Free wifi! It’s the holy grail of modern living, and something Australia probably should lead the world in but doesn’t because… well, nobody actually knows why. But when you’re out and about exploring Sydney and want to hook yourself up with some free data and a damn fine latte, here’s 5 great places to get your wifi on.
Three Williams – Redfern
Tucked between a furniture warehouse and a pole dancing studio, this cavernous bunker is a favourite of PR peeps and remote workers. A huge, post-industrial space furnished with polished concrete and exposed brick, it’s both cool and warm, and home to inventive brunches and epic ‘narnie’ sandwiches made on naan bread. The perfect place to punch out a few hours work while dining like a hipster king.
Ampersand – Paddington
There’s nothing like surrounding yourself with books to make you feel smart. Grab a coffee and a Danish and avail yourself of the free wi-fi either in the upstairs rooms, which are quiet and cute and library-like, or the cellar, a classy dim-lit affair that drops with candlelight and smacks of a private London gentleman’s club.
MCA Cafe & Sculpture Terrace
– Circular Quay
Pornographic views of Sydney Harbour and the Usain Bolt of wi-fi, there is no reason not to come and work here. Sit outside and take tea and cake while you work on that screenplay, or sit inside and watch a storm roll in over the Opera House while drinking latte. Need a break? There’s an art gallery one floor down.
Chapter One – Bondi Beach
With a postcard-view of the world famous beach and the sweetest damn staff you’ve ever met, this wine-bar-meets-cafe is a great spot to pretend you are holidaying while you are actually selling your soul. After the delicious coffee gets you in, the surfers walking by to catch an afternoon wave will keep you WiFi-ing away for hours. And when the working day is done, order yourself a glass of natural vino to congratulate yourself on a day well spent.
Mr Falcon’s – Glebe
Fall down the rabbit hole into a café cum bar cum turn-of-the-century writer’s den. Decked out with velvet couches and wooden floorboards, there’s a secret writing nook with chaise lounge ‘neath the stairs, a hidden backyard lined with bamboo, and upstairs rooms with imperial hues and dark leather. Bring your quill and order wine as dusk falls and the candles are lit.