15 Spots to Find Peace When You're Cramming for Exams 

Share on Facebook
Submit to Reddit
A great environment can make all the difference when you're cramming for that exam, writing your third paper for the week, or catching up on your required reading.
OF 15
Rosella Coffee
203 E. Jones Ave. #101, (210) 277-8574, rosellacoffee.com
Rosella Coffee is a spacious spot where you can post up for a couple hours. The coffee shop opens early on weekdays and closes at 9 M-Th; 10 p.m. Saturday and Friday.
Photo via Facebook/Rosella
The Brown Coffee Company
1800 Broadway, Ste 1131, (210) 274-0702, browncoffeeco.com
The Brown Coffee Company is a quaint place to get some early morning studying done. While you're there, stock up on coffee gear for your home.
Photo courtesy of Brown Coffee Company
22211 W IH-10 #1111, (210) 892-3010, cuppencake.com
The espresso bar and bakery lounge offers your classic coffee favorites, as well as baked goods and deli items.
Photo via Facebook/Cuppencake
Flying Saucer
11255 Huebner Road #212, (210) 696-5080, beerknurd.com
Go at the right time and you'll have the patio all to yourself. Crowds pick up in the evening, but an early afternoon beer might be just what you need to push through those books.
Photo courtesy of Flying Saucer
Cody Branch Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, (210) 207-9100, mysapl.org
If you're looking for a place that's really quiet in a central location, the Cody Branch Library will be your best friend. The library closes in the evening most days, but if you're looking for a quiet place to set up shop and study all day, Cody Branch is perfect.
Photo courtesy of the Cody Branch Library
Bakery Lorraine
306 Pearl Pkwy #110, (210) 862-5582, bakerylorraine.com
Are you the kind of person who snacks while they study? Then Bakery Lorraine is the perfect place for you. Keep that sugar rush going while you study for your next exam.
Photo via Facebook/Bakery Lorraine
Halcyon Southtown
1414 S Alamo St. (210) 277-7045, halcyoncoffeebar.com
Halcyon is a great place to hit the books before heading to class. Perk up with their coffee selection, or chill out with a beer.
Photo via Facebook/Halcyon Southtown
UTSA John Peace Library
One UTSA Circle, (210) 458-4574, lib.utsa.edu
Not a UTSA student? No problem. As part of a public university, the JPL welcomes everyone to take advantage of its many quiet spots.
Photo via Flickr/JPL
Candlelight Coffee House
3011 N St Mary's St., (210) 738-0099, candlelightsa.com
The coffee house and wine bar is a one-stop shop for all your studying needs. Get coffee for when you first crack open your books, dinner during a mid-study break, and wine to help ease the pain of exams and papers. Candlelight is open until 11 p.m. most evenings and until midnight on the weekends — perfect for those late night cram sessions.
Photo via Facebook/Candlelight
Indy Coffee
7114 UTSA Boulevard #103, (210) 233-9203, indycoffeeco.com
This coffee shop was made for students. Off UTSA Boulevard, Indy is a full service espresso bar that has a unique atmosphere and is truly a gem on the city's Northwest side.
Photo via Facebook/Indy Coffee
Skip ad in
Pearl Brewery
303 Pearl Pkwy #300, (210) 212-7260 atpearl.com.
The pearl brewery might not scream "study spot," but that's exactly why it's so perfect. Perch yourself at an outside table and get to reading.
Photo via Instagram/Jordanskala
Central Library
600 Soledad, (210) 207-2500, mysapl.org
Get lost for a few hours at the SAPL's central location and make a dent in your studies. The library is open until 9 p.m. most nights, so you're sure to log in some hours.
Courtesy photo
Local Coffee
Several locations localcoffeesa.com
Local Coffee has everything you need to get your study on. With locations at the Pearl Brewery, Alamo Heights and Stone Oak, you have no excuse to not ace that exam. Offering great ambiance and good vibes, Local Coffee also sells coffee for you to take home.
Photo via Facebook/Local Coffee
Barnes & Noble
Several locations, barnesandnoble.com
Surrounding yourself with books just might be the extra push you need to get through your studying. At Barnes & Noble, you'll have plenty of resources and never run short of reading material. The store has several locations in the city, though if you're looking for a place with minimal distractions, you might wanna stay away from the La Cantera location.
Photo via Instagram/Barnes & Noble
Olmos Perk Coffee Bar
5223 McCullough Ave., (210) 858-2956 olmosperk.com
The independent coffee shop located in Olmos Park offers cozy seating, free Wifi and private study stations. Get there early, Olmos Perk closes around 4 p.m. most days.
Photo via Facebook/Olmos Perk Coffee Bar
Rosella Coffee
203 E. Jones Ave. #101, (210) 277-8574, rosellacoffee.com
Rosella Coffee is a spacious spot where you can post up for a couple hours. The coffee shop opens early on weekdays and closes at 9 M-Th; 10 p.m. Saturday and Friday.
Photo via Facebook/Rosella

Tags: Coffee, exams, peace, study

Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future. Join the San Antonio Current Press Club for as little as $5 a month.