If you’re searching for a quiet, off-campus spot to study, look no further than this list.
The Coffeehouse, located in Normal, is the perfect place to enjoy a roasted coffee while cramming for that upcoming test. The Coffeehouse offers a full vegan menu, including a number of deliciously baked pastries, breads, cookies, and cakes. But what makes this place the ideal study spot is its large location filled with comfortable couches, chairs, tables and free Wi-Fi.
Located on Main Street, Fusion Brew is a bubble tea and espresso café with an entirely relaxing atmosphere. If you’re having a hard time focusing on class material, order one of Fusion Brew’s soothing teas or scrumptious sweets to help you concentrate. The café is often filled with other students who are usually there to study, but it is never noisy or over-crowded. Fusion Brew even offers free Wi-Fi for its customers.
The colorful Coffee Hound, located in Uptown Normal, is an iconic study spot for ISU students. Not only is it a quick walk from campus, but it has some of the most delicious pastries around. The Coffee Hound is equipped with free Wi-Fi and tons of outlets so that students can bring their laptops and iPads. The atmosphere is somewhat lively, which makes it a great place to study with a group of friends or classmates. If you find this location to be too distracting for your personal taste, you could also try the location in Downtown Bloomington.
Kelly’s Bakery & Café is a small, intimate restaurant located on Center Street in Downtown Bloomington. Offering tasty pastries and a variety of sandwiches, the café is a nice place to have lunch and study on a fall afternoon. Kelly’s usually fills up around lunchtime, but it’s perfectly peaceful around 3 p.m. Study by yourself with a warm coffee, or go with friends and share a sandwich/soup combination.
If studying at a coffee shop isn’t your cup of tea, bring your backpack to Sugar Mama Bakery on Main Street in Downtown Bloomington. The bakery offers a variety of delectably decorated cupcakes and cake pops. Sugar Mama has a comfortable atmosphere, and its small space makes for a productive environment. Once your sweet tooth is satisfied, you may be able to do your best studying yet!