Are you the type of person who can only get work done if you are in a coffee shop, earphones in, pretending to be the main character?
If the answer is yes, you might want to check out these cafés for a productive day of grinding.
1. VCR Kuala Lumpur
Located at Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, this VCR outlet is cosy enough to slip into work mode but not too homey that you feel like sleeping.
Although it is surrounded by other popular cafés such as Three Years Old Café and Breakfast Spot KL, it is always packed. So, you might want to go early if you want to nab a spot!
Highlights: Ample plug points, indoor and outdoor seating, coffee and other classic café food
Address: 2, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 8.30am – 11pm, Daily
2. BEAN BROTHERS PJ
An old factory turned industrial-style café, this cavernous eatery features two floors of seating to cater to its diverse customers.
It can get a little loud on the ground floor when packed with groups of family and friends. However, the second floor presents a quieter escape for customers who are looking to study or work there.
Highlights: Ample plug points, multiple seating areas, coffee and other classic café food
Address: Jalan PJU 3/50, Sunway Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 8.30am – 8pm, Daily
3. The Orange Couch Cafe
This Subang café with a sleek orange and grey interior pays homage to Friends, the popular TV series with dishes named after the show’s characters and a signature orange couch that pays tribute to the Central Perk couch.
Although seating is limited, the café welcomes patrons with plenty of plug points for ease of work.
Highlights: Tau fu fa waffle, ample plug points, Friends-themed
Address: 11, Jalan SS 15/4c, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 10.30am – 6:30pm, Closed on Mondays
4. Feeka Coffee Roasters
As soon as you step into this café, you will notice that most people there are on their laptops. So, you will not feel out of place if you were to also stay there for hours.
Commonly described as homey, this oasis of calm serves delicious Western fare that will have you returning for more!
Highlights: House-made mille crepes, pastries, tarts or pies, known as a work-friendly café
Address: 19, Jln Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 8am – 10pm, Daily
Situated in SS2, M’Laboori is the only vegetarian café on this list! Menu items include burgers and nasi lemak that feature PHUTURE 100% plant-based patties and fillets.
The café is spacious and clean, with bookshelves lining its walls and work-friendly tables occupying its space.
Highlights: Vegetarian food, vegan cakes, library-esque vibes
Address: 55A, Jalan, Jalan SS 2/75, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 10am – 9.30pm, Closed on Mondays
While ample plug points and seats may be a café’s way of saying, “Hey, you can chill here with your laptop and book,” we should also be considerate and know when it is time for us to leave (e.g. if there are long queues on the weekends!)
There are probably a bunch of other cafés that are work-friendly, but the above are our top picks!