We now live at a time when practically anywhere can be an extension of our office. While coffee shops are a popular option, nothing beats the focus you can achieve in a proper workspace. And coworking spaces give us the flexibility of remote work without having to sacrifice productivity. No noisy cafe crowds, a respectful atmosphere, and complete facilities. If you’re on a road trip outside of Metro Manila, here are the best coworking spaces that can be your pitstop for catching up on work or meetings.
Nascent Co-Working and Co-Learning
Nascent can be found in an attractive location: Nuvali, where shopping, dining, and coffee are right at your fingertips. It boasts modern coworking desks and meeting rooms that look very professional and are equipped with high-speed internet. Aside from freelancers, streamers and podcasters also have a space dedicated to them at Nascent. Perfect for recording, Nascent’s Stream Studio is specially designed with green screens, cameras, and other streaming equipment.
Coworking rates start at PHP 180/hour, which includes free-flowing coffee to match your favorite work snacks. Private office spaces, meeting rooms, and virtual offices are also offered.
Location: Bldg. 6, Solenad 1, Lakeside Evozone, Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna
Hours: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Mon–Fri)
Contact: +63 927-775-0756
WeThrive Coworking Space
Conveniently located along the route to Tagaytay and near Nuvali, WeThrive is especially ideal for creative workers with its stylish, laidback coworking space. It offers fast WiFi, fully equipped meeting rooms, and business services such as printing and scanning. Whether you need a place for a quick meeting or a regular go-to, WeThrive offers flexible coworking plans starting at PHP 200 for three hours. Virtual office is also available.
Location: 2/F Carolina Mall, Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Rd., Silang, Cavite
Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Mon–Fri)
Contact: +63 46-443-0458
Daily Grind Coffee Shop and Coworking Space
Coffee shop and coworking space in one—what more could you ask for? If the usual free-flowing coffee (which is also still included in Daily Grind’s coworking package) gets boring, you can grab better drinks and food at Daily Grind’s full-fledged cafe! The coworking spaces are both sleek and cozy, with fully furnished office rooms as well as areas fitted with couches.
Daily Grind offers a daily pass for as low as PHP 250 for three hours and PHP 500 for a whole day. Other services include conference rooms, virtual office, and monthly office spaces.
Location: G/F FilWeb Asia Bldg., Maharlika Dr., USPS, San Pedro City, Laguna
Hours: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Mon–Fri)
Contact: +63 966-744-5056
Up north, another coworking space that provides access to scrumptious grub is Calle Uno in Baguio. Your workspace is nestled in a quaint heritage mansion from the 1950s, designed with rustic wooden furniture as your work desk and chair. The atmosphere is also enhanced by uplifting artworks, sculptures, and vintage items. Despite its old-world aesthetic, its internet connection and workplace facilities are up to the minute. Plus, you can easily fill your energy bar up with a lot of options from the many food stalls at Calle Uno.
Aside from coworking desks, Calle Uno has also recently offered micro-apartment offices or “coliving spaces” for long-term coworking at PHP 10,000/month. Coworking rates start at PHP 400 per day.
Location: #3 Escoda (First Road) cor. Naguilian Rd., Quezon Hill, Baguio City
Contact: +63 917-501-7787 / +63 74-661-7662
T-Hub Co-Work & Cafe
T-Hub is one of the best coworking spaces in Angeles City, well-loved not only for offering fast internet but also for its affordable coffee and food offerings. The original place has a rustic-industrial appeal that adds a cozy vibe while working. We can only expect better from T-Hub’s expansion as they move to a new, bigger space in the same neighborhood. If you’re coworking in Angeles this July, you may catch the opening of T-Hub’s newest facilities.
Coworking rates start at PHP 150 for three hours, inclusive of one serving of coffee/tea/juice and complimentary snacks. Monthly designated desks are also offered, which gives you a personal file cabinet, use of business address, and access to pantry amenities.
Location: #1226 1010 Bldg., MacArthur Highway, Angeles, Pampanga
Contact: +63 949-639-6751
Facebook: T-Hub Co-Work & Cafe