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Finals Week Hack: The Best Late-Night Study Spots

By Lauren Hofer, Photo by Judi Cahill, Video by Caroline Salinas

Because studying in the same place you sleep kinda sucks

The late night study sesh is necessary to the college experience. Cramming knowledge into your head and some form of a caffeinated beverage down your throat at some ungodly hour is the way you know that you’re doing it. You may not being doing it well, hence the night of procrastinated studying, but you’re doing it. Here are some of our favorite places for late night learning.


Cool and trendy, Dripp is an indoor/outdoor coffee house located in an historic building in Downtown Fullerton. Hip patterned floors and open ceilings make this the place-to-be.

The coffee house is open Sundays until 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday until 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday until midnight. Find it at 500 North Harbor Blvd.

The Pollak Library

While coffee shops make great late night study spots, you just can’t beat the quiet and free aspects offered by our own library. It stays open till midnight almost every day of the week except for Fridays when it closes at 9 p.m.


For those looking to stay up really late, this chill coffee shop serves food like sandwiches and salads at all hours. McClain’s is located at 817 North Harbor Blvd. and is open until 3 a.m. every night of the week.

Night Owl

Small in square-footage but large in reputation, the space is quiet and comfy. You can stay till midnight all week long, but Monday’s are designated study nights so you can be sure to find a quiet space to concentrate. Night Owl is located on the corner of Harbor and Amerige in downtown Fullerton.

Veronese Gallery & Cafe

Enjoy the unique atmosphere, mason jar-served beverages, and scrumptious desserts at this quirky cafe. Originally a home, there are quiet nooks to study alone until it closes at midnight. The cafe can be found at 419 West Commonwealth Ave.

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