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Coffee shop hopping: 8 places where you can study

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Struggle to be productive in your room? Are the libraries too busy? Or do you just need a change of environment? Not to worry. Here are some great coffee spots in the Northern Corner where you can walk-in and be your best-productive-self. Whether you just want a cup of coffee, a slice of yummy vegan pie, or would like to get some brunch as you work, these 7 spots provide the perfect environment to be productive but feel relaxed.

TAKK:This Nordic Inspired independent coffee company has three outlets in Manchester, including one on campus. No reservation is needed and is best to study during weekdays/morning hours.

Locations: 6 Tariff Street, M1 2FF, Unit 1 Hatch, M1 7ED and University Green M13 9GP

Idle Hands: Known for their great selection of vegan pies, Idle Hands has a cool classroom vibe to it whether empty or full, which automatically puts you in a productive groove as you chow down on their great breakfast menu.

Location: 35 Dale St, Manchester M1 2HF

The Green Lab: If you are looking for bright, airy and green spaces, The Green Lab might just be for you.

Alongside friendly staff, they have the widest variety when it comes to menu options, from great coffee and bagels, to protein shakes and smoothies, and even Ramen or Nutrition bowls. It may be considered pricy, but the portion sizes are definitely worth the price.

Location: 32-34 Dale St, Manchester M1 1FY

Foundation Coffee House: With three different locations, all equally great, Foundation Coffee House is a definite must-visit. From the rustic warehouse theme to the friendly staff, and delicious menu options, Foundation Coffee House serves as a great spot for brunch and socializing, and the perfect place for studying and getting work done.

Locations: Lever Street, M1 1JB, 48 – 50 Whitworth Street, M1 6LS and 11 Portland Street M1 3HU

North Tea Power: Up a set of stairs on 36 Tib St, is the cozy North Tea Power. Although it may be crowded on the weekends, this little cafe is the perfect weekday spot to grab a slice of cake alongside a cup of the and finish any essays/readings you have to do.

Location: 36 Tib Street, M4 1LA

Chapter One Books: I’m sure you’ve heard of Chapter One Books if you are studying in Manchester. Located in Chatsworth House, 23 Lever St, this popular coffee shop tends to get very busy, and you sometimes may have to wait to be seated if you are in a group. But their menu is very easily customizable, whether you want vegan or gluten free options, and they do not charge extra on any syrups you want with your coffee. I personally recommend their vegan brownie. Thank me later!

Location: Chatsworth House, 23 Lever Street

Ezra & Gil: Last, but definitely not the least on this list is Ezra & Gil. There are two different locations, and best of all, they have laptop friendly window seats and laptop free tables. Well known for their breakfast foods, this cafe tends to get very busy, very quickly, but the staff do their best to get you seated and comfortable as quickly. So, grab a few friends and a few flashcards, find a laptop free table at Ezra & Gill, and test each other over a few plates of French Toast!

Location: 20 Hilton St, M1 1FR, 49 Peter Street, M2 3NG

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