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Best cafes in Bali for the digital nomads

The flexibility to connect to work from any remote corner along with leisure travel has led to a growth in café culture in Bali. As a result, these work-friendly cafes in Bali are the perfect place to plug in for the wandering digital nomad.

Nude, Seminyak

This easy-to-miss café is one of the narrow by lanes of Canggu, just a kilometre away from the beach. The café has a lot of positive reviews from the remote working community on this island paradise. Furthermore, popular as a breakfast spot, you will find a lot of people connected and engrossed in their laptops. With free wifi, you can find a nice corner and work without any interference here.

Wi-Fi: 5/5

Must try: Burgers, bircher muesli made of cinnamon and cardamom spiced bircher with poached pear, pitaya bowl, avocado toast,

Hotels close by: The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, The Legian Seminyak, W Bali, Oberoi Bali and Alila Seminyak

Sisterfields Café, Seminyak

Exuding a Saturday brunch vibe all week long, this café is the brainchild of an Australian expat who introduced iconic café culture of Australia to Bali. The café is easy to spot, thanks to travellers who throng the place. Sisterfields is a food blogger or an Instagrammer’s paradise. Certainly, the décor and the creative plating of food will leave your gallery overflowing with pictures. Find a nice table outside and let the lively street inspire your creativity or opt to work indoors in a quiet corner.

Wi-Fi: 5/5

Must try: Smashed avocado on crunchy rye, potato manchego cake, tasty tuna adobo tostada, sweet strawberry compote, tart berry sorbet, custard and strawberry glazed tart, carrot cake

Hotels close by: Oberoi Bali, The Legian Seminyak and W Bali

Pison Coffee, Seminyak

Two-storeys of cafe in a quiet lane in Seminyak beckons you with its laidback vibes. Teeming with travellers and remote working folks alike, the place gets filled up from breakfast time until late night. You are greeted to the aromas of coffee and baked goods the moment you step in. The cakes and coffee are a crowd puller and as a result, a lot of travellers have shared raving reviews. Head upstairs and find a street facing desk and complete your deadline. Even more, the place transforms into a lounge for acoustic and jazz music at night.

Wi-Fi: 3/5

Must try: Ultimate bacon-maple French toast, avocado coffee, affogato, iced latte, chocolate croissant, pandan velvet cake

Hotels close by: Oberoi Bali, The Legian Seminyak and W Bali

Kebun Bistro, Ubud

It is a European style bistro in the highlands of Ubud offering authentic French & Mediterranean cuisine. The café is easy to spot in the neighbourhood, thanks to creepers and potted plants that adorn the entrance. Certainly the colonial style décor and wrought iron chandeliers hanging from the roof set a pleasant ambiance. Sit on the outside in the cool breeze or inside the air-conditioned room to get your work done.

Wi-Fi: 4/5

Must try: Seafood pasta, bacon wrapped chicken, lamb chops, mac and cheese, duck breast, baguette, brûlée

Hotels close by: Viceroy Ubud, Komaneka at Bisma and Pita Maha Resort & Spa

Watercress Cafe, Ubud

It is a lovely remote-work-friendly café set up on two floors with generous amounts of natural light and breeze. The smell of coffee wafts throughout the café. They use the freshest of ingredients in their preparation and every plate is popping with colours. Healthy food, lovely staff, relaxed ambiance and the quiet surroundings makes this an ideal work station when you vacation in Ubud.

Wi-Fi: 5/5

Must try: Tuna tartare, acai bowl, chicken sandwich, salads, burgers with roast potatoes, skillet pancakes, classic lemon ice tea with a dollop of lime sorbet and a long list of delicious cocktails

Hotels close by: Viceroy Ubud, Komaneka at Bisma and Pita Maha Resort & Spa

These work-friendly cafes in Bali offer a nice place to work away from the cosy comforts of your suite. Above all they have good wi-fi and great food to keep you going all day long.

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