Relaxing places to prepare for final exams

Cecilia Areta

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Summer is almost here and it is winding down towards the last days of spring semester. Finals are approaching sooner than you think, do not succumb to procrastination and study while there is still time left.

Having the privilege of attending school in an urban area provides plenty of benefits.

Buried between the crevices of Downtown San Diego are joints that are perfect for studying when you feel the urge to get away from the library or simply need time off campus.

Here are a few inexpensive places that you might want to consider:

 Influx
Location: 1948 Broadway, between 19th St. and 20th St.
Travel time: About 10 minutes walking distance from City College
Hours: Monday thru Sunday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Free Wi-Fi: Yes

If you take a stroll across the bridge that is over interstate five you will come across this mod coffee shop.

It is not a full service restaurant but serves sandwiches, salads and baked goods.

Even at the crack of dawn you will notice students sipping their coffees and typing up papers or shuffling through flash cards.

Providing comfy chairs and just the right sized tables, this is a great option to get your study on.

 Sole Luna Café
Location: 702 Ash St., between 7th Ave. and 8th Ave.
Travel time: About 10 minutes walking distance from City College
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Free Wi-Fi: Yes

This place has great outdoor seating, when the weather is bright and sunny there are several students studying mostly in the morning or afternoon.

They are an Italian restaurant serving breakfast, and traditional cuisine during lunch and dinner.

 Krakatoa
Location: 1128 25th St., between B St. and C St.
Travel time: About 17 minutes walking distance from City College
Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free Wi-Fi: Yes

This business is a sandwich, tea and coffee place. Surrounding the complex are lush foliage, out on the patio on a clear day is a comfy place to do homework.

You see a few students having discovered this place already. The interior of the café is cozy and they offer the most fitting “study food”.

 Coffee & Art
Location: 777 6th Ave. #105, Between G St. and F St.
Travel time: About 10 minutes walking distance from City College
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free Wi-Fi: Yes

As the name implies, this bistro sells coffee and art.

The coffee shop offers a place where your creative juices can flow and although the tables are a bit quaint, this place would be nice to study at individually.

 Salad Style
Location: 807 F St., between 8th Ave. and Calif. St.
Travel time: About 8 minutes walking distance from City College
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free Wi-Fi: Yes

The salads are amazing, they are well thought-out and original. If you want to talk about brain food then this is the place to go.

The prices are decent and you get a lot for what you pay for. After grabbing a healthy bite to eat, the tables are just the right size to lay a few textbooks down.

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