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Looking for a new workbench? Here are few Wi-Fi enabled coffee shops in Kolkata

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One of the wireless technology inventions that have been attracting plenty of attention is the Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity). Apart from rich coffees and creamy cookies, this trade name for the popular wireless internet connectivity plays a major role at small and independent cafes and restaurants to attract a large number of customers.

Lately when I was planning to move to a new working space, I decided of visiting coffee shops in my city – Kolkata! Every time when my brain is overloaded with tons of thoughts and a feel of boredom, I change my environment. This certainly helps me bring new types of input and stimulation, which in turn stimulates my creativity and inspiration in my work.

It sounds counter-intuitive, but working from a bustling coffee shop can be less distracting than working from a quiet office. Being surrounded by awesome team and office-mates means being interrupted for water cooler chats and work questions. Being interrupted kills productivity. The coffee shop environment combines the benefit of anonymity with the dull buzz of exciting activity.

Talking about coffee shops in Kolkata, it’s a boon for budding entrepreneurs, young journalists and students as they can go about their business meetings, assignments and work in general over a brewing cup of energizing coffee.

Here are few outlets that I visited last weekend.

Indthalia: 3 outlets in South Kolkata

Indthalia

  • Coffee Price starts Rs.35 on wards
  • Wi-Fi Response: Average
  • Temporarily Wi-Fi is disconnected due to “misuse”, no elaboration is available. They might resume Wi-Fi, but right now no such plan.

Cafe Coffee Day: Park Street Area

Cafe Coffee Day

  • Coffee Price starts Rs.60 on wards
  • Wi-Fi Response: Good
  • Perfect place for journalists and bloggers

The Street Coffee Shop: The Park, Park Street, Kolkata

The Street Coffee Shop

  • Coffee Price starts Rs.125 on wards
  • Wi-Fi Response: Very Good
  • Even though they charge extra for Wi-Fi usage on hourly basis, people find it a cool place to work. Huge rush from 4-6 PM

Cha Bar: Located inside Oxford Book Store, Park Street

Cha Bar

  • Coffee Price starts Rs.30 on wards
  • Wi-Fi Response: Average
  • Wi-Fi is temporarily disconnected due to unknown reasons. People are seen working in laptops using their own internet connections due to the unavailability of Wi-Fi. There is a small space available for seminars, and presentations, where people can gather and discuss. Meetings can also be held for business purposes.

Barista Creme Lavazza: Park Street

Barista Lavazza

  • Coffee Price starts Rs.55 on wards
  • Wi-Fi Response: Very Good
  • Warm and cozy place, I’ve seen people working here for hours

So if you are ever hanging in and around the city, give them a try and share your experiences!

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  • Arpan D.

    Hello, Does they provide facility to charge laptop on table?