The Top 10 Best Places to Grab a Coffee and Work In Melbourne With Free Wi-Fi
We've got you covered if you're working remotely in this dynamic city
While Melbourne has transformed its image over the past two decades or so, and it boasts a fantastic coffee scene, finding solid Wi-Fi with a tasty, invigorating brew can still often be tricky enough task.
With this in mind, we've compiled a list of the best places in the city that cater to the needs of those who hungry for interesting surroundings, good quality food and drink on offer and dependable Wi-Fi.
10. Steam Junkies
Very friendly staff and great Wi-Fi make this place the perfect spot to get some work done in the northern suburbs. It's decked out well too: exposed piping works well to create a pleasant and chic industrial theme. Steam Junkies closes at 4pm so make sure to factor that in to avoid disappointment.
9. Dr Jekyll Cafe
St Kilda's Dr Jekyll Cafe is a beautiful place to kick back, go about your online business, maintain your energy by drinking amazing coffee and more than likely pick up some of Jekyll's renowned poached eggs with avocado. The back patio area continues the inside's refined but cosy theme, making this place a lovely, chill somewhat out of the way spot.
8. The Moat
The Moat's elegant rooms are perfect for encouraging a bookish mood - either to take a break from the screen or to kick start getting down to some serious work. The Moat doesn't offer its own Wi-Fi though the adjoining State Library's can be accessed well from this location.
7. 2Pocket Fairtrade
2Pocket have become renowned for providing delicious fair trade coffee as well as hosting various pubic lectures and art-related events, including bringing in speakers to talk about more ethical approaches to coffee consumption. Pop in here and you're certain to have an invigorating chat and exchange some valuable ideas.
Fitzrovia is largely known for its rather fancy dining room to the back, but its cafe area has also been gathering a lot of worthy praise. This place offers a nice seating area with a high, glass front to view out onto the city street and Albert Park beyond it. While the food menu is what draws most people in here, outside of the main dining hours, it's an ideal place to take advantage of the comforts of this open space with solid Wi-Fi.
5. El Mirage
El Mirage eight years of experience in providing excellent coffee and food options makes it a relative veteran on the scene. This place has a nice open plan design with plenty of seats and long tables which are ideal for group meetings.
4. Auction Rooms Cafe
Feast on one of the best egg breakfasts in the city, stock up on more filter cafe and settle down in the comfortable surroundings all while getting some quality work done. Auction Rooms is one of Melbourne's most beloved coffee houses and thankfully they're pretty good at serving up fresh, reliable Wi-Fi too.
3. Tree of Us
Not to define itself only as a place that serves great coffee and provides free, fast Wi-Fi, Tree of Us has risen to be considered one of the best burger joints in the city in recent years. This place can get quite busy so arriving after 2pm and working for a few hours is advisable. With so many delicious looking burgers being ordered around you, it's almost impossible to resist grabbing your own, and, quite frankly, you'd be well advised to capitulate.
2. Breakfast Thieves
Breakfast Thieves has stolen the hearts of Melbourne's brekkie- and brunch-goers by virtue of its range of inventive food options, but this place is also a buzzing spot because of its reliable, fast Wi-Fi connectivity. This is a fun spot that draws in a lively and interesting crowd.
1000 £ Bend tops this list because of the ambition of its commitment to providing a fantastic cafe/bar/eatery that also serves as an important facility for the local community. Its big, versatile space that's used for a wide variety of events, from literary talks to boxing. This place attracts a spirited, youthful crowd. Its range of events and food and drink options means that surprising, animated chat is seldom far away. If you're freelancing in Melbourne you've no excuse to not check this place out.