With finals coming up and temperatures rapidly dropping, sometimes what us students need the most is a nice, relaxing place with some good food for long study sessions. Panera Bread, Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts can get noise, which can often cause a dilemma for students wanting to find a quiet place to study. Pascal’s Coffeeshop, located on 112 NW 16th St., provides just that.
This two-story café features displayed artwork and many tables for students to sit at, hang out and relax. The atmosphere is very mellow and peaceful, making this a perfect study spot.
By nature, I’m not a huge tea person. I would much rather drink a macchiato or a hot mocha. However, I absolutely fell in love with the tea at Pascal’s. It's especially great anytime I catch a cold. My favorite tea to get there is London fog, which is Earl Grey tea, vanilla and steamed milk. It reminds me a lot of a cappuccino, minus the coffee taste, and really helps warm me up.
Besides tea and coffee, Pascal’s has quite a wonderful selection of pastries. My favorite is the chocolate croissant, which, when warmed up, completely melts in your mouth. There are also more unique items like Brazilian cheese bread and guava cream cheese croissants.
If I could recommend one place for students looking for a place to hunker down from the cold weather and study for finals, it would be Pascal’s.
Students drink coffee and study at Pascal’s Coffeehouse, two blocks north of campus on Northwest 16th Street.