BY JEAN KHOO ON AUGUST 5, 2015
Getting out of the office to work somewhere else could provide you with new ideas and motivation, no one deserves to sit as much as most MNC (Multinational Corporation) professionals do. Aside from that, a change of environment could gear you towards productivity and improve work efficiency.
The mushrooming number of cafés in Malaysia is insane, especially in Klang Valley. And some of these places could be the best friends of professional nomads. Just imagine—no interruptions, just you alone with your laptop and headphones, Spotify playing your favourite tunes as you focus all those positive vibes into your work while having coffee (or tea, if you prefer) and pastry.
Below we have a list of some of the best, conducive cafés in Klang Valley which the team from Vulcan Post have personally tried. These cafés have free and fast WiFi, and enough power sockets for laptop users. Go on, professional nomads, be productive—and grab some yummy food while you’re at it.
1. Donutes Coffee & Bakery @ Bandar Puchong Jaya
Don’t get fooled by the name, the shop they don’t just sell donuts, they serve coffee, teas, cakes, and pastries. The café is cozy, comfortable, and clean. Their WiFi connection is stable and there are ample amounts of power sockets. A plus point is that they are open 24/7!
8, Jalan Kenari 6, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong
Image Credit: Malaysian Flavours
2. Jeq In The House @ Section 17
Situated conveniently along the shop lots at Section 17 (same row as Kanna Curry House), the café grabbed our attention because of its cute vintage bicycle outside of the cafe’s window. The ambiance is cozy and laid back, the café is furnished with wooden furniture, oak coffee tables and quirky stools.
19, Jalan 17/45, Section 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya
Image Credit: EatDrinkKL
3. The Augmented @ SS2
With their simple and minimalist interior, this place is absolutely a lovely space to check emails, or get your creative juices flowing. They have WiFi, comfortable seats, and sufficient number of sockets. The only negative part is the lack of parking spaces, nonetheless this place gives you a wonderful work-from-home/café experience.
149, Jalan SS2/6, 47300, Petaling Jaya
Image Credit: EatDrinkKL
4. Chequers @ TTDI
Chequers is a eatery with a warm atmosphere that serves heavily American influenced waffle dishes, from breakfast, lunch to dinner. You can see a spiraling staircase right at the centre of the café (we still wonder where that leads to). It’s highly recommended to visit this place at off-peak hours so that you get to enjoy its cozy and peaceful ambiance.
153, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Image Credit: EatDrinkKL
5. Porto Bello Café @ Damansara Uptown
Porto Bello Café is not merely just a café, as its name suggests, the place serves a variety of mushroom related meals, as well as coffee, and deserts. The café is complete with comfortable seats and it occupies a cozy space serving western food with a modern Asian twist.
8, Jalan SS21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya
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6. Rekindle @ SS2
This rustic and vintage café is a good place to chill with friends and family. Sitting in this café doesn’t just give you a good working experience, their vintage sewing machines are the main attraction, allowing you to sit back and think about the good old days. There’s even a corner with bean bags if you prefer to lay back, chill and read a book. If sugar and caffeine gets you going, their cakes and coffee is bound to give you the boost you need to work.
Ground Floor, No.25, Jalan SS2/64, 47300 Petaling Jaya
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7. J&D Espresso @ Bandar Utama
Delicious food and a cozy environment makes this hidden gem in Bandar Utama the perfect place to work in or to simply just enjoy a good fulfilling meal. Apart from that, its homely welcoming vibe is certainly an ideal place to get some work done.
Oasis Business Centre BU11, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
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8. The Bulb Coffee @ Damansara Jaya
Light bulbs represent ideas, that being said, The Bulb Coffee gives you the inviting atmosphere so you can stay longer to get your creative juices flowing. In fact, the owner of the café shared that he designed this place while keeping young professionals in mind, so the café is equipped with fast WiFi connection and its quiet atmosphere is good for collecting your thoughts.
75, Jalan SS22/19, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya
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9. Ojo Coffee @ Bangsar
Ojo (pronounced as Oh Joe) has the right lighting, suitable for photography lovers to take photos, and their table are mostly mounted on their white walls. Additionally, each table is prepared with its own power socket so you can have it all to yourself.
23, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Image Credit: malaysianflavours
10. The Front Door @ Jalan Sultan
Situated at the same premise with Grocer’s Inn, the presented interior is designed with bricked walls and unfurnished cement floors, which gives it a very old school and vintage-ish feel. The place also attracts many backpackers from Grocer’s Inn who stop by The Front Door for food and to surf online.
78, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Image Credit: EveryDayFoodILove
11. Merchant’s Lane @ Petaling Street
Located at one the of the most busy streets in Kuala Lumpur, Merchant’s Lane is another nice café you can go to to get your work done. While doing so, you can also take lovely pictures to capture its oriental ambiance, as well as their modern styled furniture and decor.
150, Jalan Petaling, Off Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur
Image Credit: SpicySharon
12. Humble Pie @ Section 17
Opened by a magazine-editor-turned-baker and a former-banker-now-banoffee-pie-princess, the main attraction of this place would be its fairly simple design and decor of white chairs, white walls, oak wood tables, with an orange frame separator.
11, Jalan 17/45, Section 17, Petaling Jaya