5 Best Cafes For Working Or Studying In Singapore

Escape the heat and hustle of Singapore with our list of the five best quiet cafes to work, study or chill in. Whether you’re a student needing a peaceful place to hit the books or a professional seeking a serene spot to work away from the office or just looking to crash after a good workout, these cafes have got you covered. With the rise of online work and studying, internet and electricity costs can increase. But fear not. These quiet cafes offer extra amenities to keep you returning for more. Forget being limited to the chain coffee shops like Starbucks and Coffee Bean. These may be convenient options during off-peak hours, but you may be asked to leave during peak times (before noon and after 5 pm). Instead, discover the hidden gems of Singapore’s work-friendly cafes that offer delicious coffee, tasty food, and reliable wifi so you can work or study peacefully.


1) Prairie By Craftsmen

Discover a hidden oasis in the heart of Singapore at Prairie by Craftsmen. Tucked away near the UNESCO Heritage Site Botanic Gardens, follow the pebbled path to this tranquil cafe and enjoy a unique outdoor dining experience under a glass canopy. Surrounded by lush greenery and cooled by portable air conditioning, you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We don’t know if it is the best place to work or study since the environment is so tranquil you might fall asleep. But if you want to focus, this cafe offers the quiet you need to get in the flow.

Start your day right with Prairie’s beautifully served Eggs on Toast, or indulge in their generous portions for lunch. From the savoury duck pasta with fettuccine and slow-cooked duck to the exquisite Hokkaido Scallop Chilled Pasta, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to try their popular black sesame latte after your jog in the park or while catching up on lecture notes. While it may be tempting to curl up and get cosy in this gorgeous glass greenhouse, let the surroundings inspire your creativity and productivity. For our west-side Evolve MMA warriors training at Evolve Star Vista, this place is super accessible. Just hop on the Circle Line from Buona Vista and head to Botanic Gardens to reach this urban oasis. 


2) The Book Cafe

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The Book Cafe is perfect for bookworms to indulge in some reading, as well as getting their day’s work done.

Unleash your inner bookworm at The Book Café, the perfect study spot in Singapore. With free wifi and plenty of power sockets, you can stay connected all day long for those important Zoom calls. Choose from a high-backed chair for focused work on your laptop, or sink into a plush armchair with bookshelves filled with reading materials. It’s also a lovely place for a date if you want a quiet spot to sit and to know each other better.

If space is tight, grab a table and chair in the well-ventilated corridor and make yourself at home. While you work or study in this quiet cafe, treat yourself to their delicious homemade pastries like the Apple Pie or indulge in their all-day breakfast plates like the Eggs Royal. And don’t forget to try their coffee, with cute latte art by the baristas. The Book Café has everything you need to stay productive.


3) Group Therapy Cafe

Group Therapy is located at Cross Street Exchange where office towers and heritage shophouses blend seamlessly on the fringe of the CBD, giving you an amazing space for working and studying.

After a fantastic 9-year journey on Duxton Road, GT Duxton was relocated to Cross Street Exchange. Here, amidst a fusion of office towers and historic shophouses on the CBD outskirts, the restaurant maintains its essence, with a spacious interior boasting lofty ceilings and familiar decor reminiscent of its Duxton roots. It is located near Evolve MMA Far East Square, making it perfect for our Evolve MMA warriors to visit and do their work before or after classes.

The venue offers both indoor seating and an outdoor verandah allowing you to choose the perfect seating as you scarf down waffles, pasta, acai bowls, and many more delights. If you need a wake-up call, the menu’s got you covered with espresso, cappuccino, latte, along with hot chocolate, and even matcha latte!


4) The Glasshouse: Specialty Coffee & Toast Bar

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The Glasshouse, nestled in the heart of the CBD, offers a tranquil atmosphere for studying and working with your friends.

Nestled within the historic CHJIMES complex, The Glasshouse is a serene oasis amid the hustle in the CBD. This specialty coffee and toast bar offers a curated selection of single-origin beans and a seasonal menu of gourmet toasts, making it an ideal destination for a leisurely breakfast or afternoon treat. The light-filled, botanical-themed interior features floor-to-ceiling windows and lush greenery, creating an airy, tranquil atmosphere that invites patrons to linger over their beverages to study or get their work done.

Their skilled baristas craft exquisite pour-over and espresso-based drinks, ensuring that each cup is brewed with precision and care. For a unique experience, try their signature Gula Melaka (palm sugar) Latte, which combines robust espresso with the rich, caramel-like sweetness of gula melaka.  The Glasshouse’s commitment to quality and aesthetic beauty makes it a must-visit for coffee enthusiasts seeking a serene sanctuary in the heart of the CBD. This establishment has recently undergone renovations and reopened its doors! Now, you can once again enjoy its serene atmosphere and upgraded surroundings


5) Common Man Roasters (Joo Chiat Road)

Common Man Coffee Roasters is a must-visit if you’re a coffee lover in Singapore. Not only is it a speciality coffee wholesaler, but it’s also a great place to chill out and enjoy some excellent coffee. In addition, it has a reputation as one of the best coffee places in Singapore, as mentioned by multiple magazines.

With ample space in the cafe, it’s the perfect spot to relax after a satisfying brunch. And what sets Common Man Coffee Roasters apart from other cafes is their exceptional service, as diners consistently rave about it. When it comes to food, brunch items are the top favourites. The Common Man’s Breakfast is a hearty dish that includes eggs, sausages, and a salad. Their Organic Eggs Benedict and the flavourful Cuban sandwich are popular choices too. The servings are generous so you can share them with a friend. And if you’re just in the mood for coffee, try their churros for a sweet treat. Evolve MMA (Kinex) is also a short walk away, perfect for Evolve warriors who need a pick-me-up after Boxing or Muay Thai.


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