Four study spots close to campus
Coming back into the swing of things at school can be difficult. To help, here are some quiet coffee houses great for required reading and writing essays.
Wandering Goat Coffee Company
Home of the self-proclaimed legendary “Bud-a-ccino” — an Oatmeal stout with a shot of chupacabra espresso on top — the Wandering Goat is located in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Having their cafe adjacent to their roasting facility, gives you a chance to watch your coffee being roasted through one of the large glass windows toward the back. In true Eugene fashion, the roaster is operated using 100 percent wind-generated electricity and all the baked goods are vegan and made with organic ingredients. This is the place to go if you want a true Eugene coffee house feel while you study.
A local favorite among college students, with ample seating and wall sockets, free wifi, Allann Bros. coffee and plenty of food options for the average college student. Open till 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and is open till 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, which makes it a great place for late night studying. The Beanery has a smooth and unpretentious environment that makes it easy to confine yourself in one of the many corner tables and work on essays for hours. The Beanery can be found in the Market District on West 5th Avenue.
Known for their bagels, challah bread and unique pastries (including cookie dough-filled croissants) the Humble Bagel also serves espresso drinks and offers free refills for their in-house coffee. The dining room is the ideal study spot for any older college student looking for a low-key environment. To ensure it stays a low-key environment, the dining room is closed off to anyone under 18 years old during the school year. With an unlimited amount of coffee, free wifi and even a sofa, Humble Bagel is a great place to write your college essays. Humble Bagel is on the corner of Hilyard Street and East 24th Avenue next to Sundance Natural Foods.
This quaint Victorian-style coffee house sets the bar for beautiful study spots. The atmosphere inside the restored Victorian house is peaceful and lovely. The mellow outdoor seating on the patio under the trees is perfect for students looking for fresh air with their coffee and textbook. The offerings of food are varied with breakfasts and light lunches. The baristas are not only nice but trained in the ways of Latte art. Even if you don’t have anything to study, Vero can be a place to just browse the internet. Vero is about a mile away from campus on 14th Avenue and Pearl Street.
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