Workshop17 Tabakhuis

Bike friendly co-working space for startups, individuals, corporates, freelancers and entrepreneurs in the heart of Paarl

Workshop17 Tabakhuis is a historical building in Paarl and forms part of the heritage area. The building was once used as a storage facility for tobacco which led to the naming of the property which we have transformed into a work and meeting place for a community. Tabakhuis is centred around the social workspace within the café environment aimed to encourage idea generation, collaboration and sharing between startups, seasoned professionals, small and large companies, entrepreneurs and freelancers. Tabakhuis offers over 140 hot desks, 16 private offices, 4 semi-private offices, meeting rooms and boardrooms along with a fully equipped seminar room located on the ground floor with easy access to the café.


At Workshop17 Tabakhuis we offer our members over 500m² of hot-desking, standing desks and dedicated desks covering two floors. Meeting rooms, boardrooms and lounges are located in between the hot-desking areas and welcome members for meetings, catch-ups or a breakaway space for brainstorming the next great idea. Members can make themselves at home in the Vrede & Lust Bakery located on the ground floor and enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat in the lounge or work café.


Tabakhuis has a total of 20 Private Offices ranging from 3 seats to over 50 seats and includes private and semi-private options. Furniture configurations are flexible and can adapt to individual needs. All offices are located along the perimeter of Tabakhuis or the Annex Building to ensure sufficient natural light in each office.


Workshop17 Tabakhuis is located just off the Main Road in Paarl, close to the N1 highway making it the perfect location for meeting and seminars with ample parking. Our events and meeting rooms are available for use by our members and public on the ground floor. Workshop17 members have access to a private meeting room on the first floor and also receive discounts or credits to book these spaces, depending on the type of membership. The meeting spaces cater for a variety of meeting styles ranging from standing meetings, lounge configurations and boardroom style seating.

5 x Fully equipped meeting rooms – up to 8 seats
1 x Fully equipped boardroom – 10 seats
1 x Fully equipped seminar room – up to 80 people


We offer memberships to suits all needs and work styles from the frequent traveller who needs a couple of hours a month to the entrepreneur who requires fast wifi, meeting rooms and printing facilities.

2 reviews

  1. World class co-working space. Fantastic vibe and exceptional staff.

    World class co-working space. Fantastic vibe and exceptional staff.

  2. Fantastic service and relaxing working environment.

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