8 Coworking Spaces with Great Food Choices
If there’s one thing Singapore is known for, it’s being a food paradise. Office workers have long been accustomed to popping by nearby eateries for affordable and appetising food options during lunch breaks.
After a month of dine-in restrictions*, Singapore has finally allowed restaurants to accommodate dine-ins for fully vaccinated individuals in groups of up to 5 people (hawker centres can allow dine-ins of up to 2 people, regardless of vaccination status).
Well, it’s time to travel beyond the neighbourhood coffee shop you’ve been working from remotely! Here are 8 coworking spaces perfect for when you need to empty your task list and fill your belly!
More than an elegant hotel, Furama RiverFront delivers hospitality perks and modern conveniences that are naturally positioned to service your co-working needs under one roof. Newly refurbished in 2019/20, its lobby and Waterfall Lounge feature tropical chic vibes, plush couches, stylish marble-top tables, and large glass panels that allow guests to enjoy the natural light and lush greenery outside.
Now, on to the main course. The hotel serves up a plethora of diverse food options, from all-day brunch items and western favourites to asian cuisines such as Indonesian dishes from the famed Kintamani Restaurant, and other local delights. Set lunches are generally affordable and kept below $20. Guests can satisfy their cravings while getting down to business.
Vacations might be on hold but Furama RiverFront sure makes workations a uniquely refreshing experience.
The Working Capitol
Located on Keong Saik street, The Working Capitol has always prided itself on its approach as a lifestyle brand. Its space was designed for collaboration – and what better way is there to build professional connections over a good meal? The Working Capitol’s approach to real estate has enlivened the Keong Saik area and made it a good-to location for food and coworking.
The Keong Saik area offers several mid-tier to upmarket food options. Shake Shack serves up fresh burgers for professionals in need of an easy lunch spot.
For those looking for more premium options, Meta is a Michelin star restaurant specialising in fusion foods that combine Japanese and Korean cuisine with Australian ingredients. Guests at The Working Capitol can also grab some bites and high-quality craft beers at Heart of Darkness after a busy work day.
Nestled in the heart of town, Ravel Innovation connects its guests to the best Orchard can offer. The Centrepoint, 313@Somerset and Orchard Gateway are all major shopping malls located across Ravel Innovation – guests are practically spoiled for choice when it comes to food options.
From Food Republic to Marche, the neighbouring malls are host to many well-known food retailers. However, if you’re looking for less conventional meal spots, cafes like Walking on Sunshine (Orchard Gateway) which offers salon services, cafe foods and an Instagrammable interior; and NY Night Market (313@Somerset), might be worth a try.
If you aren’t keen on the bustle of shopping malls, Cuppage Terrace itself (where Ravel Innovation is located) is filled with plenty of restaurants, bars and eateries as well. Wine Bistro and Bar, The Curry Culture and Hanashizuku Japanese Cuisine are all examples of highly-rated upmarket favourites you can consider splurging a little on.
Crane and River Valley
Cozy and retro-chic, Crane is more than a coworking space. Its cafe-like atmosphere makes it a perfect place for collaboration and socialising over affordable food and drink. The space is home to Kura Patisserie for when you want a sweet or savory treat to reward yourself after a busy morning of meetings. Known for their French artisanal treats with a Japanese twist, guests can pick up specialty tarts, cakes and brunch meal sets.
A short walk from Crane down to Martin Road also allows guests to access PS Cafe, Jypsy and Common Man Coffee Roasters which serves up quality coffee brews and all-day brunch style menus.
Whether it’s tea-time or social dining, Crane is a well-packaged one-stop option for all.
Ucommune Bugis Junction
Located on Level 15 of Bugis Junction, Ucommone Bugis is linked to numerous eateries in town. From fast food options to mainstream restaurants, Bugis Junction is one of the most vibrant and popular shopping malls in Singapore.
For Western food options, Josh’s Grill offers lunch sets and premium steak cuts at affordable prices. As for Asian cuisine, you can indulge in multiple servings of noodles and side dishes at The Original Boat Noodle. Alternatively, you can eat to your heart’s content at Man Fu Yuan, a quality dim sum restaurant featured in the 2019 Michelin Guide.
Food options aren’t just limited to Bugis Junction. The neighbouring Middle Road and Rochor Road offer some quality upmarket options such as Middle-eastern eatery and bar, Artichoke and Intercontinental Hotel, for a luxurious high-tea experience.
When it comes to food or location, it’s hard to beat Ucommune Bugis.
City Serviced Offices, South Beach Tower
A Grade-A office space that offers guests privacy and plenty of natural light, City Serviced Offices is located near some of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks such as the Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands.
Guests don’t have to venture far for some appealing cuisine options – Vatos Urban Tacos, for example, is a lively joint at South Beach Quarter serving drinks and Korean-Mexican finger foods.
If you’re keen on a relaxing evening walk, the Singapore River has a strip of restaurants and bars that afford patrons with a stunning view of the city skyline. Additionally, the Esplanade, Suntec City and Millenia Walk are also a short walk away if guests want to access more diverse food options.
The Hive at Carpenter
Located along Carpenter Street near Clarke Quay, the Hive at Carpenter doesn’t disappoint when it comes to accessible food options. La Terre, Shinzo Japanese Cuisine and Punch are just some cozy and contemporary restaurants and bars the surrounding area has to offer. The viral Dumpling Darlings that serves unique menu choices like fried-truffle dumplings and mala dumplings is also located along the famous Amoy food street nearby.
Alternatively, if you just need a cup of coffee to fuel your workday, The Hive at Carpenter has its very own rooftop coffee bar where you can order freshly-brewed coffee before getting back to work.
Changi Lounge, Jewel
Keen on something farther east? Located at the one and only Jewel, Changi Lounge allows guests to enjoy the tranquil, exquisite surroundings of Changi Airport. Home to more than a hundred restaurants and eateries, guests at Changi Lounge never worry about accessing reliable food chain favourites.
Jewel is also home to premium dining options such as Violet Oon and Beauty In A Pot. For a relaxed night out, popular restaurants like Burger and Lobster and Tanuki Raw offer patrons juicy burgers, rice bowls, creative cocktails and a winning view of the enchanting HSBC Rain Vortex.
Why not bring some bustle back to the recently reopened Jewel Changi Airport?
*Note: Article was updated on 21/08/2021 to include information on Singapore’s updated Phase 2 measures (Aug 10)
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