A city centre coffee shop has launched its new co-working space today, targeted at people who have had to work from home since Covid restrictions began.

Sonder Coffee, at 35 High Street, has now revamped and opened its top floor specifically for people to book to come and work in a social space.

Today (Friday January 21), their new website launched for bookings.

The coffee shop has also announced that anyone booking online to work from Monday to Wednesday next week (January 24-26) will be gifted with a free coffee.

Ebony Paz, owner of Sonder Coffee, was inspired by her partner Ben Holden to add the co-working space to the shop.

As he works from home, he will often go to a coffee shop for a change of scene.

Speaking to the Journal in July, Ebony said: "My partner often works in a coffee shop for an hour or two and then will feel so uncomfortable that he will walk to another coffee shop so he doesn't feel like he's outstayed his welcome.

"Many customers come and work in Sonder. It will be nice for people to stay there as long as they need, without feeling uncomfortable.

"Many people are still not back in the office but are losing their minds because they have been at home for a year now."

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She added this week that it is often "quite isolating" to work from home, but a co-working space is "a good middle ground because it is like a coffee shop but people are respectful of the boundaries that you are working".

The space has seven desk spaces available, four of which are on a communal table and three are individual private desks.

The whole floor can also be booked by companies for use as a work space or meeting area, for half days or whole days.

You can book a two-hour slot through the Sonder Coffee website, or turn up on the day to see if there is a desk available.

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Dan Collins, Salisbury BID Business Manager, said: “It is fantastic to see such a new Salisbury business expanding so soon. Covid has changed the way many of us are working and Ebony has worked hard to embrace the new work from home crowd.

“With the coffee shop, new events diary and now the addition of a co-working space, Sonder Coffee has become an integral part of the community in a short time. It shows how much opportunity there is in our city.”

The coffee shop was also recently granted a license for alcoholic drinks, live music and later opening hours.

Sonder is open Monday to Saturday 8am-5.30pm, and Sunday from 8am-4.30pm.

You can book online on their new website: www.sondercoffee.co.uk

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