Nearby places to study for finals week


Inside Bon Bon Tea House. Photo credit: Aiyi Kang

Aiyi Kang

CSUN library is now open until midnight for students studying, but it will still be crowded during finals. Here are some ideas for other study spots near campus.

1. Barclays Coffee & Tea

8976 Tampa Ave, Northridge, CA 91324

Mon – Thu 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Barclays Coffee & Tea has established their reputation to serve good quality fresh-roasted coffee for more than 40 years. It’s a quiet place, and they offer free WIFI for students using their laptops and tablets. Their friendly baristas give you free coffee refills, and they also give out free things sometimes if you are studying hard.

2. Bon Bon Tea House

9663 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324

Sun – Thu 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Fri – Sat 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Bon Bon Tea House gives you a lot of choices for drinking, such as different flavored milk tea with Boba, smoothies, slushes, fresh tea, tea latte and many other options. The best part of their tea house is they have lots of seating, wooden tables and chairs, lounge style sofas and extra chairs stacked if needed. It’s a comfortable place for you and your friends to study.

Boba My Tea's patio. Photo credit: Aiyi Kang

3. Boba My Tea

18429 Nordhoff St. Ste C, Northridge, CA 91325

Sun – Wed 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Thu – Sat 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Many CSUN students consider Boba My Tea to be the best Boba tea in Northridge. If you like to sit outside, they have a big balcony with seats to let you enjoy the weather while studying. They do have sofas, tables and chairs inside the tea house too, since the place is popular. You may use the inside tables for a group meeting, and use the patio for self-studying.