Working lives today aren’t just about being strapped to your desk. The many flexi-workers and freelancers among us know the joys of working out of a local café, rammed up to the nines with caffeine (how many coffees do you actually need to order to sit there for the entire day?). But there’s one thing that’s essential: Wi-Fi, so here’s our list of the best cafés with free Wi-Fi right now.
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.
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.
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.