If you’re sick of sitting at home and stewing in your own juices (whatever the hell that means), then True Local is here to help. These are the top Brisbane cafes to visit when you need to get stuff done.
Located right nearby the University of Queensland, Saint Lucy Caffe is perfect for those who seek to escape campus life and find themselves a fun new environment in which to study. The woodfire pizzas here are the stuff of rich, cheesy legend (try the ‘Marcello’), and they’re great for sharing with your mates as you explore the subtle Marxist undertones in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park.
“Free drink with wood fire pizza? Yas please! Truffle pizza, pork paradelle and a great view of the tennis courts. What a place!” – Dayemm
A small, Melbourne-esque laneway jobbie, Brew is a cute and friendly destination to engage in a spot of productivity. The coffee is awesome, and the free Wi-Fi certainly helps too! If you need a bit of solid fuel, you should definitely order up the Signature Brew Burger. That’s slow-cooked beef brisket, smokey bacon, cheddar, homemade relish and pickles, served with shoestring fries and kewpie mayonnaise.
“Cool vibes from this little hidey hole cafe/bar. Great for a quite intimate lunch or drink after work. Relaxed, comfortable and well priced.” – WineTime
Aww, who’s a lucky little ducky then? Why, that’d be you, of course! After all, you’ve just discovered the existence of Lucky Duck Espresso. The décor is rustic, the Wi-Fi free and the coffee simply superb – and you don’t want to miss out on the grub either. We’d recommend some hearty brainfood in the form of the organic sourdough, served with haloumi, avocado, tomato and dressing. Glorious.
“Perched on the edge of a busy road and nestled between a woefully under-achieving Indian restaurant and a closed beauty spa, you might worry that The Duck is not in the greatest location to be anything special. However, it’s unique interior and staff make it a local favourite. Opening early each day for an extended brunch menu and on weekends for drinks and live entertainment.” – katy O
Sassafras Canteen offers $2 coffee for students, so it’s a popular hangout for those bright young (adorably hungover) sparks seeking to make the most of their horribly-overpriced educations. The Wi-Fi is free (natch), and the food is surprisingly amazing for such a chilled and unassuming joint. Case in point: the chilli sweetcorn fritters with house relish, avocado, salsa, spinach and lemon.
“Love the atmosphere. Good service consistent. One of my highlights is being given a hand crochet shawl to be draped around me as I sip my cappuccino. Fantastic that it is now open on Friday nights too.” – Myrna
More free Wi-Fi, you say? We’ll never pay for broadband again at this rate! The Single Guys has much more going for it than just accessible internet, however. The cold-brew coffee is legendary amongst caffeine snobs, and the fresh, breezy interior forms a lovely atmosphere for doing whatever it is you do best. Mark tests? Check reports? Compose erotic Inspector Gadget fanfiction? It’s all good.
“Really love coming in for breakfast, the scrambled eggs are fantastic, coffee is always good & staff are always really friendly!” – Lot42