In a oft-overlooked part of Longmont (some call it midtown) on Francis St, just north of 9th, sits a smattering of local businesses. One of these is Ziggi’s Francis, which replaced my beloved Buzz Coffee earlier this year. (
I have no idea what happened to Buzz, but it was one of my favorites. A barista at a competing shop in Longmont gave me the scoop. Until verified, you can ping me to find out.)
Ziggi’s is a “get it done” kind of place; it feels like an extension of your home office, with the lively addition of other people, and someone else does the dishes. A large, windowed retractable “garage” door sits at the front of the place, making for the geek’s perfect refuge - the warm air of a sunny summer day but an ability to still see one’s screen. There’s some traffic but it isn’t exceedingly loud; the music is at a volume at which business calls are possible. Wifi is unlimited and strong.
The coffee is strong. Their iced is hot-brewed, and then iced. Preferring toddy to hot brewing, I opt for Americanos. The Breggo, a Boulder mainstay, is available, but microwaved. The cinnamon chip scone was a bit on the chewy side and Saran-wrapped.
The verdict: great working space, the light and energy is terrific. Reasonably okay wifi. Avoid the food.
The photo is actually of their Main Street location, not Francis. I’ll need to return for a snap.