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Best Cafes To Work – Taipei, Taiwan (With Internet Speeds)

By Louise

Syphon Coffee

No. 17號, Wuxing St, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110
Open Times: 7am-6pm

syphon cafe taipei taiwan

syphon cafe taipei taiwan

syphon cafe taipei taiwan

Internet Speed At Syphon Cafe:
syphon cafe taipei internet speed test

How is the coffee?
The americano was not good.

What’s Good at Syphon?
It’s a quiet, small cafe located really close to Taipei 101 on a street filled with restaurants and food stores. It seems they do pourovers and tea as well as americano, espresso etc. It is a small place though – with just 5 tables and 1 small bar. And they also close early (at 6pm).

Insomnia

106, Taipei City, Da’an District, Lane 60, Taishun St, 8號, 1樓
Open Times: 1pm-midnight

Internet Speed at Insomnia Cafe – use Insomnia2 as it’s faster
Insomnia cafe internet speed taipei taiwan

What’s Good at Insomnia?
It serves food (pizza, pasta mostly – nothing GF except maybe the fries) and drinks (on Tuesdays they have $99 cocktails and wines) and they serve some smoothies, teas, and coffees. So their selection is pretty good. They’re also open pretty late and often do movie screenings. It’s on a quiet street in a cute area of town filled with students, but when I’ve been to Insomnia at night, it’s been pretty empty.

4am Cafe

No. 38號, Lane 308, Guangfu S Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Open Times: – 4am

4am cafe in taipei, taiwan

Internet Speed At 4am Cafe
4am cafe taipei - internet speed

What’s Good at 4am Cafe?
It’s a nice working atmosphere – everyone there was working with a laptop including the owner of the cafe, so it felt like a great atmosphere to get things done. There are also electrical outlets handy if you need to charge your computer. The drinks are a bit pricey ($160 per drink), but I guess that’s the price for having somewhere to sit and work. The wifi is also pretty fast there.

The only downside is that it’s a quiet cafe, so it’s hard to have skype calls (although there is an outdoors area you could sit in).

ATT 4 Fun

No. 12, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110
Open Times: – 9 or 10pm

The entire building has free wifi and the speed is pretty good. There’s a ton of cafes on the fourth floor (4F) to work from.

walkway to att 4 fun taipei taiwan

att 4 fun fourth flour cafe

att 4 fun fourth flour cafe

att 4 fun fourth flour cafe

att 4 fun 4th floor plan

Internet Speed at ATT 4 Fun
att 4 fun internet speed

Taipei 101 Mall

No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110

The food court at Taipei 101 Mall has food, drinks, lots of tables, and free fast wifi. The only downside is that there are no electrical outlets handy.

taipei 101 - taiwan

taipei 101 - taiwan

taipei 101 food court

taipei 101 food court

Internet Speed at Taipei 101
taipei 101 internet speed

Notch Cafe near Taipei Main Station

No. 6, Xinyang St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 10047

notch cafe taipei near taipei main station

notch cafe taipei near taipei main station

notch cafe taipei near taipei main station

notch cafe taipei near taipei main station

Internet Speed at Notch Cafe
Notch Cafe near Taipei Main Station - Internet Speed

Coffee Lab


This is perhaps my new favorite cafe for when I don’t need super fast internet. It’s cute, has really great coffee, and fat cats that laze around. It’s also got a nice student atmosphere. But watch out, it gets super crowded on weekends and the coffee is not cheap!
coffee lab taipei taiwan

Menu at Coffee Lab in Taipei
menu at coffee lab taipei taiwan

coffee lab taipei taiwan

Internet Speed at Coffee Lab in Taipei
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寄杯咖啡

No. 15, Yijiang St, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104

I think this is a place where people come to grab coffee on their way to work. There’s a nice outdoor bar area as well as some indoor seating. There is wifi though – it’s not fast, but not a bad place to sit for a bit while waiting for friends. There’s a good Taiwanese restaurant around the corner (My灶) that I’ve been to a few times now.
寄杯咖啡 cafe taipei

Menu at 寄杯咖啡 in Taipei
寄杯咖啡 cafe taipei
Internet Speed at 寄杯咖啡 in Taipei
寄杯咖啡 internet speed

Cafe in Eslite

(Dun Nan Store near MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua stop)
106, Taipei City, Da’an District, 敦化南路一段245號2樓

The Eslite bookstore is 24 hours and the cafe is open until 1.30am. The tables in Eslite (apart from those in the cafe) are unfortunately only for those reading books from the bookstore, so you can’t use them for work. But the cafe is warm, has decent wifi, and a good selection of drinks, food, and desserts. And if you like coffee, then they have single origin drip coffee.

eslite spectrum (dun nan store) in taipei

eslite cafe (dun nan store) in taipei

Menu at the Eslite Cafe (Dun Nan Store)
menu at eslite cafe (dun nan store) in taipei

menu at eslite cafe (dun nan store) in taipei

menu at eslite cafe (dun nan store) in taipei

menu at eslite cafe (dun nan store) in taipei

Internet Speed at Eslite Cafe (Dun Nan Store)
internet speed at eslite cafe dun nan store taipei

Helen Coffee

No. 42, Guanqian Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 10047

This is a great cafe to work in with lots of seating, outdoor seating, pretty good wifi, hand-drip single-origin coffee, and electrical outlets to plug your devices into.

Internet Speed at Helen Coffee in Taipei
helen coffee internet speed

Food Court at Sogo Mall

No. 300, Section 3, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106

This is a huge mall with a huge food section (3 basement floors). There are also 2 restaurant floors at the top of the building. There’s plenty of seating although it does get very busy at meal times especially during the weekends. There’s tons of food and drink, but you don’t have to buy anything to sit and work there. And the wifi is pretty fast (it’s a bit slower than the numbers state because of how many people are on the wifi at peak hours).

Internet Speed at Sogo Mall in Taipei
internet speed at sogo mall in taipei

Check Cafe in Zhongshan, Taipei

No. 253, Songjiang Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104

This is more of a diner than a cafe. They serve sandwiches, wings, a few salads, and breakfast items before 10.30am. While nothing is that amazing here, it’s a convenient stop to grab some food. Wifi works but is a bit slow.

check cafe entrance - zhongshan, taipei

American Breakfast at check cafe entrance - zhongshan, taipei

Internet Speed at Check Cafe in Taipei
check cafe taipei internet speed

Lotty Cafe in Zhongshan, Taipei

104台北市中山區農安街53號

Good coffee, lots of seating, reasonably fast wifi, and offers food. This cafe is a good option if you’re in the Zhongshan neighborhood – it’s also one of the few cafes with a website. They also roast their own coffee and sell the beans at the cafe.

I tried a decent Ethiopian hand drip coffee.

hand drip coffee at lotty cafe taipei

iced tea at lotty cafe taipei

hand drip coffee at lotty cafe taipei

The menu at Lotty Cafe
Menu at Cafe Lotty in Taipei

Menu at Cafe Lotty in Taipei

Menu at Cafe Lotty in Taipei

Menu at Cafe Lotty in Taipei

Menu at Cafe Lotty in Taipei

Menu at Cafe Lotty in Taipei

Internet Speed at Cafe Lotty in Taipei
Not super fast, but pretty good wifi speed.
lotty cafe internet speed

Aussie Cafe in Zhongshan, Taipei

104, Taipei City, Zhongshan District, Lane 115, Section 2, Zhongshan N Rd, 33號號 1 樓

This is a super cute cafe serving a range of different caffeinated drinks as well as foods (desserts, pancakes, paninis). There are only 2 potentially GF option on the menu (not surprising for most cafes here) and they involve a plate of ham or hotdogs.

However, moaning about their food aside, this is a really nice cafe to work at. The decor is really nice, there’s tons of light that comes in through the windows, and there’s a lot of comfy seating. A lot of students come here to study so you won’t feel left out if you sit there on your mac for several hours.

And for Aussies, yes, they do make a long black and have plenty of Australian knickknacks on the wall, although I don’t think the owner is Australian. Sometimes a cute dog lies around the place waiting to be petted by guests.

The Menu at Aussie Cafe in Taipei

The Internet Speed at Aussie Cafe in Taipei

internet speed aussie cafe

Starbucks in Taipei (Shida)

No. 74號, Shida Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106

I’ve found the internet speed at every single Starbucks in Taipei I’ve tested (around 3 of them) to have very slow internet speeds. You also need a mobile phone to set up an account and receive a text message with the code (if you ask the barista, they also have a general account login you can use if you don’t have a mobile, but they don’t tell people that). The wifi also kicks you off every 90 minutes or so.

Internet Speed at Starbucks in Taipei (Shida)
internet speed at starbucks in taipei

Starbucks in New Taipei City (Yonghe)

No. 268, Liancheng Rd, Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, 235

This seems to be a pretty business financial area in New Taipei City with lots of business meetings and corporate people on laptops. Sadly, the internet speed is super slow, but there are 1 or 2 electrical outlets.

Internet Speed at Starbucks in New Taipei City (Yonghe)
internet speed at starbucks in new taipei city

Starbucks in Taipei (Zhongshan)

No. 210, Songjiang Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104

This is a pretty big starbucks with lots of seating and lots of people sitting and reading on their phones or working on laptops so it doesn’t feel odd to hang here for several hours. There are also some electrical outlets on the walls and under the big table.

Starbucks in Taipei (Zhongshan)
starbucks internet speed taipei

And a few other places I tested the internet speed at…

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in New Taipei City

No. 631, Zhongzheng Road Zhonghe District, Taipei, 新北市235

This is a business-oriented hotel. It’s not a very convenient location since it’s pretty far from the MRT (subway) stations.

Internet Speed at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in New Taipei City

four points by sheraton hotel internet speed test wifi