If you work from home or just want to save on your internet bill, move your office to one of these great cafes.
Working from home is on the rise in Australia, with over 4 million people opting for a freelance work arrangement. With that, comes the need for new spaces for those nomadic professionals looking for good coffee and an internet connection!
If you're a Brisbane local or in town on business, these cafes have good WiFi, friendly staff and a good menu.
189 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000 | www.straussfd.com
Strauss is in the middle of the city and is famous for good coffee – which means it gets really busy around the 8am weekday rush. Don’t worry – it’s a good sign. If you arrive on either side of that hour, you’ll be able to get a spot at their bar or one of the alleyway tables, and hunker down to get work done. Their menu is simple but seasonal, fresh, and high-quality. The only thing missing is power points, so make sure you’re fully charged before leaving the house.
88 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064 | www.sassafrascanteen.com.au
Sassafras gets busy on the weekends and it’s kind of a celebrity in the Brisbane café world, but it also makes a wonderful weekday work spot. Grab a seat at the big, wooden communal table, or somewhere out the back, and check out the daily specials. Their baked goods are phenomenal and the converted-house vibe flows through to the welcoming staff.
3. Campos Coffee
11 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 | www.camposcoffee.com
Campos coffee is very. good. coffee. This location – near where Fortitude Valley meets New Farm – is a delightful spot full of beautiful shops and ideal for people-watching when you’re finished working. Parking can be a little tricky, but it’s near a lot of different bus lines, and you’ll want to go for a wander anyway. Like most places around this area, it’s packed on weekends, but for weekday sessions it’s perfect.
4. The Burrow
52 Russell St, West End QLD 4101 | www.theburrowwestend.com.au
The Burrow used to be in a different part of West End, but luckily the move in location hasn’t changed their delicious pizza menu. Long wooden tables and a chilled vibe make this a favourite place for students and locals. Somehow they manage to be a café with breakfast in the morning, then seamlessly transition to lunch and dinner as a bar. The best thing about working from The Burrow for the day is that you don’t need to change locations for a great post-work beer on tap!
5. The Little Larder, New Farm
Locke Street, 76 Moray St, New Farm QLD 4005 | Facebook
There’s a resident hen, Pumpkin, who can be seen clucking around The Little Larder, and most people know and love her as a kind of mascot of this New Farm landmark. Their experienced baristas serve Toby’s Estate coffee, and there are plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options on the menu. For those who love dessert: the strawberry citrus cheesecake with toasted coconut and butternut snap base is a real treat. Street parking nearby is much more achievable than many other cafes in the area as well.