College Guide: 6 Perfect Places to Study Off-Campus In Buffalo

City Guide, Coffee / Tea, Neighborhood Guides


Written by Kelsie Engert

Published on February 26, 2020

Ashker’s / Photo courtesy of instagram: @steph_crean

When doing anything other than homework feels like a guilt trip, you know it’s time to get studying. Every college student knows the best place to study is a cafe, under the caffeinated spell of coffee (or just a darn good panini) and who are we kidding, public scrutiny. These urban coffee shops around Buffalo offer the ideal atmosphere for jumping on that paper you’ve been procrastinating on thus far, or finally reviewing for your exam that’s in two days. Looking for a new place to put in some long hours?

In no particular order, here are some of our favorite places in Buffalo for studying:


study Ashker's

Ashker’s / Photo courtesy of instagram: @hereisliza

1. Ashker’s


1002 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222   / 69 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202

Located just a skip, step and a hop from Buffalo State, Ashker’s is a popular place to grab a coffee, sit down over a light healthy breakfast, or buckle down for a solid study date. Filled with mismatched vintage furniture, plants, and eclectic paintings by local artists, Ashker’s offers the ideal atmosphere for reading, thinking and learning. If you’re not a coffee-addict, or you’re looking for something a bit more refreshing to recharge, Ashker’s makes their own freshly-squeezed juice!


study Daily Planet Coffee

Daily Planet Coffee / Photo courtesy of instagram: @dailyplanetcoffee

2. Daily Planet


1862 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216

Between Canisius and UB South, Daily Planet serves up some delicious coffee, as well as paninis, wraps, salads and other sweet goodies. This cozy coffee shop offers a unique study atmosphere for students who prefer background noise while writing a paper, studying their notes or solving a math equation. Every week, Daily Planet has new local musicians performing acoustic, coffeehouse tunes for customers to enjoy while they sip (and study).


study Garage Cafe and Lounge

Garage Cafe & Lounge / Photo courtesy of instagram: @garagecafelounge

3. Garage Cafe & Lounge


1127 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY

This literal garage-turned cafe has a super cool vibe, with plenty of tables (and outlets) for tackling some school work. The Garage Cafe’s extensive menu consists of coffee, paninis, burgers, sandwiches, salads, small plates, and brunch bites to spice up your study session. Things may get a little rowdy once the evening bands come on, so if you’re easily distracted, we suggest getting your studying out of the way in the am.



study Public Espresso

Public Espresso + Coffee / Photo courtesy of instagram: @foreveramy716

4. Public Espresso + Coffee


391 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203 / 2178 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14210

This downtown cafe, espresso bar and small batch roastery nestled in Hotel Lafayette is ideal for getting work done. Comfortably spacious characterized by high ceilings, white marble tables, black abstract paint accents, elegant plants, and chic couches, Public Espresso hosts a fabulous study space. The cafe’s menu presents a variety of delicious pastries, toasts, bowls, salads and sandwiches to pair with your scrumptious coffee!


study Remedy House

Remedy House / Photo courtesy of instagram: @aardrian

5. Remedy House


429 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213

This all-day coffee bar situated in Buffalo’s vibrant Five Points neighborhood offers a broad selection of coffee, food, and hard and soft beverages for “every mood, hour, budget, condition, affliction, affection, and need.” Whether you prefer to study in the morning or at night, this open-window cafe provides the quintessential atmosphere for total focus-mode. 


study Spot Coffee

Spot Coffee / Photo courtesy of instagram: @type1snowman

6. Spot Coffee


multiple locations

This is a go-to location for a long, hard study sesh. Spot has plenty of study nooks, charging outlets, and all kinds of seating for any type of study (high-top chairs with a window view, couches for the loungers, and tables for those who like to lay out every one of their notebooks/papers/laptops/etc.). They also serve over-the-counter breakfast, lunch, and dinner in case you need a little extra fuel.

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Kelsie Engert</a>

Written by Kelsie Engert

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