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The Top Raleigh Cafés to Study at When You’re Sick of Being at Home

(The Triangle Trend) — We all knew remote learning was a serious possibility for the 2020 – 2021 school year, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy transition for every student. Now that students throughout Wake County are all facing some form of online schooling, it’s time to take a good look at all the campus alternatives that can beat staying at home 24/7. With so many spots encouraging outdoor seating, just remember to dress accordingly and bring a little cash for some study session fuel.


Pine State Coffee

1614 Automotive Way Raleigh, NC 27604

Tuesday – Friday: 8AM – 2PM

Cheapest menu option: Drip Coffee – $1.50

Noise Level: Average

Wi-Fi: Free

A local café offering chill vibes, a great atmosphere, and the perfect environment for college students to study.


Deja Brew Coffee House

5001 Falls Of Neuse Rd Raleigh, NC 27609

Monday – Friday: 6AM – 6PM

Saturday – Sunday: 7AM – 6PM

Noise Level: Average

Wi-Fi: Free

Freshly brewed coffee and hand-crafted espresso beverages, along with fresh muffins, danish, croissants, toasted bagels, and sandwiches. Deja provides indoor seating as well as a covered patio.


Lucky Tree

3801 Hillsborough St, Ste 137, Raleigh, NC 27607

Tuesday – Friday: 8AM – 2PM

Noise Level: Low

Wi-Fi: Free

All the items on Lucky Tree Café & Makers Market’s menu are made using whole ingredients and are completely wheat-free, with many of the items being vegan friendly. The artistic décor is made of repurposed items that would have otherwise been discarded.


Sola Coffee Cafe

7705 Lead Mine Rd Raleigh, NC 27615

Monday – Saturday: 7AM – 5PM

Cheapest menu option: Apple Juice / 12 Oz. $1.60, Milk / Whole Or Skim – 12 Oz. $1.60

Wi-fi: Free

Noise Level: Average

A family-owned neighborhood café that has been serving counterculture coffee to North Raleigh since 2012. You can bring your furry friend along, too, as dogs are allowed at the café.


Black & White Coffee Roasters

314 Brooks St Wake Forest, NC 27587

Monday – Saturday: 7AM – 6PM

Sunday:  9AM – 5PM

Cheapest menu option: Instant Coffee – $12.00 (6 pouches that make 1 – 8oz cup each)

Noise Level: Average

A local Wake Forest roaster with a welcoming environment, great food, and the only pour-over coffee bar in town. You are free to grab a quick cup while passing by or sit back and relax inside or outside this shop. They roast every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.


Heirloom Brewshop

219 SW St Raleigh, NC 27603

Monday – Sunday: 8AM – 7PM

Cheapest menu option: Single Mochi Donut – $3

Wi-Fi: Free

Noise Level: Low

This bustling-all-day locale serves mochi doughnuts, five-spice lattes, Japanese milk toasts, Taiwanese fried chicken, and sake-based cocktails.


Jubala Coffee

8450 Honeycutt Rd, Ste 104, Raleigh, NC 27615

Monday – Saturday: 7AM – 5PM

Cheapest menu option: Espresso 2oz (Two shots of espresso Hologram from Counter Culture Coffee pour on their La Marzocco Strada) – $3.00

Wi-fi: Free

Noise Level: Average

All of Jubala’s coffee is roasted by Counter Culture twice a week to order. Jubala is dedicated to a transparent and sustainable coffee culture as well as cutting-edge coffee education.


Barnes & Noble

5959 Triangle Town Blvd, Unit 2107, Raleigh, NC 27601

Sunday: 11AM – 6PM

Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 7PM

Noise Level: Average

B&N’s Café is serving on a To-Go or BN Café App pickup basis only. Available for quick pickup are Starbucks coffee and beverages, Harney & Sons tea tins, cookies, sandwiches, and more.



2304 Hillsborough St, Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27607

Sunday – Thursday: 10:30AM – 9:30PM

Friday – Saturday: 10:30AM – 10:00PM

Noise Level: Average

MÖGE TEE is a successful international tea shop that has only recently begun its debut here in the states. They make all of their bubble tea with natural and fresh ingredients and offer a wide variety of unique and flavorful options—like their purple yam bubble milk tea or foam rose oolong tea.


The Morning Times

10 E Hargett St Raleigh, NC 27601

Monday – Sunday: 7AM – 6PM

Cheapest menu option: 12 oz Drip Coffee – $2.50

Noise Level: Average

Wi-Fi: Free

Quality, locally roasted coffee and unique menu items in a calm and cozy atmosphere.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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