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Best Quiet Study Spots For Montreal Students During Finals Season

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Best Quiet Study Spots For Montreal Students During Finals Season

Montreal is famously known as a hub for students from all over the world. With 11 universities, 14 cégeps, 4 private colleges, and many other small schools, you'd think that finding a great study spot would be easy. Surprise, surprise, it isn't! 

With finals season coming up, MTL Blog has got you covered, bringing you the best study spots for the upcoming grind. 

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TL;DR  MTL Blog brings you the quietest Montreal study spots for finals season.

BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque [475 boul. de Maisonneuve]

Montreal's largest city library is also one of its quietest! Because many students tend to stick to their university libraries (or just populate Concordia's), the BAnQ is often left empty. You'll find the occasional UQAM student hanging out, but for the most part, you'll easily find a quiet corner with strong Wi-Fi to cram for those finals.

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Café Saint-Henri [four locations in Montreal]

Café Saint-Henri is a locally made micro-brew café that ethically sources their beans from certified farmers. With four locations in Montreal, you'll find the perfect spot for you. Come for the strong Wi-Fi signal, stay for the amazing coffee.

Check it out here!

Café Orange [4011 Decarie]

Café Orange is an N.D.G. institution near Villa-Maria metro station that offers delicious food and amazing coffee. Since it's off the beaten path, you're sure to find a quiet table or booth for your studying needs.

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Café Replika [252 Rachel E.]

Café Replika is a cute and cozy little spot that mostly services McGill students and Plateau hipsters. You'll find plenty of seating and amazing coffee at this café.

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Bristol Chai [30 Prince Arthur W.]

Famous for being one of Montreal's first dedicated chai bars, Bristol Chai offers an amazing range of options for you chai tea lovers. They also have a variety of snacks such as salads, sandwiches, and macaroons. Study in peace and quiet while watching the Prince Arthur traffic through the café's giant windows.

Check it out here!

Le Caravane Café [3506 ave Lancombe]

Strong Wi-Fi, delicious food, a whole lotta plugs, and couches? Sign me up. Le Caravane Café in Côte-des-Neiges is definitely one of the quietest spots on this list because of how far from downtown it is. Don't let that stop you though, because you will get an insane amount of work done at Le Caravane.

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Café Aunja [1448 Sherbrooke W.]

The stunningly gorgeous Café Aunja is located on one of Montreal's busiest streets, but you wouldn't know it if you stepped inside. This family-owned and operated tea house offers an incredible assortment of teas so that you can stay focused during finals season. Though make sure they aren't hosting folk music or poetry events if you're looking for peace and quiet.

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Café Santropol [3990 St-Urbain]

By now, you should've already visited Santropol to enjoy their amazing terrasse in the summertime. During finals season, Santropol is a perfect choice for Plateau students looking for a cozy study spot away from the hustle of downtown. Their sandwiches are top notch, by the way.

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La Croissanterie Figaro [5200 rue Hutchinson]

Figaro is one of the fancier options on this list but students in the Mile-End love it for its delectable croissants and seating options. Not a great option for group studies, but you'll love it if you need a quiet corner to pump out that essay.

Check it out here!

Kafein Café-Bar [1429A Bishop]

Concordia students already love Kafein, but the Montreal crammers, in general, don't often choose it as their first study spot. It can get quite busy during rush hour but if you come at the right time, Kafein will quickly become one of your favourite study spots.

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Shaika Café [5526 Sherbrooke W.]

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Shaika Café in N.D.G. is a prime spot for a study sesh because it offers a ton of seats, plugs on almost every wall, and incredible coffee. You'll often spot writer types pounding away on their screenplay and the occasional Loyola student cramming for their finals.

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Aloha Espresso Bar [15 de la Commune W.]

Aloha Espresso Bar offers a unique concept unlike any other café in Montreal. With a Hawaiian theme featuring poke bowls, açai bowls, and tropical sandwiches, Aloha is a singular study experience. It's rather quiet there during the winter months, so if studying in a tropical paradise is your thing, go there tout de suite.

Check it out here!

Tommy Café [two locations in the Old Port]

Tommy is a delicious spot to go for a date but it's also an amazing spot to study. It's quaint, quiet, with a good choice of seating and fantastic coffee. It gets a little crowded at dinnertime, but you shouldn't be studying at dinnertime anyway!

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Le Dépanneur Café [206 Bernard W.]

Le Dépanneur Café is a hub for hipsterdom, but if you can get over that, it's a wonderful place to plop down and write that final. With many food options and delicious coffee, you'll have no excuse but to dedicate yourself to your screen.

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Café OSMO [51 Sherbrooke W.]

Café OSMO is a perfect spot tostudy regardless of the season. Mostly known for its huge terrasse in the summer, OSMO was built with students in mind. It has all the resources that you can imagine — strong Wi-Fi, good coffee and plenty of seating.

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Club Insiders Anticafé [2067 Crescent #205]

Anticafé is billed as a coworking space that is open to the public. Students, freelancers, and business people, alike, choose Anticafé for all their needs. Great for groups or if you're flying solo, you're guaranteed to find a spot.

Check it out here!

Café Station W [3852 Wellington]

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Station W is off the beaten path in Verdun so you can be certain to find a quiet corner to study in. Perfect for group or solo studying, Station W is open late during the week so you can get in some of that last minute cramming before the exam.

Check it out here!

Happy studying, Montreal!

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