It is midterm season, and you know what that means! Hours and hours of sitting in the library or one of the various study lounges around campus are in store, while you mindlessly go through textbooks and old spirals at a fervent pace.
If you are anything like me, than you probably resemble Gollum a bit when you study … locked in your room, hunched over your desk, eating microwavables for every meal, trying to cram pieces of information into your brain and repeating the same phrase or equation over and over and over… I think you get the picture.
Why don’t you take off your pajamas and fuzzy socks, put away the Ramen, grab your backpack and headphones and go somewhere where you can eat real food, study AND be a part of society.
Here is a list of San Antonio restaurants that all have great ambiance, delicious food and, maybe most importantly, free WiFi.
5450 Babcock Rd. #112
I wrote an entire paper last week while eating Shawarma on the shaded patio out front of Pita Gourmet. It is a bit of a drive, but if you like Mediterranean food, then it is worth it. It is generally relatively quiet and calm.
Candlelight Coffee House
3011 North St Mary’s St.
Candlelight is definitely within walking distance from Trinity. Their menu is very diverse. The food ranges from baked brie (one of my favorites) to double fudge chocolate cake. You can curl up on any one of the numerous couches, sip on a little loose leaf tea or an Italian Cream Soda, and do all of that reading you were supposed to be doing every night this semester.
5714 Evers Rd.
If you have ethnic taste buds, or just like to be a little diverse now and then, it will probably be much easier to focus on bio, chem or whatever it is you are working on with some baklava and a pot of tea in front of you. Not to mention the whole resaurant is filled with cushions and alcoves, perfect for midterm nesting.
555 E. Basse Rd.
You live in San Antonio, whether you originated here or not. You have probably developed a taste for breakfast tacos. Cafe Salsita is relatively inexpensive, super close and definitely worthy of a Sunday morning study spree.
Magnolia Pancake Haus
606 Embassy Oaks
Whether it’s blueberry pancakes, belgian waffles, bacon pancakes, or just coffee, you can get it at Magnolia Pancake House. It is a step above IHOP and won’t cost you any more, but alas it is not open 24 hours. Pancakes and Political Science go great together…surely I’m not the only one who has noticed that.
255 E. Basse Rd.
If you are periodically compelled to dabble in the area of dessert while you work, Yogurt Zone is the perfect place for that. There are cushioned seats and iPod docks so that you can control your own music. It is perfect for study groups, and there is seating both inside and outside. You don’t even have to feel guilty about eating sugar either, because any psychology professor will tell you that glucose helps you focus.