A caffeine boost is vital for many college students while cramming for an exam, cranking out a ten page paper or simply trying to get out of bed. Luckily, Wayne State’s location makes it easy to find a good cup of joe near or on campus.

Starbucks on Anthony Wayne Drive

Address: 5221 Gullen Mall 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Plug Accessibility: There are outlets at every table.

Free Wi-Fi: Yes

Student Discount: None.

This Starbucks may be the right place for those who don't like to venture off campus but wish to enjoy the buzz of a busy coffee shop with a modern appearance. There are several tables at the Starbucks on Anthony Wayne Drive — high-tops and low-tops — that work for studying or socializing.

“I wouldn't study here because the music's too loud. Otherwise, the environment is nice for just chilling with friends,” said freshman psychology student Soni Qazim.

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Starbucks

The Starbucks on Anthony Wayne Drive.

Avalon International Breads 

Address: 422 W. Willis St.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Plug Accessibility: There are only five outlets, all in the same vicinity, located in the coffee shop.

Free Wi-Fi: Yes.

Student Discount: Every Wednesday, WSU students with their OneCard get 15 percent off their order.

The scent of baked goods complimented by a strong aroma of freshly brewed coffee immediately greets anyone walking into Avalon International Breads. Avalon is known for its pastries, bread, sandwiches and coffee and is a convenient option for busy students grabbing a bite to go.

Avalon’s menu is hung from chalkboards, its walls are damaged and its floor is uneven, providing a unique aesthetic that can sooth the stressed studier. Paired with soft jazz playing from the small-business bakery’s speakers, Avalon is the perfect place to relax while indulging in coffee and baked goods. The shop also has an outdoor seating area.

"Avalon is definitely my favorite coffee shop to visit because they have the best hot chocolate,” said Jourdan Rus, a junior majoring in business management.

Rus said she also enjoys Avalon’s “cozy atmosphere.”

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Avalon

Avalon International Breads on Willis Street.

The Bottom Line Coffee House 

Address: 4474 Third St.

Hours: Monday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Plug Accessibility: There are multiple outlets at every corner of the shop.

Free Wi-Fi: Yes.

Student Discount: WSU students with their OneCard get 10 percent off their order.

The Bottom Line is one of the most unique coffee shops in Midtown. Housed in the basement of an apartment building, this coffee shop provides a welcoming environment with plenty of music and art.

The retro cafe has a bright sunroom — separated from the rest of the shop with a sliding door —filled with records that customers can play and books.

Additionally, The Bottom Line showcases art created by locals and hosts open mic sessions every Friday evening.

"I love Bottom Line because it has an easy-going vibe,” said Jordan Chick, a WSU medical student. “This coffee shop is unique because they have open mic nights that I love to attend.

“My favorite drink is the spiced iced coffee and my favorite pastry is the trail mix cookie. As a medical student, it is so easy to focus here because it is not loud at all.”

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Bottom Line

The Bottom Line Coffee House on 3rd Street.

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company

Address: 3965 Woodward Ave.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. to midnight, Saturday 9:00 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Plug Accessibility: There aren't many outlets dispersed throughout the coffee shop, making it hard to reach one if you were not sitting in its vicinity.

Free Wi-Fi: Yes.

Student Discount: None.

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company is an aesthetically pleasing, lively coffee shop. On display is a world map of where the shop sources its coffee from. There is a variety of coffee, alcohol, food and dessert to choose from.

WSU senior Amanpreet Bhogal said she comes to Great Lakes often.

“This is definitely my favorite coffee shop, because everyone from (the) university, the hospital, or local businesses come here and are busy getting their grind on. It's a motivational reminder to get myself going,” said Bhogal, a psychology major.

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Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company on Woodward Avenue.

New Order Coffee Roasters 

Address: 3100 Woodward Ave.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Plug Accessibility: Outlets are dispersed all around the coffee shop.

Free Wi-Fi: Yes.

Student Discount: WSU students with their OneCard get 10 percent off their order.

New Order Coffee Roasters takes an illuminating twist on the usual aesthetic of coffee shops. With plenty of white furniture and bright colors, New Order presents a change of scenery. The space is open with multiple windows and an outdoor seating area.

WSU junior nutrition and food science student Beki Schultz said she likes the setup of the store.

"It's a good place to hang out in the summer because of the outdoor seating,” she said. 

Schultz said her favorite drink from New Order is the cereal milk latte.         

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New Order Coffee Roasters

New Order Coffee Roasters on Woodward Avenue.

Shinola Cafe

Address: 441 W. Canfield St.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Plug Accessibility: There aren't many outlets dispersed throughout the coffee shop, making it hard to reach one if you were not sitting in its vicinity.

Free Wifi: Yes, but must ask for password.

Student Discount: No.

There is only one word to describe Shinola: classy. As a well-known Detroit-based brand, Shinola is best known for its watches, leather journals, bags, accessories and city bicycles; coffee has recently been added to the list.

Junior public health student Avery Naman said Shinola’s coffee is “very good.”

Shinola Cafe has a bustling environment with a traditional aesthetic. Customers can browse the company’s products after finishing their cup of coffee.

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Shinola

Shinola Cafe on Canfield Street.

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