The age of the mobile worker is truly upon us. From freelance creatives to IT professionals to work-at-home mums, scores of mobile workers have turned their local cafés into flexible workspaces, sometimes at the chagrin of owners. But a select few establishments across Melbourne are welcoming the mobile workforce with open arms, fantastic coffee, great WiFi Internet service and waitstaff that will not continually wait on you till you over-caffeinate yourself and leave.
Melbourne cafés for freelancers
Joe's Garage has been around for years and continually delivers the best WiFi in the food business. A favorite with backpackers and travelers for their generous servings of pub-style food and cheap cocktails, Joe’s is the place to work from if you like your music loud and eye candy prolific.
This hidden café is where Brunswick locals go if they’re after free internet and an ace breakfast of bagels, eggs or organic fruit toast. With friendly service and places to charge the hardware, A Minor Place is a major player in the search for the perfect desk away from home.
A freelancer’s heaven, this relaxed High Street café brims with local writers, musicians and NGO workers seeking designer coffee and delicious fare. With two power outlets on communal tables, free WiFi and eclectic mix of creative customers, Penny Farthing is a freelance favourite.