Whether you’re self-employed, freelance or just having a catch-up day out of the office, the right café can provide a conducive setting to your work productivity…
With its friendly service, welcoming atmosphere and mouth-watering array of cakes, Basil is the perfect spot to plug in and get cracking over a warming cuppa. The Lime Hill Road site in particular features window seats that are ideal for perching and working away, while enjoying the hustle and bustle of the town centre outside – just try not to get too distracted by people-watching, or overindulge in chocolate digestive cake while you’re there!
It’s fitting that this popular café bills itself with the slogan of ‘much more’; indeed, its exposed brick walls, mismatched furniture and quaint crockery mean you couldn’t ask for a more charming spot to get some work done. Coffees in here are hair-curlingly strong, so you may want to stick to tea, or order a spot of lunch to avoid getting the jitters! Then again, that might just be the boost you need
This is one of those places that wouldn’t feel out of place in any of London’s hippest and most fashionable districts. Trendy, modern and serious about coffee, its location on the historic High Street puts it within easy reach of Tunbridge Wells train station, so you can easily pop to London for that next important meeting. Plus, these guys know their stuff, so you can expect a real education while you work!
The Black Dog
If you find yourself on Camden Road, you won’t want to miss this local gem of a coffee shop. Full of bookshelves and boasting Australian-style menus, The Black Dog offers a truly multicultural vibe, taking inspiration from around the world to provide a unique experience that will make you feel right at home. You could be sitting in a café anywhere in the world, right in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.
The Bicycle Bakery
Don’t be fooled by the name – you don’t need to travel on two wheels to come here. This rustic eatery is just the place for a quick espresso while you catch up on your emails. Window seats make for an easy setup if you need to make a snappy exit, and there’s even a bakery in-house, so you can pick up some freshly-made sourdough to take home with you after work.