Working remotely has become a norm for many individuals, and Cape Town’s cafe scene has risen to the occasion, providing a plethora of coffee shops and cafes that cater to the needs of the modern digital nomad. With the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the air and the soft hum of chatter creating an ambient backdrop, these establishments seamlessly blend the worlds of work and leisure.
1. Bootlegger Coffee
Nestled in various locations across Cape Town, Bootlegger Coffee has established itself as a hub for remote workers. Offering artisanal coffee blends, ample power outlets, and free Wi-Fi. It’s an ideal spot to hunker down and dive into tasks. The rustic-chic interiors and laid-back ambiance make it equally suitable for focused work or casual meetings. There are many plug points scattered across the cafe, although not one at every table. Some locations are backed up by generators, it’s worth finding out before you head there to work for the day.
Address: Various locations across Cape Town
Times: Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
2. Wildsprout, Constantia
If you’re looking for a remote working spot or need a wholesome meal, head to Wildsprout Constantia. There is a large variety of meals to choose from, including salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and ending it off with a guilt-free sweet snack. You deserve it after a long day of work! The atmosphere is perfect for a remote office spot, however, it is good to be mindful of their busiest hours. Wildsprout Constantia is fully operational during load shedding as they have a generator.
Address: Shop 1, Constantia Village Courtyard, Constantia
Times: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
3. Jason Bakery
Jason Bakery seamlessly combines delicious baked goods with a productive work environment. The smell of freshly baked pastries complements the aromatic coffee blends, creating a sensory experience that fuels creativity. The cafe’s cosy setup and communal tables encourage networking and collaboration.
Address: 83 Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005
Times: Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm; Sunday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
4. Naked Coffee
With its warm and inviting atmosphere, Naked Coffee provides an oasis for remote workers seeking comfort and focus. The welcoming staff and well-crafted coffee drinks ensure you’ll find the motivation you need to power through tasks. The cosy corners and natural lighting contribute to the cafe’s charm. The cafe has a number of power outlets as well with steady WI-FI.
Address: 2 Wisbeach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060
Times: Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm; Sunday, 7: 00 am – 3:00 pm
5. Selva Café & Co.
Selva Cafe and Co. stands out for its unique blend of cozy aesthetics and plant-filled decor. This green oasis provides a refreshing backdrop for remote work. The menu includes a range of herbal teas and nourishing snacks, complementing the health-conscious workday. This green haven happens to be powered by solar and has free WI-FI while being fully operational during loadshedding.
Address: Shop 5, 48 2nd Ave, Cape town, Cape Town, 7708
Times: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm; Fridays, 7:00 am – 12:30 pm/ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm; Sunday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
6. Origin Coffee Roasting
Origin Coffee Roasting stands out as a haven for coffee enthusiasts and remote professionals alike. Known for its dedication to quality, it offers a diverse range of coffee options to suit every taste. The spacious layout and serene ambiance make it an excellent place to work or engage in creative pursuits.
Address: 28 Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
Times: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm; Sunday, 8:00 – 2:00 pm
7. The Conscious Kitchen
Combining conscious eating with remote work, The Conscious Kitchen offers a range of healthy food options and sustainable practices. The calming decor and earthy tones create a tranquil setting, conducive to focused work. The cafe’s commitment to ethical practices adds an extra layer of satisfaction to your workday.
Address: 34 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
Times: Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; Friday – Saturday, 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
8. Our Local
Our Local is more than just a cafe; it’s a community space that welcomes remote workers with open arms. The cosy seating arrangements, local artwork, and vibrant energy foster an environment where work and connection go hand in hand. The menu showcases locally sourced ingredients and innovative dishes.
Address: 117 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001
Times: Sunday – Wednesday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm; Thursday – Saturday, 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
9. Coco Safar Café
Loadshedding does not mean you have to be left in the dark, hungry or without coffee! Coco Safar is a great cafe to work remotely due to being fully operational even during loadshedding. The cafe continues serving Batch Filter and Coffee and Rooibos Siphons, croissants and avocado toast too!
Address: Piazza St-John, 395 Main Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8001
Times: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
10. Caffe Neo
Caffe Neo strikes a balance between modern and comfortable, making it an excellent choice for remote work. The sleek design and contemporary furnishings create an environment that encourages productivity. The menu features a variety of coffee blends and light bites to keep you fueled.
Address: 129 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town, 8005
Times: Monday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Written by Maegan-Leigh Jacobs
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