We all know the usual suspects when it comes to finding a good working space in Singapore: there’s your nearest Starbucks, the ever-crowded libraries, or, if you’re desperate, the kopitiam downstairs.
Well, if that’s your line of thinking, we do have some good news for you! These days, there are a lot more options out there for you if you’re looking for a quiet place to get some work or reading done.
Here are a few you should definitely check out before the masses come filling in:
1. The (revamped) Tampines Library
We know, we know — it’s a library, and libraries are always a bloodbath when it comes to getting good seats with that one elusive power plug, but hear us out: the recently revamped Tampines library has five whole floors for you to explore.
It even comes with amazingly convenient features for you to utilise, such as special study corners, discussion spaces, and cushioned terraces for people who are just looking to sit and read.
And not to be shallow, but it’s also aesthetically gorgeous.
Lie back on one of the sofas and cosy up with a book, or grab a study table on the fourth floor. We promise that it’ll be a productive experience.
Address:1 Tampines Walk, #02-01 Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523.
2. The (revamped) Bedok Library
Like the Tampines Library, the relatively new Bedok Library is another great spot if you need a quiet space for working or reading. It comes with spacious study areas and individual fitted lamps at reading areas, and is also conveniently located at HeartBeat@Bedok, which also has a wide selection of eateries and communal facilities to check out.
Address: 11 Bedok North Street 1, #02-03 & #03-04 Heartbeat@Bedok, Singapore 469662.
3. Pazzion Cafe
The popular shoe brand has opened a cafe right next to their new store at Jewel Changi Airport. The cafe serves a variety of food and beverages that are great for lunch or dinner, or to chill out over a book or when you work at your laptop.
The alfresco seating area is right next to the iconic Rain Vortex so it offers a pleasant view. Most importantly some of the tables come equipped with power points, so it’s common to see diners working from their laptops while enjoying the therapeutic sound of water and a nice cuppa.
Address: 78 Airport Blvd, #B1-243, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Tucked away within the Lasalle Campus is Lowercase, a café that promotes a communal social concept. It has free Wi-Fi, a good coffee selection, and a variety of long tables and bar counters that makes for optimal work spaces.
Address: Blk D #01-01, 1 McNally St, Singapore 187940
Contact: 6337 5581
A cosy hangout where you’re not charged for anything except the time you spend in there? Yup, you didn’t hear that wrong — at Coffeemin, you don’t have to pay any extra costs for coffee, snacks, or for games. There are long tables, couches, and even a pool table if you’re looking to unwind after a productive session.
• Weekdays: SGD6.50 per person for the 1st hour
• Weekends: SGD8.50 per person for the 1st hour
• SGD1 for subsequent 10 minutes
• Full day: SGD30 per person
Coffeemin has several outlets, located at Clarke Quay Central, JCube, and City Square Mall. Find out more on their website.
Contact: 6222 6100 (Clarke Quay Central) | 6904 4045 (JCube)
An open concept, co-working space located in the heart of Little India, Workhouse is a particularly great location to consider if you have any team meetings or brainstorming sessions. Meeting rooms, lounge rooms and conference rooms are also available for rent, with a full pantry available for use as well!
• SGD40 per day per person
• SGD450 per month per person if you join their programme.
Address: 60 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 207413
Contact: 6291 2650
7. Jewel Coffee @ Claymore Connect
This outlet by Claymore Connect comes with both indoor and outdoor seating, a huge communal table (great for group discussions), and bar seating, which comes with individualised lamps. Oh, and did we mention that they have power plugs available along with an excellent selection of pastries?
Address: 442 Orchard Rd, #01-01 Claymore Connect Mall, 238879
Contact: 6235 3945
8. The Book Cafe
Comfy couches, shelves of books, and warm lighting makes this café a prime place to sit back, relax, and get some reading done. The multiple power plugs scattered around the establishment makes it ideal for rushing out that report, too!
Address: #01-02, Seng Kee Building, 20 Martin Road, 239070
Contact: 6887 5430
9. The Reading Room
If you’re looking to be surrounded by literary inspiration as you work, The Reading Room is the place to go. Surrounded almost wall-to-wall with books, feel free to grab any of them off the shelf to read or flip through it as you enjoy your coffee and cake.
Address: 19 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089833
Contact: 6220 9019
10. The Study Area
Get focused at The Study Area — a no-frills, conducive work space with free Wi-Fi, multiple power sockets, and locker facilities available. The best part? It’s open 24 hours, so you can drop by anytime to get your work and reading done.
Address: 61 Ubi Road 1 #02-40, Oxley Bizhub, Singapore 408727
Contact: 9649 1385
11. Open Book Cafe
An extension of the Grassroots Book Room, this quaint café is a serene, quiet space surrounded by books that you can find yourself lost in for hours. Grab a table, try out one of their signature orange cakes, and get productive.
Address: 25 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089839
Contact: 6337 9208