Coffeeshops to hit during midterms week

Next week is fall break, which means that midterms – and an abundance of studying – are well underway. There’s no better way to power through that last paper than carpooling to a coffee shop near New College for a change of scenery and a burst of caffeine.

An easy choice, The Coffee Loft, located just down the road from campus, offers a pleasant variety of teas, coffees, sandwiches and snacks to fuel your studying session, supported by easy-going, approachable and comfy decor upstairs and down. Another locally-owned and student-favorite option over in Bradenton, the Green Bean Coffeehouse has officially re-opened.

Kahwa has debuted a new store in Lakewood Ranch, just past the UTC mall, to accompany its Downtown Sarasota location. The Downtown location closes slightly later most days – 8:00 p.m. – than the Lakewood Ranch location, which closes at 7:00 p.m.

Also located Downtown, Buddy Brew sports a hip decor within a smaller space. However, there is plenty of seating outside of the shop, which is tucked away on Palm Avenue. A further drive, Perq offers a clean and open space that can sometimes be a bit stark, but will definitely keep you focused working through those assignments.

Mama G’s Coffee is a quiet option near University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s campus. Offering a lovely spread of freshly-made baked goods, Mama G’s is open until 4:00 p.m.

For those looking for a late-night option, Starbucks on University is open until 11:00 p.m. and provides reliable wi-fi in a nice atmosphere.

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