December 3, 2019 | , ,

Stay Caffeinated: 8 Spots to Study for Finals in Philly


1. Bluestone Lane

Photo Credit: @bluestonelane

The Vibe: Healthy breakfast and lunch treats, along with a premium coffee and tea bar, are available at this simple, cozy coffee shop.
The Where: 1 S Penn Square
What to Order: The Banana Toast. Nuff said.

2. Old City Coffee

Photo Credit: @oldcitycoffee

The Vibe: Cozy, small coffee house in the heart of Old City featuring light fare, freshly brewed beans, and more.
The Where: 221 Church St
What to Order: The Six Bean Espresso shot—the ultimate wake-up juice. 

3. Elixr Coffee Roasters

Photo Credit: @elixrcoffee / tednghiem

The Vibe: With its unique look (cue the flower ceiling, hardwood floors, and rustic walls) this Instagram-worthy coffee house is a go-to spot for a comfy study sesh.
The Where: 207 S Sydenham St
What to Order: The House Cold Brew. Trust us on this one. 

4. La Colombe

Photo Credit: @lacolombecoffee / @rach.eats

The Vibe: This trendy cafe offers house-brand coffee and pastries, with fast service in a cozy space.
The Where: 130 S 19th St
What to Order: Chocolate Espresso Scone. All the yums.

5. Higher Grounds Cafe

Photo Credit: @highergrounds

The Vibe: With comfy couches and board games (the ultimate study break), this cafe is great for a quick bite and a specialty espresso drink.
The Where: 631 N 3rd St
What to Order: The Green Tea Latteget it hot, cold, or blended.

6. Saxbys

Photo Credit: @saxbys

The Vibe: Enjoy a light snack, sandwich, or specialty drink while embracing finals week in this relaxed coffee house.
The Where: 1800 Chestnut St
What to Order: Flat White. Similar to a latte, but with more coffee than milk.

7. Pilgrim Roasters

Photo Credit: @pilgrimroasters

The Vibe: This quiet, cozy roastery and cafe is the go-to spot in Manayunk for light breakfast and snacks, along with hot and iced coffees, premium teas, and more.
The Where: 4120 Main Street
What to Order: The Iced Mocha. A must for all coffee lovers.

8. Shakespeare & Co.

Photo Credit: Shakespeare & Co. Rittenhouse

The Vibe: Browse an eclectic selection of books in this cafe, which features seasonal specials and pastries in a bookstore-turned-coffee-shop. 
The Where: 1632 Walnut St
What to Order: Cafe au Lait with an extra shot. We like to keep things double strong during finals week.

Not that we encourage procrastination or anything… But if you need a study break, check out our Instagram for giveaways, things to do, student deals, and more!
Plus, read our blog on the top 20 spots to visit with your student ID this winter.


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