One crucial component of student life is finding your go-to study spot where you can get into your zone.

Kitsilano is definitely the hot spot for UBC and SFU students in Vancouver, and we have a huge range of cafes, coffee shops, and the like that are perfect for studying.

Now that Calhoun’s has shuttered, here are a few other neighbourhood favourites to hole up in with your books. If we missed yours, please add it to the comments below.

Bean Around the World | For Solo Sessions and Morning Meetings

If you want some peace and quiet while you work, or want to touch base with a classmate over caffeine, Bean Around the World on Cornwall is a great choice. My favourite spot to get some real good reading done, Bean makes the best Dirty Chai (chai tea latte with a shot of espresso) and is filled with natural light to save your poor eyes from squinting.

Bean Around the World, 1945 Cornwall Avenue, 604-739-1069,

Blenz | For Study Dates and Weekday Writing

Blenz is my favourite spot when working alongside somebody or plugging away on an assignment. I find that I do my most productive writing when surrounded by this mix of focused energy and background buzz. Blenz also offers a great student discount with the SPC Card, and makes the most delicious hot chocolate. It’s close to campus too, so it’s a nice place to venture to after class for some solid study time before heading home.

Blenz Coffee, 3698 West 4th Avenue, 604-738-2562,

Siegel’s and The Naam | For Midnight Pick Me Ups

When you’re working overtime to make a deadline and need a midnight treat, there are two spots in particular that offer round the clock sustenance. Siegel’s Bagels is the perfect place to grab a quick snack before heading back home to hit the books. If you’re in the mood for more of a midnight meal, The Naam is the place to be. Whether nesting at home or in a library on campus, it’s just a short trip to a delicious, healthy, and energizing nighttime feast. Both are open 24 hours and milling with students who need a bit of a boost at all times of the day and night.

Siegel’s Bagels, 1883 Cornwall Avenue, 604-737-8151,
The Naam, 2724 West 4th Avenue, 604-738-7151,

Last modified: January 13, 2017

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