Freelancers rejoice – incredibly you can access free Wi-Fi readily across Sydney’s Inner-West. Yes, the Inner West council has made Norton St, the pulse line of Leichhardt, into one long thoroughfare of free Wi-Fi!
Are you feeling uninspired working from home in your PJs? Feeling a bit like a recluse, right? Well, now is the time to get out and work remotely! Maybe organize a creative huddle while you are at it too?
Here’s how you can stir up some creativity, add some variety to your workweek while supporting your local economy by hot-desking from these cool neighbourhood cafes – plus they all have a quirky twist.
- Piccolo Cafe (626 Darling Street, Rozelle)
Piccolo is a popular café, if the front café is packed – don’t worry, just walk past the counter and go into the courtyard. They have sun umbrellas and outdoor heaters, so you are covered for all seasons.
- Manmaru (495 Marrickville Road, Dulwich Hill)
Formerly the Graf Café, the new owners have revamped the joint and given it a Japanese infusion via its vegetarian menu and art while keeping the previous industrial feel. Very Melbourne-like!
- Local Press (19/331 Balmain Road, Lilyfield)
Coffee snobs who like their coffee strong and aromatic can brew their creative ideas all day here – the boss approves it!
- Black Toast Café (43 Booth Street, Annandale)
This local gem has been a popular haunt for freelancers for many years. Get lucky and network while sipping their amazing chai tea latte.
- Berkelouw Bookstore (70 Norton Street, Leichhardt)
I can’t believe I’m sharing this secret spot to you! Tucked above the bookstore in a nice, sunny corner is the former bar with a plush chaise longue, high chairs and tables. Surrounded by the library of 2nd hand books and local artworks, the serenity is welcoming when you have to churn out a polished 1000 word article in an hour.
These are just some cafes I have discovered recently – share your favourite freelance hot spots in the comments below. Who knows we may even cross paths one day?