September 9, 2015 Rose Wintergreen

Why work alone? Cafes that welcome you to use their wifi

Melbourne cafes with free wifi, great coffee, and friendly service

Why work alone? Melbourne cafes free wifiOne of the perks of working as a creative business person, artist, or entrepreneur is being able to call the shots. You can work alone, carving your own schedule and work habits. But sometimes it’s nice to work somewhere else with people around you. It’s not particularly easy to find Melbourne cafes with free wifi.

I recently discovered this great list of Melbourne cafes with free wifi, put together by Broadsheet Melbourne. This inspired me to share my local favourites.

These cafes do great coffee, have free wifi, and their service is accompanied by genuine, friendly smiles – the perfect combination for building in a dose of social contact to your work day.

My favourite Melbourne cafes to work in:

  • Boundary Espresso​, 107 Plenty Rd, Preston, 3072
  • Sookie La La​, 593 High St, Northcote, 3070
  • Dench Bakers​, 109 Scotchmer St, Fitzroy North, 3068
  • Penny Farthing Espresso​, 206 High St, Northcote, 3070
  • Palomino Cafe, 236 High St, Northcote, 3070
  • True North Cafe, 2a Munro St, Coburg, 3058
  • Jerry Joy Cafe, 128 Mansfield St, Thornbury, 3071

More Melbourne cafes with free wifi, recommended by readers:

  • STREAT, 5 McKillop St, Melbourne, 3000 – recommended by Thatch
  • Little Somethin’ Somethin’, 561/563 Church St, Richmond, 3121 – recommended by Spaces
  • Mammoth, 736 Malvern Rd, Armadale, 314 – recommended by Spaces
  • Tall Timber, 60 Commercial Rd, Prahran, 3181 – recommended by Spaces
  • Drugstore Expresso, 194 Toorak Rd, South Yarra, 3141 – recommended by Spaces
  • Hobba, 428 Malvern Rd, Prahran, 3181 – recommended by Spaces


Have you tried working at cafes? Got any favourites to add to this list? I’d love to hear your suggestions! 

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About the Author

Rose Wintergreen Rose Wintergreen is an artist, award-winning singer-songwriter, and a marketing and communications coach to artists, organisations and businesses who work to make the world a better place. She’s obsessed with helping people get unstuck and achieve their dreams, discovering and sharing amazing new music and art, bright colours, and savouring extra hot lattes as slowly as possible. She lives happily in Melbourne, the live music capital of Australia. You might have heard her guest-presenting on radio shows on Double J, Radio Adelaide, or Southern FM. She’s also worked as a copywriter, freelance feature writer for magazines, newspapers, and online, a support worker and mentor for artists experiencing disability, and a communications coordinator at Community Music Victoria.

Comments (4)

  1. This is great! Being new to Melbourne, I’m always on the lookout for cafes to work in (that have free wifi)!

    Stephen (Youthfire)

  2. Lou

    Thanks for the info.
    I went to Top Paddock and Pillar of Salt after reading this, only to find neither have wifi. Might be worth updating!

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