We’ve all Pinterest-boarded our way to a serene, inspired and aesthetically pleasing work from home space that isn’t our dining table. But, even so, sometimes as the saying goes, a change of scenery is as good as a holiday. Pack your laptop, noise-cancelling earphones and log in for our wrap up of remote working friendly places in Brisbane.
Feel the river breeze spark your imagination as you pull up a pew on Brisbane Powerhouse's deck and order a bowl of fries from Bar Alto or fuel your day with a coffee at Mary Mae’s Bar & Kitchen.
Make a great first impression for a pitch, group assignment or co-working with your fellow remote working colleagues and book a meeting room at our libraries at Banyo, Brisbane Square, Bulimba or Everton Park. Head to the State Library or The Edge for solid Wi-Fi and premier views. Be sure to book your window bay at The Edge to avoid disappointment!
Fresh air does the world of good and with 2160 parks to choose from, a greener space to get that strategy document finalised is never far. If you need to be connected, many of our parks also have free WiFi.
If that solo-preneur life has you missing the conversation around the water cooler, consider booking a hot desk at one of Brisbane’s many co-working spaces. If you’re looking for somewhere CBD-based, check out the Brisbane Business Hub and for places in the suburbs to punch out some work there's Prospect Studios.
A hotel lobby makes for a wonderful late afternoon location for a power-hour of work. With a beautiful balance of ambient noise, people watching and space to sit, it’s an opportunity to soak up the ambience of some of our city’s finest hotels like Crystalbrook Vincent or The Emporium South Bank and take advantage of their food and drink options while you’re there.
Your local café
What better way to work than to support your favourite local coffee maker and boost your productivity? Always remember to observe the working-from-a-café etiquette and order more than a single coffee if you’re staying for a while and if they’re getting busy, consider it a signal to head back to the home office.
Co-working commercial kitchens
If you’re a budding food entrepreneur, the Food Connect Shed commercial kitchen makes the perfect kitchen to whip up your culinary creations. Take advantage of flexible hourly rates and learn from other makers cooking around you.
Restaurants and bars
Creativity strikes at odd hours and if you’re a night owl who prefers to work after the sun sets, pair your deadline sprint with mezze and tapas at Hotel X’s rooftop bar, Iris, or take your pick from the choices along Howard Smith Wharves.
For more inspiration for places to work remotely in Brisbane check out the #WFHospo work from hospitality guide in the Brisbane app or download the Brisbane app to search places, parks and more.