WITH the final exams coming up, many students are on the hunt for quiet places where they can study, whether it’s a nook in a coffee shop or a deserted area in your campus, or your school library. (In case you didn’t know yet, Cebu City’s Rizal Public Library is also now open 24/7.)
But for those who don’t want to get holed up in a quiet environment and are more comfortable studying in busy places, or those who opt to join group study sessions, coffee shops may be your best option. Sadly, though, some cafes are far from ideal when it comes to studying. Either they are too crowded or too noisy—not conducive at all for reviewing for a big exam. Looking for an ambience that’s perfect for studying? Zup suggests these coffee shops within the city, hoping you’ll find one to your liking and get your study session going!
(Ayala Center Cebu)
An oldie but goodie, it is best to study in this popular coffee shop at night since this café is always full during the day. The Starbucks at the rooftop of Ayala Center Cebu offers students a cozy ambiance, and its crew of friendly baristas is a bonus! With their improved menu, not only can you drink your favorite frap, you can also fill your tummy with the new items in their menu that includes pasta, bistro bowls and sandwiches.
Open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
One of the coziest coffee shops in the city, this cafe has comfortable sofas, chairs and even a power nap area where students can rest after intense studying. Workplace Cafe aims for total silence in order to help their patrons achieve maximum productivity. Also, this cafe offers brain food, all-day breakfast meals and pasta.
Open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
32 Umber Cafe
This small cafe is a charming little nook on the side of a busy street. But no need to worry because despite its location on the bustling Archbishop Reyes Ave., it is peaceful and quiet inside the quaint little abode. Also, the little charmer offers its customers a wide selection of sandwiches, waffles, toasts and desserts to keep you full while studying.
Open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tom N Toms Coffee
This cafe is a hot spot for solo or group study sessions because of its 24-hour operations, making it ideal for those pulling an all nighter before an exam. This coffee shop also offers its customers more than 80 selections of food and beverages to try, including pretzels, breads, bagels, coffee, juices and smoothies.
Open 24 hours
The Civet Coffee
A brightly lit cafe the ground floor of the Skyrise 4 building, this shop pushes you to stay awake and get your study session going. Aside from that, Civet Coffee offers a wide range of pastries to choose from, ensuring that you will not go hungry while studying. Also this coffee shop does not serve your usual coffee beans, so try their signature 30%, 50% or 100% Civet coffee if you are feeling adventurous.
Open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Dozens of outlets is the main attraction of Coffee Factory on A.S. Fortuna St. But that’s not all there is to the Coffee Factory. It also attracts students seeing that the establishment’s theme and design help motivate students to study. What’s more, this cafe boasts of three Wi-Fi routers, offering high speed internet to everyone.
Open from 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on March 12, 2018.
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