School is in session and it's time to revive your caffeine addiction. Sometimes you just need that extra boost of coffee and a chill, public environment to work in so you don't end up taking a 10-hour nap on your bed right behind your desk at home.
Now of course atmosphere and snackage are super important in finding the perfect coffee shop to study at, but nothing sucks more than being in the zone and having your laptop at 3% and not being able to find an outlet available. Or even worse, buying a coffee expecting to study for a few hours only to realize there's no wifi.
So we've done our research to make sure that all these cafes have the perfect study ambiance with outlets available and reliable wifi. So without further ado, here's to your first semester. Here are 16 low key coffee shops that won't fail you in the middle of study season.
Coffee + Vanilla
Where: 1054-C Austin Ave // Coquitlam
Why you should go: New coffee shop kids on the block in Coquitlam with great coffee and good wifi. All the makings of a good study spot.
Where: 2207 Cambie St // Mount Pleasant
Why you should go: Avo toast and matcha lattes. AVO TOAST AND MATCHA LATTES. That is all you need in life. Porto Cafe has the best avo toast and coffee around. Don't underestimate the power of this delicious duo.
Where: 687 Main St // Chinatown
Why you should go: The atmosphere is super adorable, I mean, a twinkle light patio and marble aesthetic? How can you go wrong? And you'll probably get a little hungry while you're studying, no worries because Dalina provides REAL food, not just a shameful little muffin.
Where: 6848 Jubilee Ave // Burnaby
Why you should go: Because of the freaking adorable indoor garden! The tropical greenery is perfect for relaxing your eyes when need a break from the bright and glaring light from your screen. Make sure you charge up though because there aren't too many outlet plugs available.
Him & I Cafe
Where: #136-1153 The High St // Coquitlam
Why you should go: Hidden around the corner of a strip-mall just right behind Coquitlam Centre is the adorable Him & I Cafe. This spot is usually pretty quiet so you'll be able to find a spot to study for hours for sure.
Gigi Blin Market Cafe
Where: 1400 W 70th Ave // Marpole
Why you should go: If you're a sucker for baked goods, Gigi Blin is the place for you. With croissants that taste like you've flown straight to Paris, their coffee and baked goodies will keep you going.
The Buzz Cafe at Harrison Galleries
Where: 901 Homer St // Yaletown
Why you should go: If you're looking for a super quiet place to study, The Buzz Cafe is your spot. And if you're an art student, you might even want to take a walk around the gallery to get some art inspiration.
Bows X Arrows
Where: 4194 Fraser St // East Vancouver
Why you should go: For the coffee, duh! Bows X Arrows is a local, family run coffee roasting business based in Victoria that cares about their coffee. And the plant-filled atmosphere will help you relax during the stressful school season.
Where: 209 E Pender St // Chinatown
Why you should go: Propaganda serves locally roasted coffee like Elysian, Timbertrain and Phil + Sebastian, so you know it's the good stuff. There's lots of seating and the large windows bringing in bright natural lighting to keep you up and awake for your work.
Pallet Coffee Roasters
Where: 323 Semlin Dr // Hastings-Sunrise
Price: 💸 💸
Why you should go: Pallet Coffee Roasters has tons of communal tables perfect for you group projects, and their local Vancouver roasted coffee is supreme.
Baker & Table Cafe
Where: 6414 Fraser St // South Vancouver
Price: 💸 💸
Why you should go: If you love to snack while you study, you can't miss out on Baker and Table Cafe. Their melonpan especially is the ultimate de-stressing snack. Make sure you charge up your laptop though because they definitely don't have as many outlet plugs available in this small cafe.
Where: 102-2120 Dollarton Hwy // North Vancouver
Why you should go: The super zen, west coast vibe at Buddha-full is great for a non-stressful study session. They even have a broad variety of coffee, food, and smoothies for the vegan coffee-shop lover.
Where: 2223 Kingsway // Burnaby
Why you should go: If caffeine and booze are what you need to keep you going, Kings Cafe has got you. Serving up your daily dose of coffee and alcoholic drinks (or both combined), Kings Cafe is a great study spot for those who need more of a kick to get studying.
Republica Coffee Roasters
Where: 321 W Pender St // Near Gastown
Price: 💸 💸
Why you should go: Republica Coffee Roasters has the friendliest staff and the cutest little private courtyard for a single or two person study sesh. They may not have a lot of outlet plugs, but they'll definitely let you borrow their extension cord.
West Village Cafe
Where: #160-5620 152 St // South Surrey
Why you should go: If you want a homey cafe to study at but don't want to actually be at home, West Village Cafe is your spot. With tons of outlet plugs and yummy bites and nibbles, you'll stay energized throughout your studying.
Where: 575 W Georgia St // Downtown
Price: 💸 💸
Why you should go: The coffee at The Nosherie is great, but if you really want to have your socks knocked off, go for their smoothies and snack items. These energy boosters will make you feel full and ready to study for hours.