Living off-campus at North Carolina State comes with a ton of responsibilities, especially in regards to balancing school work and downtime. If studying in the library or at home is a hopeless endeavor, you need to up the studying ante, especially come finals week. Luckily, Raleigh is full of tons of studying nooks that just might offer the change of pace you need to ramp up your habits. Here’s a look at some of the best study spots near North Carolina State.
Morning Times is the stuff coffeeshop dreams are made of. Since 2006, Morning Times has provided Raleigh with delicious, handcrafted espresso, house-made bagels, and incredible service. The cafe is the perfect blend of hipster bohemia, making it a great place to hit the books. Mornings are usually busy, but if you visit in the afternoon you should be able to easily claim a table.
Benelux is a Raleigh roaster with two locations to keep you caffeinated. Each location has free wifi and comfortable seating where you can study for hours on end. Benelux started roasting their own coffee in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. Their delicious espresso drinks and pastries, not to mention their legendary Belgian waffles, will make you feel like you’re in a cool European cafe.
Cameron Village Regional Library
This gorgeous, spacious, two-story library is packed with tons of quiet study spots, tables, and computers. The Cameron Village Regional Library is a Raleigh favorite, particularly because of its friendly staff and beautiful design. It’s the perfect place for hosting a study group. They have conference rooms you can reserve in advance for big groups, as well as study rooms that are available on a first come, first served basis.
New World Coffee House
This coffee shop roasts Raleigh’s original Counter Culture Coffee. New World Coffee House, located in an unassuming strip mall, is a Raleigh best-kept secret. Delicious coffee, a cozy setting, and delicious food and desserts guarantee something for everyone. It’s the perfect place to recharge.
Café de los Muertos
Café de los Muertos is one of the coolest study spots in Raleigh. Their upstairs seating area is gigantic, so you’re sure to be able to find a table no matter what time of day you’re visiting. The cafe is also a huge proponent of the “go local” movement: quite a few of their beans come from local roasters and many of their food items, including pastries and salads, come from fellow Raleigh businesses like JP’s Pastry and Sweet Jane’s Bakery.