Guwahati is the biggest town in North East India and travellers who venture around this region, end up in this city more than once. Exploring North East India has becoming more and more mainstream and since the time the road to Myanmar has opened from Manipur, the destination has caught interest of many individuals.
Guwahati is an okayish destination for backpackers. There is only one hostel where solo travellers can stay before moving to other regions. As a freelancer, you’ll need a decent place to work from and if you can spare a few bucks for a decent cup of coffee then Uzan Bazaar is the best place to be.
Why Uzan Bazaar – You may be wondering that Guwahati being such a big city, why am I focussing only on Uzan Bazaar cafes. Well, working from Uzan Bazaar Cafes has a lot of advantages. There are multiple cafes in this area so you can go to some other place if the one you visited doesn’t have a place to sit.
Secondly, Uzan Bazaar is close to railway station and accessible from most of the hotels in the town. You can easily catch a bus or an Ola Bike, put the location of the café and reach there in minutes.
So without further ado, here are the best cafes of Uzan Bazaar from where you can work from.
11th Avenue Bistro
Probably the biggest and most popular cafes in Uzan Bazaar, 11th Avenue Bistro has big seating space so you’ll find a place easily. All the seats have charging points and they have a seating space in balcony too. It is a very freelancer favourite café in Guwahati with free wifi, nice music and ample lighting.
What to order – Pizza, Coffee, Pancakes
The Table Talk Café
The café is present right next to 11th Avenue Bistro. Table Talk Café is nice if you want to finish some of your work in the morning and then leave for sightseeing. The café opens at 8 AM but there are chances that some of the breakfast items may not be available. In that case, you can order some tea and parathas. All tables have charging point and the seating space is very big.
What to order – Poha, Coffee, Tea, Fish n Chips, Salads
The Steaming Mug
In terms of décor and ambience, The Steaming Mug is the most beautifully designed café in the entire city. The menu is really amazing and the seating space is simply fancy. Steaming Mug is one of the must visit cafes in Guwahati.
What to order – Chicken pot rice, pizza, coffee, sandwich
By The Way
Not on the top of my list of places to work from, By The Way is a nice place to have lunch and finish some work by the time your order arrives. This cafe is also a nice place to enjoy some vegan food in Guwahati.
What to Order – Noodles, momos
This café is in the same building as The Table Talk Café. While the ambience is nice, the tables don’t have charging points. Still, it is a nice place to have a cup of coffee and finish some work. The establishment serves the best coffee in Guwahati. With ample lighting and soothing music, it is easy to work from here without any issues.
What to order – Coffee, Waffles, Chicken fingers
The Bean Journal
The Bean Journal has an interior seating and an outer seating that you can choose as per your preference. The coffee is superb and you can also try their garlic bread which is delicious. This café is one of the favourite among digital nomads in Guwahati and you’ll see some folks working on other tables.
What to order – Coffee, garlic bread, rolls
These cafes have every arrangement for freelancers and digital nomads in North East. Gibbons Backpackers Hostel has all the arrangements for the travellers with a nice working space, but in case you need inspiring surroundings and coffee to open your mind, then these cafes will be perfect.