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I love studying in coffee shops. Something about the background noise of light chatter, mugs clinking, and soft typing, really helps me concentrate on whatever work I have on hand. I’ve mentioned a few of my favourite coffee joints here and there, but I haven’t really ever given you guys my go-to’s for studying. With midterm season creeping up on us unsuspecting post-secondary students, I thought it would be an ideal time to share a few of my Vancity favourites. 

  1. 49th Parallel on W 4th ave – this is actually where the above photos were taken. I absolutely love the clean, minimalistic design in this place. It features a mostly white interior, with beautiful pops of turquoise. The vibe of the place definitely helps with relaxing my super strung out brain during exam season. If you visit, try out their Venezuelan coffee. It’s literally mouth-wateringly good. 
  2. Calhoun’s – Located on W Broadway, Calhoun’s is a UBC student favourite. Open 24/7, this is the perfect study spot for all you hard workers that like to pull late nights. I love going here during the colder months because of the cozy vibe of the place. Not to mention they have a pretty decent food selection which they can warm up for you. Feeling unmotivated? Calhoun’s also serves beer and wine to get your creative juices flowing. 
  3. Blenz on no.3 rd. – Here’s a place my friends and I regular a lot because… well… everyone we know comes here. A classic study spot for the more Asian crowd, both the Blenz on No. 3 road and the one on Blundell road are open 24/7 for all your study needs. I practically live here during finals season. 

If you live in Vancouver, check these places out ! And let me know if you have some go-to places that are your tried-and-true. 

Until next time,