(SPOT.ph) No matter how great it is to be able to plop back into your bed moments after logging off a Zoom meeting, we can no longer deny how working from home has zapped our productivity. Thankfully coworking spaces offer a change of environment that’ll help us get our work groove back.
When typhoon Odette cut power lines and damaged internet connections here in Cebu, those whose livelihoods relied on being online flocked to coworking spaces to clock in for work. These coworking spaces brought together a community of digital nomads who do what they can to stay on their feet. Here are 10 coworking spaces across Metro Cebu for you to check out.
Also read: 10 Cafés in Cebu That Can Put You in a Productive Mood
Here are 10 coworking spaces that will give you a sense of community:
Formerly known as ASPACE, From Here is a melting pot for creatives. This pet-friendly space gives members and non-members alike space to create and collaborate at their functions rooms and studio, which is also big enough to host an event. The colorful paintings on the walls keep the place light and fun, even on dreary Mondays. If you want to go on a brain break, artisanal coffee shops like Abaca or Commonly Uncommon are just right next door. But you can also opt to grab a cup of joe in From Here’s pantry if you’re in a hurry. Their day passes are P400 while their dedicated seating costs P8,500/month.
From Here is at Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City. You can contact them through their Facebook page and their Instagram page.
Need to get some shut-eye after a whole day of looking at the laptop screen? Nomad’s Hub is not only a coworking space but also a hostel. Coworking space rates start at P120 for the first three hours, and there are packages for as long as two months. Or perhaps you can opt for a dedicated desk for P6,000 a month. Each coworking seat has all the essentials to get the job done—an individual outlet, a comfy office chair, and a clean desk.
Nomad’s Hub is at Unit 1 Yap Building, F. Ramos Street, Cebu City. You can contact them through their Facebook page or at (032) 348-0071.
If you’ve heard of Koala Café and its famous milk tea-flavored ice cream, you will be thrilled to know that they turned the second floor of the café into a coworking space. The co-working space setup is basic and it only costs P300 to secure a seat for the whole day. Plus, you get one free drink as well!. Coworking space goers are encouraged to bring their own extension cord to charge their devices.
Koala Café is at SSY Business Center, Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu. You can contact them through their Facebook page.
El Outsourcing Solutions, Inc.
For those who live up north, you can also check out El Outsourcing Solutions, Inc. They offer workspaces for morning and mid shifters with daily rate at P400 while the weekly rate is P1,500. They have a typical office setup where you can lease a seat for P5,000 a month and bring your own gear. If you want to use their equipment, you can lease the seat for P6,000/month. This coworking space is also perfect for those in big groups as they offer discounted rates.Grab each slot at P4,000/month if you lease at least 10 seats. They also have a conference room that can be booked for meetings and a big parking space for your guests.
El Outsourcing Solutions, Inc. is at 2/F Go Ka Oh Building, Basak, Mandaue City, Cebu. You can contact them at 0915-076-6914 or at 0956-279-6480.
Cocoon EcoCoworking Space
Due to the damage caused by typhoon Odette, Cocoon EcoCoworking Space was forced to operate temporarily in another location but that didn’t stop them from helping out the community. Bar exam takers can use their space to study for free, as long as you reserve a seat ahead of time. Cocoon’s shared workspaces have all the basic necessities of a coworking space, and it even has a balcony where you can get some fresh air when work gets overwhelming. A little birdie told us that they’re booked until February so reserve a seat as soon as you can! Their rates start at P35 per hour with one complimentary drink.
Cocoon EcoCoworking Space is temporarily located at 172-D Gochan Subdivision, Quiot, Pardo, Cebu City. You can contact them at 0939-871-4469 or their email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Company is one of the bigger coworking spaces in the city. They actually have branches all over the world—two of which are here in Cebu. The best thing about The Company is that its plans and packages are customizable. Whether you need a desk, a meeting room, or even private office space for you and your team, you can request a quotation based on what you need and what they can offer. The coworking space offers exclusive access to their events, opportunities with potential business partners, and free-flowing beverages in their pantry. Their branch in IT Park has a great view of the booming business park, and it even has an event space on the rooftop of the building. Their desk plans start at P1,500 per week.
The Company has branches at 6/F, 8/F, and 9F Mabuhay Tower Cebu, IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City, and G/FBuilding 4, JDN Square, P. Remedio Street, Banilad, Mandaue City. You can contact them at 0995-104-0499 or email address email@example.com.
If you’re the type who needs to munch on something to get your brain working, then Brews&Crafts is the place to be. Their menu is pretty extensive for a coworking space. They offer small bites like Four Cheese Croquettas (P135) and Chicken Fingers (P135) as well as sandwiches, pasta, and all-day Filipino and intercontinenatal breakfast meals that start at P130. Drinks like Cappuccino (P125) and House Blended Iced Tea (P125) are also available.
While it looks small from the outside, it’s actually quite spacious inside. Their rate is P35 for the first hour, and P25 for every succeeding hour. Daily rate is P250, while their monthly rate is P3,500. You even get a complimentary cup of coffee or tea with any of their rates!
Brews&Crafts is at G/F GAGFA IT Center, F. Cabahug Street, Kasambagan, Mabolo, Cebu City. You can contact them through their Facebook page.
Statys Business Solutions, Inc.
Community is all about helping each other out in times of distress. Statys Business Solutions, Inc. is a BPO office down south that opened its doors to remote workers looking for a cozy seat with good WiFi and even greater company. The day pass costs P250, while the reserved common seat costs P5,000 a month. You can also get a dedicated desks at P7,500 per month. Slots per shift are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis because it’s still an active BPO with office staff that clock in for the night shift.
Statys Business Solutions, Inc. is at B2 3/F Units 1-4 Southscape, Lawaan I, Talisay City. You can contact them through their Facebook page or their email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aspirations to Achievements
a2a Co-working Space and Lounge, also known as Aspirations to Achievements, is a coworking space and lounge tucked in one of the city’s exclusive sports clubs in Cebu Business Park.
While you have to be a member of City Sports Club or endorsed by one to use the coworking space, you still get your money’s worth because it’s not only quiet but it’s spacious as well. The coworking space is big enough to maintain social distancing, and it has a bunch of individual desk spaces. Rates start at P150 for two hours for members and P250 for non-members. All rates have a corresponding consumable amount for food and beverage. a2a has its own pantry with a chef, and the menu has a variety of refreshments to keep you alert. They have Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (P60), Nachos Plate (P160), and free-flowing coffee. The coworking space is equipped with Biozone air purifiers to ensure that you are working in a clean and safe space.
Aspirations to Achievements is at City Sports Club Cebu, Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu City. You can contact them at 0917-323-5363 or (032) 415-8700 loc. 804.
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