Places to study during finals week

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Merry Schlarman

I understand how unappealing that AP Psych packet looks when it’s sitting on your desk, but what about if it was next to a pot of tea and scones at a coffee shop?

It’s the most stressful time of year, again. I understand how unappealing that AP Psych packet looks when it’s sitting on your desk, but what about if it was next to a pot of tea and scones at a coffee shop? Sometimes, where you study is just as important as how motivated you are to do the work. Here are three of my favorite studying spots in STL. 

Kayak Coffee: 270 N Skinker Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130

Situated across from Washington University, Kayak Coffee is the perfect place to spend all day ensconced among your books. The inside of the cafe resembles a ski lodge, and their hot chocolate is everything. It’s owned by Kalid’s, so all your favorite drinks and snacks will be on the menu. It is about a 30 minute drive from Kirkwood, but that just gives you time to listen to music and relax before committing to your homework. 

Kaldi’s Coffee: 120 S Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Kaldi’s is probably a ten minute drive from your house, which will be much more appealing to KHS students. The menu is unbeatable with their turkey avocado sandwich and blueberry scones. There are a variety of seating options, so it’s perfect for group or individual studying. My only qualm with Kaldi’s is that there are about five outlets present, so make sure that you charge your electronics before studying there. You also have to get there RIGHT when it opens, otherwise, you’ll be out of luck, and have to study at home instead. 

The London Tea Room: 3128 Morganford Rd, St. Louis, MO 63116

The London Tea Room is a quaint coffee shop in the heart of St. Louis. You can either take a table next to the windows or situate yourself close to the scrumptious display of desserts. It can be pretty busy, so you’ll need to get there early and get a table big enough for all your textbooks. There are plenty of outlets and the menu is amazing, so you won’t go hungry. Just like Kayak, it is a bit of a drive so you’ll need to make a commitment to studying here. Other than that, it’s the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon.