More people are working from home than ever before these days, so the trendy cafe industry is booming hard. Sydney’s got no shortage of such venues, of course, so here are five of the best.
Listen, pal. Sometimes one William just ain’t gonna cut it. Sometimes not even two Williams will do the job. Sometimes– oh, screw this. This joke is already boring. Anyway, Three Williams is a great little spot for worky time. It’s got Wi-Fi, a chalkboard, and you can even do PowerPoints there! It’s also just a quick bus ride from Sydney Uni, and does a damn good apple crumble bowl too. Sorted!
“Ohhh baby. The food here is so good. So is the coffee, so is their ice teas and sodas! I’ve had about 4 different dishes from this place and all were mouth watering. Will definitely be coming back. The service is always great! The only thing is I do wish there was more natural light in the place, but maybe that’s the underground look they’re going for.” – Janaliamk
No, we don’t know what the name’s about either. It’s not important, however. Fleetwood Macchiato is one of the most delightfully cosy little spots in Erskineville, and it’s just perfect for those seeking a cute little hideaway to get some work done. Wi-Fi is available, and you seriously need to try the smoked beef brisket sandwich, stuffed with cheese, cabbage and pickled watermelon.
“Amazing coffee and food. Perfect spot to chill on a Saturday/Sunday morning!” – LWJ_2210
It might sound like an ill-advised African-American superheroine from the 1970s, but Black Sugar is actually a rather lovely cafe snuggled away in the Sydney CBD. It’s a great place to fetch up for some early morning productivity, boasting first-class coffee and some utterly scrumptious granola breakfast bowls. You can get online for free there too, so pop in and check it out sometime.
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What better place to work in than a room full of books, eh? True to its name, Ampersand is indeed a charming cross between a quirky cafe and a second-hand bookshop, and it’s very big on maintaining its quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Grab a coffee, a snack, and a plushy armchair, and you’ll be all set to start beavering away at all the various important business thingies you have to do.
“The Croque Monsieur was delicious with a good amount of cheese and the Pancakes were super soft and the ricotta on top was so fresh and not too sweet. The eggs are cooked perfectly here. Definitely a great place to go if you can grab yourself a spot near the balcony and like to watch the day go by.” – sweetandyummie
There are two vital ingredients for a good study cafe. The first is close proximity to an educational establishment, and the second is a killer all-day breakfast menu. 169 Cafe passes both tests with flying colours (whatever that means), perched near UNSW and serving up all sorts of tasty treats all the livelong day (whatever that means). We’d recommend the zucchini and corn fritters!
“From the outside, One Six Nine Cafe might look a little small, but once inside this compact is actually quite spacious. We visited this place on a Sunday afternoon and it was pretty quiet. The seats were arranged such that you have plenty of breathing space, enjoying a simple, low-key atmosphere filled with simple decors, including the promotional posters on the walls.” – Easternian