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Feel Creatively Inspired at Tiny Empire - A Co-working Space in Cape Town

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Every empire has small beginnings – all you need is an idea, dedication and a space in which to work. Tiny Empire could be that space. As the newest co-working spot in Cape Town, Tiny Empire combines beautiful design with practicality to create a focused working environment. Housed in a 100-year-old tea warehouse, the building hosts everyone from entrepreneurs to business gurus.

Work Spaces

Upon entering 37 Buitenkant Street, you'll find yourself in the Work Lobby, featuring a combination of setups that includes comfy couches for impromptu meetings – ideal for catching up on emails. For a more focused workspace, head to the Work Lounge where a large communal table, individual work stations and armchairs provide varying opportunities to work or unwind. Depending on your needs, choose between a dedicated chair (that comes with built-in laptop power and storage) or a float-around seat.

Beautiful Decor

Tiny Empire is tastefully appointed: walls hung with contemporary African art, unique facades and an eclectic mix of furniture. A variety of chairs and couches make you feel at home without deviating from the overall work-orientated design. Each space is surrounded by sophisticated and contemporary decor to ensure your creative ideas keep flowing.

Take a Break

A Deluxe coffee station is conveniently located in front of Tiny Empire, plus there's an international award-winning Truth Coffee Roasting outlet in the opposite building. For members, there's a neat kitchen area complete with loose-leaf tea, snacks and fruit as well as fridges stocked with water and fresh juices.

Become a Member

You have the option to work at Tiny Empire for R250 a day, which includes Wi-Fi, refreshments, an undedicated seat and use of the work lobby and lounge. A monthly membership is R2 500 and if you want a dedicated seat, it's R4 500 a month, which includes use of the meeting rooms. Work suites range from R12 500 to R20 000 per month, depending on the size of the suite; alternatively, choose to rent a boardroom at an hourly rate. For membership queries contact +27-21-286-2117, or visit