Apr 30th, 2017, 09:16 PM

Library Not Enough?

By Katie Angel
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Your guide to study-friendly cafes & coffeeshops in Paris...just in time for finals

1. Kozy Coffeeshop

Kozy, with this location located right off the École Militaire metro stop, is a haven for homework. The café follows a cafeteria format. Pre-prepared sandwiches, pasta, salads, yogurts, quiche, and even more are ready to eat. You pick out what you want and bring it to the counter. Here, you can also get a drink. The smoothies are highly recommended. Then, you take your tray to an empty table and get to work. Kozy is a hotspot for working professionals during their lunch breaks and students hunched over computers. Basically a library-cafeteria hybrid. 

79 Avenue Bosquet, 75007  Hours: 8 a.m.— 8 p.m.

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Anticafé is a coworking space. This means you pay for the amount of time you spend here, not for the amount of food or drinks you consume. The price is five euros an hour. Sounds steep, but Anticafe includes unlimited lattes/cappuccinos/tea/etc, in addition to light foods such as bread, crackers, chips, cookies, cereal, etc. Everyone here is working. Bring all your work, post up, and definitely take advantage of the caffeine buffet at your disposal.

79 Rue de Quincampoix (Beaubourg), 10 Rue de Richelieu (Louvre), & 6 Rue Chateau d'Eau (République)   Hours: 9 a.m.—10:30 p.m.

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The exact same concept as Anticafé. Pay for the amount of time you spend, bask in the glory of unlimited coffee/tea/small snacks. The only difference is the price at Hubsy maxes out at 20 euros. Meaning, even if you spend the whole day here, you will only pay 20 euros. A little more bang for your buck. 

41 Rue Réamur, 75003   Hours: 9 a.m. — 10 p.m.

Image Credit: Facebook/Hubsy Café & Coworking Paris

Le Cairn Coffeeshop

Organic, natural, healthy - Le Cairn is not only a great place to sit back with a book, but it also offers an array of healthy foods and organic juices. Try their juice of the day, which is usually a seemingly odd melangé of fruits and vegetables, until you try it and become hooked. Soup of the day is also a favorite, in addition to the yummy scones and other pastries. Undoubtedly, Le Cairn has the best chai lattes in Paris. Also, it's on the way to the library, so even if you do end up going to the library, you can stop by here instead of Starbucks. Bonus: Family owned and operated. 

3 Rue Dupont des Loges, 75007   Hours: 8 a.m. — 7 p.m.

Image Credit: Facebook/Le Cairn Coffee Shop & Naturopathie

Bleu Olive

The best place to work if you're looking for thick lattes and made-for-you food. Located right across from Rue Cler, Bleu Olive is perfect if you're in the campus neighborhood and want a bite to eat. Highly recommend the quiche of the day and the Pastrami cheddar sandwich. By far, the best ~aesthetic~ and decor out of this whole list. Just like Le Cairn, Bleu Olive is family-owned and operated. 

184 Rue de Grenelle, 75007  Hours: 8:30 a.m. — 7 p.m. (closed Sunday & Monday)

Image Credit: Facebook/Bleu Olive 

Happy studying!