As digital nomads, there is surely nothing more frustrating than scouting a whole city to find a quiet place and bang out some solid work.
Oh wait, something even more irritating is probably finding a potential place on Google,head there to line up for their coffee but then figuring out that there is absolutely not enough plugs or worse , the Wi-Fi would be as slow as the old days’ dial-up connections…
Check out our list of work cafes in Bangkok! These cafes hit all of your digital nomad’s needs- they surely got the right combo of great coffee, solid Wi-Fi, and plugs to get stuff done!
Tip: Some of these cafes have protected Wi-Fi connections, all you would have to do is ask for their Wi-Fi password (most of the time, the barista will be pointing for the 100th time to the ‘obvious’ sign on the cash register- awkward we know!)
Note: For this list, we took aesthetics, wifi, charging capabilities and location into account, without forgetting about good coffee!
Nitro-infused drinks are the highlights of the newly opened outlet, and don’t forget to check out some of the store’s top rated bites – such as their tuna melt, muffins, honey toast and cinnamon rolls.
Expect spacious co-working spaces with stunning, glimmering Thai-inspired interiors, and locally hand-painted floral arts on the walls. Look up to the ceiling, and you’ll see art that resembles the natural landscape of coffee-growing terrains in the country.
And if you ever need more work privacy, consider using their meeting rooms. They are comfortable and even have LCD screens for presentations!
Internet Consistency: 9/10 Coffee Quality: 10/10 Ambiance: 10/10 Work Setup: 9/10
Address: Central World Plaza ถนน พระราม 1 Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: 12 mins walk from Siam Square One Contact: +66 2 646 1430 Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm Price: From 130 Baht / approx. US$ 3.9 (for a short glass of Draft drinks)
2. Take naps in between assignments and slide to your meetings – Nap Lab
Welcome to the revolution of co-working spaces – Nap Lab is where you get to work and experience co-napping at the same time; yes you work and you take naps!
Besides the traditional office desks, you will find unusual bunk beds scattered around to let you nap or simply sleep tight on the job (literally!)…
And if you happen to have overslept – slide down the emergency exit for an instant wake up call, but do consider dropping by the Nap Cafe to grab a refueling iced-coffee!
This used-to-be campus dorm has turned out to be a cool forward-thinking space for writers, web developers, designers, journalists, students, entrepreneurs – and all kinds of independent/nomadic workers. Their daily packages include both internet and pillows!
With nibbles, drinks, internet and beds –– we’re sure you couldn’t possibly find a comfier working spot in Bangkok!
Internet Consistency: 8/10 Coffee Quality: 8/10 Ambiance: 9/10 Work Setup: 9/10
Address: Chulalongkron Soi 6 Bangkok, Thailand 10330 (Coordinates here) Getting there: 9 mins walk from BTS National Stadium Contact: +66 95 951 9523 Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm Price: From 150 Baht / 4 hours (internet + pillow package)
3. Master an all-nighter at this 24 hour cafe – Too Fast to Sleep
Been out shopping the whole day, and finally deciding to clear off some deadlines? Besides bars, Bangkok hides some great work cafes that are open at wee hours too!
Too Fast to Sleep is open 24 hours and is great for working, studying, or for feeding you on your well-deserved work breaks.
This quiet coffee shop is where you will meet a myriad of faces, from students to biusiness execs coming in for work – and to enjoy a relaxing brew in peace as no talking is allowed!
With great Wi-Fi and multiple power plug sockets, but also tons of books – you are bound to find motivation and inspiration in every corner of this cafe! Choose between the countless tables around, or just settle at one of their small cubicles…
A latte later and you are good to turn into a night owl! They have several branches around Central Bangkok so rest assured, you can get your work done anywhere anytime!
Internet Consistency: 8/10 Coffee Quality: 8/10 Ambiance: 7/10 Work Setup: 8/10
Under Glass is pretty much what we’d like to call the “fine-dining of work cafes”, it’s a more upmarket addition to the list… Be there and you will agree – it is undeniably a #girlboss spot to look out for while in Bangkok (not just necessarily for work!).
Grab a table by the floor-to-ceiling windows, and bask in the glory of natural light as it flows right in just like inspiration for your next article…
With WiFi stronger than your motivation to get work done, Under Glass Cafe is a great pit stop if you need to catch up on a few emails!
When you are in need of a pick-me-up, order their deliciously warm coffee and some melt-in-your-mouth waffles, or go big with their Kakikori Set.
These are theoretically made for more than one mouth, but we wouldn’t judge you one bit if you decide to keep it all to yourself – as they make great post-work treats!
Internet Consistency: 8/10 Coffee Quality: 8/10 Ambiance: 9/10 Work Setup: 7/10
Under Glass Cafe
Address: Chula Soi 6 14 Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan Bangkok, Thailand 10330 (Coordinates here) Getting there:9 mins walk from National Stadium BTS Contact:+66 99 456 4593 Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 12.30pm to10pm; Sun, 12.30pm to 9pm Price: From 60 Baht / approx. USD $1.90 (for hot flavoured milk)
5. Wine and work go well together – Storyline Bangkok
In today’s world, drinking on the job seems to be totally acceptable…
Jokes aside, even though it might not make a ton of sense to you, research shows that wine tends to boost productivity (TEEHEE) and this is something Storyline Bangkok believes in!
Storyline has the facilities to accommodate those in need of co-working spaces in a casual and relaxed work environment. In fact, it is equipped with large work desks and free Wi-Fi, perfect for group discussions.
For those in need of more privacy, the cafe has a conference room on disposal and on request.
This casual dining spot, also a co-working cafe has a mission to treat all of us digital nomads, with amazingly fresh and fine Japanese and Thai delicacies to feast on – while we get going with our work…
With its scandinavian ambience that fosters both socialising and solitude, the cafe is welcomes a cohort of ambitious remote workers – who seem to enjoy working with a glass of wine, gin tonic or even Mojito (we’d take two please!)
Internet Consistency: 9/10 Coffee Quality: 9/10 Ambiance: 9/10 Work Setup: 9/10
Address: Sukhumvit 39, Soi Promsri 1 Bangkok, Thailand 10110 (Coordinates here) Getting there: 12 mins walk from Phrom Phong BTS Station Contact:+66 62 941 5615 Opening hours: Daily from 8.30am to 9.30pm Price: From 90 Baht / approx. USD $2.90 (for macchiato)
Comfy and quaint decor, and tranquil rustic vibes are what make it easy for any digital nomad to spend a few hours at this cafe…
Once here, an enticing aroma of freshly brewed coffee will lead you to your office of the day… Study lamps, free Wi-Fi and power sockets will get you going…
Definitely not the equivalent of busy Starbucks; the advantage of Beeston Cafe is that it’s locally run, cosy and warm – and doesn’t get quite as busy as those cafes in the more touristy streets of central Bangkok.
The cafe takes pride in being a bakery’ specialist, so homemade croissants and cookies are their must-trys – perfect for afternoon tea time, with some good old acoustic playing in the background… We love how simple and pleasant it is to work here!
Internet Consistency: 8/10 Coffee Quality: 8/10 Ambiance: 8/10 Work Setup: 8/10
Address: 1/3-4 Sukhumvit 63 (Ekamai soi 2), Wattana Bangkok, Thailand 10110 (Coordinates here) Getting there: 7 mins walk from Ekamai BTS Station Contact:+66 97 037 2398 Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 9pm Price: From 60 Baht / approx. USD $1.90 (for special homemade croissant)
7. Explorers who like to master work and travel – Wanderlust Coffee and Eatery
Minimalism is what will inspire your assignments and projects at Wanderlust Coffee and Eatery.
With barely painted walls and limited decor items to catch your attention, the cafe offers a peaceful and creative environment with facilities that are fit for any digital nomad gurus.
Without any need to scout thoroughly around, you will find multiple power sockets at the cafe – and also a choice of long communal work tables, or individual ones… Along with a reasonably priced menu, excellent roasted coffee and fast Wi-Fi!
There’s many reasons to enjoy hanging out here for several hours. Apart from powering through your deadlines, it is also just too cool to check-in to your social media accounts – and mention that you are at “Wanderlust Coffee and Eatery”. Ideal for your nomadic status!
Internet Consistency: 8/10 Coffee Quality: 7/10 Ambiance: 7/10 Work Setup: 9/10
Wanderlust Coffee and Eatery
Address: 149 – 151 Rama4 Road, Pomprabsatrupai Bangkok, Thailand 10100 (Coordinates here) Getting there: 5mins walk from Hua Lampong MRT Station Contact: +66 83 046 8647 Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 8pm Price: From 70 Baht / approx. USD $2.20 (for espresso)
8. S’mores dip then work or vice versa – Ease Café & Co-working Space
Getting work done at this cafe is simply… easy!
Whether you prefer to settle outdoor or indoors, with some hearty s’mores and good coffee – you can be sure to find yourself a makeshift workspace, that can accommodate your laptop and other devices.
The WiFi here is strong and reliable, you can easily work here all day as you enjoy their various menu options.
While the ground floor is dedicated to the working cafe, you will also find a co-working space upstairs for your meetings (price is inclusive of high-speed Wi-Fi, and the use of a printer/scanner).
What we recommend is to find yourself a lovely, quiet place to kick back and get your online business done. Then head to their outdoor terrace to enjoy their amazing food after a day of working…
Internet Consistency: 8/10 Coffee Quality: 7/10 Ambiance: 7/10 Work Setup: 9/10
Ease Café & Co-working Space
Address: 40/1 Soi Ari Paholyothin Rd. Samsen Nai Bangkok, Thailand 10400 (Coordinates here) Getting there: 5 mins walk from Ari BTS Station Contact: +66 92 828 5424 Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm Price: From 50 Baht/ approx. USD $1.60 (for espresso) Co-Working Space: From 120 Baht/ approx. USD $3.80 (for 2 hours use with Wi-Fi and printer/scanner)
9. An insta-worthy work cafe – Quest Connaisseur Cafe
This cafe is perfect for Havaiana-footed laptop workers who (just like us), have swapped the usual 9-5 grind for a good cappuccino and international Skype calls!
In between calls, meetings and submissions you will surely find yourself posing in front of their iconic world map wall!
With such decor, you can be sure that this place ticks of all the essentials of a work cafe – it does not only caffeinate you and feed you well, but it most definitely inspires you to get the job done!
The cafe is usually very quiet and detached from the hustle and bustle of the city (although located centrally). You will be able to find a number of tables to set up your laptop, and enjoy the free Wi-Fi and power sockets…
Indeed, it is the perfect place for feeling the comfiness of your home, while still enjoying the change of scenery as you work!
Internet Consistency: 7/10 Coffee Quality: 7/10 Ambiance: 7/10 Work Setup: 7/10
Quest Connaisseur Cafe
Address: Phayathai Road Bangkok, Thailand 10400 (Coordinates here) Getting there: 3 mins walk from Phaya Thai BTS Contact: +66 2 612 1442 Opening hours: Daily from 6am to 10pm Price: From 65 Baht/ approx. USD $2 (for Quest Special Signature Drink)
10. Get inspired with their greenery – Growth Cafe & Co
Growth Cafe & Co wants you to get your work done so well, that they even have it as their prime mission and vision.
Besides being everything a hipster looks out for when choosing a work space, the cafe’s natural touches make it a perfect spot – with a laid-back attitude ideal for cranking out a task, and all your deep thinking.
Without any doubt, it is every millennial’s ideal remote working spot! Not just a café, they also have co-working spaces for rent (with a snack bar – free-flow drinks and biscuits!).
The interiors are simple and serene; just ideal to escape amidst the buzz for hours on end… They also help you organise your workshops by renting out spaces.
As a hub for artists, entrepreneurs and students, it will inspire you to face even the most irritatingly simple item on your to-do list.
Free Wi-Fi and power sockets are not the only perks you will benefit from – the menu is filled with soups, pastas, sandwiches and more, so you’ll put a substantial dent in your inbox and your appetite!
Internet Consistency: 9/10 Coffee Quality: 7/10 Ambiance: 9/10 Work Setup: 9/10
Growth Cafe & Co
Address: 236/8-9, 2-4 Floor, Rama 1 Rd. Bangkok, Thailand 10330 (Coordinates here) Getting there: 4 mins walk from Siam BTS Station Contact: + 66 95 991 4856 Opening hours: Sun-Thu, 7am to 1am; Fri-Sat, 24 hours (except when they have events, always check with them via Facebook message) Price: From 65 Baht / approx. USD $2 (for espresso)
11. A giant teddy bear as colleague – Case Study Asoke
Great coffee, good wifi, comfortable seating, lovely design and friendly staff are not the only things this work cafe is made of. You’ll also get to share seats and work ideas with a giant teddy bear for the whole day!
Case Study Asoke is best known for its affordable accommodation option, but the cafe also serves as a flexible working space.
Disclaimer: You barely have to dress up nicely if you are staying there, as you could just head down to the cafe in your pyjamas and start working!
Nestled on the first floor of the bed and breakfast, the quiet cafe welcomes digital nomads seven days a week (see opening hours below) with perks like free Wi-Fi and a decent amount of power plugs.
Plus, if a visitor falls in love with the Case Study Café they can also stay overnight upstairs at the bed and breakfast! If there’s room of course…
Internet Consistency: 8/10 Coffee Quality: 8/10 Ambiance: 8/10 Work Setup: 7/10
Case Study Asoke
Address: 235/19 Sukhumvit 21 Bangkok, Thailand 10110 (Coordinates here) Getting there: 5 mins walk from Phetchaburi MRT Station Contact: +66 86 001 7000 Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am to 8pm; Sat-Sun, 10am to 7pm Price: From 80 Baht / approx. USD $2.55 (for espresso)
Let’s Say Cafe is a very accommodating spot, and this leads to it having a steady mixed crowd. It’s what we refer to as “the redefinition of the office environment”….
Be there early to secure a spot, and enjoy their wide ranging menu on offer at very affordable prices – while you set up for a long day of work!
This is an ideal place to work for a day, sampling their delicious coffee, basic surroundings, tasty food and, more than likely, conversation with an interesting local.
The place gets very crowded but it’s perfect, if you’re looking to network with others – and especially if you hate working in an empty, isolated cafe! There is a lot ongoing, but spotting others working can be a great form of motivation!
The place is popular among students and entrepreneurs including expats, and you might find some like-minded people to mingle with – fun at ‘work’!
Internet Consistency: 7/10 Coffee Quality: 7/10 Ambiance: 7/10 Work Setup: 7/10
Let’s Say Cafe
Address: 440/19-20, Soi Rajawithi 3, Rajawithi rd., Thanon Phayathai, Ratchathewi Bangkok, Thailand (Coordinates here) Getting there: 7 mins walk from Victory Monument BTS Contact:+66 2 245 6134 Opening hours: Daily, 24/7 Price: From 50 Baht / approx. USD $1.60 (for espresso)
13. Comfort food therapy while working – Luka Cafe
Deadlines with a side of meatballs is what to expect from Luka Cafe.
Housed in a 50s’ shophouse owned by 4 siblings, Luka’s home has seen multiple transformations over the years – and has stolen the hearts of many remote workers, who have been scouting for quiet places to get work done while in Bangkok.
Meticulously brewed coffee but not only – Luka Cafe Luka serves the sort of thing you jump out of bed for.
Reward yourself during a satisfyingly productive day of work, and linger over their extensive menu of comfort food (all made with the finest local and sustainable ingredients) – while you keep yourself busy with free Wi-Fi and power sockets around the cafe.
Located on busy Pan Road neighbourhood, the cosy and dim cafe interiors are illuminated mostly with sunlight through the glass panes in the day, making it a relaxing work space to bid goodbye to disruptive hordes of people.
Internet Consistency: 8/10 Coffee Quality: 9/10 Ambiance:8/10 Work Setup: 8/10
Address: 64/3 Thanon Pan, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 (Coordinates here) Getting there:7 mins walk from Surasak BTS Station Contact:+66 2 637 8558 Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 6pm Price: From 70 Baht / approx. USD $2.20 (for espresso)
14. 3D printing and 2D laser cutting machines available! – FabCafe Bangkok
FabCafe Bangkok is a spin-off on this list of work-friendly cafes! It’s much more than a place to clear off deadlines and enjoy coffee. It is a cafe where you can find like-minded people, overflowing with creativity and out-of-the-box ideas.
In fact, it’s best known as a creative hub, rather than a mere cafe to work at. It’s a place where people can enjoy the thrill of making new things together.
The cafe offers an array of design production tools, along with experts to assist you while you operate their 3D printing and 2D laser cutting machines – to create whatever your mind has been crafting for long now.
It’s no wonder that FabCafe originates from Japan, as the country is famous for its creative side. You can also catch one of their events if luck is on your side. They organise meetups for creatives to meet and interact with new people.
These brief exchanges of ideas, experiences and perspectives definitely help to ignite creativity; so why not?
Internet Consistency: 8/10 Coffee Quality: 7/10 Ambiance:8/10 Work Setup: 8/10
Address: 77/1 Soi Ari 1 Bangkok, Thailand 10400 (Coordinates here) Getting there: 6 mins walk from Ari BTS Station Contact:+66 83 619 9983 Opening hours: Tue-Sat, 10am to 8pm Price: From 70 Baht / approx. USD $2.20 (for espresso)
Ready to carry on with your digital nomadic lifestyle while in Bangkok?
What are your go-to cafes with great Wi-Fi and power sockets in Bangkok, that you think are perfect to get work done?
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