Businesses and brunch: Brisbane cafes with wifi | Gourmand and Gourmet

Businesses and brunch: Brisbane cafes with wifi

In an age where your smartphone and iPad are basically fused to your hand, it’s always handy to find somewhere that you can head to for breakfast and then just stay all day, taking full advantage of free wifi and endless lattes. And if you work from home, sometimes ordering a triple shot skinny flat white is the only human contact you’ll get all day – so it’s no wonder you want to make it last a little longer. If you’re starting to talk to the pot plants and need to get out of the house before things get out of control (ordering cats online is the second sign), we’ve sussed out all the best Brisbane cafes to get a side of wifi with your meal. Sassafras Canteen | Paddington You won’t find plain old meat pies at this canteen! Instead you’ll find their infamous ricotta hotcakes for breakfast and all the salads, sandwiches and wraps and savoury tarts you could need to get you through the day. Bitter Suite | New Farm If you spent your weekend partying and left your work until the last minute, just take your laptop to Bitter Suite – the ricotta and lemon pancakes with homemade honeycomb, clotted cream and fresh berries will surely motivate you to get out of bed. Pear Café & Bar | Highgate Hill Need a lunch break but have a work pile the size of Mount Coot-tha? Take it with you to Pear Café and grab some pumpkin risotto with semi dried tomatoes, goats feta, herbs and parmesan. Easy to manage with one hand on the fork and one on the keyboard, right? Shouk | Paddington Be careful not to let yourself get distracted at this Brisbane fave, because with the likes of lamb shwarma on flatbread with hummus and artichoke hearts on the menu, you might just be tempted to use the free wifi for some exotic holiday research. The Jam Pantry | Greenslopes We can’t think of anything more productivity inspiring than The Jam Pantry’s chocolate flake topped cappuccinos – unless it’s their bacon jam. Bonus, the imaginative flavour combinations on the blackboards will inspire you to be more creative than you’ve ever been before! Lucky Duck | Highgate Hill Holy duck. Lucky Duck’s Canadian Bomb milkshake with chocolate, banana, espresso, maple syrup and ice cream will have you so high on sugar you’ll be finished all your work by midday. But don’t stop there, go all out and order the waffles. Famish’d on Frasers | Ashgrove Made it to Friday without talking to yourself once? Treat yourself to a breakfast of chocolate brownie pancakes at Famish’d – they’ll even throw in some friendly conversation for free! Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen | West End Want to post that perfect Instagram shot of your laptop, soy latte and acai bowl to you work page so everyone can see how productive you’re being? Miss Bliss is the place to go, and you should definitely order the Not So Nutella bowl with cacao, banana, almond milk and choc buckinis. Blacksmith Specialty Coffee | Mt Gravatt Tucked away in the ‘burbs, this is the perfect spot to get down to business over brekky and a coffee without having to go to far from home. Also, they have cold press. Lots and lots of cold press. Holy productivity, here we come! Not enough choice for you? Hit up any of the cafes or restaurants at South Bank, The Barracks or on James Street – they’re all covered by the council’s free wifi service. You’ll never work from home again! Words by Kate Streader