14 Of The Best Laptop-Friendly Cafes In Brisbane When You Need To Fuel Up And Focus
Deadlines begoneBy Isabella Pesch | 3rd May 2023
Is that deadline looming but you can’t seem to find your focus? Don’t fret! We’ve gone hunting for the coolest laptop-friendly cafes around Brisbane, so you can set up shop with a hot cuppa to help you get that work done!
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Smash out your tasks in style when you take a seat in Industry Beans. This venue has been creatively transformed from a warehouse into a chic coffee spot – expansive windows looking out onto city life, with greenery and modern decor. As the go-to for the coffee connoisseur, fire up your laptop here and grab a bevvy made from their in-house blends. Loving the flavour? Pick out your fave roast and take it home so you can always be reminded of this stunning spot.
Tucked away in West End, this rustic cafe is the perfect way to get caffeinated and get that assignment in quick! Pull up a chair amongst the super cute booth area and connect to the wifi for all your study needs. On weekends, this spacious hangout welcomes live music and DJ sets, so stick to Monday to Friday if a quiet corner is what you’re after.
Frankie’s Coffee Bar
Frankie’s is ready to bring all the ocean vibes to your study sesh. Settle in at one of the outdoor tables and write that dreaded assignment listening to the sounds of the Wynnum Bay. Serving locally roasted beans from Bellissimo and refreshing cold brew on tap, there’s no such thing as not enough coffee at this cafe.
A short drive out of the city, Gramps is where it’s at for cosy vibes and delicious coffee. A quaint space with vines covering the walls, it’s your go-to for a de-stress before a huge deadline. As for where to plonk your laptop, there are outdoor tables and gorgeous reading chairs on hand. For your brain food, delicious brekky and lunch options are available, ranging from a fresh granola bowl to a gooey cheese and ham toastie or an open-style lamb souvlaki.
Brew Cafe & Wine Bar
Dive into the grind at this uber-cool cafe, where you’ve got plenty of seating and enough food and coffee to keep you energised all through the day. If you’re a little too low on data to hotspot your computer, Brew has got free wifi ready to go – just make sure you book in so you can secure a table. After 2pm, this laneway cafe transforms into a wine bar for your arvo fix of cool bevvies and cocktails, alongside classic pub foods.
Dramanti Artisan Roaster
Another quirky cafe hiding in an alley, Dramanti is all about coffee and community. Pop into this quaint spot for a flavourful cup of caffeine and enough room to furiously finish that assignment. With two venues in Brissy, you’ll find plenty of seating areas, as well as power points to plug in your laptop and tablets.
Sporting a freshly renovated look, Veneziano is a West Ender’s go-to for an expertly-made coffee and some relaxation. The popular hangout now sports new individual tables and booths along the walls, ideal for meetings. Head outside in the sun where you can sit on the new deck area and get your stuff done. Look at the range of healthy breakfast and brunch options for an extra boost of energy to get you through all the tedious work.
This one is for those looking for a more serene experience to ease the stress of that scary assignment. You’ve got a lot of freedom to roam around here, as this roastery has been fitted into a spacious warehouse in the fine trades precinct. Take your pick in the huge seating areas or head outside to find yourself a quiet nook amongst the greenery, and treat yourself to a light morning meal made from organic, fresh produce when you feel peckish.
The Single Guys
We don’t know about you, but we find food and coffee are always the cure for a writing block. The Single Guys is simply the way to go, with large tables to fit that clunky computer on and power points near the floor to keep that battery running all day. And for an added bonus, when you purchase your coffee or meal you’ll be able to access the free wifi. While you’re at it, have a look at the mouth-watering meals featuring creamy omelettes, juicy burgers, sugary granolas, and a range of other healthy dishes.
Union Street Cafe
This adorable coffee nook boasting a big red sign out the front has got a real cosy atmosphere to it. Head inside for a tasty coffee and some peace and quiet to help you focus on your tasks for the day. You’ve got plenty of room for all your study materials on the big wooden tables, while you munch on one of the fabulous pastries made especially for Union St – think lemon curd croissants, vodka sauce pizza scrolls, homemade pretzels, or some freshly glazed doughnuts. Now that’s brain food we approve of!
Bear Boy Espresso
Get your study on in this stunning cafe, which you’ll find in the chic Colwill Place precinct. Bear Boy has been decked out in plenty of greenery and splashes of terracotta, oozing enough ambience to melt that stress away. Take your pick from the gorgeous seating areas inside and outside, and grab a bite off the extensive menu with plenty of hearty meals and sweet treats to choose from.
Nestled into a classic Queenslander, the quaint Peach Cafe is the go-to for a coffee in a pink cup and a delectable, sweet pastry. It’s a quiet neighbourhood around here, so you’ll have no problem finding your focus when getting stuck into your work. Sit outside or head on through the peach-coloured doors to find yourself a large table or – in your case – a make-shift desk. Power points are dotted around the venue, so don’t panic when you get that low battery notice.
Workaholics can get the best of both worlds at this West End staple. Using all organic produce, grab a nourishing plate of scrambled eggs with black truffle, fried chicken benedict, wholemeal crumpets, and creamy carbonara. Or, why not opt for one of their infamous cold presses and elixirs featuring funky flavours like the Ferrero Rocher, Ginger Ninja, or Date Night? While you might have to wait for a table as Morning After only takes walk-ins, it’s certainly worth it!
Kin & Co
For the inner-city slickers, head on over to Kin & Co for your next caffeine hit. You’ve got a range of food options for extra energy, including the delicious Acai Flow bowls. With plenty of tables to choose from, you’ll be guaranteed a place to dump your papers and textbooks on. Need to clear your head? Take a walk along the Teneriffe walkway along the river for a breath of fresh air.