The latest place I have discovered for a Wi-Fi connection was from the café chairs and tables outside the delicatessen hall at Queen Victoria Market. Located on the Cnr. of Elizabeth Street and Thierry Streets outside the side entrance to the Delicatessen Hall.
The access Wi-Fi I tapped into was from McDonalds on the opposite corner, with no need to be inside to the store, I accessed the connection from across the road.
This is a great place to have lunch and we purposely went to have one of the continental sausages from ‘Bratwurst Shop & Co.’ I had a spicy bratwurst for approximately $7.20 topped with Sauerkraut, cheese and my choice of mustard. Let the queue above at the counter speak for itself. If a sausage does not take you fancy there is a feast of Delicatessen stallholders plying there produce for you to try just inside the hall.
There is another Wi-Fi spot at Queen Victoria Market, Cnr. Queen and Victoria Streets, within the Food Court area.
We walked from the market down Swanston Street though the city to Federation Square for a coffee, Cnr. Flinders & Swanston Streets. Located there is another place to catch up on your email, upload your latest blog or travel pictures, sitting on the steps basking in the sun. If you are lucky you’ll catch one of the international or local buskers entertaining, or you can call into the Melbourne Visitor and Information Centre located below.
If the weather is no so warm try the Great Space Cafe at 45 Collins Street, underneath the Sofitel in the food court area. Popular with the corporate community this ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street location gets busy during the lunchtime period.
Wi-Fi Hot Spots can be found in several places around the city you’ll find a more comprehensive list thanks to ‘Only Melbourne’ here. Most sites are free wireless internet connections, or free with the purchase of a coffee…
What’s underneath the Onion Skin:
Other things to do nearby – it’s a Market, shop till you drop and the Melbourne City Baths in Swanston Street
Close by to: Melbourne Central and CBD, juts walk further up Elizabeth Street
Suburb/Neighbourhood: NORTH MELBOURNE [45 minutes walk from Southbank Homestay]
Food: Bratwurst & Co.
How to get there: Melways reference – Map 2B C12
By Car: Stacks of parking at the rear of the market
By Tram: 19, 57 & 59 from anywhere in Elizabeth Street
By City Explorer Bus: – – Free tourist shuttle, get off at stop 8 for the Queen Victoria Market . Walk through the market to the opposite side and main entrance on Elizabeth Street.