Slightly further afield this week but I found myself in Dorking town centre recently and thought I'd check out Burgundy & Black in St. Martin's Walk.
I'll be honest with this one - it didn't immediately endear itself to me in the same way that the warmth of All Things Nice in Ewell, or Carolina's in Bookham did. It's not a cosy cafe, although it is clean, well-presented and welcoming.
The staff were friendly and helpful (I had to ask for the WiFi code as it's not immediately visible) and there was plenty of tables and comfortable chairs to choose from.
I was there at around 11.30am on a Thursday morning and it was really quiet: perfect for getting down to some work. It started to fill up as it got closer to lunchtime but the space is large enough that I didn't find it too distracting.
The coffee was good and I was nearly tempted to eat there - after seeing some food go out to other customers - but I've recently come back from holiday where I ate my weight in Danish pastries so it's strictly caffeine only for the next few Freelancer's Guide visits, unfortunately.
And, talking of my holiday, that's going to be the subject of my next blog post: the writing benefits of a change of scene. Until then (and ignoring the very big clue I gave you in the last paragraph...), let's play 'Guess where I went'! Picture clues below:
(It's a beautiful city that I fell in love with instantly. And here I have to send out a very big thanks to the amazing Maria Furtek, as without her therapy sessions I doubt I'd have got on the plane in the first place!)
So that's Burgundy & Black added to the Freelancer's Guide to Getting Out of the House. It may not be somewhere you want to snuggle down for hours with a hot drink and a good book but in terms of getting a spot of work done while out and about in Dorking, you can't go far wrong. Definitely one I'd be happy to return to next time I need an escape from working from home!
Have a great week,