There are days when a coffee cup just isn’t enough for motivation and productivity to flow. These are the days when a change of pace and environment is needed to refuel and jumpstart your brain into action. Fortunately, Singapore has some of the best cafés conducive for telecommuting or just for hanging out. Whether you’re lacking inspiration, hiding out, or just looking for a convenient and comfortable space to get some work done, you can find plenty of spaces with free wi-fi to cater to your need to hibernate from the frenzied pace of a workplace. Here is a selection of highly recommended locations offering free wi-fi for your hibernation.
The Book Café
Books and coffee is a match made in heaven which makes it a solid concept for a café. Proof of this is the beloved The Book Café. If you’re ever in a bind trying to find a good place to squeeze in a few hours of work, this place delivers. The friendly staff of this café are happy to provide extension cords during instances when the place is packed and all the power outlets are used up. They even have a photocopier. The highlight of the place is naturally the well-stocked bookshelves of books and magazines. Who needs wi-fi when you have books to keep you company?
01-02, 20 Martin Road | Tel: +65 6887 5430 | Open daily
For some Korean and Japanese-inspired vibe, check out Brew Maison. Apart from the usual café convenience, expect their signature brews to have added health benefits. As such, health and beauty buffs would love this place. Who knew a creamy latte can give you glowing skin? Try the KuroGoma Latte to see for yourself.
383 Bukit Timah Rd, Alocassia Apartments 01-09B | Tel: +65 6836 2948 | Open daily
Buck Tile St. Café
You have probably seen their cakes posted on social media. Rightly so because not only are the desserts at Buck Tile St. Café highly Instagrammable, they’re also delightfully sumptuous. The blue velvet cakes are favourites among their selection of sweets.
104 Faber Drive | Tel: +65 6566 7058 | Closed on Thursdays
Chock Full of Beans
Chock Full of Beans located in Changi Village is the epitome of warmth. You can connect to their free wi-fi and while away your time or you can also marvel at the adorable 3D latte art created by their friendly and talented baristas.
4 Changi Village Road 01-2090 | Tel: +65 6214 8839 | Closed on Mondays
Comfortable sofas and warm lights make this cosy spot perfect for hiding out. The space feels like a living room space which makes this place feel like an extension of your home. Whether you need to get work done or you have some studying to do, The Loft not only gives you a relaxing atmosphere to regain your focus but also provides a reliable Internet connection to keep you connected. Order some tasty toasts and brewed coffee to keep your energy level up while keeping hunger pangs at bay.
268A South Bridge Road | Tel: +65 6221 2103 | Closed on Mondays
Maison Ikkoku Café
This 3-in-1 place is ideal for people looking for some stimulation. This quaint place is a café, boutique, and cocktail bar combined. Maison Ikkoku brings all your socialising requirements in a single establishment. Connections can be made both on and offline. How’s that for a treat?
20 Kandahar Street | Tel: +65 6294 0078 | Open daily
As it name implies, Necessary Provisions has a no frills approach to food and coffee. You need the essentials, you got it. Their limited menu stays true to the place as it cuts down the time needed to order nourishment and sustenance. The pleasant and relaxed atmosphere of this place encourages productivity, but also allows customers to loosen up a bit with the presence of Mornington Pale for those wishing to indulge in an afternoon drink.
21 Eng Kong Terrace | Contact: +65 9231 7920 | Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Selfish Gene Café
Plenty of cafés incorporate the chalk-and-blackboard concept into their shop, primarily because it is a practical way of updating the menu to highlight specials. Selfish Gene Café is not out to impress with interiors, though it is does exude warmth, but it chooses to highlight good food as evidenced by Chef Gene’s dictum: “Gene is Selfish because he will not serve food he would not eat.” If that’s what it means to be selfish, then the world would be a better, if well-fed, place. wi-fi is free, so this Gene can be generous in that aspect, after all.
40 Craig Road | Tel: +65 6423 1324 | Closed on Tuesdays
Toby’s Estate gets props for its premium beans and gourmet coffee. This is a haven for coffee aficionados. Not only that, the scenic view of the river is enough to lower your stress levels as you sip your coffee and surf the Web. The place also offers a great selection of food for its hungry customers. Good food, great coffee, stunning scenery and free wi-fi – this place lives up to the hype.
8 Rodyk Street, 01-03/04 | Contact: +65 6636 7629 | Open daily
W39 Bistro & Bakery
This homey café doubles as a bakery, so you can just imagine the delectable aroma wafting through the place. The sunny atmosphere of this European-inspired establishment is infectious. If you need a little cheering up, this is the place to be. Apart from the vibe, the free wi-fi, and the appetising confections, W39 Bistro & Bakery is also pet-friendly with free treats for your canine companions. This bright spot in Singapore is all the therapy you need to recover from a stressful day at work.
39 Jalan Mas Puteh | Tel: +65 9646 5372 | Closed on Mondays
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