As the number of online freelance workers in Cebu increase, the demand for good internet connection has also increased. While a good number of these freelancers have their own DSL connections at home, there is still some who rely on coffee shops and co-working zones for their internet connection needs. The Queen City of the South is home to a number of coffee shops offering good internet connection. But the one of the problems facing freelancers is the lack of outlets where they can plug their devices. One coffee shop along Ramos Street is filling this need in the market. The Workplace Café is a coffee shop specifically designed with the online freelance worker in mind.
The Workplace Café is a co-working café offering all the amenities an online freelance worker needs. The place has a number of power outlets where freelancers can charge their devices. In fact, you can find an outlet in nearly every corner of the place. The internet connection at the place is also quite fast. It is even faster compared to other coffee shops in the city and comparable to some of the co-working spaces in the city. They also offer a complimentary iced tea or coffee for freelancers who work at the place.
The chairs at the Workplace Café are also quite comfy. In fact the second floor has a couch where guests can lounge while taking a rest from their work. The Workplace Café even has a station specifically made for napping. So taking a catnap will not get you into trouble here.
Even though everyone is going digital, the real world still needs paper. Due to this, the Workplace Café offers print and scanning services to its guests. For small meetings, a private projection room is also available for use. This is quite useful for freelancers who may want to have a short presentation for local clients before finalizing a contract for a project.
There are also some instances when the Workplace Café serves as the venue for workshops and talks about just anything under the sun. The shop served as the venue for a talk about the basics of Photoshop as well as a calligraphy workshop.
The Workplace Café is still a coffee shop so it offers a number of items on its menu. Aside from coffee, the place also offers canned beverages such as Coke, Sprite and Royal. The place also offers beverages not normally offered in a coffee shop, including milk and Red Bull. Their signature drinks include the Café d’ Workplace, Workplace Signature Chocolate and the Cha de Leche. The Workplace Café is also offering all-day breakfast meals, including Bacon and Egg and Spam and Egg. Prices of their drinks start at PHP45 for the milk up to PHP105 for the Café d’ Workplace. The all-day breakfast meals of the place are priced at PHP85 to PHP95.
Guests can either take advantage of the hourly rates of PHP30 or the daily rate of PHP250. They also offer a week rate of PHP1,000 while the monthly rate is at PHP3,000. The weekly and monthly rate includes the use of a locker. The Workplace Café is open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM from Monday to Saturday and from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sundays and holidays.
Online freelance workers normally look for a coffee shop offering fast internet connection along with a good number of power outlets to charge their devices. The Workplace Café meets these basic needs of freelancers and gives more value to their money. The Workplace Café is located at the Yap Building along F. Ramos Street, Cebu City. It is right in front of the Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts and close to Metrobank Ramos. Have you checked out the Workplace Café already? Tell us about your experience on the comments section below.
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