Late-night study spots

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During the summer, all of the campus libraries close before 9 p.m., but that doesn’t mean your work is also at a close. We’ve all tried to study at home during the night, but with your bed always in your line of vision and taunting you with its warmth and comfort, your motivation to work slowly diminishes hour by hour. In order to help you finish your work on time, the Clog has compiled a list of alternative places to study that don’t close before you’ve even gotten a chance to get off Facebook and open your textbook.

If you live near Shattuck and University avenues:

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People’s Coffee and Tea

2015 Shattuck Avenue

Outlets: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Good for Groups: Yes

Parking: Street

Wi-fi: Free

Hours: Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 

Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m to 12 a.m.

People’s Coffee and Tea is open every day, including holidays, and serves all-day breakfast and other various cafe foods. There is a designated back area for studying, with great lighting and eclectic decorations that give the area great personality compared to the libraries. There is always good study music playing in the background at the perfect volume level — not loud enough to be distracting and not quiet enough to make things awkward.
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Au Coquelet Cafe

2000 University Ave.

Outlets: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Good for groups: Yes

Parking: Street

Wi-fi: Free

Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Au Coquelet is both a cafe and a restaurant, so you can camp out up front with all of the other students or go to the back to its designated restaurant section and choose a hearty meal from its numerous options. It may be challenging to find a seat in the cafe due to all your fellow classmates cramming for their midterms, but if you want to study and have a satisfying meal, the back is all yours!

If you live near Piedmont Avenue and Bancroft Way:

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Caffe Strada

2300 College Ave.

Outlets: Limited

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Good for groups: If you can find a spot big enough

Parking: Street

Wi-fi: Free

Hours: Monday to Sunday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Caffe Strada is a popular outdoor cafe — indoor seating is also available — and is the perfect place to study, relax, chat or even hold interviews. You can find a wide range of people here, from professors to artists, and they’re all hard at work. You may very well just find your computer science professor sitting next to you while you study for your midterm.

Cafe Milano

2522 Bancroft Way

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Outlets: Very limited

Outdoor Seating: No

Good for groups:

Parking: Street

Wi-fi: Free

Hours: Every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Located right across the street from campus, Cafe Milano is the perfect place to get some late-night studying done. This two-story coffeehouse has plenty of seats available and open spaces so that you don’t have to continually apologize for bumping into the person working next to you. The exposed brick architecture, large windows and tall walls provide a great atmosphere to get in the zone. If you’re coming from Doe, Cafe Milano is only a short walk away, so you don’t have to stress about how transporting yourself to another location is going to kill your grades.

If you live near College Avenue:

Unit 2 Academic Center

2650 Haste St.

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Outlets: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Good for groups: Yes

Parking: Street

Wi-fi: Free

Hours: Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m and 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Closed Saturday. 

The Unit 2 Academic Center is a fantastic place to work if you need to use any computers, printers, fax machines, laminators or binding. During the academic year, tutoring is offered and the center can get crowded pretty quickly, but you should be able to easily find a seat during the summer. This is a great place to work with your study group or friends, and there are whiteboards if you want to broadcast your notes to the public.

 

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Contact Deborah Zheng at [email protected].