Free WiFi, outlets, and a morning snack—these nearby, caffeinated spaces are one way to start your day off like a pro. 

Work-friendly Coffee Shops Near the DCU Center



The DCU Center sees a lot of busy people. Business meetings, seminars, conventions, sold-out concerts—we do it all—and so do you. And if there is one way to make life easier for our active visitors, it is putting excellent coffee and memorable bites in a work environment that is within reach. 




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Brew on the Grid 

56 Franklin Street
Worcester, Ma. 01608

There is plenty of natural light and work to be done at this artisanal Franklin Street cafe. Grab a nitro brew iced coffee and a seat at one of their clean and airy workspaces. Whether you are working solo, or with many, Brew can accommodate with group-think tables, a window-side lounge, and work areas for one. The fresh sandwiches, salads, and bakery items that come with this coffee spot make Brew on the Grid a great place to hunker down and get things done.


For those who work hard & play hard - for people who make the most of their individual journeys - each & every day.


Fuel America

6 Mercantile Street
Worcester, Ma. 01608

Considered a New American Coffeehouse, Fuel America is "here for those who work hard and play hard." Housed in their industrial-modern cafe is a working roastery, providing an unexpected backdrop for a productive day of doing what you do best. Get comfortable at one of their roomy workspaces and enjoy a freshly roasted coffee, fresh-pressed juice, or fruit and yogurt smoothie. Add their impressive menu of fresh baked goods, salads, and sandwiches, and this makes Fuel America true to its name. 




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BirchTree Bread Company

138 Green Street
Worcester, Ma. 01608

BirchTree Bread Co. makes it on our work-friendly list by their spacious seating alone. Enjoy a Caffe Au Chocolat and a fresh pastry in one of their set-aside booths with a colleague, or make plans for grab-and-go before taking your work outside. Offering options for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner, their menu full of locally sourced and fresh ingredients, is exciting, as is their long list of specialty drinks. 


Acoustic Java 

932 Main St. #B

Worcester, MA 01610

This warm and comforting coffeehouse features small batch brews and made-from-scratch, organic snacks. Grab a seat and soak up some of their free WiFi or order a coffee to go online and skip the line. 


Worcester is home to a lot of great coffee shops. If you are thirsty for more, be sure to check out