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The Best Cafes To Study In The Bay Area, California
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The Best Cafes To Study In The Bay Area, California

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Updated: 17 November 2016
The Bay Area is known for its numerous colleges and universities. And it’s always feel better to have a great cup of coffee while getting those papers done. Here are our favorite cafes near this area to read and study in.
Coffee and a good book | © Nina A.J./Flickr
Coffee and a good book | © Nina A.J./Flickr

Jackson Place Café

Jackson Place Café is located in the heart of San Francisco, in the Financial District. Tucked inside a European-style building, this cafe serves Noah’s Bagels, Sight Glass coffee, and draws different shapes on your coffee’s foam. It is a place you can easily stay for hours on end. Enjoy.

Jackson Place Café, 633 Battery St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 225 4891

Courtesy of Philz Coffee
Courtesy of Philz Coffee

Philz Coffee

You’ll find Philz Coffee all over California, especially around the South Bay. Their mission is to make people’s days better — a mission they take very serious, starting with the coffee they serve through being extremely selective on the people they hire. No matter which Philz Coffee you visit, you will find a great environment in which to relax or study.

Philz Coffee, 1 Front St #100, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 568 2535

Blue Bottle Coffee | © See Inside/Flickr
Blue Bottle Coffee | © See Inside/Flickr

Blue Bottle Coffee

Located in Palo Alto close to Stanford University and so many other big companies, Blue Bottle Coffee was featured in a Silicon Valley business magazine as ‘the right place to write a business plan.’ That says a lot about this spot being a good fit for students looking to work on their ideas and get some reading time in. They can do this while being around people who will probably be doing the same.

Blue Bottle Coffee, 66 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 510 653 3394

People’s Coffee & Tea

Conveniently located a few blocks away from UC Berkeley, People’s Coffee and Tea serves strong, smooth coffee, a selection of organic teas, a variety of organic food, plus offers free WiFi. It’s known for its late business hours. If you ever need that extra time to finish your papers and readings, order that extra caffeine and relax in a friendly environment that is open from 7am-12am (and some days until 2am).

People’s Coffee & Tea, 2015 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA, USA, +1 510 666 0600

Coffee Bar

Located in The Mission, Coffee Bar‘s coffee is sourced from Mr. Espresso, beer is imported, and the food includes tasty selections like the buttery kouign-amann (a Breton cake similar to a cross between a croissant and a morning bun). The layout is fantastic and includes both group tables and plug-rich rails. There are also upstairs seats at the counter that overlooks the first floor. There are also many outlets upstairs, plus you can keep an eye on the line to plan your coffee refills accordingly.

Coffee Bar, 1890 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 551 8100