The other day I found myself downtown in need of an internet hotspot when I spotted the Capital One 360 Cafe. This place was abuzz with activity perhaps because the coffee is discounted by the bank to help lure people inside. They also offer an assortment of food items, but the best thing about this cafe is the abundance of workspaces available. With the open floor plan and kinetic scene, it felt like I was setting up shop at a local startup company.
You may be approached about opening a bank account as this appears to all be an elaborate effort to market banking services, but all you have to say is no and they’ll leave you alone to enjoy your drink or work at your leisure. The last time I was there they also had a fun and interesting art display. Many of the patrons appeared to be using the space just as I was doing and probably how the bank intended as a place for people to use for work and business meetings.
Being owned and operated by a large financial institution doesn’t lend itself to provide the typical welcoming warmth of a stereotypical coffeehouse. After all, it is smack dab in the middle of a bustling downtown, but if you want a coffee or a place to tap away on your keyboard and if you desire something a little bit different I highly recommend the Capital One 360 Cafe.