Nicknamed as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, Bangalore is one city that embraces people from all walks of life – startup enthusiasts, college students looking to nail an internship, remote workers looking to find their own piece of heaven in this city and more. As a result, the city is home to some of the most unique cafes and friendly workspaces.
Below are 7 of our favorites spots or WiFi hotspots in Bangalore to step into for some casual browsing or to work out of (not listed in order of preference). While not all of them offer delicious coffee, you have our word that they provide reliable, free WiFi.
1) The Yogisthaan Cafe
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Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 8AM to 9.30PM
Nestled between narrow bylanes and tall trees this is a truly stunning cafe. The entire cafe is decked up in cottage white interiors with a mini library shelf right at the centre. Being quite a popular hangout among the crowds, the cafe tends to get crowded and loud over the weekends. However, it’s a nice place to sit back and get some work done during the early half of the day.
And while you are there, we’d recommend you give their tea a try. It comes with a hint of jaggery that can brighten your day in just a sip. Also, they have a very friendly labrador named ‘Doctor’ who loves being petted.
2) Om Made Cafe
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Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 12 noon to 11PM
This has got to be one of the most picturesque cafes of Bangalore! It comes with a rooftop seating that makes it a delightful place to be at during breezy evenings. Watching the city light up as the sun goes down while you sit back and gorge down their Bufala Flatbread makes it a beautiful spot to wrap up some work.
The place can get really crowded over the weekends. However, during the weekdays you can easily find a place to sit down and enjoy that great view along with some soothing music. They provide speedy WiFi as well.
3) Church Street Social
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Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 9AM to 1AM
Decked up in an industrial design, this iconic pub has lot of quirky elements to it – boxes made of rulers to hold sauces, tables made of wooden crates and toilet paper rolls that dispense paper napkins. While it is not the kind of place to grab a cup of coffee at, we highly recommend you give their signature cocktails a try.
There’s a downside to being so popular – it can get really packed over the weekends. So, if you are looking for a spot to sit down and take in those quirky elements around you while you wrap up some work, then you should probably pay a visit in the noon over the weekdays.
4) Cafe Nosh
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Opening Hours: Mon to Sun, 12 noon to 10.30PM
Situated in a quaint location close to the GKVK campus, this well lit cafe boasts of some great ambience and chic decor. If you are on the lookout for a nice, quiet place that offers enough peace to let you focus on your work while letting you munch on some scrumptious pasta and desserts, then this will definitely end up being your go-to place.
If you are someone who loves pasta then you will love their Chicken Alfredo pasta and Chicken Pesto pasta. On the other hand, if you are someone with a bit of a sweet tooth, then you must give their Tender Coconut Souffle a try.
5) Windmills Craftworks
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Opening Hours: Tue to Sat, 12 noon to 1AM and Sun to Mon, 12 noon to 11.30PM
Right from the wooden flooring to the vast collection of books to the jazz music, the Windmills Craftworks gives you enough and more reasons to keep coming back for more. While this is not the place where you head to for a cup of coffee, they offer some of the best crafted beers in Bangalore. We highly recommend their Hefeweizen. You could also just try their beer sampler and decide on the drink of your choice.
Being one of the most popular microbreweries in Bangalore, this place is usually jam packed over the weekends. So, if you are looking to get some work done you should probably head out in the noon on a weekday. They also have an outdoor seating that makes for a beautiful spot to wrap up some work.
6) California Pizza Kitchen
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Opening Hours: Mon to Thu , 12 noon to 11PM and Fri to Sun, 12 noon to 1 AM
If you are a die hard fan of lip-smacking pizzas, then California Pizza Kitchen is your heaven. The classy ambience and plush, comfortable seating, just adds on the warm feeling. They offer an unparalleled pizza experience along with some great starters and desserts. To top it all, they even offer a pretty stable and speedy WiFi, making it a great place to work, relax, and just hang out.
And the best part is that, you can just walk in and find a seat for yourself quite easily. And after you help yourself to their yummylicious pizza, we highly recommend you give their Tiramisu a try.
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Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 11AM to 11PM
“We are all mad here” said Alice, “Mad about tea” — reads the graffiti on the walls of the cafe. They are inspired from the tea party scenes from the classic book, Alice in Wonderland. Aptly so, as the place is all about tea! Located adjacent to a beautiful park on Double road, they have an indoor seating and a wonderful al fresco seating area. The ambiance is splendid and totally lives up to its name.
Right from green teas to Earl Grey, they have a gamut of options for tea. We highly recommend you give their snacks a try as well. Also, being a popular hangout, the cafe can get crowded over the weekends. So, if you are looking out for a space to work in peace, then you should probably head out at noon.
What are your favourite WiFi hotspots in Bangalore? Let me know in the comments below.