With class back in session, and a thousand sleepless nights on the horizon, it’s important to know where you can get that sweet, sweet black gold. Or latte-coloured gold. Or like green tea gold- whatever, you get it.
Thankfully, your options are pretty varied. From the old standard, to the new hotness, here are the best places on campus to get your caffeine fix.
Bean Around the World
With a big, open concept space, reasonably priced drinks, and super tasty soups, sandwiches, and baked goods, Bean Around the World is a great place to study, as well as a great place to hang out. It’s also just a few blocks to the Foreshore Trail and the water, if you’re looking to walk off the caffeine jitters.
Address: 6308 Thunderbird Boulevard
Beanery Coffee House
Built in a re-purpoused residency building, the Beanery boasts two floors, tons of seating, a pool table, and lots of room to relax. They’re also open a bit later than most coffee places, making it a good place to hang out if you’re looking to get away from your dorm mate. That dude is super weird anyways.
Address: 2706 Fairview Crescent
Ah, Blenz. The quiet stepbrother of Starbucks, the wayward stepchild of Tim Horton’s. There’s a whole coffee shop family structure here, but we won’t get into it now. Blenz has two locations near campus; one just outside the UBC bus loop, and another out under MBA House. Both are as decent, as warm, and as strangely orange-beige in colour as any other Blenz you’ll find, so take your pick.
Address: 5784 University Boulevard
Address: 3381 Wesbrook Mall
The Boulevard Coffee Roasting Company
Location-wise, The Boulevard is just too convenient to be beat. It’s right on the UBC bus loop, and when it comes to menu it’s solid as a rock. There’s few better place to warm up with a hot cup of whatever-you-like, with a nice fresh whatever-you-like out of the oven, before you catch the bus off to where-ever-you-like.
Location: 5970 University Boulevard
Great Dane Coffee
This hip coffee shop has it all: clean interior, classy sign, animal name – it’s basically perfect. All joking aside, if you’re looking for high quality (if a bit pricey) drinks, and a good place to hang out in between classes on north side of campus, this is a good choice.
Address: 6011 Walter Gage Road
If you’re looking for a Starbucks, then you know exactly what to expect. It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte season, though, so that’s something. They’re not really doing anything new, but that’s because they’ve been doing it well for so long. They’re also everywhere, so if that helps, then that helps.
Address: 5763 Dalhousie Road
Address: 6190 Agronomy Road
Address: 6138 Student Union Boulevard
Address: 2332 Main Mall
Address: 6200 University Boulevard
You know what to expect. Tim Horton’s that that iconic taste, comfortingly mediocre donuts, and airport cafeteria decor that million’s of people around the world crave. If that’s what you want, this is the place for you. It isn’t open on the weekends, though, so if you’re looking for an off-hours hangout spot, you’ll have to look somewhere else.
Address: 2015 Main Mall
Address: 2424 Main Mall