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COLLEGE GUIDE: Best Off-Campus Spots to Do Homework

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Don't worry, get caffeinated. Your studies will go that much smoother at any one of these great off-campus study spots.

Your roommate's blasting her music while you’re trying to study for a midterm? No worries, we have the best spots for you to study off campus. This assortment of coffee houses will almost make you forget

you have to study.

Espress Yourself Coffee

Espress Yourself’s European feel and delicious coffee is a great study spot off the beaten path. Take your books and sandwich outside on the patio or stay inside on a cooler day. Either way, you will be sure to get all your work done, especially with the free wifi. 2 Richmond Ave, Worcester. 501-755-3300.

In House Coffee

At In House Coffee, you can find a wide variety of whole-leaf teas and coffees that will provide all the caffeine you need to get through a long day. Breakfast sandwiches as well as pastries will keep your hunger at bay. Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 7am-10pm, Sunday 8am-10pm. 225 Shrewsbury St, Worcester. 508-363-1212. www.inhousecoffeeusa.com

Bean Counter Coffee Bar & Bakery

You can find the perfect pick-me-ups at the Bean Counter. There are a variety of coffees as well as pastries, including gluten-free and vegan options to satisfy any student. Open Monday-Thursday and Sunday 7am-10pm, Friday-Saturday 7am-11pm. 113 Highland St, Worcester. 508-754-3125. beancounterbakery.com

Acoustic Java

With plenty of seating and friendly service, Acoustic Java is a great spot for studying off-campus. There is a wide selection of breakfast and lunch food, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Open Monday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-6pm. 932 Main St, Worcester. 508-746-9446. www.acousticjava.com

NU Café

Get comfy next to the fireplace while enjoying one of the many latte choices, free wifi and some homework. There is a selection of sandwiches, wraps, paninis, soups and salads as well as beer and wine later in the evening. Open Monday-Friday 7am-10pm, Saturday 8am-10pm, Sunday 9am-8pm. 335 Chandler St, Worcester. 508-926-8800. www.nucafe.com


Known for its big comfy chairs and study-friendly environment, Starbucks will get you through your studying. Choose from the many hot and cold drink items as well as the sandwiches, pastries and salads. 11 East Central St, Worcester. 508-756-4048. www.starbucks.com 

Panera Bread 

Panera has plenty of couches or booths as well as great salads, soups and sandwiches to get you through the long hours of studying. The hours of studying will fly by in the comfy environment. Three locations: 120 Goldstar Blvd, Worcester, 508-856-7007; 50 Boston Tpke, Shrewsbury, 508-798-9949; 70 Worcester-Providence Tpke, Millbury, 508-865-6756. www.panerabread.com/

Straight Up Café 

Enough coffee, tea, pastries, bagels and fruit to get you through that final essay.  The café also has a selection of lunch food—sandwiches, salads and soups—that will keep you energized when you start to drag. Open Monday-Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday 9am-5pm. 795 Main St, Worcester. 774-243-1313. www.straightup-worcester.com


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