Good late night study spots in the Boston area
I'm looking for some cafes open until 11pm or later in Boston, Brookline, Newton or the MetroWest area. Do they exist? Why does everything shut down so early?
My current spots:
Barnes and noble in Prudential Center (10pm, limited seating)
Starbucks on Boylston near Copley (10pm?, dirty)
Tables in Prudential Center near PF Chang's entrance (quiet, often empty)
Panera in Brookline (10pm, ample seating, relatively easy parking)
Starbucks on Beacon St in Brookline (10pm, Washington sq?)
Thinking Cup (awful lattes, no wifi, uncomfortable cramped seating, tiny tables, loud, poor lighting)
Gourmet Express in Porter Sq is open all night. It's a glorified convenience store with a pretty good prepared food selection and tables and chairs.
Moody's Falafel Palace in Central is open til 3am on weekends (Wed - Sun I think ). No toilet, but pleasant.
You can camp out at the Harvard Science Center at all hours, though there's no late food or coffee.
Moody's Falafel Palace
25 Central Sq, Cambridge, MA 02139
1864 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
The Trident is genuinely pleasant. It's open till midnight.
The Pamplona in Harvard Square is open till midnight. Quiet and classy,Spanish influenced cafe food, but no toilet.
Au Bon Pain in Harvard Square is open till 3 AM. It attracts everyone, but sometimes I can find a quiet corner there to work. The Hong Kong--really old style Chinese American food--in Harvard Square is open till 3 AM. You don't have to get a whole meal.
The deli on the corner of Brattle and Church Streets in Harvard Square is open all night. It's not particularly charming, but good if you need to work into the night. It's got wifi.