Who needs an office?
Work life is no walk in the park, especially if you have work that piles up beyond office hours. The inability to find a suitable working environment outside of your office can also add on additional stress to you.
Small tables? Loud construction nearby? Noisy neighbours?
Let’s face it, your accommodation may not be the most convenient place to work from, especially if you are rushing those important paperwork.
If you happen to be in search of a peaceful, quiet and convenient place to finish your work, then you’re in luck as here are a few places in Jakarta where you can pop by to complete your work. These places are filled with just the right amenities to keep you focused and hustling to *get that bread*
The working spots address here will be split into three categories: Libraries, cafes and coworking spaces. Just see which one is most suited towards your working style!
Noises can hinder you from working at your optimal efficiency and libraries are a great place to get away from those distractions. If you are someone who gets distracted easily even with the slightest noise then a library is the place for you.
There are also an endless variety of books, magazines and newspapers to sink your nose into if you need a little break from your work.
Libraries are also great if you do not want to feel obligated to pay for anything while using the space. Here are a few options to consider.
1. National Library of Indonesia
This modern library is the tallest national library in the entire world with a whopping 24 floors. It is fully air-conditioned and all its floors are equipped with various kinds of books from fiction to reference. If you are in search of any book your best luck is finding it here.
They also have huge tables and comfortable seats to study at every floor so you do not have to fret about not being able to find a cosy spot for yourself.
Regulars mention that they enjoy coming here as it does not get very crowded which makes it a perfect spot for those who dislike being cramped up in a small and crowded places. This place is also equipped with all the facilities you need like photocopy machines, printing stations and wifi!
However, the best selling point of this location is definitely the picturesque view of Jakarta’s city skyline that you will be able to admire while doing your work. Words are simply not sufficient to describe it and you will have to head down over to experience it for yourself!
Opening Hours: 9am to 6pm everyday
Address: Medan Merdeka Sel. No.11, RT.11/RW.2, Gambir, Kec. Senen, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10110
2. The Reading Room
If you are not really into the plain walls and dull atmosphere of a traditional library and would much rather explore a modern take on the conventional library then The reading room is the place to check out.
This library cum cafe fulfills the dreams of those who have always dreamt of eating in a library!
Founded by Richard Oh, a writer and film director in Indonesia, this cafe’s walls are filled with shelves containing books from Oh’s personal collection. Patrons are free to browse through them and pick whatever they feel like reading.
If the book is so good that you want to bring it back as yours, you can do so by purchasing it at a discounted price. And of course, they have a great range of food and coffee to fill your stomach for that extra energy boost.
Although they have comfortable tables and seats to do your work, it is good to note that the atmosphere is a little dim and might not be suitable for some.
Did I mention that they also have a really cool playlist? If you are a bookworm in search of a hidden gem do check out this place!
Opening Hours: 10.00 to 24.00 on Sun to Wed; 10.00 to 2.00 on Thurs to Sat
Address: Jl. Kemang Timur No.57 A-B, RT.6/RW.3, Bangka, Kec. Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730
Cafes are a great place to do your work, especially for those who like to bask in the atmosphere of cool interiors, soothing music and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee.
If you are someone who likes having something to munch on as you are kept busy with your work and do not mind the sound of chatter in the background, then this is the place for you.
The following are great working cafes with ample seating and great food for you to enjoy.
Kroma is a beautiful cafe that gives you the feeling of working from home. It truly lives up to its motto which is #BetahDiRumah aka #FeelAtHome that allows its customers to feel relaxed as though they are working from the comfort of their own homes.
This working cafe has a beautiful white interior with splashes of greenery and wood, for a simple minimalist touch.
If you tend to avoid cafes because of their dim lighting you are in luck as this is one of the few cafes with lighting bright and comfortable enough to do your work. Their fast wifi and strong lighting is everything you need to keep you going on a busy day.
They also have a great selection of aesthetic food, drinks and coffee at really affordable prices. No wonder it is a popular working space for many college students and working adults!
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 12-9pm, Sat 9-11pm, Sun 9-10pm
Address: Jl. Darmawangsa-X No.A20, RT.9/RW.4, Cipete Utara, Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12160
4.Three Folks Coffee
“I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream”. Yup, you read that right, at Three Folks Coffee, you will be able to enjoy ice cream while doing your work.
Everyone knows that nothing appeases the mind and soul like a nice cup of ice cream. At this cafe they specialise in artisanal ice cream that comes in a great variety of unique flavours like Black Citrus and Whisky Coco Berry.
In addition to ice cream, they also serve great quality home brewed coffee and hearty meals.
Their multi storey interior is spacious and can host up to 50 customers, so you will not have to worry about finding a seat.
This cafe is Japanese inspired and stepping inside will transport you all the way to modern Japan. There are also different types of seats that you can choose from. They have traditional Japanese floor stools, lounge chairs, window stool seating, whatever that floats your boat!
The ample natural lighting from the vast windows also make it very suitable for reading and working.
You can never be too old to enjoy some sweet treat and nothing beats the summer heat like some ice cream so do head over for an experience like none other.
Opening Hours: 8.00 to 22.00 everyday
- Jl. Cilandak Tengah Raya No. 14, Fatmawati, Jakarta
- Jl. Pesanggrahan No. 35A, Kedoya, Jakarta
- Jl. Elang Raya B9 No. R7, Pondok Aren, Tangerang
- Apartemen Mediterania Garden Residences II, Kenanga Tower, Jl. Tanjung Duren Raya, Tanjung Duren, Jakarta
This term might be unfamiliar to some so let us first try to understand what a co-working space is.
A co-working space essentially is a shared workspace where you pay to use the space along with other users who come from all walks of life.
Users of these spaces include entrepreneurs, freelancers, techpreneurs, influencers, creatives, even college students who are doing their assignments. You can pay for this space either per day or per month.
It is also a great place for networking and getting to know other people. If it seems like your thing, do read to find out where you can find them here in Jakarta.
5. Vamonos Co-working
Located in central Jakarta, Vamonos is an independently owned co-working space that is easily accessible and tastefully designed. It comes with various amenities for you to both work productively as well as relax during breaks.
They have spacious work desks, fully furnished offices and common spaces with high speed internet access. All members also have full access to a pantry filled with free coffee and tea for your caffeine fix throughout the day.
When you are tired of working you can also relax at their lounge/chill-out area on their comfy bean bags and relieve your stress with their board games. There are also friendly staff to help you out with anything if you are in need!
However, do note that this office is closed on weekends but is a great option for those need of a working space during the weekday.
Opening Hours: 8.00 to 21.00 Mon to Fri
Address: No. 84-86 Jalan HOS. Cokroaminoto, Jakarta, Indonesia
Cost: 1 day 75K, 1 month 100K
For you hard working folks in need of a space to grind even on the weekends, Conclave is your safest bet. This place is open 24 hours to members, making it a perfect space for you to burn the midnight oil.
It also comes its own computers, both PCs and Mac in case you are in need of a computer. There are also ping pong tables and a library for you if you wish to unwind your mind from work.
If in need of storage or lockers, feel free to stash away your valuables in their drawers that come with locks.
This cozy workspace equipped with sophisticated furniture and comfort seating is sure to keep you motivated all day, ensuring that you finish everything on that checklist.
- 24 hours everyday for members
- 8.00- 21.00 Mon to Sun for non members
Address: Jl. Wijaya 1 No. 5C South Jakarta Indonesia 12170, Jakarta, Indonesia
Costs: 1 day: 10K, 1 month: 200K
Well, now you know where to head over to when in search of a comfy space to do your work right here in Jakarta! Good luck in completing your work and do remember to take a breather whenever you can.