If you don’t want to commit to a co-working space or just need a place to lounge in-between business meetings, head over to one of these work-friendly cafes that will accommodate your every need. The combination of free Wifi, power sockets, friendly service, and yummy food at these top coffee shops and eateries will get the job done. Here are some of our favorite work-friendly places in Singapore to go when you need a change of scene to get the creative juices flowing. Here are some of of the best cafes to work in – in Singapore!
Pim Pam is a bright, colorful restaurant along the Orchard stretch. If you love FOC on Hong Kong Street then you’ll love this space. Grab a table by the window and bask in the glory of natural light as it flows right in. Definitely a great place to stopover for a quick bite in-between meetings or to gather with colleagues for a casual biz chatter.
Pim Pam By FOC, 442 Orchard Road, #01-29, Singapore 238879, +65 6100 4242, www.pimpambyfoc.com
If you loved the sitcom Friends and wish you could share the sofa with Ross or Rachel, then this place is for you. One coffee cup at a time, this fab little cafe is recreating itself into a fully fledged friends cafe. Grab your cup of Joe and get comfy on one of their many sofas and get down to work - or not. Maybe you’d prefer to listen to a local rendition of smelly cat instead. Either way, this is a great place to open the laptop for an hour or two.
Central Perk, 1 Magazine road, Central Mall #01-01, Singapore 059567, http://centralperk.sg/
Fresh from Shanghai, this work friendly cafe in the CBD is a great pit stop if you need to catch up on a few emails. They also serve up their coffee a little differently too! Have the kids in tow? No worries. They have comfy loungers for little ones to chill on as you enjoy a relaxing brew! Get Dad out of the office for a few minutes and have a midday catch up, or check in with the team when you’re on the go.
Wellower Cafe, 108 Middle Road #01-01, The Prospex, Singapore 188967 and 77 Robinson Rd, #01-03, Singapore 068896, www.mellowercoffee.com/EN/index.aspx
This quiet coffee shop in the East is where you will a myriad of faces, from students to biz execs. Dutch Colony is where coffee aficionados go to enjoy a hand-crafted cuppa. Get a table in the light and airy air- conditioned space and enjoy a slice of cake or two - we recommend the carrot cake!
Dutch Colony, 113 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458230, +65 6448 5852, www.dutchcolony.sg
Cedele is a great place to catch up on work or schedule a business meeting as it has locations island wide. Known for deliciously nutritious food as well, you can stop by for coffee, a quick lunch or even a hearty family dinner. Their bakery is a must visit too with some of the best breads on the island.
The Scotts Square location is perfect for business execs as it’s in a slightly quieter location. Each of The Coffee Academics outlets wear a distinct personality, curated to seamlessly integrate with the charm and vivacious essence of the surrounding neighborhood. Close to Orchard and the shops, head there if you need to get some work done and retail therapy after!
The Coffee Academics, #02-01/02, Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209, www.the-coffeeacademics.com/. They also have a location at Raffles City.
Everyone in Starbucks has a laptop out, it’s the only way you’ll get a table! With locations all over our Lion City - there’s nearly one on every corner now - it makes for a great place to catch up on emails, check in with colleagues and maybe just have a 5 minutes breather. With a wide selection of teas, coffees and food, it’s a perfect spot to refuel.
Working with kids in tow? We like this chain as they cater for them so well. We love the original Baker & Cook at Greenwood Avenue for its scrumptious breads, pastries, homemade granola and proximity to the Watten Estate playground. The outlet in Chip Bee Gardens has an even bigger space with a toy corner and buzzy atmosphere on weekends. An artisan bakery, café, food-store and kiddy play area, you can enjoy some time to work knowing the kids are engaged!
Baker & Cook, www.bakerandcook.biz
If you want to catch up on some work before the day begins, then Common Man is THE place. For a satisfying breakfast and caffeine fix, Common Man Coffee Roasters at Martin Road serve an all day breakfast with some great healthy options such as its seasonal fresh fruit with a breakfast smoothie, granola and perfectly cooked poached eggs. Its central location makes it a great place to start the day before heading into office. Free WIFI - yes this cafe has you covered.
Common Man Coffee Roasters, 22 Martin Road #01-00 Singapore 239058, +65 6836 4695 www.commonmancoffeeroasters.com
If you’re here on business and right at the heart of the Marina and City Hall area, Fynn's is the perfect place to start the day. Drop by for a slice of home-made cake or decadent dessert, paired with a cup of Common Man Coffee Roasters specialty coffee. Heavenly! This is a cafe with WIFI too!
Fynn’s, 26 Beach Road #B1-21, South Beach Avenue, Singapore 189768, http://fynnsrestaurant.com/
Grain Traders, www.grain-traders.com/
Kith Cafe, http://kith.com.sg/
Penny University, http://pennyuniversitycafe.com/
Jewel Coffee, www.facebook.com/Jewelcoffee
Stamping Ground Coffee, www.stampinggroundcoffee.com
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, www.coffeebean.com.sg
Group Therapy Coffee, www.gtcoffee.com