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Posted 13 Sep 17

Three Williams Cafe

Digital Nomads: Sydney’s 10 best cafe offices

Whether you work for yourself, freelance like a pro or are just in need of an escape from the hot-desk palaver, you needn’t resort to holing up in bed with your laptop and cuppa perched precariously on your lap. With so many cafes opting into a work-friendly vibe there’s no doubt you’ll find the perfect venue to churn through your work with newfound efficiency.

It also goes without saying that to make our top 10 list Wi-Fi is a pre-requisite.

Orto Trading Co.

This rustic oasis will have you soaking up refreshing vibes as you channel your mid-morning or afternoon creativity while you simultaneously devour the moreish ‘tog’ or the instant classic ‘atb’. Sip on a much-needed coffee or matcha latte as you disguise tanning for productivity from their street-side table in the sun.

38 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills

Rising Sun Workshop

Dripping with cool vibes, Rising Sun Workshop teams a motorcycle workshop with a buzzing café – replete with long wooden benches perfect for the self-employed patron. The RSW Ramen that will have you scheduling a weekly appointment with this Newtown hangout. And the impressive dinner menu from 6pm means that you can keep your brain fuelled well into the evening.

1C Whateley Street, Newtown

Three Williams Cafe

Situated on the more tranquil end of Elizabeth Street in Redfern, Three Williams offers freelancers, writers and students the dream makeshift workplace. With its spacious square meterage, minimalistic yet sophisticated ambience, numerous power points and high-speed Wi-Fi, settle in for a long day of work (and don’t plan on moving for a while).

613A Elizabeth Street, Redfern

About Life

Where better to settle in for a productive workday than amongst wholesome sustenance. About Life café offers a smorgasbord of nutritious snacks and hearty meals (hello vegan vibe wrap). Through its combination of organic, ethical and sustainable brain food and spacious “work” areas, About Life is a great café to meet all your deadlines.

Rozelle, Double Bay, Cammeray, Lane Cove, Bondi Junction, Crows Nest, Surry Hills

Joe & The Juice

If you find yourself in town and in need of a sanctuary to gather your thoughts, Joe & The Juice will aid your quest with an energising elixir and nourishing bite. The classic club or Serrano, mozzarella, avo, tomato and pesto sandwich can be gobbled with one hand as you fervently tap away at your laptop between bites.

139 Pitt Street and 400 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney

Bread and Circus

This utterly ‘grammable haunt in Alexandria is the ideal location to set up shop over a breakfast, lunch or stream of coffees. This vibey yet relaxed café gets busy over lunch, but their immaculately presented plates and always-impressive floral and fruit displays offer plenty of visual stimulation to get the creative juices flowing.

21 Fountain Street, Alexandria

Copo Café & Diner

Set back from the bustling Victoria Road, you’ll find a freelancer’s oasis at Copo in the form of Campos Coffee and ample elbowroom. Take advantage of the charming outdoor terrace as you munch your way through their delicious menu. We’re looking at you Morrocan baked eggs, quinoa salad and truffled parmesan shoestring fries.

M3/135 Victoria Road, Drummoyne


Set within the categorically cool Carriageworks complex, Cornerstone’s inviting industrial-chic interior will make you forget you’re working at all. Comfortable leather lounges, pool tables and a cosy bar make for the ideal space for you to mill about and get the creative juices flowing. NB: the cocktail and wine list also proves immensely tempting.

245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

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Fittingly situated on the corner of View and Piper Streets in Annandale, this charming hub of suburban energy is a regular go-to for mobile-workers. Settle into a corner spot and choose from the selection of strictly seasonal, vegetarian dining sourced from a host of local, small-scale producers.

88 View Street, Annandale


This Surry Hills institution is a freelancer’s local’s favourite, with all-day breakfast classics and plenty of outdoor seating, perfect for the hard worker who needs to soak up some vitamin D. You can feel good about sitting for hours on end with a constant stream of coffee, colossal mixed veggie plate or an ~indulgent~ smashed avo on toast.

348 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Ampersand Café & Bookstore

Find a quiet nook and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. This is one café that is conducive to a productive day at the ‘office’. Surround yourself with second-hand books, All Press coffee, fresh food and delicious baked goods – including their delicious gluten-free cookies.

78 Oxford Street, Paddington


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