With everything from affordable accommodation to modern malls and restaurants, the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur is a fantastic destination for digital nomads to spend some time. For those who enjoy working from the comforts of a café, here are some of the top spots in the city to choose from.
VCR, Bukit Bintang
Located in the vibrant area of Bukit Bintang, VCR is usually the go-to café for digital nomads in the city, as it is so well set up for laptop users. With large tables, plenty of power points, and comfortable seating, as well as management that do not mind you setting yourself up for a few hours here, this is a great place to catch up on some work, especially since the WiFi is always reliable. When it comes to the beverages served up here, the only downside is that there are no soy milk or vegan options, but the diverse selection of teas available more than makes up for this.
LOKL Coffee Company, Masjid Jamek
While LOKL may not be packed with people on their laptops in the same way that VCR is, it is still a popular spot amongst the digital nomads in the city, as the staff do not mind you working their for the whole day. Although it can become quite crowded during lunch hours, this is only a testament to the incredible food that LOKL serves up. With their focus being on comfort food with an Asian twist, some of the dishes on their menu include Hainanese Meatloaf, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and the ever-popular Pulled Beef Burger. This is also one of the few places in the area that serves up a truly authentic Western breakfast spread, making it ideal for those who have been missing home.
RGB & The Bean Hive, Jalan Damai
RGB & The Bean Hive is a cheerful café with plenty of natural light, as well as a laid back vibe that makes it perfect for sitting back and getting on with some work. Since you order and pay at the counter here, there is no service charge, meaning that the staff are more than happy to leave you to it for a few hours. In addition to having both an indoor and outdoor space, making it perfect no matter the weather, there are also shelves filled with books that customers are free to browse. To top it all off, the food and beverages served up here will definitely leave you wanting more, with everything from freshly brewed coffees to full breakfasts and burgers, as well as several tasty vegan options.
Ojo Coffee, Bangsar
Pronounced as Oh Joe, Ojo Coffee is a bright and airy space, with so much natural light that it is often a preferred spot for photographers who need to snap a few quick images. The layout is modern, with wooden tables mounted onto white walls, and, with each table having its own power socket, you really enjoy a sense of privacy here. When it comes to ordering a beverage, the menu is definitely inviting, because not only do they serve up the classics, but they also have quite the range of more innovative drinks, from their signature pink-colored Bubblegum Espresso to the Hazlenut Cookie Chip Cool Blend. The cakes here are equally decadent, with everything from the Cendol Cheesecake with Gula Melaka to the Jackfruit Cream Cake, all of which can easily be sampled if you are spending the whole day here.
Being the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is the hub for many businesses, making it the perfect place for digital nomads to set up shop for a while. When it comes time to finding somewhere to actually sit down and do some work, there is definitely not a shortage of cafés available, all of which you could quite happily spend the entire day at.