7 Quiet Places to Study or Co-work in Nashville

Nashville Public Library / (c) Robert Claypool / Flickr
Nashville Public Library / (c) Robert Claypool / Flickr
Photo of Leena Kollar
10 March 2017

Trying to focus on a big work project or school assignment can be difficult when there are distractions around. Luckily, Nashville has plenty of places to get your work done in a quiet environment. These are the places to meet up with a study buddy or co-worker for a successful project meeting.


What was once a pet shop is now a coffeehouse situated in the trendy Hillsboro Village area. The all-day menu features organic foods made from locally sourced ingredients, as well as various coffee and drink options. There are tables, booths and high seating that line the windows facing Hillsboro Village. With plenty of space to sit and flip through paperwork, Fido is a great place to enjoy a cup of joe while reviewing course material or a lengthy business contract.

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Centennial Park

For an outdoor study experience, Centennial Park allows you to connect with nature while you work. Sit at one of the many tables or benches and enjoy the beautiful Nashville scenery. Or sit on the steps of the Parthenon and admire the architectural details of the Athenian replica. If breathing in fresh air and people-watching helps you focus, Centennial Park is the perfect study getaway.

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Frothy Monkey

An eclectic coffeehouse that also offers craft beer, wine and cocktails, Frothy Monkey has been part of the Nashville coffee scene since 2004. The original location on 12 South is where the shop got its start, but there are now more locations throughout Nashville, and one in Chattanooga. Local celebrities are often seen enjoying beverages and food from the menu, which offers all-day service, including options for kids. You can find a bit of solitude for studying inside the shop, or at one of the outdoor tables.

Nashville Main Public Library

There are plenty of places to sit and study at the Nashville Main Public Library. From small meeting rooms to the Main Library Computer Classroom, you can get comfortable and enjoy a quiet place to focus. There are computers for public use, as well as plenty of resources if you need to do research for a project.

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Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea

An East Nashville staple since 2008, Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea is a small, locally owned coffeehouse that serves specialty coffee and baked goods. The family-friendly spot welcomes people to come and have business meetings, study sessions or social gatherings. The walls showcase artwork from local artists and live musicians often come and play. Lounge on one of the couches or set up your work area on a table with the sun shining through the window.

McCabe Park Community Center

In addition to a fitness center, dance studio, game room, and an art exhibit, McCabe Park Community Center also has two meeting rooms available for rent – a small one and a large one with a kitchen. Prices depend on whether or not you reside in Davidson County, where the center is located.


Part community cafe, part meeting space, Atmalogy has a really unique setup. There are several different spaces available to rent for meetings or gatherings. Whether you have a small group of six people, or a large group of more than 50, Atmalogy offers rooms that can accommodate your needs. Some spaces have large screen televisions, others have couches. There are also options that feature whiteboards, chalkboards, and even a fireplace. Prices vary, depending on the space you rent.

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