Artwork by Athalia Foo
With the end of the year fast approaching we know there's plenty of projects, assignments and loads of study that need to be completed before 2015 wraps up! We know having an awesome co-work space to get your creative mojo flowing makes things so much easier, especially if you've got to get some group work underway!
To help all you creative cats find the best places to co-work for short or long term we teamed up with Lani from Yelp Brisbane to put together the best co-work places in Oz (and one cheeky one in New Zealand, too!) But first, you should meet Lani...
HELLO FROM LANI + THE YELP TEAM
Hi, I'm Lani the Community Manager of Yelp Brisbane. Yelp is a city guide in the palm of your hand. From the free app you can find everything from your new co-working space to an end of day drink. As the Community Manager I fly the flag for Brisbane for Yelp hosting regular events for Yelpers, write the Weekly Yelp, and explore all the great stuff happening in our great River City!
Here are our Yelp picks from around Australia of the best co-work spaces. The prices vary - some are free and some are super affordable, but all are guaranteed to inspire and help you get the job done!
Workdays as a ‘location independent worker’ can be a lot sweeter when you walk up the staircase to 104 Edward Street, aka Show-room Brisbane. This well curated retail store is also home to Workroom - a co-work space with a difference. Surround yourself with beautiful small batch designers, solid wifi and an easy-to-get-to CBD location.
From early morning coffee to late night vino, Sun Moth is a beautifully designed oasis in the middle of the city. There's large communal tables and free wifi and they don't mind you taking up space for an hour or two while you work and eat your way though their wholesome menu. Hot Tip : avoid lunch time when this place is packed!
Pornographic views of Sydney Harbour and the Usain Bolt of wifi, there is no reason not to come and work at the MCA Cafe + Sculpture Terrace. Sit outside and take tea and cake while you work on that screenplay, or sit inside and watch a storm roll in over the Opera House while drinking a latte. Need a break? There’s an art gallery one floor down.
Are you having a hectic day? Prepare to be welcomed with a smile, coffee and earthy meal at Bambi's Kitchen. This homely cafe is spread over two levels and offers a funky space for you to escape, recharge and be creative. Upstairs you will find some vintage tables where you can set up your co-working space and enjoy the view over East Rundle Park. Be sure to check out the Halloumi Wrap and wholesome salads to satisfy your belly in a healthy way!
Hands down the coolest co-work space we've seen in ages, Spacecubed is decked out in everything to encourage creativity and non-rigid collaboration. This super cool space used to house Perth’s Reserve Bank (fun fact: the old safe is still intact). If you’re looking for a space for collaboration and innovation this centrally located office with hot desks, meeting and seminar rooms might just be for you. Also: cubby house!
Wall art, Eames style chairs and a cozy atmosphere make up New Zealand's Welcome Eatery. It’s run by super friendly folk, the coffee is on point (Supreme) and they’ve got free wifi! Our one recommendation? Make sure you try their daily soups. With flavours like spiced tomato and chickpea with shredded lamb and tzaziki they’re worth leaving the office for!
Hopefully this little guide will help you in you're search for a little nook to get stuff done in! Don't forget - your local cafe is a fabulous place to relax and create, too! Yelp's online guides have lists of wifi friendly cafes.
Have another space we should have listed?
Or would you like to contribute to our blog? LET US KNOW!