For days when you’re working remotely or hunkering down for a study sesh, these cafes with free WiFi will come in handy.
WiFi is life. Even better, when it’s free. And provided at a nice, cosy cafe where you can sit and sip on coffee or tea while watching the world go by. Neighbourhood libraries and chain franchises like Starbucks and McD’s may offer a wireless public connection, but sometimes you just want a little quiet time. So if you’re searching for that perfect, peaceful spot to get some work done, look no further. These are our best picks for cafes with free WiFi…
A minimalistic, industrial-chic space in Kampong Glam, this gelato cafe is known for its frosty swirls, house-made waffles and cakes. Besides the added perk of free WiFi, you’ll be high on a sugar rush from signatures like sea salt caramel ice cream with s’mores waffles and hojicha soft serve as you watch the cars outside roll on by.
Twenty Grammes, #01-01, 753 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198721
Dutch Colony Coffee Co.
Fast WiFi? Check. Exceptional coffee? Double check. Cool, work-friendly vibes? Yep, the joint’s got it all, especially at its lovely Fusionopolis location. Beans from Colombia and Kenya are roasted in small batches to coax out the best flavours from each variety, so go ahead and get that espresso, cold brew or long black that you like. Other drink alternatives include turmeric oat latte, citrus chai spritzer and matcha latte. To curb those hunger pangs, nosh on wraps, granola bowls, toasts and sandwiches made with bagel or croissants.
Dutch Colony Coffee Co., multiple locations including #01-01, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Singapore 138632
An intimate bookstore-cafe with a focus on female authors and artists of colour, The Moon also carries goodies by local crafters like Hush Candle, Pew Pew Patches and The Fingersmith Letterpress. If you’re not passing by to grab a book or sit in for one of its events, settle into a seat and grab a chai or a chunky monkey smoothie to go with your avo toast before you whip out your work bag.
The Moon, 37 Mosque Street, Singapore 059515
Famed for its Sweet Little Rain creation, which hangs a huge cloud of cotton candy above an Americano to allow the sugary confection to dissolve as steam rises, Mellower is a great place to get your caffeine fix. Those who’d like to linger can make full use of its free WiFi and power sockets to get some work done.
Mellower Coffee, multiple locations including #01-01, The Prospex, 108 Middle Road, Singapore 188967
We’re big fans of Group Therapy’s little second storey nest in Duxton, where you’ll be tucked away from the bustle of the CBD without having to venture too far from civilisation. Pop by on weekdays to avoid the brunch crowd and pick a table close to the window for natural light as you scarf down pastas, pancakes, acai bowls, egg dishes and house-made cakes. If you’re in need of a wake-up call, the menu’s got you covered with espresso, cappuccino and piccolo latte, along with hot chocolate, matcha latte and chai latte.
Group Therapy, multiple locations including #02-01, 49 Duxton Road, Singapore 089513
The Book Cafe
If ever you need a home away from home to snuggle up with a book, this place provides plush sofas and shelves full of great titles for you to indulge. Those with laptops can also find power points and free WiFi access to get connected while you munch your way through all-day brekkie plates, sandwiches, pastas and desserts.
The Book Cafe, #01-02, Seng Kee Building, Robertson Quay, 20 Martin Road, Singapore 239070
The well-known brunch hangout is great for breakfast gatherings, lunches over sandwiches and pastas, and afternoon tea nibbles with cheese platters and desserts. If you’re keen to get connected to the WiFi while you’re there, it’s easily accessed, too. Just a few clicks, and you’ll be surfing while sipping on your spiced chai latte.
The Providore, multiple locations including #02-05, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
The Coffee Academics
For a roastery from Hong Kong that’s serious about its coffee, this spot also serves good grub in the form of all-day brekkie, salads, pizzas and grain bowls. For an eggy brunch, get the generous Academics Breakfast with sausages, parma ham, baked beans, halloumi cheese and more. But if you like extra coffee with your coffee, try the ricotta pancakes with espresso butter and caramelised bananas. The brand’s flagship is a quiet, light-filled space at Scotts Square, but you can also head to its busier locations in the CBD to get work done there.
The Coffee Academics, multiple locations including #02-01/02, Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209
A social space to eat, drink and be merry, Komyuniti is also great for its super-speed WiFi and numerous charging ports. No surprise, since it sits on the 10th floor of tech-savvy hotel Yotel. Since it’s not really a cafe, you won’t get your usual eggs benny or waffles here; instead, you’ll be treated to flavourful plates of teriyaki chicken rice, carbonara, mini sliders and duck fat fries. All of which can be washed down with coffees and organic teas, or you can just start happy hour early with the cocktail concoctions.
Komyuniti, Level 10, 366 Orchard Road, Yotel Singapore, Singapore 238904
Chill out and tuck into the mouth-watering selection of breakfast dishes, pastas and pastries while you let your little tots loose so you can gain valuable time to check those work emails. With large outdoor seating areas and play corners for kids, this is every family’s ideal spot for lazy weekend brunches and post-playdate pick-me-ups.
Kith, multiple locations including #01-44/45, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596
A specialty coffee spot with outlets across the island, Jewel serves a rotation of single-origin espressos that you can pair with sandwiches and pastries for a light bite. Its Claymore branch is probably your best bet, with ample lighting and power plugs provided in its spacious unit.
Jewel Coffee, multiple locations including #01-01, Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879
On the hunt for cafes with free WiFi? This quaint coffeehouse in Katong is perpetually crowded during the weekend – and with good reason. We can’t get enough of its amazing selection of desserts! Grab a slice, a cappuccino, and settle down for an afternoon.
Penny University, 402 East Coast Road, Singapore 428997
Famous for its appearance in popular Korean dramas like Goblin and Descendants of The Sun, this K-cafe’s Centrepoint outlet is a spacious, quiet one with ample leather couches, multiple power plugs and WiFi available with any purchase. Try the caffe latte or caramel macchiato, or go for non-coffee varieties like sweet potato latte and royal milk tea. If you’re thinking of indulging, order a bingsu for yourself (they’re generously portioned!) in flavours such as red bean, mango and cherry tomato.
Dal.Komm Coffee, multiple locations including #01-01/02, #01-03/04, #01-05/06, #01-102/103, The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843
Gallery & Co. Cafe
The hip, retail-art-F&B space occupying the entire frontage of the City Hall Wing in the National Gallery features a casual all-day dining spot. After rummaging through well-designed products including books, collectables and prints at the store, you can enjoy savoury bites, coffees and sweet treats armed with your trusty work laptop in the cafe area.
Gallery & Co. Cafe, #01-05, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Cook & Tras Social Library
As its name suggests, Cook & Tras is more of a social library and restaurant than a casual cafe. So if you’re feeling a little fancy, sink into one of its comfy chairs and dine on Straits heritage and Southern-European cuisines with your laptop to keep you company.
Cook & Tras Social Library, Six Senses Maxwell, 2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857
A chill spot for weekday work or study sessions, this cafe’s Holland Village outlet is ideal for a productive afternoon well spent. Perk up with a cup of cold brew, espresso or tea, then fuel up on big plates of burgers, eggs on toast, pasta dishes and desserts.
D’Good Cafe, multiple locations including #02-01/02, 273 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278992
This one’s a no-brainer. Toby’s Estate receives brownie points for getting everything right. Killer gourmet coffees, delish brunches, stellar views of the river, and to cap it all off – free WiFi! Don’t forget to pick up a packet of the signature coffee beans to recreate a bit of java magic back home.
Toby’s Estate, 8 Rodyk Street, Singapore 238216