Best Study Spots in Downtown Tulsa

    

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Sometimes the best thing you can do for your productivity is to get out of your regular study spot, away from the noise, and find a great coffee shop, library, park, or other area to get some studying done without the distractions of day-to-day life. We've rounded up some of the best study spaces in downtown Tulsa for you to try out!

Topeca Coffee

Location: 507 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103

Guests love Topeca Coffee for its delicious brews sourced from their family farm in El Salvador, as well as a mellow, relaxing place to study. With hours ranging from 6 in the morning until midnight, there are plenty of times for you to grab a cup and sit with your homework or reading materials. 

Central Library

Location: 400 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103

Downtown Tulsa’s beautiful new library makes for a perfect--free--study space. There are multiple seating areas, inside and out, beautiful art displays, a vast selection of books, and even free wifi. You can grab a drink or snack from the coffee shop inside or even bring a drink with a closed lid and a small snack for yourself.

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918 Coffee

Location: 2446 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104

Spacious feeding area makes 918 Coffee a great place to grab a group of friends or classmates and get your study on. They serve a variety of award-winning coffee and have organic and certified fair trade options. More than 500 reviewers on Google have rated it highly for its welcoming atmosphere, great service, and tasty food and beverages.

Shades of Brown Coffee and Art

Location: 3302 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74105

Be surrounded by stunning are and delicious food at Shades of Brown Coffee & Art in Tulsa. It's the perfect place to sit down and do some creative thinking, meet with classmates to study, or put in some solid work on a project. A local guide even called it the “best coffee shop in town for students.” You are sure to be inspired by the artful touches within the shop, as well as the others who are there conversing, working, and being inspired as well.

Foolish Things Coffee Company

Location: 1001 S Main St, Tulsa, OK 74119

Foolish Things Coffee Company may have a jocular name, but they are on a mission. On their site, they encourage guests to be “agents of change, to help recover that which distinguishes us.” (See any similarities with SNU’s mission?) The shop is replete with unique touches, artfully brewed drinks, and places to sit, gather, and study. 

The Gypsy Coffee House

Location: 303 N M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74103

If you’re looking for a study space with a quirky feel, look no further than the Gypsy Coffee House. Located in a converted warehouse, it has a unique, open decor which matches perfectly with their skillfully created beverages. Head in for an afternoon of studying to knock out a bunch of work, and then stay for one of their fun events like an open mic night. 

The Coffee House on Cherry Street

Location: 1502 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120

The Coffee House on Cherry Street boasts a wide selection of rich treats, delicious coffee, and a setting that is perfect for studying, meeting with friends, or even grabbing a quick meal on the go. Late night studiers will enjoy the extended hours that go as late as 11 p.m.

Panera Bread 

Location: 1624 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Panera Bread seems to be a standby for those who need a study escape with delicious comfort food. Head to Panera Bread while you're downtown running errands and get some studying done before meeting friends or family for dinner, or head there for a meal and study session on your own.

Cirque Coffee

Location: 1317 E 6th St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Grab a delicious caffeinated beverage in the beautifully decorated Cirque Coffee. The industrial decor and scent of coffee and food make for a relaxing yet industrious time spent studying. Reviewers have raved about the lattes as well as the welcoming atmosphere.

Magic City Books

Location: 221 E Archer St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Where better to be inspired for a paper or project than surrounded by thousands of literary works? At Magic City Books, they have a coffee shop, a broad selection of books, and also serve some food. It is highly rated on Yelp, and a great place to go for a afternoon focused studying.

DoubleShot Coffee Company

Location: 1633 S Boulder Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119

DoubleShot coffee company takes beauty and design to the next level in their stunning location. Reviewers have shared how much they especially enjoy cold-brewed coffee, often served in scientific beakers. On the drive to the building, you may even enjoy listening to their podcast where they talk about different subjects related to coffee making, as well as feature their regulars. Visit DoubleShot and get ready to be inspired. 

Centennial Park

Location: 1028 E 6th St, Tulsa, OK 74120

We had to include an outdoor option for those who need an escape from being or working indoors. When the weather is nice, Centennial Park is a great place to grab your notes and head out for a study session in nature. If you need an internet connection for your assignment, set up your laptop and mobile hotspot in a shady place and get some work done before heading to play with friends or family or going on a healthy walk for some exercise.

Next time you're working on a homework deadline or needing to pack in some studying for an exam, try out one of these spots. You may just find your new hangout, or at least some distraction free studying space!

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