So close to campus that it is basically a Western outlet, Christina’s is a favourite for its all-day $3 breakfasts and delectable Greek cuisine. Plus, it has existed since your parents were in university, making it a respected, legendary student hangout and a classic study spot.
Prince Albert’s Diner
This quaint diner is famous for its delicious food and being open after-hours. With great milkshakes, perogies, and fries you will definitely get your energy food fix in this chilled atmosphere. Prince Albert’s is located at 565 Richmond St.
London Public Library
Located at 251 Dundas St., London’s Public Library offers a change of scenery from Western’s libraries. It’s also a great study place for students living downtown.
Galleria is downtown’s supposed “mall.” However, it is home to Rainbow Cinema, which offers cheap movie tickets and screens indie releases. The Galleria is a great study spot because it is so empty and quiet inside — there are only handful of stores in the mall.
You don’t have to be a J.Crew model with a laptop to find these cafés welcoming. Their sofa lounge atmosphere with quick coffee access makes these locations a relaxing and refreshing change from Western libraries. Starbucks has several London locations: 1037 Wellington Rd., 86 Fanshawe Park Rd. E, 162 Dundas St. and 640 Hyde Park.
Williams Coffee Pubs
Williams Coffee Pubs offer great coffee and a studious, laid-back atmosphere, much like Starbucks. Also, if your stomach starts rumbling while you are in deep thought, Williams offers a wide selection of food. London locations include 578 Richmond St. and 981 Wellington Rd.
If none of the aforementioned study spots appeal to you, other popular London cafés include the following:
Café One Fresh Food Eateries (552 Richmond St.)
Caffe Demetre (660 Richmond St.)
The Symposium Café (620 Richmond St.)