The Main Players
Hub Hoi An $$
The Hub Hoi An is the only co-working space of its kind in the city, but likely won’t be for long. Located in Cam Chau, it features a meeting room, air-conditioned quiet room, casual lounge, a kitchen that serves drinks, snacks and cakes, and a shaded garden greenhouse.
Friendly and relaxed, with amiable staff, the Hub also offers such ergonomically-imbued extras as laptop holders and keyboards, as well as printing and scanning services.
Hosting weekly events and workshops, such as Community Lunches and meetups for digital nomads, the space is good for fostering relationships, as well as getting some work done.
The basic day pass (210,000 vnd) include free tea and water, five printouts (color or B&W), and 2 hours in the meeting room. The 7-day pass (7 days over a month @ 1,300,000 vnd) adds on a free daily drink. The 1-month pass for ‘Digital Jedis’ (1 month over 3 months @ 4,000,000 vnd) matches that along with a free meal at any meet-up and a one month simcard with data. They accept cash or cryptocurrency.
Hours: 9am – 7pm (closed Sundays)
Add: 105 Le Thanh Tong, Cam Chau
Tel: +84 (0)165 270 2483
Facebook: Hub Hoi An
Dingo Deli $$
Located on the main drag towards Cua Dai Beach, Dingo Deli has been an institution for expats in its seven years here. Featuring Lavazza coffee and many home-style favorites not often seen in Vietnam, such as sausage rolls and roast dinners, it also offers an air-conditioned, quiet work and meeting space, equipped with multiple outlets.
Its amenities include free water, a garden playground to keep the kids busy while you work, and bottomless drip coffee for those tight deadlines.
Importantly, it is equipped with a generator. So if power cuts affect your hotel or neighborhood, the fans and Wifi will still be running at Dingo Deli.
Add: 277 Cua Dai, Cam Chau
Tel: +84 (0)120 600 9300
Facebook: Dingo Deli
Hoi An Roastery Espresso & Coffee House $$
The original location of the now-ubiquitous Hoi An Roastery establishments that have sprung up in the Old Town (135 Tran Phu), is spacious and comfortable. With an upstairs that opens on to ancient rooftops, comfortable seats and outlets near almost every table, it is an optimal (if pricier) option for cyber workers.
The beans are roasted in Hoi An, and it offers a wide selection of teas, juices, and breakfast and lunch options (both Vietnamese and Western).
There are numerous locations around the Old Town, see below for some of them.
Hours: 8am – 10pm
Add: 135 Tran Phu, 47 Le Loi Street, 685 Hai Ba Trung, 95 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Tel: +84 (0)235 392 7772
A serene gem tucked into an alley on the quiet side of the Japanese covered bridge, Rosie’s Cafe offers traditional and cold-brew coffee, a variety of juices, and light snacks.
The back room is a white-washed working oasis, with multiple outlets and the requisite fans for digital nomads. The flower-covered, sun-swept atrium is a good place for co-working or going sans power, and the front room features loungers for a quick break.
Hours: Monday – Friday; 9am – 5pm; Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Add: 8/6 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai
Tel: +84 (0)122 459 9545;
This Westerner-frequented café offers several different styles of coffee, made with Dalat Arabica beans roasted on the premises, and friendly staff ensure your cup never goes empty.
Try Mia Coffee‘s baked goods (such as the moist banana oatmeal bread) to keep the fire lit.
Hours: 8am – 5pm
Add: 20 Phan Boi Chau
Tel: +84 (0)90 555 20 61
A casual café featuring repurposed gas cylinders, Singer sewing machines, and pallets as tables and chairs, K’Noy Café & Bar is a great place to achieve some tranquility on Cam Nam Island.
Facing onto sunny Nguyen Tri Phuong, there are several tables at optimal working height, or more comfortable loungers for taking breaks.
Coffee is 20,000 vnd, and the café also offers smoothies, fruit juices, and the harder stuff to keep you going.
Friendly dogs included.
Hours: 7am – midnight
Add: 56 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Cam Nam
Tel: +84 (0)90 920 77 48
Facebook: K’Noy Café & Bar
Located on Cua Dai, Hichu Coffee has delicious strong coffee and a variety of Western and Vietnamese food choices, such as pizza and croissantwiches.
Featuring a terrace and a couple of decent, if low-slung, tables and some outlets, it’s a quiet place to work outside of the hustle and bustle of the Old Town.
Hours: 7am – 6pm
Add: 483 Cua Dai
Tel: +84(0)126 673 2712
Facebook: Hichu Coffee
Situated at the front of a beachside homestay, Sound of Silence is true to its name.
Housed in a red brick building, with large chestnut-colored lacquered rafters, it has a misty, vibrant garden area, and sun-dappled corners. It is a serene place to buy a strong coffee and sit for the afternoon.
For digital nomads this space has the added pleasure of being close to the beach, so one can nip off for a quick swim and a mental break.
Hours: 7am – 5pm
Add: Nguyen Phan Vinh (three buildings down from Lucky Beach Restaurant)