24-hour places in Vancouver for late night studying

May 31 2016, 11:53 pm

Finals get under way in Vancouver this week. That means university students across the city will be settling in for some last minute cramming sessions, and maybe even the occasional all-nighter.

Of course you could just stay at home to study. But for many a steady supply of coffee, some delicious treats, and a change of scenery are prerequisites for late night learning.

So to help with that last minute cramming, here are eight 24-hour joints in Vancouver where you can study into the wee hours.


Breka Cafe

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With three locations to choose from – two downtown and one on Fraser Street – it’s easy to find a spot nearby. The coffee is hot, the desserts are delicious (hello, mango passion fruit mousse), and the study opportunities are endless. Where: 818 Bute Street, 855 Davie Street, 6533 Fraser Street, Vancouver 

Calhoun’s Bakery and Café


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Calhoun’s is a UBC and Kitsilano mainstay. The café offers hot, caffeinated beverages, as well as smoothies, beer, and wine, should you need a little break from your studies. Beyond just typical café fare, Calhoun’s also offers hot meals, sandwiches, soups, and pastas.

Where: 3035 West Broadway, Vancouver

The Naam

A Vancouver classic, The Naam serves up hot vegetarian and vegan food into the wee hours of the morning in the heart of Kitsilano. Be warned, if you need quiet to study, avoid The Naam from 7 to 10 p.m. when they have live music. Where: 2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Duffin’s Donuts


Duffin’s Donuts had a wide selection of – well – donuts, as well as Vietnamese and Mexican fare, and loads of delicious sandwiches. A good place to study, but beware of the drunk crowd that tends to roll in at around 3 a.m.

Where: 1391 East 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Lucy’s Eastside Diner

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Lucy’s Eastside Diner serves up reasonably priced comfort food, coffee, and milkshakes, all in a retro 50s style atmosphere. Not only is Lucy’s open for 24 hours, they also do breakfast anytime. Where: 2708 Main Street, Vancouver

Siegel’s Bagels


What could be better than delicious, soft, warm Montreal-style bagels while you’re cramming for an exam? Nothing. So take solace in some comforting carbs while you study at Siegel’s Bagels any time of the day or night. Only the Kitsilano location is open 24 hours.

Where: 1883 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver

BLENZ in Gastown and Denman

Both of these BLENZ locations are open round the clock, and offer yummy pastries, coffees, teas, and snacks. Where: 508 West Hastings Street and 935 Denman Street, Vancouver

Waves Coffee House


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With many 24 hour locations, this Western Canadian chain offers free WiFi, standard coffee and tea drinks, and a pleasant atmosphere.

Where: 492 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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