Where to access the best coffeeshops for study groups

By Kalia Zellmer

I have been granted access to two of the most beautiful libraries I’ve visited in Boston: the beautiful Fisher College Library and the historical Boston Public Library at Copley Square. These two resources are much more than a place to research. They’re places where Fisher Falcons feel comfortable and supported to work on their assignments in a quiet and relaxed environment.

Beneficial as they are, however, a change of scenery is sometimes needed to recharge your focus or meet for study dates with friends and classmates. With study dates and coffeeshops in mind, below is a list of unique spots within walking distance from the Fisher College campus.

Tatte Bakery and Cafe'  

tatte coffee shop

This American-Mediterranean Bakery and Café has multiple locations near campus. Tatte’s Parisian aesthetic and late hours accessibility creates a perfect spot for students to study with a cup of coffee, or indulge in ordering from the all-day breakfast and weekend brunch menu that includes a wide variety of bakery items. According to Yelp, “In the world of coffee and pastries, Tatte Bakery offers a breath of fresh air.” With three locations, the closest to Fisher College is at 399 Boylston Street. Visit Tatte Bakery online here: Tatte Bakery Online

Thinking Cup 

thinking cup coffee shop

Just a few blocks from Fisher College is where Thinking Cup is sited on Newbury Street. Famed as the first coffeeshop in Boston to serve Stumptown coffee, they also offer teas, freshly baked pastries, and gourmet sandwiches. A recent Yelp review highlighted their popular Hazelnut Latte as a must-try: “The hazelnut latte is made with hazelnut paste and beautifully decorated with a steamed milk flower heart, and it was absolutely delicious.” With three locations, the closest to Fisher College is at 85 Newbury Street. Visit Thinking Cup coffee shop online here: Thinking Cup Online

Beacon Hill Books & Cafe 


One of the most charming cafés in Beacon Hill and all of Boston is at Beacon Hill Books & Café. This spot is separated in four levels, each with its own character and beauty to reflect the ambiance of Beacon Hill. Other than providing an impressive café, Boston Magazine describes this spot, “a painstakingly crafted bookstore experience replete with thoughtful design touches and charming nooks and crannies for readers of all kinds.” With an outstanding selection of books, alongside coffee, tea, breakfast, and lunch menus, Beacon Hill Books and Café is the perfect spot for book lovers to relax and enjoy this elegant hidden gem so close to campus at 71 Charles Street. Be sure to check out their website to follow the Day in Beacon Hill itinerary with stops at the former homes of some great writers. Visit Beacon Hill Books online here: Beacon Hill Books& Cafe Online

Blue Bottle Coffee 

blue bottle coffee place

Located on the stylish Newbury Street, and with another store location inside the Prudential Center, Blue Bottle is known for their fashionable design and expert baristas. Blue Bottle sets the standard for creating an exceptional experience for all visitors, including students who might need a change of scenery to work on their assignments and projects, alone, or with friends. 163 Newbury Street. Visit Blue Bottle Coffee online here: Blue Bottle Coffee Online

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