I mentioned on my last Business Cafe review that I will be passing by Magnet and I’m glad I did, by far it’s my favourite spot to work/study. In fact, I was reluctant to post this because I don’t want it to get jammed and crowded with people, it’s great the way it is right now.
Magnet is two floors, the first floor is a nice cafe with good food, but what I will be reviewing is their upstairs workspace. My favourite three things are strongly applied rules on the workspace floor:
- No Smoking
- No Chatting
- No Music
They have open tables, in total there are 18 seats, most come with their own charging plugs under the desk. The chairs are comfortable, and I had a 6+ hour study/work marathon with no issues. The difference between this place and the previous place is you have to pay to enter the workspace.
3KD = 1 Day in workspace + 1 Free Coffee
You don’t have to worry about water, there’s lemon infused water, normal water and apples free of charge. Best part is there’s a powerbank station for your phone, you grab one and charge your devices once your done just put it back for it to recharge. I think the powerbanks are for Android users only (sorry iFans).
Overall the food was great, the chairs are comfortable, the place is quiet so I have nothing to complain about. The only con worth mentioning is the food menu is pricier than your average cafe. I normally spend around 6KD on every visit, and that’s just for workspace access + sandwich.
An interview with the two local founders of the business can be read [here].
- Where is it: Salmiya, beside Stretch Fitness and in front of Geant Express [Google Maps]
- Experience in 1 word: Comfy
- Would I go there again: Yes