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suggestions on cafes for studying at night in phoenix?

eig Jun 11, 2007 07:59 PM

so it's about 8pm and I need a place to go get some studying done in phoenix. I'm located at 16th Street and Camelback. There are starbucks and similar places nearby, but the one's I've looked into are all about to close soon. anyone have some suggestions where I can find a table? thanks

  1. Seth Chadwick Jun 11, 2007 08:56 PM

    You might try Drip Coffee at 7th Street near Thomas (http://www.dripcoffeelounge.com/) They are open until 10 PM

    Also, there is a place near 7th Street and Glendale called Unlimited Coffee and they are also open on weekdays until 10 PM and weekends until Midnight. www.unlimitedcoffee.com

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    1. re: Seth Chadwick
      eig Jun 11, 2007 09:10 PM

      thanks for all the suggestions, i'll try lux tonight and these other places before too long. i love it when chowhound works

      1. re: eig
        geg5150 Jun 12, 2007 07:22 AM

        Not a cafe at all, but you can sit outside and it's pretty quiet or during the week inside, Delux. Grab a cuppa or a milkshake and study away. They're open till 2 a.m.

        I hate to say it, but you're right near the 5 & Diner, no chowhound desination, but it's open 24 hours and you can hog a booth for a while. I will admit that I love their grilled cheese, nothing special, just good.

        1. re: eig
          ccl1111 Jun 12, 2007 10:23 AM

          haven't been there yet (recommended by winedubar for their coffee a while ago) but i called copper star coffee this weekend to see late they are open & they are open until 11. not sure if they have wifi. on 7th street a bit north of indian school (west side of the road).

          1. re: ccl1111
            silverbear Jun 12, 2007 11:02 AM

            Copper Star does indeed have wifi:


            By the way, Copper Star is on 7th Avenue, not 7th Street. I hate to nitpick, but I'm sure we've all experienced cases in which the distinction between street and avenue is a difference of several miles. Copper Star is just south of the bend in 7th Ave and occupies what appears to be an old gas station.

            1. re: silverbear
              ccl1111 Jun 12, 2007 11:48 AM

              sorry. that's no nitpick. that's just a bonehead on my part. i was seeing 7th avenue in my mind (and taking a detour to fry bread house to get a honey powdered sugar one).

            2. re: ccl1111
              ccl1111 Jun 18, 2007 09:45 PM

              fyi, we went to try copper star on saturday but they were already closed at around 10:40 so i don't know what you should expect.

          2. re: Seth Chadwick
            pickychick Jun 12, 2007 03:00 PM

            Unlimited Coffee is good because they have free wifi and lots of seating - a HUGE long table in the middle of the room with power outlets available if you start to drain your battery. You can spread out all of your books, paper, computer, etc. with no worry about space. They also have tables and couches. The only negatives about the place are that I don't always like the music selection and sometimes it is quite empty (usually later in the evenings - there is a pretty steady flow of people on weekends) which can be good if you are trying to study, but sometimes it just feels a bit odd.

            1. re: pickychick
              drewb123 Jun 18, 2007 07:21 PM

              Mama Java's 36th st and indian or hava java 32nd street and camelback

          3. silverbear Jun 11, 2007 08:42 PM

            Coffee Plantation at Biltmore Fashion Park (24th and Camelback) is the closet place I can think of. It will work if you just need a place to camp out. If quality of food and beverage is equally important, Lux on Central just south of Campbell would be a better choice.

            1. winedubar Jun 11, 2007 08:22 PM

              exactly how late are you looking for?

              www.dripcoffeelounge.com is open til 10, free wifi, and 7th street south of thomas. lux is open til i think midnight and they are on central north of indian school...

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              1. re: winedubar
                AZBconcierge Jun 11, 2007 08:35 PM

                Willo House is always my favorite for late night studying at 3rd and McDowell.

                1. re: winedubar
                  eig Jun 11, 2007 09:06 PM

                  midnight's a good time, not that I can last that long, but just to give myself the option. usually around 11pm I end up calling it a night.

                  1. re: winedubar
                    eig Jun 11, 2007 10:15 PM

                    so I found out lux closes at 10pm on weekdays, but it's a pretty sweet little cafe. good drinks, good music, stylin' too

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