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Brews & Browsing Laptop-Friendly Cafes to Work in Adelaide

Brews & Browsing: Laptop-Friendly Cafes to Work in Adelaide

Whether you’re a hustler, student, or just someone on a mission to get things done, it’s about time you discover Adelaide’s top cafes to work in or ‘coffices’—coffee shops or cafes treated as makeshift offices.

Our city has work and laptop-friendly spots like Mister Sunshine’s and Exchange Coffee, offering stylish and serene work environments plus delicious brews and bites to fuel your productivity.

We have the inside scoop on these trendy and aromatic work hubs, saving you the hassle. This article spills the beans, covering everything from the cafes’ opening hours, features, finest offerings, locations, and more!

Exchange Coffee

Address: 12/18 Vardon Ave, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: 0415 966 225

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 4 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 7 am to 8 pm


Those who need to finish a report or project will love working at the quaint Exchange Coffee, a London-inspired joint with light-filled interiors. There’s public Wi-Fi here and cozy indoor seats.

We suggest grabbing their sourdough with butter and a selection of spreads. Those in dire need of an energy boost should go for poached Turkish eggs complemented by charred broccolini and a tahini yogurt mix.

They have energizing and flavorful drinks, too. Locals and patrons love their espresso, but their iced latte and long black are also worth a shot.

Tip: Bring your work essentials, drinks, and snacks to their outdoor area if you fancy an al fresco work session.

The Flinders Street Project

Address: 276 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8117 6819

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7:30 am to 3 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 8 am to 2 pm


Local products, calm interiors with avant-garde decor, and a laid-back, freelance-friendly hub with Wi-Fi await you at The Flinders Street Project. This cafe is also just a hop and skip from the parks, so it’s a must-visit for those who like working with a view.

As for the nosh, you can’t go wrong with their iconic churros French toast that steal the spotlight with its crispy bread fingers, a hint of 5-spice sugar, and a chocolate coriander sauce.

When it comes to much-needed sips, they have customizable black-and-white coffee options you can mix with soy, almond, oat, coconut, and lactose-free alternatives.

Tip: Feel free to bring your dog along, as this cafe is dog-friendly.

30 Acres Norwood

Address: 233 The Parade, Norwood, SA 5067

Contact Details: (08) 8133 5980

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Thu – 7:30 am to 4 pm
  • Fri to Sat – 7:30 am to 10:30 pm
  • Sun – 7:30 am to 4 pm


Spacious, bright, and boasting a strong Wi-Fi connection and enough tables for solo or group work, 30 Acres Norwood is a cafe all workaholics shouldn’t pass up.

In terms of food, pastries such as danishes and croissants are their claim to fame. The hits among our teammates, though, are the eggs with ciabatta and the irresistible cinnamon ricotta doughnuts, especially the one oozing with passionfruit curd.

You can pair these bites with top-notch sips, like espresso and latte. The tropical mango smoothie with a coconut water twist is a perfect alternative for those looking for a non-caffeinated bevvie that can still power up your work game.

Tip: Keep in mind that bookings are only accepted for groups of 6 or more on weekends before noon.

Folklore Cafe

Address: The Annex via Mundy St, Port Adelaide, SA 5015

Contact Details: (08) 7226 9044

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Tue – Closed
  • Wed to Sun – 8 am to 4 pm


Folklore Cafe is a beautiful blend of scenery, wildlife, and tranquility. This industrial-chic joint has Wi-Fi, views of the Port Adelaide River, spacious indoors and outdoors, and access to dolphin-watching platforms.

They usually serve ragus, burgers, toast, and eggs. But if you want the chart-topper, have a bite of their halloumi burger on brioche buns that packs caramelized onions and greens drizzled with aioli.

You have a myriad of options with their extensive drinks menu, but Folklore Cafe’s cappuccino and latte are hard to beat. The chocolate and caramel milkshakes can also provide a creamier and sweeter touch to your visit.

Tip: You can rent Folklore Cafe’s open-plan space for various occasions, including weddings, live music events, workshops, corporate training sessions, and community networking functions and events.

Coffee Branch

Address: 32 Leigh St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: 0410 400 721

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7:30 am to 3 pm
  • Sat to Sun – Closed


Coffee Branch is a stylish modern cafe with spacious outdoors ideal for group work and snug indoors for those on a solo mission. The high-speed free Internet is also a huge plus.

If you have hunger pangs, they have brekkie and brunch classics, such as triple-smoked bacon, fried halloumi, and smashed avo. You can’t overlook the tart apple muffins and the ever-flaky almond croissant, too.

When it’s time to wet your whistle, give their legendary espresso, long black, and cappuccino a whirl.

Tip: Keep an eye out for daily specials; the menu often features delightful surprises.

My Kingdom For A Horse

Address: 191 Wright St, Adelaide, SA 5000

Contact Details: (08) 8410 7408

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 4 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 8 am to 4 pm


The breezy, kid and PWD-friendly, Danish-style My Kingdom For A Horse cafe is a haven for your daily grind. You have access to the Internet here, and the roomy and light-filled interior will set your mind in the perfect mood.

Once the hunger blues disrupt your work pace, you can snag and snack on their tacos, sammies, and salad bowls. Our team recommends the Wright St Rueben, a sandwich with finely sliced corned beef, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on light rye.

The drinks are also bangers, with iced and hot options. Moreover, they serve liquor-infused bevvies, perfect for a relaxed drinking sesh after a hard day’s hustle.

Tips: For those considering outdoor seating, it’s important to note that the cafe reserves al fresco tables exclusively for walk-in customers. In addition, weekends incur a 10% surcharge, and public holidays have a 15% surcharge.

The Barun Cafe

Address: 219 Main N Rd, Sefton Park, SA 5083

Contact Details: (08) 8342 2428

Operating Hours:

  • Mon to Fri – 7 am to 4 pm
  • Sat to Sun – 8 am to 3 pm


Barun Cafe is a fragrant, quiet, and laptop-friendly cafe where snagging a cozy seat is a breeze, thanks to the ample tables and chairs. Oh, and the Wi-Fi here is also pretty fast, ensuring a frustration-free workday.

Their food menu is no slouch either, with the hearty Barun breakfast, an ensemble of two eggs, bacon rashers, smoked kransky, hashbrowns, and more, as our go-to. We also enjoy their Moroccan, a plate of grilled pita, fried eggs, crispy chorizo, avo, and spices.

The Barun Cafe also caters to every palate when it comes to its drinks. Whether you’re into robust hot espresso or iced chocolate, they have your drink desires down to a T.

Tip: Opt for weekdays if you prefer a less crowded ambiance. The Barun Cafe is usually jam-packed on the weekends.
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