Bali’s favourite playground Canggu is teeming with all sorts of creative types. You could say that co-working in Canggu is totes #trending. Do you work remotely and get stir cray-cray from being cooped up at home? Or are done with the awkward stares from cafe owners eagerly anticipating your departure? We SO know those feels.
To help, we have rounded up our fave co-working spaces in the Gu, where you can type away, fuel the day with endless amount of caffeine, and get solid yum-yums for your tum-tums as well. To make the list truly complete, we included all of the digital nomad friendly cafes in the hood. You’re welcome.
Complete Guide to Co-working in Canggu
Jl Batu Mejan No.88, Echo Beach, Canggu
Open daily 24 hours
The first legit Co-Working space in Canggu, offers not only a lightning fast fibre optic Wi-Fi and private AC meeting rooms, but also a large pool to dip into in between work sessions and a cute little café to keep you fuelled up.
Dojo’s mission is to offer collaborative and relaxing working environment, along with an active community of like-minded co-workers – with free events, workshops & shared knowledge opportunities.
Perhaps the biggest perk is that Dojo Bali is open 24/7, catering to all those working for overseas companies, having to handle all the pesky time zones.
A Day Pass at Dojo costs Rp 200k (AUS $20 / USD $15) and they also offer competitively priced monthly membership plans starting at Rp 750k (AUS $75 / USD $55) for 25hrs access per month – Rp 30k (3 $AUS / USD $2.20) per hour. The price structure is based on your monthly Wi-Fi usage needs. For tropical workaholics, they’ve got Unlimited package, offering a bunch of extra perks, such as custom email address or a handy locker, if you plan on pre/post work surfing session at the nearby Echo Beach. You can also rent out small or big meeting rooms. Last but not least, Dojo is a great place to network and meet fellow digital nomads living and working it up in Bali.
Jl Pantai Berawa No. 9090, Berawa, Canggu
Open daily 7.30am – 10.00pm
A brand new digital nomad café on the Canggu block, C’ugh house not only offers premium connection (up to 2Gbpm) but also an impressive menu boasting all day brunch faves with a twist plus healthy salad bowls and mains. All their nourishing creations are palm oil, refined sugar and nasty additives free. They also serve up plethora of gluten free, vegan and veggie dishes.
The concept is structured around 3 separate levels – An open space café downstairs (offering 2 hours free WIFI access to all diners!) and the co-working, air-conditioned members space upstairs, with a 3rd secret level hide out offering stellar views of our fave hood.
C’Ugh offers Fibre optic broadband packages – one hour will cost you Rp 44k (about AUS $4.40 / USD $3.30), one day unlimited will cost you 110k (about AUS $11 / USD $8.25), and one month starts from 1,100,000 IDR (about AUD $110 / USD $82).
Just closed the laptop on another busy day? Keep your eye on the GU GUIDE EVENTS calendar for regular electro-house nights hosted at C’ugh House. Those cocktails tho!
Jl.Pantai Berawa, Berawa, Canggu
Open daily 6am – 10pm
Want somewhere quiet and stylish to get your work done? Then FRC’s Business Center has just the right facilities for you. It represents the higher-end of Canggu co-working scene, but you don’t have to be a financial tycoon to get your work done here. They offer two well-appointed rooms: the Library Room – a quiet zone with nine private desks and a Meeting Room – a warm and inviting place with conversational seating areas, as well as relaxed working spaces.
Connect with the rest of the world through their high-speed internet and you can also scan, copy, print and fax into oblivion here. (small handling fee involved)
The entrance is free for FRC’s Gold and Platinum members, walk-ins pay 500k ($50) for a full access per day – which means you can break up the work routine and hit their modern fitness centre, get goofy at their Splash waterpark, or play a round of tennis with your co-working buddy. Did we mention butler service for all your food & bevvie needs as you work away? When in Rome..
Insiders tip: If you’re not fussy about leather chairs, quiet zones and printer services, life-hack your way through a work day at Finns Rec Club. Guests enjoy all-day access to the free WIFI at Bistro C from as early as 7am, in either their air conditioned or alfresco dining spaces overlooking the lush Rec Club lawn. You’re welcome!
Jl.Klecung, Gang Pandawa, Umalas, Canggu
Open Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm, Closed Sundays
Just across the new Umalas winding shortcut (starts behind popular Love Child Store) there is a new hidden gem of a specialty Coffee Shop / Co-Working space named Rou. Come here for a change of scenery and an excellent cuppa of their specialty coffee. You can expect only fresh beans here, mainly from Indonesia. Try their house specialty “Hand Drip” – the special brewing technique makes each cup truly unique. Rou Coffeeshop has a cute garden patio outside and a fully air-conned room fitted out with a plenty of power outlets inside. There is no membership fee, just follow these awesome guys on Insta & Fb to get connected to their speedy Wi-Fi (up to an impressive 30Mbps). Pssst! Also serve a killer afternoon tea of Japanese strawberry & cream sandwiches. If you haven’t tried these, you simply haven’t lived.
Jl. Pantai Berawa, Sri Khayangan No.88, Berawa, Canggu
Open daily, early morning til late evening
Koa Boutique Hotel is a number 1 destination for out-of-towners, it sits on a quiet road, 2 minutes away from Berawa beach. Their rooftop terrace with a super Instagrammable infinity pool is all the rage these days and get this – they welcome digital nomads, so you definitely won’t get a stinky eye for being cramped up with your laptop in a dark corner. It is all sunshiny and positive vibes around here. Definitely a Hotspot for getting some work done with pool splashes in between. Plus you probably won’t find a better spot for snapping those slightly smug #todaysoffice hashtagged pics. (Psst! Whilst you’re instagramming the work day away, look out for tag-for-free-beer giveaways, ask staff for current offers).
Jl Pantai Berawa, Berawa, Canggu
Open daily 7.00am – 10.00pm
Everyone’s favourite café / hang out, known for their epic brekkies way out of the “town limits” of the Gu! It has a line of the comfy benches facing the spacious Joglo-style structure.
There is good number of power outlets, but we cannot 100% guarantee you’ll be able to snatch a good spot for a long working session. The café gets insanely busy (with good reason!) especially at brunch and lunch hours, plus the Wi-Fi here can be sometimes very moody with so much patronage tapping in. Insiders tip: there is however, a quick lull period from till after lunch through to late afternoon, when the café quiets down. You can order your afternoon pick me up (Madu serves the king of the cup from Revolver Espresso!) and their famous big portion lunches and power up for the afternoon work sesh.
Jl. Kubu Manyar 22, Batu Bolong, Canggu
Open daily 8.00am – 10.00pm
Things are really chill at Chillhouse. This small boutique hotel specialising in yoga and mountain biking retreats also offers an inspiring, bright café / co working space on the premises. They serve up fast fibre optic internet and some great international fare here. Freelancers from all walks of life are welcome to bring their shiny devices and type away fuelled by their excellent coffee and delectable organic meals. The menu is full of good choices, with veggies sourced from farmers that grow them in clean soils of central Bali, fresh catch of the day delivered daily and Aussie free range meats. All the food here is MSG-free. Powered up on so much good stuff, you can’t help but having a super productive work session here!
Jl.Pantai Berawa 33, Berawa, Canggu
Open daily 7.30am – 10.00pm
Raw food lunch menu and epic brekkies served alongside respectably fast Wi-Fi, the café is large and spacious, plus they’ve got an AC room. Its doors open early, so get in for a wow factor Raw cashew pancakes with salted caramel sauce and absorb the serenity of the adjacent emerald rice paddies, while getting some serious working session done. There is a plethora of power points and comfy seating throughout the café. Its a Canggu expat favourite, with the same crew tending to tap away beside you each day.
Jl. Pantai Berawa 99, Berawa, Canggu
Open daily 7.30am – 4.00pm
A small, unpretentious café serving up delicious eats and their own authentic black gold blend in Berawa, Ruko also has a dedicated section fitted out with power outlets and comfy upholstered bench seats. The Café occupies a tiny air-conditioned space and the morning to lunch crowds are ferocious! Get in for late brunch or late lunch to avoid the rush hours and get some work done while noshing on Ruko’s creative offerings. We LOVE!
Jl.Raya Semat 18A, Berawa, Canggu
Open daily 7.00am – 5.00pm
Sprout is a great place for best value brekkies in Canggu (the Green Pesto omelet is a life changing experience) plus it is fully air-conned. There are however, no power outlets, so bring your laptop fully charged. Avoid morning and lunch rush hours, as the café is adjacent to a preschool and gets popular with coffee loving mamas and their (sometimes very vocal) kiddies. Mid-morning and early lunch is best, with bubbly staff on hand to greet you by name, and serve you all your faves (that they’ve totes memorised). It’s your home-office, away from home, away from home. 😉
Jl. Pantai Berawa, Berawa, Canggu
Open Tuesday – Sunday 8.00am – 4.00pm, Closed Mondays.
Hidden gem of Canggu food scene, Quince serves sophisticated meals, tasting even better than they look. They’ve got an extremely charming front garden patio and a small indoor section with fans. Quince makes the kind of home style food you could never make at home even if you tried. The café has a tasteful inspiring décor (hello awesome adjacent home décor store), muted uplifting music softly playing in the background and an in house made ice cream + pastries to reward yourself with after your work is done for the day. No AC and a huge turnover of the hungry loyal brekkie & lunch crowds doesn’t make it a super ideal spot for long working sessions, but it is still a great place for late lunch when things quiet down + a work “quickie”.
Note: WIFI access only granted with purchase of food & beverage – only fair after all 😉
Jl.Batu Bolong 35, Batu Bolong, Canggu
Open daily 8.30am – 6.00pm
A small café offering simple eats more on the naughty side (non-vegans of the Gu rejoice) and strong coffee, also serves a solid fast Wi-Fi and welcomes digital nomads in their fully air-conned establishment. They serve good value all day brekkie here and since Canggu is world capital of smoothie bowls, you’ll of course find these delicious babies on the menu as well. If you frequent the Batu Bolong side of the shortcut, jot this one on your To-Do list.
Whether its a quiet corner you’re after, or a buzzing hard-work HQ – we hope this hack-list of Co-working in Canggu options has got you inspired for some serious paradise productivity.