Gaining a fresh perspective can work wonders. Find a new study spot and explore new places on the way.
Switch up which library you go to. The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, is a great place to study, do research and catch a free author lecture.
Grab a coffee and have a group meeting at Elixr. There very cool layout offers seating arrangements that can accommodate small to large coffee talks.
Need a big table to spread out your papers? I love to do work at the Starbucks located in The Phoenix, 1600 Arch St.
Build a study nest in the upstairs of One Shot Coffee, 217 W. George St. Check out their very creative coffee special illustrations, order some of their delicious food and/or tasty drinks, then head upstairs to sit at a table or on one of their cool couches. You’ll definitely be able to get calm, cozy and collected here.
(We’re daydreaming about warmer weather, so save this recommendation.) Pack a picnic and head to Rittenhouse Square for an al fresco study session. Find your local park here.
Unwind and get your work done at Good Karma Cafe, 928 Pine St. It’s one of my favorite places to have meetings.
Make your way down a cobblestone street that leads to Old City Coffee at 221 Church St. Get a coffee “for here” and enjoy their quaint seating area. While you’re there, take time to stroll around Old City District. You’ll find lots of park benches by historic buildings and parks. It’s pretty cool to chill next to national treasures.
Relive my college experience. When I went to Temple, I lived in the Fairmount area. My go-to study spots were Mugshots Coffeehouse, 1925 Fairmount Ave, and a postage stamp sized park, Bulldog Park, at 25th and Fairmount.
Hang out late night at W/N W/N (Win Win) Coffeebar, 931 Spring Garden St. It’s a cool place to grab a coffee, food or for 21+, a drink.
So the next time you’re feeling blah about starting a project or studying, pack your bag and head out. You’re always one step away from a Philadelphia adventure! Oh, and we love to hear your study spot suggestions. Share your academic getaways here.