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Cafes To Work & Coworking Spaces in Hoi An: Ultimate 2024 Guide

You’re on the hunt for the best cafes in Hoi An that are work-friendly? 

Well, consider your search OVER! 

We have put together a the ultimate guide to the city’s finest coffee shops for remote working – all handpicked and trialed.

Good internet, comfy seats, amazing coffee and quiet work environment – we evaluated it all, sorted by with AC, and without AC.

Best Cafes in Hoi An with Air-con

We know how important it is to have access to AC in Vietnam, especially if you’re working and want to keep your head cool. All of the places we have listed below are equipped with air-conditioning. 

You are welcome. 

Hub Hoi An - Coworking Space

[$$] 24/7 for existing members. First timers: Mon-Sat 900-1700📍Hẻm 98 Lê Thánh Tông, Cẩm Sơn

Feedback from guests:

Technically, this is a coworking space. It’s hands down the best place both to get work done and to socialize with other digital nomads in Hoi An, but if you’re strictly looking for cafes, no worries – the rest of this post is dedicated to them :).

What makes Hub Hoi An special is not just its breathtaking rice field views and focused atmosphere. There’s a vibrant community of creative and adventurous digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and freelancers, and a lot of events to help people connect too.

With newly built air-conditioned glass houses that consist of a quiet room, and calls-allowed room equipped with all the essentials, you’ll find the perfect spot to get things done. 

Plus, the lush tropical garden offers cozy nooks, standing tables, and even a chilled hammock for those well-deserved breaks.

And let’s not forget about the delicious freshly brewed coffee, healthy snacks, and mouthwatering daily community lunches prepared by our talented Vietnamese chefs. Lowkey, our coffee tastes better than most of the cafes in town. 
The simpler Vietnamese coffee as well as tea is included in the membership price.

Hub is not the best option if you’re on a tight budget. But it is the best option, if you want to get the most productivity out of every hour you work and if you want to effortlessly be social.

Bonte Cafe

[$] 0630-2130📍99 Lê Hồng Phong, Tân An, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000

bonte cafe hoi an

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Bonte Cafe, located just outside the old town in Hoi An, is the go-to spot for locals seeking a cozy hangout, as well as a productive work and study environment.

This three-story café has lots of seating. If you’re seeking some peace and quiet, head on up to the third floor where they have a designated air-conditioned room. It’s equipped with long tables and individual desks as well. It really is one of the best cafe’s in Hoi An to get some work done. 

Mornings can be quite bustling, but don’t worry, the café starts to clear out around lunchtime, leaving the whole place virtually empty.

If you want to make use of the upstairs space, there’s an extra fee of 50,000 VND. But the drink prices are super reasonable and some of the most budget-friendly we’ve come across.

They do amazing Vietnamese coffee and it’s well worth the visit just for that! When it comes to food options, they’re a bit limited. So, be prepared to venture elsewhere to eat. 

SnapStay Hoi An 

[$$] 0800-1800📍16 Thái Phiên, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam

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SnapStay Hoi An is a cafe, hostel, bar – all in one! 

The café area is seriously on point. It’s filled with good vibes and cozy corners, not to mention the refreshing blast of cool air from the AC. But the real magic lies in the host— he is always sporting a welcoming smile, and make every visitor feel right at home.

They have comfortable seating and strong WiFi connection for getting things done. However, I have to give you a heads up — it’s not a massive space, and you might be sharing it with some hostel guests too. So, it can get pretty packed in no time. If you’re lucky, you might snag a prime spot in this cafe to work early on. 

Snapstay also makes one of the best coffees in Hoi An. You’ve got to try their coconut coffee! They also make western-style pastries – our favourite is their mini donuts. 

9 Grains Bakery & Cafe HBT  

[$$] 0700-1600📍 411 Đ. Hai Bà Trưng, Cẩm Sơn, Hội An, Quảng Nam

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9 Grains Bakery & Cafe on Hai Ba Trung street is a total gem for remote working. With its cooling air-conditioning and cozy seating, it’s the perfect spot to set up shop with your laptop or even have a casual meeting. 

Now, let’s talk about the star of the show — the food and drinks. 9 Grains Bakery & Cafe offers an incredible range of goodies, including freshly baked treats. Seriously, their Danish is to die for! We can’t get enough of it. They serve up excellent coffee too.

They’ve got you covered with a strong WiFi connection, so you won’t have to worry about any pesky interruptions or slow connections. It’s all about that smooth and uninterrupted workflow, my friend. 

They are not the most Instagrammable but you can get your job done, no problem. 

Dingo Deli

[$$] Opening hours: 0830-2030📍463 Cửa Đại, Cẩm Châu

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Dingo Deli used to be the go-to-cafe in Hoi An for digital nomads, but things have changed. I couldn’t find any recent reviews about it, so I decided to check it out myself. 

Here’s the scoop: while some things have stayed the same, like the cool air-conditioned environment and plenty of seating options, there have been a few notable changes.

First off, they no longer have the upstairs seating area or that dedicated work room that everyone used to rave about. Apparently, people weren’t really sharing the space, so they had to shut it down. Instead, they’ve transformed it into a kitchen. There are still lots of seats – indoor and outdoor. However, there is only one long desk in the a cafe to work next to some wall plugs. 

Don’t worry, the quality of the food is still top-notch, especially if you’re craving Western food. However, you might want to be prepared to spend a bit more compared to your regular coffee place.

So, while Dingo Deli might not be as popular among digital nomads as it used to be, it’s still worth considering if you’re in the mood for a tasty pizza in a cool, air-conditioned setting.

Cafe Sua 2

[$] Opening hours: 0900 -1700📍110 Lý Thường Kiệt, Sơn Phong

sua cafe AC room

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Sua Cafe is one of the best cafes in Hoi An because you’re directly contributing to a wonderful cause. The owner hires individuals with disabilities, providing them with meaningful employment opportunities. The proceeds from the business also go towards supporting a charity too. The customer service here is top-notch! The staff is incredibly friendly and attentive to your needs.

Our favorite part of this place is their backyard views. 

Lotus ponds and rice paddy views? Crazy good. 

Not only do they have plenty of outdoor seats, they also thankfully have a fully air-conditioned room. There are plenty of wall plugs for work too. The place is open for 24 hours too, perfect if you need to work late! 

Now, let’s talk about the coffee. It’s not just good; it’s absolutely amazing! They even have their own roastery. The food here is completely vegetarian and delicious. But here’s a heads up: it’s very popular among locals, so it can get crowded at times. If you prefer a quieter work environment, you might want to consider that. 

Work Spots without Air-con

The best cafes in Hoi An, often don’t come with AC. But they can still be very nice to work from. Keep these in mind for a day with cooler weather. Also, don’t be shy to ask for a fan.

Nourish Eatery

[$$] 0900-1600📍 220a Nguyễn Duy Hiệu, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000

man working remotely in nourish eatery with laptop

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Nourish Eatery is hands down one of our favorite go-to cafes to work. Located on the outskirts of the old town, this little gem offers an escape from the bustling city vibes. The vibes here are on point and super cozy! As soon as you step inside, you’re greeted with cozy nooks, lush greenery, and a touch of rotan. 

Nourish Eatery has a second-floor mezzanine that overlooks the bustling first floor. If you’re in the mood for a more focused and desk-friendly area, head on up. But personally, we love working downstairs because it’s cooler and the ambiance is just so inviting. Take your pick and find your sweet spot!

When it comes to food, Nourish Eatery caters to our veggie-loving hearts. If you’re craving a bacon and sausage, this might not be the place for you. We tried their breaky burger and the granola bowl, and they were really delicious. The flavors were on point, and the western-style coffee was great.

Nourish Eatery does close at 4pm, which can be a bit of a bummer if you’re not an early bird. So plan your day accordingly to avoid any workflow interruptions.

Rosie's cafe 

[$$] 0800-1600📍 02 Mạc Đĩnh Chi, Cẩm Sơn, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000

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Rosie’s Cafe is one of the best cafes in Hoi An for digital nomads, expats, and locals alike. This place is buzzing with good vibes! And it’s no surprise why everyone flocks here. They’ve got ample seating options both outside in the shaded area and inside the place. 

Now, let’s talk about the backroom here. It’s an absolute gem for co-workers. They’ve got long bench tables for collaborative sessions and smaller individual ones for when you need some focused me-time. But here’s the deal: brace yourself for this one. The backroom doesn’t have air conditioning. Yep, things can get pretty toasty in there. If you’re an early bird, you can secure a spot right next to the fan and enjoy some refreshing breezes while you hustle away.

Their brunch game is also on fire. They even have some amazing vegan options too! I can’t resist their amazing avocado toast and their mango smoothie bowl.

Sound of Silence 

[$$] 0700-1900📍 40 Nguyễn Phan Vinh, Cẩm An, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000

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We stumbled upon Sound of Silence on the way to the beach. It’s like a little slice of paradise at An Bang beach, and it really blew us away! Picture this: overseeing the beach, with the soothing sound of waves in the background. Can you imagine a better work setting? 

This is the only cafe in town that even Hub coworking space members go to every now and then to switch up “rice field view/AC/office chair” for “beach view/ocean breeze”. 

What’s really impressive about this place is the abundance of seats. Seriously, it’s massive. You’ve got options indoors, outdoors in the shade, and even right by the beach. The view is absolutely breathtaking, something I am willing to trade with the lack of air-conditioning here. They’ve got plenty of wall sockets, even at the outdoor seating area. So no need to worry about running out of battery during your work sesh.

They serve up both Vietnamese and Western drinks and food. We had no complaints with the local coffee – it was delicious. But, I did order a toasted BLT, and it didn’t quite hit the spot for me. Their pasta made up for it with its deliciousness.

U Cafe 

[$$] Opening hours: 0800–1700📍120 Huyền Trân Công Chúa

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We are surprised that no one seems to have discovered the hidden gem that is U Cafe to work. A Japanese woman who calls Vietnam home owns this coffee place, and she has created something truly special. It’s tucked away in a charming alley just outside the ancient town, right next to the river. Talk about an idyllic setting!

It spans across three floors, and each floor is like stepping into a natural oasis. You’re surrounded by lush greenery, beautiful ponds, and yes, even frogs! It’s a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

They also offer good Wi-Fi and plenty of seats to choose from. It’s usually pretty quiet and zen, which helps me stay super productive. They serve up some delicious Vietnamese dishes, coffee and juices that really hit the spot. 

Rice Paddy House Cafe

[$$] Opening hours: 0800-1800  📍23 Ly Thuong Kiet, Cam Chau, Hoi An

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We think Rice Paddy House Cafe is a the hidden gem in this area. On one of the main streets in the city, it’s super easy to drive past – so we’re glad we’re in on the secret!

Rice Paddy House Cafe is on the bottom floor of a boutique hotel looking out over the rice paddies (clue’s in the name). It’s super cute, quiet, and a favorite with some of our regular members, affectionately known as “Paddys”.

The owners of this spot are really chill, and they attract a similar vibe. It’s never super busy here, so you’ll get into focus-mode no problem. And that’s awesome because, while we love it here, there are only a handful of tables good for working. 

One of the highlights at Paddy’s is the food – it’s insanely cheap for the quality! Their menu caters to meat-eaters and veggies… don’t worry, that includes smoothie bowls. They’ve also got Western and Vietnamese style coffees too, if you’re feeling a little tired of the Robusta. 

Essentials for Digital Nomads in Hoi An

If you’re settling in Hoi An to work for the first time, here are some useful tips for you! 

  • Adaptors: Depending on where you’re from, bring the necessary adaptors to plug in your devices and charge them without any hassle. Although both US (2-pin) and EU plugs work on almost all outlets.
  • Portable Charger: Keep a portable charger handy to ensure your devices stay powered up on the go, especially during long work sessions or when exploring the city.
  • Noise Cancelling Headphones: If you’re not working in a coworking space, get noise cancelling head phones to reduce distractions and create your own little productivity bubble, perfect for focusing on work or enjoying some downtime with your favorite tunes.
  • Cost of coffee: If you’re café hopping in Hoi An, save some bucks by trying Vietnamese coffee instead of the pricey flat whites and cappuccinos. It’s more affordable and packs a strong punch – at Hub Hoi An, it’s included in your membership.
  • Co-working space: If you want to meet other digital nomads or you’re not feeling the café vibe and crave a quieter place to work alongside like-minded individuals, co-working spaces are the way to go. Hub Hoi An prides itself as the only digital nomad coworking space in Hoi An.
Happy working!

1 thought on “Cafes To Work & Coworking Spaces in Hoi An: Ultimate 2024 Guide”

  1. This is a really good overview and includes a couple of cafes I didn’t have on my radar. So far been to Dingo Deli and 9Grains to get work done, will now also check Bonte and the Hub, to see if it’s worth the money. Thanks!

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