Whether you’re a freelancer, or just looking for a change of workspace, Mumbai is brimming with cafes that you can work out of. Not all are conducive to our productivity (looking at you, loud music!) and some don’t let you use their free Wifi with just a cup of coffee, so we’ve rounded up our favourite work-friendly cafes in the city that have super fast Wifi, good food, and a happy vibe. Happy working y’all!
Make Work Fun: Head To These Work-Friendly Cafes In The City
Birdsong Cafe, Bandra
Birdsong Café in Bandra is a great place for breakfast meetings, brainstorming sessions or that blog you’ve been working on. The café is quite spread out, with charging points next to almost every table. In fact, they have a communal table where people often seat themselves and work. The Wifi on most days is fast, and you don’t get harassed for ordering one cup of coffee or a glass of smoothie.
What To Order: They have a bakery so you can pick up healthy snacks. Or go for their dark hot chocolate (INR 250)
The Bagel Shop, Bandra
The hidden café in Pali Hill offers two basic things for a productive session- peaceful ambience and fast Wifi. If you’re looking to work out of space, head here since it is quite a popular place to work out of. You can always go for their in-house bagels, salads, or choose from their special East Indian options. You can either choose to sit outside or park yourself inside. The place is also pet-friendly, FYI.
What To Order: Bombay Bagel
Bombay Coffee House, Bandra & Fort
A classic filling English breakfast and a coffee with Wifi thrown in for good measure is what working out of Bombay Coffee House feels like. It’s a great place for work meetings and interviews in case you'd want to schedule one.
What To Order: King's Breakfast and latte
Starbucks (Multiple Outlets)
A universal café to work out from, this list would’ve been incomplete without including Starbucks. Most of the outlets across the city have all-day free Wifi, and plug points near the tables. We especially love Starbucks Colaba (behind the Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba).
What To Order: Any of their coffees, and a chicken ham croissant bun
Cafe Universal, Fort
This Parsi cafe in Ballard Estate is a delight to work out of. The dishes on the menu are actually quite budget-friendly, especially the breakfast items. They don’t have plug points next to every table, but you can easily seat yourself next to the nearest point.
What To Order: Cheese omelette, and Irani black chai
Mockingbird Cafe Bar, Churchgate
Definitely one of the most underrated cafes in Mumbai, Mockingbird Cafe Bar in Churchgate is perfect for when you’re looking to perch yourself inside a cozy cafe. With literary puns, literature book-inspired dishes on the menu, and a Wifi to work with, it makes for a fitting cafe for freelancers, and work meetings alike.
What To Order: Akuri on toast, and hot buttered apple tea.
The Yoga House, Bandra
Located off Carter Road in a narrow lane, The Yoga House is a peaceful retreat that's perfect if you're looking for a quiet corner to get some work done. The multi-level café takes up most of the two-storey house, and you can opt to sit at a table or perch on a cozy cushion on the floor. There's a whole host of holistic and healthy juices, salads and more to keep you energized as you work.
What to order: We liked the healthy poha with sprouts and the Burmese Curry With Red Rice Noodles.
Leaping Windows Cafe, Versova
Located in Yari Road, this comic book-themed cafe is warm, cozy and has a laid-back vibe. You can sit uninterrupted here with a coffee for hours, and enjoy high speed free Wi-Fi. And if you need a break, you can always head downstairs and teleport yourself to the world of comics.
What To Order: Banoffee Pies, Nutella Pancakes, and some beef burger might make for legendary and comforting lunch options while working.