248 Mercer Street
Think Coffee is one of the most environmentally friendly coffee shops and it is less than two minutes away from Stern and a great place to be productive during your free time. The abundance of seating paired with its warm and cozy atmosphere makes this location the perfect place to get a hot chai tea latte on a cold winter day. And a bonus: if you sign up for the reward program you will get a free drink after 10 visits!
2. Bite Food and Coffee
Bite Food and Coffee has a clean pink and marble aesthetic with an accent neon sign. The ambiance is calm, relaxed, and welcoming, making it a perfect place to grab some avocado toast and coffee while finishing up a paper. Similar to Think Coffee, this cafe has a stamp reward card and every 10 drinks, you will get a free one!
3. Bluestone Lane
51 Astor Place
This Australian style coffee shop has more than just coffee with a delicious selection of breakfast and brunch foods. The light blue, succulent displays, and big windows add to its cool and chill vibe. Although there is not a lot of seating, the aesthetic of this shop makes it worth it.
4. Irving Farm
78 W 3rd Street
A five minute walk from Stern, this coffee shop is very spacious with an earthy and mellow color scheme. Irving Farm has amazing coffee and bagels, the only downside is the lack of wifi. However, if you want to catch up on some reading, it is perfect to avoid the distractions of technology.
Starbucks is a classic coffee shop with an abundance of drinks and snacks, seating, and an extensive rewards program. You can find one every few blocks when you’re in the city, but here are the closest ones to Stern that are great for studying!
45 W 4th Street
Located across from Gould Plaza, it’s convenient and easily accessible. And better yet, they take dining dollars! There is plenty of seating in this location, although it gets crowded throughout the day and can be dark inside if you are not by a window.
10 Waverly Place
Looking for a different Starbucks experience? There is a reserve close by! The reserve is smaller than the one across from Stern, it takes mobile order, has special reserve cups, and is well lit.
13-25 Astor Place
Last, but not least, this is my favorite Starbucks and one of the biggest ones I have been to! This location has all different kinds of seating from comfy chairs to tables to high to seating along the windows with a view of The Cube.