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Stamp your COFFEE PASSPORT This Finals Season

Updated: Jan 12, 2020

This finals season, instead of grabbing a coffee to go, get off campus and settle into one of the many coffee shops around the city that are open late for the perfect study setting. Boston has a close relationship with coffee as the main subscriber to the “America runs on Dunkin” slogan.

Written by: Gabriella Rufo

1. 1369

With two convenient locations, take your pick of where to post up with your laptop with quality coffee and tea. This coffee shop comes highly recommended and prides itself on being a productive space to read and get your work done.


  • Central Square: 757 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Monday – Thursday 7AM – 9PM, Friday 7AM-10PM, Saturday 8AM – 10PM, Sunday 8AM – 9PM

  • Inman Square: 1369 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Monday – Friday 7AM – 9PM, Saturday – Sunday 8AM – 9PM

Website: https://www.1369coffeehouse.com/

2. Gypsy Place Coffee

This zen coffee shop has a comfortable bohemian vibe, with a a living room-like setup. Fuel your studying with coffee, tea, juice, or a smoothie bowl. The café offers organic vegetarian food options as well.

Address: 90 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Monday 7AM – 3PM, Tuesday – Friday 7AM – 7PM, Saturday – Sunday 8AM – 7PM

Website: https://www.gypsyplacecoffee.com/

3. Thinking Cup

Editor's Choice* The Thinking Cup serves “Stumptown Coffee” that NPR, The New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, and USA Today have named the “Best Coffee in the World”. With three locations in the North End, Boston Common, and Newbury Street, pick a new neighborhood to explore for your late-night study session.


  • North End: 236 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113

Monday – Wednesday 7AM – 10pm, Thursday – Sunday 7AM – 11PM

  • Boston Common: 165 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111

Monday – Wednesday 7AM – 10pm, Thursday – Sunday 7AM – 11PM

  • Newbury Street: 85 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

Monday – Wednesday 7AM – 10pm, Thursday – Sunday 7AM – 11PM

Website: http://thinkingcup.com/

4. Diesel Café

If you’re up for an adventure to Somerville, Diesel Café is a great option in the heart of trendy Davis Square. The café offers high end coffee, pool tables, and healthy, organic, and vegetarian food options with an industrial aesthetic.

Address: 257 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

  • Monday – Friday 6AM – 9PM, Saturday – Sunday 7AM to 9PM

Website: https://diesel-cafe.com/

5. Bloc 11 Cafe

Need some inspiration whilst studying for your finance exams? This Somerville coffee shop is situated in an old bank and still features the bank vault as décor.

Address: 11 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143

  • Monday – Sunday 7AM – 7PM

Website: http://bloc11.com/menu/

6. Pavement Coffee

Pavement Coffeehouse has 8 cafés around Boston and Cambridge, so take your pick. The Symphony location is a larger space with couches and long tables, while the Harvard Square location is open the latest- until 10:30pm. Check out a new neighborhood or a different university campus at one of their many locations.

Address: 8 Locations:

  • Allston: 1243 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Monday – Sunday 7AM – 5PM

  • Berklee: 1096 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

Monday – Sunday 7AM – 8PM

  • Boston University: 736 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Monday – Thursday 7AM – 9PM, Friday – Sunday 7AM – 8PM

  • Fenway: 1334 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

Monday – Sunday 7AM – 7PM

  • Symphony: 44 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115

Monday – Sunday 7AM – 8PM

  • Newbury: 286 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115

Monday – Sunday 7AM – 6PM

  • Brighton: 415 Western Ave, Brighton, MA 02135

Monday – Sunday 7AM – 5PM

  • Harvard Square: 1350 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday – Friday 7AM – 10:30PM, Saturday – Sunday 8AM – 10PM

Website: https://pavementcoffeehouse.com/

7. Life Alive Organic Cafe

Writer’s Choice* This is admittedly my favorite café in Cambridge for its comfortable alcoves and delicious healthy food options. The Central Square location has a unique, cozy basement space, while the Brookline location has a large, open concept.


  • Central Square: 765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Monday – Saturday 8AM – 10PM, Sunday 10AM – 9PM

  • Back Bay: 431 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

Monday – Friday 7AM – 9PM, Saturday – Sunday 8AM – 9PM

  • Brookline: 888 Commonwealth Avenue, Brookline, MA 02215

Monday – Friday 7AM – 10PM, Saturday – Sunday 8AM – 10PM

Website: https://www.lifealive.com/

8. Café Pamplona

Café Pamplona is Harvard Square’s oldest café, boasting excellent espresso and light European food. This Spanish-style coffee shop attracts writers, artist and academics.

Address: 12 Bow St, Cambridge, MA 02138

  • Monday – Sunday 11AM – 9PM

Website: http://cafepamplona.weebly.com/

9. Toscanini’s Ice Cream & Coffee

Morgan from students services’ recommendation* This ice cream/coffee shop has been described as the best ice cream in Cambridge. Plus, it is walking distance from Hult’s campus, and open late! If you need some ice cream with your coffee, try their affogato.

Address: 159 First St, Cambridge, MA 02139

  • Monday – Sunday 10AM – 11PM

Website: https://www.tosci.com/

10. Forge Baking Company

This café has a ton of seating available, and makes for a great study space. Check out their paintings from local artists in this warehouse style location. Forge Baking Company offers artisanal breads, pastries and sandwiches.

  • Address: 626 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Monday – Sunday 7AM – 8PM

Website: https://forgebakingco.com/

11. BONUS! Used book sale at Boston Public Library

The beautiful Boston Public Library is the perfect space to study. When you need a study break, head to the used book sale this Saturday to find some good reads at a discounted price!

Address: Central Library in Copley Square. Book sales are in the Cushman Room, located on the third floor of the McKim building just off the Sargent Gallery. The best entrance is via Dartmouth Street.

  • Saturday, December 7th 10AM – 4PM

Website: https://www.bpl.org/city-wide-friends-of-the-boston-public-library-book-sales/

If you don't how or what to study, at least you know where.

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