With fall finals week in full-swing, it is time to hit the books and and begin those tedious research papers and reading assignments you have been procrastinating for weeks. Between distracting roommates, bustling libraries and rowdy dormitories—discovering a place to study is not always a simple task. Fortunately, coffee shops around campus offer a tranquil refuge stocked with delicious caffeine to keep the motivation going. Here is a list of the five best coffee shops to change up the ambience of your regular late-night study session.
Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Jobot is an ideal location to cram in an impromptu study session before your final the next day. The quirky coffee shop located in a charming historic home is a safe haven for students searching for a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Free WiFi is also available. 918 N. 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004. jobot-coffee.com
Cartel Coffee Lab
With one of four coffee shops conveniently located near Arizona State University’s Tempe campus, Cartel is a hip spot to study and indulge in one of the best sweet iced toddies. With its simplistic interior and spacious environment students will discover little to be distracted by. 225 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ, 85281. cartelcoffeelab.com
From the outside, Extreme Bean does not look like much. However, once venturing inside, the warm environment is an inviting escape to accompany the hellish week of studying. With multiple study rooms, Extreme is ideal for getting work done without a loud distraction. Be sure to arrive early though to get a table, many have already discovered this hidden gem and its late night hours. Sunday-Thursday, 5a.m.-11:00p.m. & Friday-Saturday, open 24 hours. 1707 E. Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ, 85282. 480-820-0333. xtremebeancoffee.com
While the scene is occasionally chaotic, Lux coffee house is well-worth the hectic crowd. From the heavily caffeinated Americano to the subtler homemade chai, people fiend over the deliciousness that Lux has to offer. Open Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-12 a.m. and Friday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-2:00 a.m., finding the time to feed your caffeine fix shouldn’t be difficult. 4400 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85012. 602-696-9976. luxcoffee.com
Songbird Coffee & Tea House
According to Songbird, it is not your average coffee and tea house—and we couldn’t have stated it any better. With local tea and coffee vendors, you are sure to get a superb cup of joe while enjoying the unique ambiance of the shop itself. The shop offers free WiFi in a comfortable sanctuary. After studying, relax and enjoy the displayed local art throughout the store. 214 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004. 602-374-4192. songbirdcoffeehouse.com