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5 coffee shops to study at for finals

5 coffee shops to study at for finals - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Poetic Republic Coffee and Wine Co. located at 2330 S Presa St. Poetic Coffee offers a cozy setting and intimate atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for studying or hanging with friends. Photo by Amber Esparza

Tis’ the season of studying. With finals here, you’ll need a place to hit the books that offers a surge of caffeinated deliciousness to kickstart your day.

These brew shops also offer breakfast, brunch and other snacks to keep you fueled throughout your study session. Keep these spots in mind when looking for a place to hang out with friends throughout the break and into the next semester.

Corner Coffee and More
If you’re looking for a small and welcoming atmosphere, Corner Coffee and More is the place to visit. This local coffee shop whips their drinks up quickly for people on the go. The shop has a limited amount of seating, but the environment is relaxed and most patrons prefer to pick their coffee up at the drive-thru, so you’re sure to find somewhere to study. Additional seating is available on the right side of the shop and the menu is easily visible upon entrance. If you’re not a coffee person, but still need that caffeine fix, they also offer a variety of soda and tea products. 2720 Pleasanton Rd., Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., (210) 908-9886, Corner Coffee and More.

Early Bird Coffee
Located in the Huebner Oaks Shopping Center, this coffee shop is a great environment to get work done because of the large windows that allow plenty of natural light to shine through. A seemingly popular study spot for students, Early Bird Coffee offers plenty of seating options at their tables. Coffee drink options include caffe lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, iced lattes and much more. They also offer a wide range of non-coffee drinks like fresh-brewed teas and refreshers. 11745 I-10 #527, Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m., (210) 857-7769, Early Bird Coffee.

Poetic Republic Coffee & Wine Co.
Located in the Southtown area, this coffee shop is a nice spot if you’re looking for somewhere small and quiet. Once you walk in, you’ll immediately notice the coziness of the environment. The warm tones of the interior provide a calming and relaxing atmosphere. There are plenty of tables, chairs, and even a couch to sit at if you’re needing somewhere cozy to study — they also welcome pets. This coffee shop also has a wine bar on location with seasonal coffee drinks and a full wine list. They also serve brunch items. 2330 S Presa St., Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Poetic Republic Coffee & Wine Co.

Brown Coffee Co – Southtown
This coffee shop provides plenty of tables and a long bar top to sit at and enjoy your espresso. The white interior, ambient music and open atmosphere fills the environment with tranquility. This coffee shop roasts their own coffee and the staff is always friendly and willing to help with any questions you might have about the menu. They also have a variety of pastries to choose from. 812 S Alamo St., Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Brown Coffee Co.

PJ’s Coffee
Because of the coffee chain’s popularity, some locations do occasionally get busy. New Orleans-based PJ’s Coffee serves breakfast items, pastries and their biscuit sandwiches are unlike any other biscuit sandwiches. The egg and cheese sandwich is savory and the cheese is gooey. The staff are also prompt with coffee orders. Although PJ’s Coffee can get a rush from time to time, this is still a great place to study at, with a quiet environment and a welcoming, spacious layout. Multiple locations, PJ’s Coffee.

About the Author

Victoria Arredondo
Assistant Editor
Victoria Arredondo is a senior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio majoring in English and communications and minoring in psychology. Victoria received her associate degree from Palo Alto College along with her high school diploma in 2018 from Frank L. Madla Early College High School. In her downtime, Victoria enjoys reading, writing poetry and short stories, watching horror movies and spending time with friends. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in journalism.

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