good cafes for working in?


so ive started working outside recently. but so far its been only starbucks, which i’ve already had enough of. i’m only going there cus its the only place with any space ive found so far, at least in the area ive been hanging out(around the guting part of the green line). other than that its packed and people usually get in early and hog the good places for like the whole day. any suggestions?



Most cafes around there that I’ve been to/walked past are targeted towards students i.e. laptop friendly, wifi with drink, extended stay time. Just google for any coffee place and have a look :).


Forget about Starbucks, and try Louisa. A coffee shop is always better when they serve you a good coffee. :slight_smile:


Starbucks in Taiwan is a horrific place to get work done, especially on weekends. Try walking down the side roads and you’ll soon find a quiet independent coffee shop. The area around Guting is full of them. Only problem is that they can be quite expensive, but it isn’t so bad if you consider that you’re basically paying for the right to stay there for several hours uninterrupted, using their Wi-Fi, toilets, etc.

I love Louisa, but I’ve found that it isn’t a suitable place to work for long periods. From my experiences, when they actually have areas to sit comfortably, they don’t have toilets. I think it’s a place that’s designed to pick up a quick cup of coffee rather than somewhere to stay and be comfortable.


thanks, i will explore more. so far i have found one but it doesn’t open early enough.

i agree starbucks is pretty much a mess. i like louisa, i would much prefer to go there but they just don’t have the space. theres a couple of decently sized ones but most are tiny.


this subject is talked about many times just search the form for coffee shops and you’ll find a lot of ideas.

Here are 4 unique spots because of their unique locations and facilities or old buildings or view or trendy.

Louisa Coffee 路易.莎咖啡(大安森林公園直營店) 106, Taipei City, Da’an

No. 24, Lane 306, Section 1, Xiyuan Road, Wanhua District

No. 11, Bao’an Street, Datong District

T-Park Café&eatery
No. 10, Lane 107, Linsen North Road


It’s going to take awhile to go through 1,700+ especially if every one of them is the best.