Freelancers may look like they have the life, but it's not all lazy brunches and midday yoga classes. Bringing your laptop to a café has traditionally had the word 'pretension' written all over it and working from home can get quite isolating.
Luckily, office-less Brisbanites needn't worry about this anymore — at least for one day of the week. Sparrow Coffee in the CBD has recently launched Freelance Friday, where, once a week, freelance creatives are invited to work free-of-charge at The Nest, their new light-filled workspace upstairs.
It's a welcoming space, complete with a communal table and office greenery to ensure a peaceful and balanced working environment. Open from 6am to 2pm and totally free, freelancers can help themselves to the free Wi-Fi, pastries, water, a whiteboard and even a projector.
It's aimed at bringing together Brisbane's creative community, and to provide an opportunity for mingling in what can sometimes be quite a lonely profession.
A much-loved café in Brisbane, Sparrow is run by the same team as Harvest Restaurant and Bakery in Newrybar, just outside of Byron. They've also set up shop in Port Douglas, Byron Bay and Bangalow.
Sparrow Coffee is located at 214 Adelaide Street, Brisbane. For more info on Freelance Friday, visit sparrowcoffeeco.com.au.