This cafe is perfect if you work in the One-North area as it’s right smack in the middle of it. It has a relaxing atmosphere and the coffee and cakes are good too.
#01-04, Nexus@One-North, 1 Fusionopolis Link; open 7.30am-6pm Mon-Fri, closed on weekends and public holidays. www.envycoffee.com
2. Gallery and Co.
Why not fit in some art appreciation while you work? This F&B and retail concept launchd within National Gallery Singapore opened only at the end of last year. It’s airy and bright and has a great view of the Padang too.
Jimmy Monkey brings the Melbourne cafe experience to Singapore, with coffee brewed with its impressive Slayer Espresso machine. Enjoy a toasted foccacia or a slice of cake while you work in this quiet (in a good way) cafe. And, with roasting of beans done on-site, you’ll always have the nice aroma of coffee to keep you company.
#01-51, 9 One-North Gateway, One-North Residences; open Mon-Fri 8.30am-8.30pm, Sat & Sun 8.30am-6pm. www.jimmymonkey.com
Jimmy Monkey Cafe and Bar's Facebook
5. Jones The Grocer
With its high ceiling and natural daylight, it has a warm, inviting feeling. Breakfast is served till noon on weekdays so why not get a hearty meal in while working too?
They have a few outlets but we love the Park Mall one as it has a particularly cosy atmosphere. If that isn’t enticing enough, brunch is served until 5pm, so you have a great excuse to hover and work on your laptop.
#01-01E Park Mall, 9 Penang Road, open 8am-10pm daily, closed on Mon. kith.com.sg
Kith Cafe's Facebook
7. Maison Ikkoku Cafe
Located at the painfully hip Haji Lane district, this establishment has a bar too but its cafe is lovely for a daytime visit. The coffe’s good, the food is tasty and the atmosphere is very unique, with an interior made mostly of recycled furniture.
20 Kandahar Street; open Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-7pm. www.maisonikkoku.co
Maison Ikkoku's Facebook
8. The Book Cafe
Having been around since 2000, this cafe sure knows what its customers want. Its all-day breakfast is a good accompaniment to your work and, if you ever want a break from staring at a screen, browse through their collection of hundreds of books, magazines and newspapers.
#01-02,20 Martin Road, Seng Kee Building, Robertson Quay; open Sun-Thur 8.30am-10.30pm, Fri & Sat 8.30am-12.30am. www.thebookcafe.com.sg
The Book Cafe's Facebook
9. The Muffinry
It’s hard to miss this little yellow shophouse and the scent of baking wafting from its doors is sure to entice you in. While it does offer an impressive array of muffins, there are also sandwiches and salads to choose from so you’ll certainly be fed well while you work.
112 Telok Ayer Street; open Mon 8am-6pm, Tue-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 11am-4pm, closed on Sun and Public Holidays. www.themuffinry.com
The Muffinry's Facebook
10. Toby's Estate
Set up by Australian Toby Smith, a coffee artisan who spent years perfecting the art and science of roasting coffee. Needles to say, the coffee here is fantastic and, with it overlooking the Singapore River, you’re guaranteed a good view too.