10 Non-Restaurants or Cafe Hideouts to Complete Your Work

Okay, this is another fun post I love to come up with whenever I am stressed. I find that my brain works better when I take a break and write something fun and crazy.

Well, not too crazy. Below are the 10 non-restaurants or cafe locations that I have either type one of my MiddleMe’s article or worked on a project for my clients. They are on my list because they inspire my brain juice or simply they provide a calm and quiet sanctuary to unblock any thought obstacles.



Surprise, surprise! Because I am a huge animal lover, being in the zoo gives me a sense of peace and calm that often clear any type of negativity in my mind. A big fan of the zoo. You’ll need to find a quiet spot, away from the photo snapping tourists and the screaming school kids on excursion though. But what better way to type out a finance article face to face with a polar bear.


Parks & Gardens

In the hot and humid countries of Asian, this probably a no-no in the afternoon. But I’ve been in gorgeous gardens in Vienna, Munich and Utrecht, it is a heaven to be surrounded by beautiful flowers and greenery. Truly inspiring just to even sit there for a few minutes. In fact, I have written one or two articles in those gardens, deeply immersed in the peace and calm.



Opt for a quiet spot at the side of the beach instead of sitting right in the middle of the action. Especially on weekends, there might be families, dogs and screaming teenagers scoring against beach volleyball to distract you from your flow of thoughts. But the swaying of coconut trees, toes in the warm white sand and the sound of the gentle lapping waves are good enough for me to relax and concentrate on what I need to write on.


Pool Side

Not wanting to drive to the nearest beach or live in a place where there are no beaches (aka me), the poolside is a great place to stretch out your legs and type away on your laptop or your phone. Just beware of your gadgets overheat under the sun! I love to don on a bikini, lying on a fluffy beach towel and get my tan while typing the latest MiddleMe’s article.



Another wonderful way to inspire yourself while you work. Surrounded by historical artefacts and art pieces, hard not to be inspired by new ideas. In fact, I find it hard to stop ideas from flowing.



I always love creatures under the sea and I missed scuba diving so much since Kuala Lumpur is anywhere but near the sea. Somehow watching stingrays fly over my head in an undersea tunnel or a huge tank illuminating the brow colours of jellyfishes inspires me to the max. As long as you go on a weekday morning, you probably can find a quiet corner to type your work away. Using my iPhone to write my next post is rather inconspicuous compare if I sat cross-legged on the floor with my laptop on my lap. 


University Grounds

Fresh faced and bubbly or stressed and quiet studious looks, these youths inspires me with even more ideas. As I sat in their canteen or benches, observing noses stuck in their books or some hanging out in their cliques. These grounds can have a quiet and calm effect on me as I allow the ideas flow through my fingers. It helps that on the campus there are usually plenty of power source for my laptop and of course, student discounted food.



I just love the ocean and the wide open space! I don’t have that currently where I lived but I used to write at a harbour not very far away from my Singapore home, a terminal point for one of the buses route that passes through my address. The quiet lapping waters against the old wood of the harbour and the fishy smell that tickled my nose somewhat became my muse for the next post.   



It helps that I love old books and to be surrounded by old used books, what a joy it is to me. Even when I have writer’s block, libraries provide me with a lot of topics that had never crossed my mind.

PS.. In the Wardrobe

Haha! My current secret hiding place. Away from the meows and my daughter. Sometimes I just need a quiet moment to collect my thoughts, even for a minute or two. The wardrobe is a great place to hide since the toilet is the second place they hunt me down (first being my study room).

So do we have any similarities in writing locations? Or do you have a secret hiding place where you write as well? Come and share with us over here!

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. So cute and wonderful pictures, Kally. I agree totally with your words. Yes to be one with these places and go with the flow. Great post.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you, Kamal! Hope you are having an awesome weekend!


      1. Welcome and yes absolutely Kally. U too have a great day

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  2. markmkane says:

    Great suggestions Kally, I will try them out.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Let me know which are the places you enjoy the most, Mark. Cheers!


  3. msw blog says:

    My garden for sure. I also find I can get a lot done on a long train ride…

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    1. Kally says:

      I probably fall asleep on train rides because of the rhythmic movement and sounds.

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      1. msw blog says:

        I have done that 😴

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