Need to get some work done on the fly in Melbourne? The city not only has a thriving cafe culture, but it just might be home to the best coffee in the world. (Seriously!) Soak up the local caffeine scene by setting up camp at one of these vibrant laptop friendly cafes in Melbourne.
Penny Farthing Espresso
This cozy space features communal tables, plentiful power outlets for your laptop, and of course, excellent coffee. They’ve also got a great food menu if you’re looking to power lunch while you work.
Penny Farthing Espresso, 206 High St, Northcote VIC 3070, Australia
Naughty Boy has wonderful coffee, but it’s especially famous for its selection of freakshakes, decadent milkshakes with sweets and cakes on top. Sip on one while you tackle your inbox - or if you’re not in the mood for sugar, simply soak in the relaxing ambiance of the cafe.
Naughty Boy Cafe, 499-501 Lygon St, Princes Hill VIC 3054, Australia
Formerly part of the beautiful State Library Victoria, Mr Tulk is named after the library’s first Chief Librarian. You’ll find comfy seating, charming decor, and a welcoming atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to marvel at the beauty of the library while hanging out in a more low-key atmosphere.
Mr Tulk, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
At Sun Moth, you’ll often find groups of RMIT University students lost in books or impassioned conversations. Sun Moth also serves alcohol, so in the afternoon, you can switch over from a cappuccino to a craft beer. It also has a mouth-watering Asian Fusion menu if you need some fuel.
Sun Moth, 28 Niagara Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Industry Beans Fitzroy
The Fitzroy location of this beloved roaster has an industrial chic aesthetic and - we’re not exaggerating here - some of the best coffee you’ll ever drink. This cafe can get noisy, so you’ll only want to hang out here if you’re the type who focuses best with a bit of background hum. That said, if you’re a coffee fan, it’s the place to be: the pros here will gladly chat with you about beans and roasting techniques.
Industry Beans, 3/62 Rose Street Fitzroy, VIC 3065
Feast Of Merit
This airy Richmond cafe serves coffee by day, and delicious Middle Eastern dishes by night. With a vibrant communal table, cozy window seats, and a plethora of plants, it provides a homey atmosphere for cranking out some quality work.
Feast Of Merit, 117 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
Located inside a converted former warehouse (complete with wood panels and exposed brick), this space is a popular hangout for freelancers and students from nearby Melbourne University. There’s an abundance of seating, a delectable food selection, and unforgettable espresso. What’s not to love?
Seven Seeds, 114 Berkeley St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia