Most people come here to shop and the place is crazy busy at lunch, but during those in-between hours the food court at Westfield is a great place to set up shop for a few hours. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, it’s only a stone’s throw from train stations and buses. They also offer free Wi-Fi and there is no entrance fee, making this option the best if you’re on a budget.
Westfield Sydney, Pitt St & Market St, Sydney, NSW, Australia, +61 2 8236 9200
Surry Hills Library
The funky Surry Hills Library building has won a number of design awards and it is no surprise why – it has a huge glass facade that welcomes in plenty of sunlight and beautiful views, making it a very peaceful place to get some work done. Spanning over four floors, it is also easy to snag a seat. The library is located on the bustling Crown Street, which is home to some of the city’s best coffee shops and eateries where you can fuel up on caffeine for a productive day ahead.
Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia, +61 2 8374 6230
Gertrude & Alice Café
This cute-as-a-button place is a café and bookshop hybrid. The front half of the Hall Street store is where the kitchen is located – where many people come and go to pick up coffees and food to go – while out the back you can find communal or private tables. Inside, you can get cosy on one of the armchairs and get some reading done – being surrounded by walls covered in books will make it hard not to feel studious!
Gertrude & Alice Café, 1/46 Hall St, Bondi Beach, NSW, Australia, +61 2 9130 5155
The Hub is your quintessential start-up co-working space. It has an open plan design with an industrial flare, and features all the creative office must-haves, including AstroTurf rugs and a ping pong table in the middle. The office is always full of interesting entrepreneurs with plenty of buzz and atmosphere, making for a vibrant work space.
The Hub, 101 William St, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia, +61 3 0048 2611