Make Work Fun: Head To These 10 Work-Friendly Cafes In The City

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Whether you’re a freelancer or just looking for a change of workspace, Mumbai is brimming with cafes where 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!

Leaping Windows Cafe, Andheri

Located on Yari Road, Versova, this comic book-themed cafe is warm and cosy, and has a laidback vibe. You can sit here uninterrupted with a coffee for hours and enjoy high-speed free WiFi. And if you need a break, you can always head downstairs and teleport yourself to the world of comics.

What To Order: Banoffee pie, nutella pancake, pork ribs and vanilla milkshake.

Timing: 12 PM to 12 AM

Price: INR 1,400 for two

Google Rating: 4.6/5

Amenities: Wi-fi, books to read 

The Bagel Shop, Bandra

The hidden cafe in Pali Hill offers two basic things for a productive session: a peaceful ambience and fast WiFi. If you want to work out of a space, come here because it's a popular place to do so. You can always go for their in-house bagels and salads or choose from their special East Indian options. You can either choose to sit outside or park yourself inside. FYI, the place is also pet-friendly. 

What To Order: Bagel sandwiches, bagels, chocolate fudge cake and smoothies.

Timing: 8 AM to 11 PM

Price: INR 1,400 for two 

Google Rating: 4.2/5

Amenities: Wifi, pet friendly 

Starbucks, Multiple Outlets

A universal cafe to work 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, sandwiches and desserts.

Timing: 8 AM to 11 PM

Price: INR 800 for two

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Amenities: Wifi 

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 want to schedule one in this colonial-style cafe.

What To Order: Iced caramel coffee, Madrid mocha, keema pulao, croissant sandwiches, Panang curry and Irish cream coffee.

Timing: 9 AM to 12 AM

Price: INR 900 for two

Google Rating: 4.2/5

Amenities: WiFi

Blue Tokai, Multiple Outlets

You cannot think of work friendly cafes and not mention pretty much everyone's favourite — Blue Tokai. Peppered throughout the city, all outlets provide high-speed WiFi, well-made coffee and, of course, food that'll keep you coming back for more. We love Blue Tokai for its chill vibes, great ambience and the fact that you can sit in one place for hours on end (ordering cuppa after cuppa). 

What To Order: Coffee tonic, Vietnamese coffee, Garlic fries, Croissants 

Timing: 7 AM to 9 PM ( Mahalaxmi outlet) 

Price: INR 1,200 for two

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Amenities: WiFi and pet friendly 

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 cosy cafe. With literary puns, 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: Cottage cheese sandwich, Flowerpot tiramisu, Spicy Cajun chicken, Flour-less Chocolate fudge and Pepper hummus.

Timing: 9 AM to 12:30 AM

Price: INR 2,500 for two

Google Rating: 4.4/5

Amenities: Regular workshops and events, WiFi

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 cafe takes up most of the two-storey house, and you can opt to sit at a table or perch on a cosy cushion on the floor. There's a whole host of holistic and healthy juices, salads and more to keep you energised as you work. 

What To Order: Summer salads, healthy breakfast and Burmese curry.

Timing: 8 AM to 10 PM

Price: INR 1,600 for two

Google Rating: 4.9/5

Amenities: WiFi 

Grandmama's Cafe, Juhu

This cute vintage-inspired cafe in Juhu is known for its Italian and continental food along with also being super comfortable to work out of. Apart from that, it's also a good place if you want to spend the day unwinding with their famous hot chocolate and a book. Another thing which we love is that they're open till midnight, which is ideal for night owls who like to work in silence but in a public space. 

What To Order: Hot Chocolate, Lasagna Palermo, White Chocolate Mocha, Shepherds Pie

Timing: 11 AM to 12 AM 

Price: INR 1,600 for two

Google Rating: 4.3/5

Amenities: WiFi 

Fabcafe By Fabindia, Multiple Outlets

Fabcafe soon became everyone's favourite cafe to work from solely because of how good the food is! Pioneering in the whole clean and sustainable food scene, Fabcafe never disappoints, with several outlets across the city. All their outlets are good to work out of because the ambience is chill, conducive, and laid-back. The Vile Parle East also houses the FabIndia Experience Centre, which is great if you want to take a break and walk around a bit. 

What To Order: Masala idlli podi, salads, coffee and tea 

Timing: 10:30 AM to 9 PM 

Price: INR 450 for two

Google Rating: 4.3/5

Amenities: WiFi 

Ettarra

One of the newest and hottest spots to work out of in Mumbai, Ettarra is on everyone's must-visit list this year. The cafe is small and adorable but is lovely to sit at and work out of. They provide high-speed WiFi too, and matched with their now famous filter coffee, you're sure to get a ton of work done. They also have all-day breakfast menu, which is great if you love breakfast for dinner. 

What To Order: Baked Vada Pav, Filter Coffee, Banana Chips 

Timing: 8 AM to 11 PM 

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Google Rating: 4.7/5

Amenities: WiFi, Smoking area 

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