You love sitting in your kitchen with your laptop at your fingertips and the dog at your toes on Mondays, but by Tuesday, you’re battling the procrasti-monster, and craving a little background buzz besides your whirring laptop. Sound familiar?
Here we compile some of Sydney’s best public spaces that pass the test for a freelance or flexible worker’s occasional remote office.
The Veneziano team are serious about coffee. The minimalistic fit out of this cafe and steady buzz of foot traffic will keep your mind focused on the task at hand, while you can alternate choice of fuel between caffeine, and their steady rotation of baked goods.You may just feel though you’ve found your silent tribe as you sit at the communal table with other remote workers.
Arguably the lushest library in Sydney, Woollahra’s plant-filled library in Double Bay has as many quiet corners as it does open spaces and indoor plants. Unlike your local cafes, you’ll be left in peace inside the library. While the free WIFI is a given, you’ll have to pop out for your coffee break.Weekday opening hours: 9am-8pm, weekends 10am-4pm.
A popular choice for freelancers and flexible workers. Could it be the lofty ceilings and the high chance of ample space between yourself and the next person? Or is it the lure of quality coffee and more baked goods? Speculation aside, to visit this bike workshop-cum-cafe is to understand.
An absolute Paddington institution, these guys were making funky salads before you could pronounce quinoa. Slide downstairs to disappear among the books for a few hours, or score an outdoor table on a weekday. Best not to take up a seat working on the weekend!
The perfect hideaway cafe in the heart of Sydney CBD, with the bonus of a very alluring salad bar that will help you steer clear of those almond croissants! Perfect if you’re forced head into the CBD and have a little time to kill, with easy access to public transport out to the burbs.
While most love an excuse to get out of the office, when you work remotely, finding somewhere suitable to work that isn’t your house can feel like more effort than it’s worth. Finding that cafe with free wifi and killer coffee (with owners that don’t mind you staying put for a few hours) can be a blessing and a half.
Cramped, noisy or unattractive workspaces hinder productivity and will likely have your employees asking to work from home whenever they can. But the truth is that remote working is never going to appeal to every individual and business - there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.
If you’re currently working in a less-than-ideal workspace that has employees running for the exit, get Tenant CS on your side. Our team can help you optimise your current space or help you find a new, more suitable office space for your employees. Get in touch today!