Used up all your mobile data for this month (we feel you, love ya Instagram) or maybe you just want to get out of the house and sink a coffee or three while you tap away at your laptop.
Luck for you, and us, 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 9 FREE wifi hangouts, but don’t tell them we told you.
The healthy treats game is strong and so is the WiFi at Blendlove in Southport. Head in there for a raw dessert or two, a strong coffee and a get-it-done attitude. It’s a really pretty space to spend some time in too.
Where: 253 Ferry Road, Southport
You could probably stay here all day what with all the pretty greenery and laidback good vibes. Little Mermaid is your home away from home. So bring your laptop and make yourself comfortable!
Where: 2557 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
Also fully licensed, Caffeine Kings in Miami is better known for their super silky, smooth coffee. Why not stay for lunch too? The burgers are the business.
Where: 1920 Gold Coast Hwy Miami
Sitting in front of a laptop for too long can take a toll on your health so it’s a good idea to refuel with one of BSKT’s healthy-as super-food smoothies or one of their many nourishing brunch dishes.
Where: 4 Lavarack Rd Nobby Beach
The Yard Cafe
The Yard is a well-kept secret found in a side street away from the general Nobby’s excitement. It’s the perfect spot to get your coffee fix while surfing the web and hiding away from the world.
Where: 17 Lavarack Road, Nobby Beach
Recently relocated and fancied up Barefoot Barista, in Palm Beach, is a sweet spot to eat an epic breaky, sip a tasty brew and work the day away. We HIGHLY recommend the Crispy Potato Hash because a. potatoes and b. it’s got smokey pulled ham hock.
Where: 15 Palm Beach Ave, Palm Beach
Art gallery slash coffee spot slash architectural delight pretty much sums up the space that is Dust Temple in Currumbin. It’s an inspiring space that will ensure you pump out some of your very best work.
Where: 54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Street Corner Espresso
A locally loved gem, Street Corner Espresso is, yep, on a street corner in Burleigh Heads and just tucked away enough for you to enjoy some quiet, laptop time and a beautifully brewed cuppa or two. It’s a family-owned biz so you’ll always feel welcome.
Where: 1/1840 Lower Gold Goast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
The Black Sheep Espresso Baa
Word on the street is The Black Sheep Espresso Baa has the best coffee in Coolangatta, go see for yourself and load up on coffee and free WiFi. There’s also a fresh, salty ocean breeze blowing in from across the road so that’s lovely.
Where: 72-80 Marine Pde. Coolangatta
Words by Kirra Smith