all that downtown Eau Claire has to offer.

The Goat Coffee House

The Goat Coffee House is conveniently located on Water Street near the lower campus of the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. A favorite of UWEC students and full-time residents, The Goat offers up a full menu of coffee, tea and blended drinks, including the popular Dark Chocolate Almond Milk Mocha (try it iced). If mealtime occurs during work time, there are a variety of pastries and breakfast and lunch sandwiches to choose from.

Need space and snacks for a large group? Email them about reserving their conference room and ordering scones and pastries by the dozen.

A warm and welcoming space, The Goat also features works from a different local artist each month. Wi-Fi and plenty of outlets for electronics are available.

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

On Barstow Street in downtown Eau Claire,  Acoustic Cafe has been a local favorite for more than twenty-five years. With tables for groups and booths for more privacy, Acoustic is perfect for conducting interviews or brainstorming sessions. Live music on the weekends and local art on the walls will inspire creativity! For lunch and dinner, some of the most popular sandwiches in Eau Claire are served at Acoustic, try one of their homemade soups on the side!

Caffe Tempo

Found on Madison Street in Downtown Eau Claire, Caffe Tempo is the place to go for coffee fans. You’ll find some of the most knowledgeable baristas in the area, and an extensive menu of hot and cold drinks, including signature drinks that are sure to impress your clients. Working late? Try the Walter White, made from cold press and chilled with cold press ice cubes.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, Caffe Tempo has an eclectic decor featuring art, historic photos and a giant clock suspended from the ceiling, to help keep you on task and on time.

Now that you know a few of the best coffee shops in town to meet your working needs; schedule those meetings, grab your laptop, set up at your favorite table with your favorite drink, and get to work!