10 Best Cafes and Coworking Spaces for Remote Workers in Malaysia

25 Aug, 2022 | Read in 7 minutes

We've rounded up some of our favourite cafes and co-working spaces here.


Malaysia has so much to offer digital nomads who are looking for a multi-cultural and dynamic country to live in while they work. The rainforest landscape in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the coastline and the mountains is a joy for remote workers seeking healing in Malaysia.

There are many reasons why Malaysia has received much attention from digital nomads and remote workers. If you're considering making Malaysia your base for a while, here are a few reasons to explain why this is a good idea.

  1. The cost of living is affordable but has quality. So, Malaysia is the right choice if you want to save money.
  2. You can enjoy a work culture cafe-vibes wherever you decide to stay.
  3. Excellent healthcare, while also being highly affordable.

So, if you are looking for a space to work, network or participate in a local community to grow? Malaysia is heaven! Here are ten cafes and coworking spaces perfect for remote workers like you!

1. Common Ground

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Let's start with the first coworking space at Damansara Heights, Common Ground. Since its establishment until now, Common Ground has had more than 14 branches in Malaysia and finally expanded to the Philippines and Thailand.

Several Common Ground locations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: MyTown Shopping Centre, Bangsar Selatan, KL Sentral, Mont Kiara, Bukit Bintang, Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, etc.

The facilities at Common Ground are complete and support many types of businesses, such as accounting, legal advice, courier services, graphic design, etc. It also partners with companies for expansion into lifestyle services.

Common Ground membership prices:

  • Hot Desk - RM499/month
  • Fixed Desk - Ranges from RM599 to 899/month
  • Private Office - RM799 TO 1,599/month
  • Enterprise - recommendation for customs with a team of more than 50 people


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WORQ first aired on TTDI in March 2017. The existence of this place was funded by Cradle Fund Malaysia, Space Matrix Group (SMG), 500 Startups and several other investors. WORQ is also one of Malaysia's Digital Hubs.

You can reach WORQ via public transportation, so access is easy. The facilities provided are also complete. There are breastfeeding rooms and nap rooms in several branches. WORQ has Lite Membership, making accessing events in various communities easy.

WORQ Locations: GLO Damansara, KL Gateway, UOA Business Park.

WORQ membership price:

  • One-day Pass - RM40/day
  • Hot Desk - From RM300 to RM500/month
  • Dedicated Desk - From rm600 to RM750/month
  • Private Suites - RM600 to RM750/month

3. Union Space

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Union space is spread almost all over Southeast Asia. This workspace is for remote workers or digital nomads. Union Space also provides free drinks and regular events, so you feel like you're part of the community.

You can find Union Space in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Some of the packages offered by this cafe are Virtual Office, Serviced Office, and visa services. You don't have to worry about facilities because there is super fast internet, spacious conference rooms, access to exclusive weekly events, coffee breaks and space to rest when tired.

Union Space can be the right place to work while relaxing for those who have extraordinary flexibility at work.

4. Found8

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Found8 was founded in early 2019. Starting in Singapore, which has five coworking spaces, and in October 2019, Found8 opened its first coworking space in Malaysia. StartupMamak has a home at Found8 Kuala Lumpur Sentral.

Found8 is Malaysia's only coworking space in the largest transit hub, KL Sentral. The location is strategic, making it easy to reach via bus, LRT, MRT, KLIA Express and Monorail. This place provides unlimited membership, which allows access to all coworking spaces (Malaysia and Singapore).

Found8 offers business growth support through consulting, incubators, innovation and investment. You can find Found8 in KL Sentral (Malaysia), Singapore (Amoy, Prinsep, Anson, Cuppage, High Street Centre).

Found8 membership price:

  • Day pass - RM60/day
  • Hot Desk Unlimited - RM490/month
  • Dedicated desk - RM690/month
  • Team - Custom pricing

5. Headspace SS15

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Headspace SS15 is also one of the best coworking spaces in Malaysia. The address is Petaling Jaya, Selangor. It operates from 10 am - 7 pm (Monday to Friday) and 11 am - 7 pm (Saturday to Sunday).

The ambience in Headspace is very comfy, making it suitable for startups, freelancers, remote workers, and even students. The facilities at Headspace SS15 make this place even more enjoyable such as comfortable sofas, private meeting rooms, super fast WIFI, free flow coffee breaks, and 24 hours access.

If you are an ice cream addict, you can get free-flow ice cream at Headspace SS15!

Headspace SS15 membership price:

  • Daily pass RM20/day (whole day access, internet, free flow coffee break, and direct walk-in register)
  • Monthly pass RM299/month (1-month open hour access, internet, free flow coffee break, locker)
  • Monthly pass plus RM399/month (24/7 access, business address, internet, free flow coffee break, locker)
  • Virtual Office RM99/month
  • Event Space RM900/day / RM150/hour

6. Like A Boss

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Like A Boss, which can also be called LAB, is a new player in Malaysia's coworking space world. Compared to others, LAB is among the most inexpensive. The LAB's location is also strategic, in Selangor, so that you can reach it via public transportation.

Vibes from LAB are very comfortable and millennial. By the tagline, “a place you can relax to create & get things done.” You can stay relaxed while completing the tasks and jobs that have piled up. LAB has four zones: Relax zone, Focus zone, Conference Room and Private Office.

Amenities Like A Boss are among the best in their class. You can experience fast internet, unlimited coffee, snacks, projector, magazine corner, 24/7 access, locker and microwave.

Like A Boss membership price:

  • Daily pass (first hour RM8, second hour RM16, all day RM25)
  • Monthly pass RM299/month. You can add RM60 - for 24/7 access, RM30 for personal locker, RM50 for business address & parcel handling, and RM10 A4 printing

7. Masco Co-Working Space

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One of Malaysia's coworking spaces that provides a 360-degree transparent room for teamwork is Masco. At Masco, you can rent a studio to take pictures, such as product or catalogue photos.

For teams that work remotely, Masco can be the right option. Comfortable facilities, super fast internet, well-stocked pantries, and presentation tools are available at Masco. The operating hours of this coworking space are also following working hours, 10 am - 10 pm.

You can find Masco in George Town, Penang. This place has been awarded as a winner at the Coworker Members' Choice Awards.

Membership price:

  • Day pass RM30/day
  • Hot desk RM300/month
  • Fixed desk RM499/month
  • Private office suite 1500/month

8. VCR Cafe

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If you want to work accompanied by a cafe atmosphere and music, try VCR Cafe. Wooden plants and beautiful gardens can boost your productivity. VCR Cafe also provides fast WIFI and comfortable seating. Don't worry when hunger strikes your stomach; this place serves fantastic food and drinks.

VCR cafe has two locations in Bangsar & Galloway. They are both open from 8.30 am - 11 pm.

9. Black Kettle

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Another recommended cafe in George Town is Black Kettle. This cafe with an artisan and French-style bakery can be your next favourite place. High-speed WIFI, comfy and spacious seats, sockets and a calm ambience are the best components of the Black Kettle. The location of Black Kettle is on Beach Street, Penang.

It is open every day from 11 am - 8 pm except for Wednesday.

10. The Glass House

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As a remote worker, the combination of the sun, the friction of the leaves and trees and the fresh air are very welcome vibes. And you can find it at The Glass House.

Located in Metropolitan Square, Damansara Perdana, The Glass House is not a big place but comfortable. Fast WIFI and power outlets on each table will help you complete the to-do list that you have compiled. This cafe is the perfect escape from work when you are distracted at home.

It is open from Monday to Friday from 11.30 am - 7 pm, on Saturday from 11.30 am - 5 pm, and on Sunday from 9 am - 5 pm.


That is a list of the ten best coworking spaces and cafes for working remotely. Is your favourite coworking space or place on this list? Or have you never been to these places?

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