Gone are the typical 9-5 days (or 9-10, more like!) where you brave the traffic jams or peak hour public transport crowds, go through the usual procedures in your cubicle and count down the minutes till you can go home. With the entrepreneurial spirit aflame in today’s modern-day youth, more and more millennials are opting to brave the uncertainties of self-employment. After all, why help someone else chase their dream when you could be chasing yours, right? ☺
But without a set working space, procrastination can get the better of us…so step out of your living room and be inspired at these 12 work friendly cafes in KL & Selangor with sockets aplenty, WiFi for all and staff who won’t kick you out! 😎
1. Union Roastery (PJ, Selangor)
This gorgeous new work friendly cafe in PJ just opened its doors recently in Citta Mall. Despite being so new, it manages to hit every aspect of a cafe for work right on the dot. The interior design and ambience is exquisitely done, with seating ranging from lounge-able sofas, group tables as well as bar stools. ☺
Sockets are everywhere, so that’s another worry you can tick off. WiFi is fast and easy to connect to. (unlike most public WiFi) Selections for drinks are extensive, and even though they specialize in coffee, options for non-caffeine drinkers are plenty as well. Food and desserts? Where do we start! Guess you’ll just have to pay a visit and see for yourself! 😁
⏰ Opening hours: 8:00am – 11:00pm/ 10am – 11pm (weekends)
📍 Address: G-11, Ground Floor, Citta Mall, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-7622 0414
2. Bean Brothers (PJ, Selangor)
A very popular cafe for work, study, meetings or even just hangouts, Bean Brothers is situated in the industrial area of Sunway Damansara. Drinks here are high-quality, with an emphasis on coffee. Try the matcha latte or the mocha! Seating-wise, nomads will find it perfect with its plethora of seats, especially for individuals. ☺
There are plenty of sockets, especially on the second floor and WiFi is easy to connect to as well. On weekdays, the place is brimming with youngsters hard at work whereas if you come on the weekends, you’re more likely to hear the sound of merry chattering filling the air as students flock here for a warm heart-to-heart. 😁
⏰ Opening hours: 8:30am – 8:00pm
📍 Address: Jalan PJU 3/50, Sunway Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-7733 5418
3. Greyskymorning (Subang Jaya, Selangor)
Nestled in the heart of industrial Seksyen 13, Subang Jaya, Greyskymorning may be adorably named, but don’t take it literally! Here, the sun shines into every nook and cranny with its top-to-bottom windows. This work friendly cafe is an architectural marvel and very different from your typical cafe. 👍
WiFi is available, parking is vast and there are plenty of sockets for you to charge your laptop, one look at the crowd of professional nomads here and you’ll see that rings true.Their menu is simple, serving only coffee and cakes. But if your stomach starts grumbling, fret not! The neighboring restaurant Food Industrie will definitely be able to satisfy you. ☺
⏰ Opening hours: 9:00am – 7:00pm
📍 Address: 6, Jalan SS 13/4, Subang Jaya Industrial Estate, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: N/A
4. Moonlight Cake House (Puchong, Selangor)
Puchong isn’t short of work and study friendly cafes. Among them is Moonlight Cake House, a two-storey establishment including a bakery and a cafe on the second floor. The work friendly cafe and bakery in Puchong sells everything from pre-made sandwiches, roll cakes to elaborate birthday cakes! And not forgetting the standard Japanese-style buns! 😍
As for the cafe on the second floor, sockets are dotted here and there, with WiFi available and free of use for all patrons as well. If work happens to extend all the way to dinnertime, flip through their extensive menu of Western delights. The rolled chicken is a must try! 👍
⏰ Opening hours: 8:00am – 2:00am
📍 Address: G02, G03, G04, Kompleks Kenari, Jalan Kenari 19, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 03-8082 6311
5. Jing-Si Books & Cafe (Klang Valley Areas)
If you’re the type of person who needs utmost silence when focusing on assignments or typing away at your keyboard, Jing-Si Books & Cafe might just be the best working space for you. The atmosphere is serene and tranquil, with soft spoken Tzu Chi cultural volunteers to assist you. ☺
No food is served here, but the drinks are considerably affordable – teas of all types, as well as interesting fare such as oat and job’s tear or multigrain drinks. WiFi is free, and you don’t have to worry about any rowdy customers as most patrons are polite and well-mannered. Come here not just to get work done, but also to enjoy peace of mind from the stressful responsibilities of everyday life. ❤
⏰ Opening hours: 12:00pm – 8:30pm
📍 Outlets: KL, PJ, SS2, Tropicana City Mall, OUG, Puchong, Bukit Bintang, Seksyen 19, Bukit Tinggi Klang
📞 Contact Number: 03-7887 1013
6. Beans N Beans (PJ, Selangor)
Similar to Union Roastery, Beans N Beans is another cafe for work in Citta Mall. Albeit much smaller in size, this cozy space is cheery and full of adorable decor. The Korean cafe prides itself on its range of Korean desserts and drinks. Instead of your usual Americano, opt instead for a creamy, fruity bingsu to savor while working!
What could be better? WiFi is available, the cafe welcomes freelance professionals with open arms to stay there for long periods of time, and most importantly, they’re not short of sockets! 👍
⏰ Opening hours: 8:30am – 12:00am
📍 Address: Citta Mall, Lot G.17, Ground Floor, No. 1, Jalan PJU 1A/48, Ara Damansara, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact Number: 016-259 5950
7. Botanica + Co Restaurant and Deli (Bangsar South, KL)
You probably know this popular restaurant from pictures all over Instagram. The cafe receives good response from KL-ians not just for its outdoorsy seating, “green” interior and large portions of delicious western food, but also for its adjoining deli. 😁
As it’s connected to multiple corporate buildings, office workers flock here for meetings as well as to get work done. The environment is bright and sunny. After all, with plants galore and other customers engrossed in conversation or in their laptop, getting into the work mood is easy. This work friendly cafe in Kuala Lumpur is perfect for you to schedule a lunch session with the girlies, then spend the rest of the afternoon hustling away. 👍
⏰ Opening hours: 11:30am – 12:00am/ 9:30am – 12:00am (Saturday)/ 9:30am – 10:00pm (Sunday)
📍 Address: 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
📞 Contact number: 016-965 6422
8. HYPE Concept Cafe (Subang Jaya, Selangor)
Don’t let the misleading name fool you. Step foot inside this cafe and be embraced in the lingering scent of floral tea in the air. As you walk pass the selection of adorable little desserts, you won’t be able to resist picking up an artfully decorated macaron or slice of tender mille crepe. 😍
This study friendly cafe in the student-filled area of SS15, Subang Jaya specializes in tea, specifically the Australian brand T2. Every order of tea comes in an exquisite porcelain teapot set. Only thing to keep in mind? If you’re someone who can’t get work done with upbeat music playing in the background, you might want to bring your earphones along. 😁
⏰ Opening hours: 12:00pm – 11:00pm/ 11:00am – 12:00am (Saturday)/ 11:00am – 11:00pm (Sunday)/ 12:00am – 12:00pm (Friday)
📍 Address: A9-G, Jalan SS 15/4d, Subang Jaya., Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact number: 016-975 7182
9. Sudo Brew (PJ, Selangor)
The perfect place for you to burn the midnight oil, Sudo Brew open till, get this, 4:00am! The breakfast-style food is raved about, coffee is inexpensive and WiFi runs at lightning speed. (50mbps, to be exact)
The cafe was opened with young working adults in mind and attracts many like-minded people who come seeking for power outlets and coffee. So the next time you need to cram in more studying before a final, chase your deadline or just want to bury your nose in work when you’re feeling down, you know where to head to! 😎
⏰ Opening hours: 6:00am – 4:00am (closed on Tuesdays)
📍 Address: 7, Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact number: 03-7731 3455
10. Donutes Coffee and Bakery (Subang Jaya, Selangor)
Donutes, contrary to popular belief, does not specialize in selling donuts. Among the many outlets in the Klang Valley, the Subang Jaya outlet in particular has closed off all power outlets, making it appeal only to those who won’t require them. Despite this, the cafe still remains popular especially during the nighttime, where youths come to chit-chat, have group meetings or to study. 😁
What we like best is that the cafe is open 24/7! The bakery is not to be missed as well, with delicious hard-to-find offerings in KL such as mini lemon-shaped cakes, ichigo daifuku or the infamous dirty bun (zang zang bao). With its ample seating, favorable opening hours and lovely bakery, this cafe is truly the perfect study friendly cafe, as long as you don’t need access to power outlets. ☺
⏰ Opening hours: 24 hours, 7 days of the week
📍 Address: 1, Jalan SS 15/4e, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact number: 03-5879 7638
11. Doi Chaang Coffee (Subang Jaya, Selangor)
Situated in the bustling hubbub of Taipan, Subang Jaya, Doi Chaang may be a tad small in size, but the ambience makes up for it. The interior is warmly lit, music is soft yet not awkwardly so, and coffee is exceptional. WiFi access is free, and patrons may choose whatever seating they prefer.
Whether you’re more productive facing the wall and sitting on wooden chairs or would rather sink into the plush couches while typing away, both are available here. For smokers or those who get cold easily, outdoor seating is available as well. There are enough power outlets, even outside! Just be sure to get to them before others do! 😁
⏰ Opening hours: 9:00am – 11:30pm
📍 Address: 7-g, Jalan USJ 10/1c, Taipan Business Centre, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
📞 Contact number: 03-8021 6588
12. Kopenhagen Coffee (Mont Kiara, KL)
Sip on a taste of Denmark’s capital, right in the neighborhood of Mont Kiara. This well-known yet hidden cafe is minimally decorated, yet its bright white panels and friendly baristas will ensure you leave on a good note. The workaholic in you will squeal in delight when you see the long bar seating with ample power sockets dotted below each seat.
Baristas here are passionate about the coffee, but make sure you grab a bite of some of their fresh pastry selections as well! Food here is simple with offerings such as granola or tuna mousse on bread. 👍
⏰ Opening hours: 9:00am – 7:00pm
📍 Address: Vista Kiara, 3, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
📞 Contact number: 03-6211 6363
Try out out these cafes for yourself, or perhaps you’d like to suggest your favourite work and study friendly cafe, not well-known by the masses?
Let us know in the comments, we’d love to discover more hidden gems!
Which study & work friendly cafe in KL & Selangor would you recommend?
Moonlight Cake House
Jing-Si Books & Cafe
Beans N Beans
Botanica + Co Restaurant and Deli
HYPE Concept Cafe
Donutes Coffee and Bakery
Doi Chaang Coffee