If you’ve enjoyed the guide we had published last week, The Ultimate Guide To Work-Friendly Cafes – Bugis, you’re bound to find this week’s edition very useful! This week, we scout the City Hall area to help you discover more places that are great for your business chats or lunchtime meetings.
1. Costa Coffee
Image Credit: Cafehopping
If your schedule is packed with appointments, you’ll need a place to meet that’s just a minute’s walk from the train station. Right smack in the middle of the City Hall vicinity at Raffles City is Costa Coffee, a brand from the United Kingdom. It’s a pretty spacious cafe, with both indoor and outdoor seating areas, so you’re likely to find your ideal table quickly. The cafe is well-lit, bathed in natural sunlight, and makes for a ideal location for a productive meeting. For the coffee aficionado in you, Costa Coffee serves a delicious Flat White.
252 North Bridge Road
#01-45/45A, S (179103)
Tel: 6337 9835
Sun-Thur: 7:30am – 10pm
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 7:30am – 10:30pm
‘Fika’ is Swedish for ‘Coffee Break’, and you’d be delighted to know that IKEA’s not the only place to get your Swedish meatball fix. Fika Swedish Cafe and Bistro sits along the belt of luxury hotels near Millenia Walk and serves authentic, signature dishes hailing from faraway Sweden. The Scandinavian-inspired interior design creates a soothing and inviting environment for you to be productive.
Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro
9 Raffles Boulevard
#01-20 Millenia Walk
Thu-Sat & Eve of PH: 11am-11pm
With quite a handful of its branches scattered all over the island, TCC is a place that requires no further introduction. Known for its wide range of main courses on the food menu and its creative inventions on the beverage list, TCC”s environment is unlike that of many other coffee houses. As most outlets are spacious, its seating is hardly cluttered so you won’t be unintentionally eavesdropping, or eavesdropped on – for that matter.
1 Raffles Link
#B1-26 Citylink Mall, S039393
Tel: 6423 1022
10am to 11pm daily
TCC Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard #01-44/45
Millenia Walk, S039596
Tel: 6837 3265
Daily, PH & Eve of PH – 8am to 11pm
Image Credit: Tiffany’s Cafe
Being in the city centre and trying to find a quiet place to work is not as impossible as you think. Nestled in the Esplanade library is Tiffany’s Cafe, a hideout you probably never even knew existed. For this same reason, we would expect this warm and cosy cafe to stay just that– without huge crowds of customers swarming over the space. If the setting of a library doesn’t give you enough space and quiet to work with, then we don’t know what will!
Tiffany’s Cafe Esplanade
The Esplanade, #03-02 (within the library)
Tel: 6337 0704
11am to 9pm daily (except public holidays)
5. 3 Inch Sin
If you’re a fan of desserts, then you’d be delighted to know that work and pleasure need not be mutually exclusive. 3 Inch Sin at Millenia Walk is a fairly small cafe that specialises in freshly baked chocolate cakes with playful fillings. They’re also best known for the molten lava chocolate cake, so be it dine-in with your company or takeaway, be sure to try some!
3 Inch Sin
#01-103 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Blvd
Tel: 6333 4562
Image Credit: Carlton Hotel Singapore
Hidden in the lobby of Carlton Hotel, this is a place more likely to be discovered by hardcore foodies. The European-concept patisserie features gourmet cakes, sandwiches and pastries. Its central location makes it convenient and accessible for business chats, while its charming and stylish environment is a lovely setting to impress your clients.
Tuxedo Cafe & Pattiserie
Lobby Carlton Hotel Singapore
76 Bras Basah Road
Tel: 6415 7887
Sun to Thu: 7am – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 7am – 12 midnight
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