They say if you do what you love, you won’t have to work a single day in your life. Most of us dream of having a job that will make us travel, take us places, make us explore some of the most exotic and picturesque destinations in the world, while still enabling us to pay our bills. It may seem that we cannot avoid working from a desk these days as almost all kinds of work involves using the laptop and the Internet. However, it is also a blessing as this has led to several cafes all across the country provide comfortable spaces with WiFi access for those who need to get their work done. As a result, more and more youngsters and start-up professionals choose to work from these cafes which are way better than a conventional office cubicle. India is blessed with some of the most amazing destinations worth visiting and the presence of these cafes at such destinations make them even more tempting for digital nomads. (ALSO SEE 10 best cafes in India’s popular hill stations) Here are 15 such work cafes in India where you can work from while enjoying the lovely ambiance of their home destination.
Goa is India’s biggest party spot and the answer to the vacation needs of many a student and professional in the country. It has a number of cafes which provide great food and beverages and a lovely ambiance that is ideal for work as well as casual get-togethers. Here are two such cafes:
Cafe Bodega, Panjim
Cafe Bodega in Panjim has a wonderful Portuguese lavender and white decor and offers some delicious sandwiches, snacks and desserts. With its fine espresso to keep you going, you can work for as long as you like while enjoying its varied menu of food and beverages.
Urban Cafe, Panjim
Part of the Old Quarter hostel which provides rooms and dorms for accommodation, the Urban cafe is a two-storey building whihc provides an excellent ambiance away from the beach for workhorses. You can enjoy their cold coffee and dig into their collection of books during your breaks. They jusstify their poster which says “The beach is boring”.
Known for its rich culture, Kolkata is called the City of Joy and is home to several cafes which make for great workplaces. Here are two such options.
Sienna cafe, Hindustan Park
Sienna Cafe has great WiFi speed and is ideal for working professionals who need heavy data usage. The cafe is known for its signature fries. You can also try their amazing celery cucumber to cool you off or their seasonal three-melon smoothie.
Biker’s Cafe, Elgin Road area
As the name suggests, the Biker’s cafe is a big hit with biking enthusiasts. You will see posters of legendary bikes and bikers on the walls of this cafe. Its cutlery resembles biker tools, and the waiters answer to the call of an old-style honking rubber horn. If this kind of ambiance appeals to you, then you will love to spend all day working at the Biker’s cafe. The coffee and juices should keep you going.
What better state to work from than the hilly, hippie land of Himachal? With spectacular views of mountains almost all around, you would never want to work from anywhere else once you try working from the amazing hills and valleys of Himachal Pradesh! Here are two of the many cafes you can choose to work from:
Tibetan Mandala Cafe, Mcleod Ganj
Located in the heart of Mcleod Ganj on the way to the famous monastery, the Tibetan Mandala cafe is a fantastic place to enjoy some great mountain views, meet new people while you use the WiFi for your work purposes. You can take a break to walk around the lively market street and embark on a trek to Triund on your day off.
Emaho cafe, Rewalsar
One of the lesser-explored but calm and serene places in Himachal Pradesh is Rewalsar. Its monasteries make for great accommodation options and its lake is the best place to relax with a great view. The Emaho cafe facing the lake is a great place to spend the entire day working and the sandwiches, coffee and desserts are enough to keep you going all day long.
The City of dreams that never sleeps has a number of places for you to plug in for the entire day and work away to your satisfaction.
The Pantry, Kala Ghoda
Though crowded at times, this cafe located in the bylanes of Kala Ghoda makes for a great workplace with its WiFi and pleasant surroundings.
Bistro1, Andheri (West)
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With its Euro-inspired decor and amazing menu with delicious coffees and sandwiches, Bistro1 in ANdheri is a great place for a work day away from office.
Woodside Inn, Colaba
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With perhaps the best decor and most pleasant ambiance in Mumbai, the Woodside Inn is a tavern-like restaurant that takes you to a different era. It serves fantastic beer, great food and offers unlimited WiFi. What else do you need? DO SEE Mumbai is all set to get a drive-in theater and we are all very, very excited!
One of south India’s most vibrant cities, Bangalore is the IT hub of the country with a number of professionals working here. It is natural that it is home to a number of cafes with strong WiFi connections.
The Ants Cafe and Store, Indiranagar
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One of the best places for a saussge and egg breakfast, the Ants Cafe also houses a store with clothes, baskets, jewelry, and black Longpi pottery from Northeast India. Its ambiance is perfect for a day of work with no distractions, not the wrong kinds anyway!
Cafe Pascucci, JP Nagar
Known for its delicious wood-fired thin crust pizzas, Cafe Pascucci offers free WiFi and an excellent menu consisting of tempting coffees like yoghurt mousse topped cappuccinos, and espressos drizzled with milk caramel from Argentina. Sounds ideal for a busy day of work, doesn’t it?
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