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Best Coffee Shops for Studying or Working


It’s the middle of the week, you’re swamped with homework and you’ve been staring at your bedroom wall for the past three hours. It’s time for a change of location and a pick-me-up. Where can you find a good cup of coffee and a table with an outlet that isn’t your typical Starbucks? Luckily, Sonoma County has many independent and small chain coffee shops and with a large student community, there are definitely some sweet spots for getting your head in those books while also getting your caffeine fix. Here are some of our favorites!


4. Retrograde Coffee Roasters in Sebastopol

This local coffee shop is a hit with students, and there’s good reason! Retrograde’s cozy little space is crowded with tables and lots of people come with their laptops and books so you’ll feel a sense of solidarity and accountability to stay on task. And with locally roasted coffee, house-made syrups, and lots of vegan and gluten free options, you’re sure to find something you like to keep you full and focused.