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The Best Cafes to Study and Eat Around Campus

Story by Jenny Woo
March 16, 2021

There are countless of libraries and study spaces on Purdue’s campus. Though, sometimes you might crave an atmosphere that is a little more casual where you can have a study session with your friends, and eat some food at the same time!

Today, I’m going to give you an insider’s view of the best places around campus to study and eat:

1. Fuel

This is one of my all-time favorite cafes on campus! I used to come with my friends all the time and grab a cup of my favorite drink, the Amomicano, and one of their delicious menu items, the zucchini bread. The atmosphere is cozy and warm, and is located right near the Physics & Neil Armstrong science buildings on campus.

Location: 460 Northwestern Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906

2. Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co.

Another fan favorite is the famous Greyhouse Coffee shop located right in the heart of Chauncey Square! This beautiful coffee shop has plenty of sitting room for students to come with friends to socialize and study. One amazing thing that Greyhouse helps host every year, along with Purdue Christian Campus House and other sponsors, is a music/art festival called Starry Night. Local artists, food vendors, and students can come and enjoy what’s offered under the starry night sky. I’ve never missed out on going in the years I’ve been at Purdue!

Location: 100 Northwestern Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Jenny Woo

3. Vienna Espresso Bar & Bakery

And saving the best for last, my personal favorite coffee place near campus: Vienna Espresso Bar & Bakery. This coffee place is rumored to have been around the longest near campus (don’t take my word on this) but is an original favorite of past Purdue alumni. My roommate and I used to go and study (who am I kidding, we went for the food, lots of vegan options as well) every weekend. If you’re lucky, you might catch one of their poetry slam nights!

Location: 208 South St, West Lafayette, IN 47906

The views of the author are not necessarily those of the Grad School or Purdue University.