With remote work and studying becoming more prevalent nowadays, people are looking for more places to sit down and get productive. A quiet, comfortable place with free and uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection, lots of power sockets, and serves loads of coffee and snacks is ideal. Luckily, there are plenty of cafes in Singapore that have these and more.

So why limit yourself to your friendly neighbourhood Starbucks? Pack your laptops, books, and other work/study essentials and get down to business at these excellent cafes located in different areas in the Little Red Dot.

  1. My Awesome Cafe
My Awesome Cafe in Singapore

Located on the ground floor of the former Telok Ayer Chung Hwa Free Clinic, My Awesome Cafe is one of those vintage cafes that give off a warm, relaxing ambience that is great for squeezing out your creative juices. 

The quirky, retro aesthetic is complemented by food and drinks that are definitely worth your money. Coffees range from SGD 4 to 6, and their array of sandwiches go for SGD 14 to 20. Their protein-packed My Awesome Salad (SGD 16), is a solid favourite. The cafe also has a selection of beers and liquors for those who want to chill after work.

My Awesome Cafe

202 Telok Ayer St. Singapore 068639 (Map)

+65-8798-1783

myawesomecafe.com

2. City Sprouts

It’s just so easy to get into the work zone at City Sprouts, Singapore’s first plot-share urban farm. This multi-concept space is built on what used to be the Henderson Primary School Campus. The large repurposed canteen houses five food establishments, from which you can get your fill of single-origin and home blend coffee. The prices are super affordable at SGD 1.50 for traditional kopi and teh

There are filling meals to sustain your working energy. Have a Japanese rice bowl from O-Kome (from SGD 10), Pulled Lamb Kebab (SGD17), or a juicy cheeseburger from Dirty Buns (SGD11). 

City Sprouts

102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562 (Map)

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3. Genius Central

Genius Central Cafe in Singapore

A power socket is one of the primary needs of those working in cafes, and Genius Central makes sure that you don’t have to fight for charging space. This sprawling cafe has nearly one socket for each seat, so you can rest easy and use up your laptop battery with confidence. Inside, there are single-person tables and long desks, which is just perfect for meetings. 

As for the grub, Genius Central serves meals all day, including meat and vegan options. Make sure to try their best-selling Longevity Bowls, which are packed with grains and greens, as well as their fresh juices and spice lattes.

Genius Central

7 Amoy Street, #01-01, Far East Square, Singapore 049949 (Map)

+65-8940-1200 / hello@geniuscentralsingapore.com

geniuscentralsingapore.com

4. The Book Cafe

Tucked in the corner of Mohd Sultan and Martin Roads is The Book Cafe, which has become a second home for digital nomads for about two decades now. Relax at the cafe’s chill and homey interiors, which are adorned with well-stocked bookshelves, plush couches, and soft lighting. More importantly, there are lots of power sockets, which is a plus for remote workers. 

Aside from fantastic coffee, The Book Cafe serves comfort food for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Treat yourself to pasta, meat dishes, and their mouth-watering selection of pastries while meeting your deadline or just getting comfy at the couch to read.

The Book Cafe

20 Martin Road 01-02 Seng Kee Building, Singapore 239070 (Map)

+65-6887-5430 / info@thebookcafe.com.sg

5. Commune Cafe

Millenia Walk is one of Central Singapore’s quieter malls, given the office lunch crowd’s absence. This makes Commune Cafe an excellent place for those who prefer a more peaceful atmosphere for working and studying. Located on the second floor, Commune Cafe is an offshoot of a furniture store, contributing to its sophisticated but relaxed vibe. Their alfresco-style seating is great for those who want to work surrounded by fresher air.

Great coffee is a given here because Commune Cafe uses beans from Common Man Coffee Roasters. Sip one of their aromatic brews for just SGD 3.50 and sample their generous dessert offerings, such as their chocolate tarts (SGD 4) and chocolate banana waffles topped with ice cream (SGD 8.50).

Commune Cafe

9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596 (Map)

+65-9129-1379 

facebook.com/communecafe50

6. Twenty Eight Cafe

Twenty Eight Cafe in Singapore

Nestled along the charming Wilkie Road, this daytime cafe offers a spacious and well-lit environment, courtesy of ample natural sunlight. It provides a generous array of seating options, ranging from large tables perfect for group activities to cozy corners for individual digital nomads. If you choose your spot wisely, you’ll discover conveniently located power outlets to keep your devices charged. The coffee bar features a wallet-friendly selection, starting at just $4 for a shot of espresso. Beyond coffee, the menu includes a variety of beverages such as fresh juices, cold-brewed teas, smoothies, and milkshakes. For sustenance, this cafe designed for productivity offers a substantial brunch menu that showcases both Western classics and Asian rice bowls.

Twenty Eight Cafe

28 Wilkie Road, #01-06, Singapore 228051

https://www.facebook.com/TwentyEightCafe/

7. Working Title Riverside

The charming Kampong Bugis, with its timeless appeal, provides the perfect location to escape the bustling city, and this beloved burger joint on Arab Street is well aware of it. Their second branch offers a more spacious and well-lit environment, ideal for work or leisure. You can enjoy a cup of coffee starting at just $3.50, accompanied by freshly baked goods that change daily. With available power outlets and free Wi-Fi, it caters perfectly to those seeking concentration or those looking to finally complete that long-awaited book. The all-day dining menu is diverse, offering everything from classic eggs benedict to Australian-style barbecue dishes. If you’re battling writer’s block or a mental hurdle, take a brief stroll along the serene Kallang river, just outside.

Working Title Riverside
51 Kampong Bugis, #01-03, Singapore 338986
workingtitle.sg

Enjoy the perks of working from anywhere and set your laptop down at these work-friendly establishments.

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