Coworking spaces were once the turf of startup companies looking to cut office expenses. But now it’s open to all kinds of individuals—students pulling off thesis all-nighters, entrepreneurs of small businesses, and even freelancers.
Being surrounded by productive individuals does affect one’s working mood and pace, but sometimes, office setups just make people go the opposite direction. There are coworking spaces built to be your company’s next home, but there are some that are more laid back, with quiet and cozy spots to stir up your productivity.
Order a cup of joe and work your ass off 'til you beat that deadline in these coworking spaces that could pass as coffee shops:
Fiber Wi-Fi, unlimited coffee, and power outlets, the holy trinity of productivity can be found at Diligence Cafe which has branches in Katipunan and Taft Avenue. You can stay in this quiet working cafe for only P350 a day, or P70 an hour. If you ever feel the need to take a nap and rest, you can ask the staff to wake you up at a certain time, too! Diligence Cafe also made all-nighters easier with their shower services, so wherever you need to be early the next day, you don’t need to worry about being stinky!
2F Elizabeth Hall, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
If you’re a student of design and arts, or simply fascinated by it, Paperwork may be the best space for you to scratch off items from your to-do list. With its sleek yet homey vibe, great coffee, and a good view of the city, you’re just bound to finish that report! Interior designers and architects will immediately fall in love with the place, particularly their Materials Library that boasts of different material and color swatches, design catalogues, and even a directory of suppliers and specialists.
Mezzanine, AL Bldg., No. 1 Campanilla St., Cor. E. Rodriguez Ave., New Manila, Quezon City
Immersing yourselves in front of your work screens can get a bit draining, and it’s important to place yourself in a soothing and positive environment. Grow Space in Taguig is like a misplaced, secret greenery in the middle of a busy urban jungle. Each corner looks like it’s taken straight out of a magazine, and the relaxing sight of the hues of green definitely breaks the monotony of work.
Commercial 30 UG/F South of Market 25th Street Corner 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
This Kapitolyo worker’s hub is the bachelor’s hub you wish you had. It’s got a nautical and industrial rustic mood, and it’s big enough to accommodate more than 60 people. STKD Zepellin feels a lot like a lifestyle hub than a coworking space, but you’ll definitely get the job done here.
11 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Whether you like sitting on the floor or on a high chair facing the wall, you can find a personal productive corner at this Maginhawa coworking space. If you’re wondering what “WIP” means, the automatic answer would have to be “work in progress,” but it could also stand for “work in play,” two moods you can totally get off this youthful nook. It’s also got the cheapest rate at P40 an hour, which makes it the most cramming student-friendly coworking hub in the metro.
91 Maginhawa St. Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City