20 Free WiFi hang outs
Have you used up all your mobile data for this month (we feel you, shame on you Snapchat)? Or do you just want to get out of the house a bit more and find something to do? Well, thankfully there are loads of hotspots on the Gold Coast offering free WiFi with a side of delicious food and/or coffee.
Here's our epic list of 20 FREE wifi hangouts, but pssst! Don't tell them we told you ;)
1. The Black Sheep Espresso Baa, Coolangatta
Word on the street is The Black Sheep Espresso Baa has the best coffee in Coolangatta, maybe even the whole Coast! Go judge for yourself and load up on coffee and free WiFi.
Where: 72-80 Marine Pde. Coolangatta, open daily from 5am - 3pm.
2. Harvest Moon, Burleigh Heads
This cute little tapas/wine bar tucked away from James Street has got you covered when it comes to free WiFi. Oh, and did I mention they have amaaazing cocktails, a must try!
Where: Central Arcade, 30 James St Burleigh Heads.
3. Street Corner Espresso, Burleigh Heads
A cosy family run cafe that serves up some tasty burgers, plus you can bring your four-legged friend for that extra company.
Where: 1/1840 lower Gold Coast Hwy Burleigh Heads.
4. The Pocket, Burleigh Heads
Love, love, loove The Pocket! Great service and delicious food (hummus all the way), ideal to nibble on whilst concentrating on some work or do some Facebook stalking.
Where: 13 Connor St Burleigh Heads
5. Caffeine Kings, Miami
Also fully licensed, Caffeine Kings in Miami is better known for their super silky, smooth coffee. Why not stay for lunch too? Burgers are the bomb!
Where: 1920 Gold Coast Hwy Miami.
6. Barchinos, Nobby Beach
Hidden behind Nobbys Arc, it's the perfect spot to people-watch. Check out their Instagram for discounts and specials!
Where: 5/28 Chairlift Ave Nobby Beach.
7. BSKT Cafe, Nobby Beach
Sitting in front of a laptop for too long isn't very good for you, you know? Re-fuel with one of BSKT's healthy-as super-food smoothies or indulge in their vegetarian NAVAJO NATIVBREAKFAST.
Where: 4 Lavarack Rd Nobby Beach.
8. The Yard Cafe, Nobby Beach
The Yard Cafe is a well kept secret (not so secret to locals) and located in a side street to Nobbys busy main stretch. It's the perfect spot to get your coffee fix while surfing the www, highly recommended!
Where: 17 Lavarack Road, Nobby Beach
9. Little Mermaid, Mermaid Beach
You could probably stay here all day, Little Mermaid is your home away from home. So bring your laptop and make yourself comfortable!
Where: 2557 Gold Coast Hwy Mermaid Beach.
10. Pacific Fair, Broadbeach
How good is the new Pac Fair! They also have free wi-fi, it's not the fastest (fair enough, it's huuuge) but it'll do the job!
Where: Hooker Blvd Broadbeach
11. The Cardamom Pod, Broadbeach
We love The Cardamom Pod, mainly for their insanely good desserts but also for their location, situated right next to Victoria Park. Also, go check out their new venue at the Brickworks in Southport.
Where: 2689 Gold Coast Hwy Broadbeach.
12. Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
Not only do they offer you a great range of shops, restaurants and beauty salons, they also have decent free WiFi, basically a one-stop shop right in the heart of Broadbeach!
Where: 12 Charles Ave Broadbeach.
13. Black Coffee Lyrics, Surfers Paradise
Perfect for those cooler Winter days. Do yourself a favour and try the Chai Espresso Martini.
Where: 3131 Surfers paradise Blvd Surfers paradise.
14. Greek Street Grill, Surfers Paradise
Did you know that "echete doreán wi-fi?" is the Greek saying for "do you have free WiFi?" Well, now you do! While you're there try our favourite, the Haloumi Pita Souvlaki for only $8.50. Receive 20% OFF your total bill here too!
Where: t105/4 The Esplanade Surfers Paradise.
15 Blendlove, Southport
Blendlove brings you amazing raw and whole foods, c-a-k-e-s and some much loved WiFi.
Where: 253 Ferry Road, Southport.
16. Broadwater Parklands
This one's a pretty sweet tip from our side. Broadwater Parklands offers free WiFi available from April to November between 7am and 7pm and from December to March between 7am and 9pm ,seven days a week!!
Broadwater Parklands, Southport
17. Macca's, various locations
When in doubt there is always Macca's, open 24/7 *insert thumbs up emoji*.
18. Starbucks, various locations
You know what to expect at Starbucks! Fancy a good ole' Frappuccino? Then Starbucks is the place to be, there's one in Broadbeach and two in Surfers.
19. The Coffee Club, various locations
The Coffee Club has over ten locations on the Gold Coast, surely there's one near you!
20. Zarraffas, various locations
Zarraffas is always a good place to get your quick coffee and WiFi fix, did anyone say tall Caramel Fusion (mmmm...)?
Do you know of any other free WiFi spots? Let us know in the comments below.
By Louisa von Ingelheim