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Sick of your uncomfortable chair, noisy neighbours and hot room? Switch up your work from home routine by popping over to one of these work-friendly cafes

Working from home has been our primary way of working for almost a year and a half now thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a while since we last had the chance to go for regular lunch breaks with our colleagues, conduct physical meetings or even sit at a proper desk for those of us without a home office. 

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However, you don't have to resign yourself to being trapped at home especially if the routine is getting mundane. In fact, with restrictions being lifted on dining-in, why not switch things up by working at a cafe instead?

You will get to be in the presence of others, eat new food and sit at a comfortable table and chair while you do your work. It's the perfect solution to your work-from-home blues.

If you are looking for a cafe other than your neighbourhood Starbucks to work, this list of work-friendly cafes may help—and yes, they all offer complimentary wifi.

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North

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Thus Coffee

A place well-loved by coffee aficionados for its use of in-house roasted beans, the aroma of these freshly roasted coffee beans will be a delightful stimulant for all coffee-lovers who visit Thus Coffee.

Nestled within the Sembawang Hills Estate neighbourhood, the cafe also boasts a charming interior that will inspire serenity as you get through your workday. 

Address: 4 Jln Kuras, Singapore 577723

Find out more here.  

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Wimbly Lu

Nestled in a sleepy Serangoon neighbourhood is Wimbly Lu. Centred around a warm wooden interior and contrasting black fixtures, the light that pours through its sunroof creates a cosy and homely atmosphere.

With an impressive menu of foods and drinks to boot, Wimbly Lu is an excellent workspace for those who need that change of pace to catch up on some work.

Address: 15-2 Jln Riang, Singapore 358987

Find out more here.

South

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Genius Central

Genius Central is well-known amongst people who thrive in co-working spaces and it caters largely to social entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their income and impact. 

However, you don't have to be an entrepreneur to enjoy the strong wi-fi, abundance of plugs and bright, open and comfortable space.

Genius Central is open to anyone who would like a quiet space to work at. Currently, due to Covid-19, you will have to pay $18 to stay and work there for eight hours. This amount can be used as credits to purchase any of their healthy meals or drinks. Make sure you make a booking in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Address: Amoy Street Far East Square,#01-01 7-13,  049949

Find out more here.  

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Awfully Chocolate

When it comes to a co-working space, you probably wouldn't think of a dessert joint like Awfully Chocolate. However, their new lounge in the heart of the central business district is the perfect spot if you are looking to work outside your home. 

The cafe, which is located in Bridge+, features convenient plugs at every table and an excellent selection of cakes, teas and coffees.

Address: 79 Robinson Road #02-03, Singapore 068897

Find out more here.

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East

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Percolate

If you enjoy grazing as you work, you can count on Percolate to be your ideal destination for a change of environment.

On offer are sweet treats such as earl grey lavender teacake, pear crumble danish and a plethora of other flavours available for every palette. With its woody interior and open spaces, Percolate is an inviting work-friendly space you will feel comfortable in. 

Address: 136 Bedok North Ave 3 #01-152, Singapore 460136

Find out more here.

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The Muffinry

If you enjoy a small snug space as you work, look no further than The Muffinry. Here, you'll find a cosy, comfortable and minimalistic space that is sure to clear your mind from all the stressors of daily life.

With a menu that boasts hearty and sensible meals as well as a delectable selection of muffins, The Muffinry is a space you can comfortably work at from dawn to dusk. Located just a stone's throw away from Taiseng MRT, this locale is a great spot to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Address: Commerz@Irving, 1, Irving Place, #01-20, Singapore 369546

Find out more here.

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Five Oars Coffee Roasters

Five Oars Coffee Roasters can easily be described as a no-frills industrial-style coffeehouse that will certainly put you in a positive mood for work. Another location away from the heart of the city, enjoy the tranquillity of the East Coast area of Singapore.

The cafe serves up more than just good coffee as well to keep you energised. in fact, you can even end your day with a nice frosty beer or chilled wine after work.

Address: 6 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455200

Find out more here.

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West

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D'good Cafe

If you're familiar with D'good Cafe in Holland Village, you will know that it is a cosy, brightly lit spot that boasts incredible food and many nooks and crannies for you to hole up with your laptop to get some work done. 

D'good Cafe also serves its own brand of tea and even its own speciality coffee brand which is sure to keep you powered up throughout the workday. 

The best part? Once the clock strikes 6 pm, you can indulge in a drink or two with their extensive cocktail bar menu. 

Address: 273 Holland Ave, #02-01/02, Singapore 278992

Find out more here.

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Atlas Coffeehouse

Atlas Coffeehouse is located in a quiet corner of Bukit Timah which makes it the perfect spot if you are hoping to escape the crowds and get some work done in a quiet area. 

They boast comfortable workspaces and some of the best coffee and pastries you can get in the area. The best part is that they open at 8 am so if you're an early bird, you can get started on time.

Address: 6 Duke’s Road, Singapore 268886 

Find out more here.

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