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Coffee Shops Near UCF And Other Places To Study

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Tired of studying in the same boring locations? We don’t blame you. With a change of scenery, studying can feel more fun, productive, and less like a chore. Lucky for you there are endless places to study near the University of Central Florida. Everything from secluded, quiet spots to lively, people-filled spaces.

If you’re looking for ways to spice up your stale study routine, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up the top coffee shops near UCF and other places to study. What are you waiting for? Grab your backpacks and your study crew, it’s time to hit the books.

Study Spots On UCF Property

Memory Mall

Hang up your hammock or thrown down a blanket, it’s time to crack open your books. In the heart of the UCF campus you’ll find Memory Mall, a large grass area between the Student Union and the Arena. Meaning you’re just a short walk from food and coffee, the perfect excuse for a study break.

Whether your wanting to soak up the sun or take full advantage of the shaded palm tree areas, memory mall is the best place to get some fresh air while cranking out your work.

📍 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, FL 32816


Burnett Honors College Koi Pond

All that studying stressing you out? We’ve found the perfect escape, without actually having to step foot off campus. The Burnett Honors College meditation garden will fully transport you into a secluded, relaxing study oasis.  

From the lush greenery to the running koi fish pond, this peaceful setting is the perfect study spot for students needing a change of pace.     

📍 12778 Aquarius Agora Dr, Orlando, FL 32816

Lake Claire

Ditch your boring study habits for an adventurous outdoor study session. Located at the north end of Greek Park Drive, you’ll find Lake Claire. This recreational area is the ideal getaway for nature lovers. Kick start your study session by seeking out hidden tables along the trail or securing a picnic table under one of the three lakeside pavilions.

When you finish studying, you’ll be in need of something fun to do. Try reserving kayaks, canoes, or paddle boards. Best part, its free for UCF students!

Monday-Friday |  12PM-8PM
Saturday-Sunday | 10AM-8PM

📍 12491 Gemini Blvd N, Orlando, FL 32816

Addition Financial Arena

An outdoor study session is always a good idea, but living in Florida shade is a must. Which is why the Addition Financial Arena’s the most underrated UCF study location. In the outdoor courtyard, you’ll find comfy yellow chairs with and abundance of overhead coverage.

Shade and comfy chairs? We’re sold.  

📍 12777 Gemini Blvd N, Orlando, FL 32816

Top Floor Of The Library

In need of some peace and quiet? There’s a place for you too. Located in the heart of campus is the John C. Hitt Library. On the top floor you’ll find a strict, silent study zone. Fifth-floor seating is secluded and designed for individual work to preserve the quiet atmosphere.

This large library is packed with all the studying recourses you would ever need and air conditioning. Something you’ll be taking full advantage of during the warmer Florida months.  

Monday-Thursday | 8:00AM-10PM
Friday |  8AM-5PM
Saturday | 10AM-6PM
Sunday | 12PM-8PM

📍 12701 Pegasus Dr, Orlando, FL 32816

UCF Arboretum

Would you believe it if we told you there were 80-acres full of trails and wildlife located on UCF’s campus? The Arboretum might just be one of UCF’s best kept secrets. With picnic tables scattered throughout the trails, this is the perfect spot for nature lovers looking to add a little adventure to their studying.

As a bonus, the trails are open to the public every day of the year, from sunrise to sunset.

Open sunrise to sunset

📍 4312 Scorpius St, Orlando, FL 32816

Study Spots Off UCF Property

Blaze Pizza

Looking for an excuse to go grab a delicious pizza? This is it. Blaze Pizza is a counter-service pizza shop that brings a lot to the table. With open seating and a lively atmosphere, it’s perfect for study groups that don’t want to worry about staying quiet.  

Sunday-Thursday | 11AM-11PM
Friday-Saturday | 11AM-12PM

📍 4100 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32826

Located just minutes from UCF, Foxtail Coffee is the perfect location for groups or solo studiers hunting down a productive study space near, but not on UCF’s campus. This Florida franchise has spacious indoor seating, a chill atmosphere, and delicious coffee that’ll fuel your studying.

Being Foxtail’s largest drive-thru location, it’s also the perfect place to fuel up on a study break.

Monday-Sunday | 7AM-8PM

📍 12001 Collegiate Way, Orlando, FL 32817


When you need a change of pace from studying in the UCF library or in your home, Starbucks is always a good distraction free option. With it’s wide range of operating hours, unlike most local coffee shops, Starbucks is perfect for early morning and late night studying space.

Whether you study best in the morning, afternoon, or night, we always recommend fueling up on your favorite coffee or tea.

Monday-Sunday | 5AM-9PM

📍 12011 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817

Lazy Moon

Pizza from Lazy Moon is sure to make studying a little more appetizing. The large dining area, long picnic style seating, and lively atmosphere makes this pizza joint the perfect spot for you and your study crew.

Feeling hungry and a little adventurous, finish off your study session by ordering one of their famous 30-inch, hand-tossed pizzas.

Monday-Thursday | 11AM-10PM
Friday-Saturday | 11AM-12PM
Sunday | 11AM-10PM

📍 11551 University Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32817

Vespr Coffee Bar

Vespr Coffee Bar is consistently revamping their menu. Guarantying no visit to will ever be the same. With a small, dark atmosphere this local coffee shop near UCF is serving up a cozy ambience and delicious coffee.  

Known for their incredible latte art, this coffee bar also offers classes on the fundamentals of pouring the perfect latte. Keep an eye on their class schedule and plan your study break accordingly.

Monday-Sunday | 9AM-5PM

📍 626 N Alafaya Trail #105, Orlando, FL 32828


Lineage Café and Bakery is more than just great coffee. With a bright, open, and relaxed atmosphere it’s also a great study space. Unlike most coffee shops near UCF, Lineage offers both outdoor and indoor seating options. Whether you’re looking to study by yourself or with a group, there’s sure to be seating that works for you.  

Monday-Sunday | 8AM-7PM

📍 11556 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817

The Pop Parlour

The Pop Parlour is a one stop shop for all things that’ll make studying a little sweeter. Coffee, tea, and ice pops. If you can’t just pick one, we don’t blame you. Start off your study session with a coffee or tea and end with a frozen dessert.

Monday-Friday | 8AM–7PM
Saturday-Sunday | 11AM–6PM

📍 4214 E Plaza Dr, Orlando, FL 32816

More Things to Do in Orlando

After checking out the best study spots near the UCF campus, you’ll be ready for some fun. If you are looking for more things to do in Orlando, check out our City Guide

Don’t forget to tag us in your study adventures at @stufftodoinorlando on Facebook and Instagram.

Kailey Boyer

Kailey Boyer

Kailey Boyer is an Arizona native, currently living her best life in Orlando, Florida. She’s passionate about hunting down and sharing all things her beautiful city has to offer. Making the hidden Florida gems accessible to everyone! You can find her exploring Orlando with a camera in hand, typing away in a local coffee shop, or in a packed car heading to the beach.

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