10 Caffeinated Study Spots Every NAU Student Should Know

Attention incoming NAU students: below is a complete guide to all the walkable, off-campus coffee shops that are ideal for a caffeinated study sesh (or for stress-eating delicious pastries to distract you from your workload). Check them out:

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1. Matador Coffee (less than a mile from campus)

203 S. Milton Rd. (6:30 AM - 7 PM) Free WiFi

Matador not only makes the coffee, they also roast their own beans. A cozy spot to grab a cup of joe and a snack, they are conveniently located right next to campus.

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2. Macy's European Coffee House and Bakery (less than a mile from campus)

14 S. Beaver St. (6 AM - 8 PM) Free WiFi

Macy's is a Flagstaff institution. It has been going strong for 30 years. Coffee, tea, breakfast, and lunch made up of all vegetarian options. Macy's is always abuzz with the latest Flagstaff happenings.


3. Campus Coffee Bean (0.5 miles from campus)

Address: 1800 S Milton Rd #24
Hours: 6 AM - 10 PM

This colorful coffee shop is in walking distance from campus. Offering casual American, Mexican & Mediterranean bites, this spot has it all: snacks, meals, juice, coffee, tea, and happy hour. The Campus Coffee Bean also hosts live music and readings from time to time, so be sure to peep their Facebook Page for upcoming events.


4. Firecreek Coffee Company (0.5 miles from campus) 

Address: 22 Historic Rte 66
Hours: 7 AM - 7 PM

Not only does Firecreek have great pastries and fresh coffee, they also rotate their art frequently and host live music in the venue at the back. Check them out for studying and then later in the evenings for entertainment.

5. Late For The Train (0.6 miles from campus)

Address: 22 E Birch Ave
Hours: 7 AM - 5 PM

This homey coffee shop specializes in dark roast coffees and offers a variety of specialty drinks, plus light fare. In the summer they have delicious hand-made Italian sodas and all manner of coffee and tea offerings.

6. Rendezvous (0.6 miles from campus) 

Address: 100 N San Francisco St
Hours: 6:30 AM - 2 AM

This elegant lounge serves coffee & artisanal cocktails in the lobby of the Hotel Monte Vista. Their long wooden bar and window spots is the ideal place for people watching. In the evening they transition to a beer, wine, and cocktail spot.

7. Steep Leaf Lounge (0.6 miles from campus) 

Address: 1 E Aspen Ave
Hours: 8 AM - 10 PM

Little window cubbies offer a great place to settle in for reading or meeting with friends. In addition to their wide variety of teas, they also have some coffee and snack options, as well as non edible items like creative mugs, prints, and socks for sale. A one of a kind Flagstaff spot.

8. The Toasted Owl Cafe (0.6 miles from campus)

Address: 12 S Mikes Pike St
Hours: 7 AM - 4 PM

Toasted Owl offers coffee, tea, and pastries along with a full menu of entree options. A favored brunch spot in Flagstaff.

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9. Single Speed Coffee Cafe (0.7 miles from campus)

Address: 2 S Beaver St
Hours: 7 AM - 6 PM

Single Speed Cafe is new to Flagstaff and quickly becoming a favorite. They have many tasty treats, along with breakfast burritos and even cold brew on nitro tap. Check them out for studying and snacking.

10. White Dove Coffee Shop (3.3 miles from campus) 

2211 E 7th Ave (6:30 AM - 6 PM) - Free WiFi

This Beatles-theamed cafe has been serving Flagstaff (especially the awesome east side) for ten years now. They just remodeled and added some great new items to the menu (like fresh sweet and savory CREPES ) to complement their always excellent espresso and coffee drinks. A great place to hang out with friends, have a business meeting, get some homework done or just warm up next to the fire with a good book, a house made pastry and of course some great coffee.