10 Best Cafes For Writers To Work Out In Chennai
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Chennai is fortunate to have an abundance of distinctive cafes that are remarkably creative in their approach. It is also worth noting that most of these venues offer Wi-Fi which can benefit you if you’re a blogger in the city. Here we have selected 10 of our favorite cafes with free Wi-Fi for you to work out of.

Top 10 Cafes and Spots in Chennai for Writers to Work Out Of

Ciclo Café

This unique bicycle-themed café is a great place to get some serious writing done. It has perfectly- supportive couches and thick padded chairs to make you feel relaxed and allow the creative juices to flow. The sustenance and refreshments are also excellent, yet out of all their offerings we suggest the South Indian Filter Coffee for when you feel like having a rest. Some of the best dishes served here are Cheesy garlic bread with Cappuccino, Cheddar & Jalapeno focaccia melt and Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli.

Cuisines: South Indian, Street food

Types Offered: Filter Coffee, Cheesy Garlic Bread

Timing: 8 Am to 11 Pm, Monday to Sunday

Location: 47, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai 600085

Cost For Two: Rs 1,300

2. The Brew Room

This place may look all serious when you enter, but don’t get deterred by that. The café is located on Dr. Radhakrishnan Road and has a relaxed coffee shop ambience and a beautiful garden in front. They serve breakfast and drinks, but regulars drool over their red velvet cake and Irish cream cold coffee. It has a parking lot too and is one of the perfect spots for working on a laptop without any interruption. Due to it being a spacious restaurant, you can easily find a quiet spot inside and work in peace. You can also sit outside and read while taking in the view and the tranquil environment of the well-maintained garden. This Place Is popular for Thai Cold Coffee, Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake, Feta Cheese Salad, Mochaccino, White Chocolate Mocha, and Chicken Sliders. 

Cuisines: Continental

Types Offered: Feta Cheese Salad

Timing: 10 Am to 10:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday

Location: 146, Savera Hotel, RK Salai (Cathedral Road), Chennai 600004

Cost for two: Rs 1,300

3. Writer’s Cafe

This place lives up to its name and is truly a haven for book lovers and writers. It has a whole floor dedicated to a wide variety of books, comics and magazines, allowing avid readers to forget the outside world and be lost in the realm of stories, the owner personally selected and kept. On the bottom floor is a Swiss Bakery also run by the proprietor and managed by a unique group of people, some of which are acid attack survivors, disabled, or from disadvantaged backgrounds. You can grab a cup of Irish coffee, pick a book from the great collection, and sit in a corner for as long as you want - plus it's incredibly inexpensive! There's no better reason to visit as often as possible. Before we forget, they have scrumptious items like Frozen Hot Chocolate, Chicken Schnitzel, Pineapple Pizza, Apple Crumble, Zucchini Fritters, and Jalapeno Cheese Balls waiting for you to have.

Cuisines: Continental 

Types Offered: Frozen Hot Chocolate, Jalapeno Cheese Balls

Timing: 10:30 Am to 11 Pm, Monday to Sunday

Location: 98, Peter's Road, Near Philip's Service Centre, Gopalapuram, Chennai 600084

Cost for two: Rs 600

4.  Tryst Cafe

If you are working from home and are looking for a cafe that is a quiet and tranquil spot, offering a good selection of food then this one is for you. It is another charming cafe situated along ECR. While they've got a noteworthy menu, the atmosphere is what makes this cafe stand out. You can choose to work indoors or outdoors. Here you can try their Pizza bagel, mozzarella sticks, Veg BBQ burger, Aglio e olio, and their legendary Pina colada.

Cuisines: Continental

Types Offered: Veg BBQ Burger 

Timing: 9:30 Am to 10:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday

Location: 4/359, Gatsby Village, East Coast Road, Neelangarai, Chennai 600115

Cost for two: Rs 850

5.  The Board Room Cafe 

This café is one of the most well-loved ones by writers in the city. It has three storeys, which are specifically designed for digital nomads and remote workers. It provides a collaborative, creative atmosphere while also serving as an event and concert location from time to time. The modern interior of the cafe is great to help you get some work done, and the wooden furniture is comfortable for laptop use. Moreover, there is plenty of seating, power outlets, power backup, and a dependable Wi-Fi connection. Plus, if you get bored during work, you can choose from the various board games TBR has to offer. Lastly, the cafe is easily accessible from the nearest Metro Station. The food too is amazing here and has got good reviews, try their Rice Bowl, Iced Tea, Hot Chocolate, Shakes and more.

Cuisines: Continental

Types Offered: Avocado Hummus Panini

Timing: 11 Am to 10 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Location: 3, Bheema Sena Garden Street, Sullivan Garden, Mylapore, Chennai 600004

Cost for two: Rs 900 

6. Wild Garden Café -Amethyst

Amethyst is a distinguished cafe in the city. It has existed for a long time and features elegant indoors, a tranquil veranda, and captivating garden seating. People can easily choose where they would like to sit. Furthermore, the cafe has Wi-Fi, which makes it a perfect place to work on your blog or novel in peace. This place is known for: Sweet Potato Fries, Carrot Cake, Pepperoni Pizza, Thai Curry, Bacon, Bruschetta

Cuisines: Continental

Types Offered: Thai curry

Timing: 10 Am to 11 Pm, Monday to Sunday

Location: Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai 600014

Cost for two: Rs 1,300

7. Tea House 

It is the cutest little spot for a healthy snack while working on a new article on your laptop. The selection of teas they offer is excellent, and that's something I really like. I've only been there twice or three times, but the service and the tea and egg Maggi we had were both wonderful. They also serve incredible fruit shakes and sandwiches at affordable costs and lightning-fast speeds.

Cuisines: Continental  

Types Offered: Sandwiches, Tea, Juice 

Timing: 7 Am to 12 Am, Monday to Sunday

Location: 9, 18/3, Muthurangan Salai, T. Nagar, Chennai 600017 

Cost for two: Rs 250

8. Kipling Cafe

This massive place is a treat for writers to come and get work done here. You can enjoy taking in the salty air while relishing a delicious meal here as it lies close to the ocean. With its vintage decor, comfortable atmosphere, and the deep blue sea contrasting with the verdant garden plants, this café is an inspirational spot. The only downside is the lengthy drive from the city along the ECR. Some recommended items to have here are- Spinach Ravioli, Mud Cake, New York Cheesecake, Pad Thai Noodles, Risotto, and Chicken Kebab.

Cuisines: Continental 

Types Offered: Risotto

Timing: 12 Pm to 9:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday

Location: 16, L Jey Avenue, East Coast Road (ECR), Akkarai, Chennai 600019

Cost for two: Rs 3,000 

9. Ashvita Bistro

When discussing cafes for writers to work out of, Ashvita Bistro must feature on every such list. It is known to host a variety of literary and art events. With comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, this is a must-stop. Come here during the afternoons to write a few chapters, and in the evenings, you can meet like-minded authors or friends here. It also has engaging indoor games and several books to immerse yourself in, making it ideal for those solitary ones or in a group. What’s more, you can have a portrait taken and hung on their memory board – how incredible is that? It’s also known for its great food selection like Monster Shake, Thai Curry, Cookie, Sunday Brunch, Oreo Shake, and Hummus.

Cuisines: Continental 

Types Offered: Monster Shake, Sunday Brunch

Timing: 10 Am to 11 Pm, Monday to Sunday

Location: 2nd Main Road, Govindaswamy Nagar, Raja Annamalai Puram, RA Puram, Chennai 600028

Cost for two: Rs 1,200

10. Café Mercara Express- ITC Grand Chola

The Café Mercara Express is great for its pleasant ambiance and amazing music. You will be welcomed by its friendly staff who offer top-notch services. You can get a break from your busy day by enjoying their delectable sandwiches and cutlets. The café also provides delicious Asian and Indian cuisine. It is situated at ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Little Mount, Guindy, Chennai. Try their Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate, Pasta, and Fries. 

Cuisines: Continental

Types Offered: Hot chocolate

Timing: 11 Pm to 11:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday

Location: ITC Grand Chola, 63, Mount Road, Guindy, Chennai 600032

Cost for two: Rs 3,000