11 Caffeinated Study Spots Near Arizona State University

The perfect study spot: it can be different for everyone. But if you're the kind of Sun Devil that enjoys a warm and productive atmosphere as opposed to the quiet, cold, and sometimes limited campus library, we've rounded up some great local coffee shops near the ASU Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses that would serve as great study spots that also serve up delicious coffee drinks. 


Whether you're new or a returning Sun Devil, make a point to venture off campus and explore your surrounding community. You may be pleasantly surprised by the number of new local restaurants, bars, stores, and coffee shops that have sprouted near the ASU campus! 

Tempe Main Campus

Venture off campus to find a cozy study spot and unique coffee and tea drinks at these local coffee shops:

Cartel Coffee Lab

Hip coffeehouse serving up house-roasted brews in chill, bohemian surroundings. A popular stop for students to take a study break or hit the books. 
Address: 225 W University Dr #101, Tempe, AZ 85281 (also check out their downtown Phoenix location!)
Hours: 7am – 10pm
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Steve's Espresso

We call this latte art piece "Rosemary Sprig in a Hurricane" (copyright stevesespresso 2016)

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Convivial cafe & covered patio offering java drinks & baked goods in a warm, red-walled setting. Not too far from campus, Steve's Espresso is a great stop for a quieter study spot. 
Address: 1801 E Baseline Rd #102, Tempe, AZ 85283
Hours: Open weekdays 5:30am - 7pm, weekends 6:30am - 7pm
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Infusion Coffee and Tea

Come start your weekend off right!! Who wants a cold brew?

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Infusion Coffee and Tea is a boutique craft roasting and brewing company offering healthy food and snacks for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week and 14 different coffees brewed 6 different ways. They also carry 30 + tea blends including white, green, herbal and mate.
Address: 1300 E 8th St #100, Tempe, AZ 85281
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 8am – 8pm, on Sunday 9am - 5pm
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Ncounter

Right off the light rail in the heart of Tempe, head to Ncounter for breakfast, lunch, or brunch time studying. 
Address: 310 S Mill Ave, Ste A101, Tempe, AZ 85281 (and be sure to check out their new downtown Phoenix location!)
Hours: Open 7am - 3pm
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Downtown Phoenix Campus

To keep students and working professionals well caffeinated, Phoenix has a variety of local coffee shops surrounding the ASU Downtown campus. 

Desoto Central Market

Hipster hangout offering eateries, a bar & a farmer's market in a vintage warehouse space. Hit up Tea and Toast inside for great coffee and tea selections, and then find a study spot in their expansive lower level or more private upstairs area. 
Address: 915 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours: Open 8am - 10pm Monday through Thursday, 8am - 12am Friday through Saturday, 8am - 9pm on Sunday
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BE Coffee

Airy, artsy counter-serve cafe providing craft coffee, free Wi-Fi and breakfast/lunch sandwiches. Located inside Monorchid, take a study break and wonder the art gallery or the nearby plant store. 
Address: 214 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours: Open 6am - 6pm Monday through Friday, 6:30am - 3:30pm on Saturday, 7:30am - 5pm on Sunday
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Phoenix Public Market Cafe

Chic bar/eatery serving seasonal meals, some using ingredients from the public market next door. They have a great selection of coffee and tea, as well as a shaded outdoor patio for cooler temperatures. 
Address: 14 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours: Open 7am - 10pm
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First Draft Book Bar at Changing Hands

Large, long-standing bookshop pairing its titles with beer, coffee, snacks & author events. Pull up a seat at the bar with your assigned reading and a caffeinated drink. 
Address: 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Hours: Open 9am - 10pm Monday through Saturday, 9am - 8pm on Sunday
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Jobot

Cold Brew Weather!

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Funky cafe offering locally roasted coffee, Southwestern-leaning bites & occasional live music. If you're a night owl, Jobot is open until 12am on weekdays and 24 hours on the weekend. 
Address: 333 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours: Open weekdays 7am - 12am, weekends 24 hours
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Copper Star Coffee

Have you tried our Thai tea yet?? Thanks @lafashionsnob for the pic!

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Trendy stop for locally roasted coffee & sandwiches in a renovated gas station. There's a drive thru if you need to grab a cup of coffee on your way to class. 
Address: 4220 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Hours: Open weekdays 5:30am – 10pm, weekends 6am - 10pm
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The Refuge Cafe

Another beautiful day at our little cafe.

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Creative, industrial space with a tiny patio serving cafe eats & tapas, plus wine & espresso drinks. There's a room in the back you can reserve for larger study groups. 
Address: 4727 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Hours: Open weekdays 7am - 6pm, weekends 8am - 2pm
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Urban Beans

We serve coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner 24/7/365. #coffeeachievers

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Cafe offering eclectic breakfast & lunch faves in an art-adorned space with mismatched furniture. Open 24 hours, drop by anytime to hit the books with coffee (or wine) in hand.
Address: 3508 N 7th St #100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Hours: Open 24 hours
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Nami Tsoft Serve & Coffee

This vegan coffee shop offers delicious coffee along with 100% vegan treats, in addition to their famous "tSoynami." Who doesn’t enjoy an organic, shade grown cup of coffee with their sweet treat?
Address: 2014 N 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Hours: Open 7am - 9:30pm
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Looking for more local hot spots near campus? Check out our Phoenix and Tempe Small Wonders maps!

Hours of operation subject to change at business' discretion, check hours with specific businesses.