They're roasting their own beans right here in Circular Quay, as well as at their outpost in Roseberry. The Milk Man house blend is cracking – it's super smooth and rich without feeling like you've been punched in the face – and you can take your own bag home for just $12.50.
Fuel body and mind with the no-fuss, health conscious fare at About Life. Get a wheat grass shooter to clear your head, a fresh salad to get your strength up and take stock of the task at hand. You’ll be madly typing in no time.
Sit amongst the beautiful vintage books with one of Oxford Street’s better cuppas and work your little heart out at Ampersand café and second-hand book jamboree. Where better to pad out your research than a shop full of one-off out-of-print tomes?
This ultra glossy coffee and juice joint (which is a part of a chain that hales originally from Denmark) is an excellent freelancer or officeworker pitstop. You'll find wifi, plenty of tables with powerpoints, a meeting room (which is available for booking) and of course, loads of smoothies. As for the joe pick from the different colour-coded sizes, choose black or white and one or two shots – and they will tap you out a coffee as quick as they blend up smoothies and juices. The staff are super peppy, the music is loud and we still can't work out whether we're in LA or Sydney, but we don't hate it.
There are wide open parklands in front of you, French food on demand and free Wi-Fi. When it comes to great working conditions a pavement spot at this popular Alexandria café is about as good as it gets.
It's like a secret world here. Tiny and unassuming from the outside, the café open up out the back into a big rambling space giving you room to breath and think. Sit in front of the picture window with more natural light than you know what to do with, and get cracking.
At home you risk procrastinating with packets of chips, reheated pizza, jelly snakes and 17 bowls of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. If you are going to stall with snacks, do it at Bondi Organic Café where you can pretend to work over super-charged smoothies and nutritious wholefoods.
The café section of Brasserie Bread sits right next door to the bakery with a conveniently placed window linking the two. Seeing the bread makers hard at work will inspire you to be more productive, and the result of their labours will keep you going when your fervour starts to lag.
It’s the oldest dilemma in the book: stay home and finish your article or ‘bugger it’ and go dancing? Herenandez’ 24-hour operation and proximity to the Cross has you covered. Front up at 6pm, order a coffee and cake, and tap away at that laptop till midnight. The clubs don’t get going until then anyway.
Who knew that baked eggs in a Napoli sauce were the secret ingredient to kicking that writer’s block? Conveniently located at the Uni end of Glebe Point Road, Clipper offers a buzzy atmosphere that is sure to get you in the mood for showing that story who is boss.