I found last year that the only way to motivate myself is to make studying an attractive prospect: nice atmosphere, good cup of tea, maybe a study buddy along for some parallel play.
With school having started and mountains of reading piling up, my trusty old cafés have already gone stale.
The solution: a café tour of Boston.
Target #1: Sherman Cafe, Somerville, MA.
Overall rating: 7 out of 10 -I am quite satisfied
Despite being in the less-than-picturesque Union Square, the cafe’s large windows create a refreshingly bright atmosphere even on this overcast day.
The tea selection is good, but the food is really awesome -light and veggie filled yet filling with many vegetarian options.
I got the “Green Gazpacho” which was excellent, and exactly what I needed :avocado, tomato, cucumber, lime juice and red onion -creamy yet refreshing and light.
The only major drawback that I can see is that you have to pay for the wireless (groan) the plus side of which is that you can stay for as long as you like and not feel guilty.
That being said, I will probably go back; they wooed me with hand-knit coffee cup cozies.
But beware, Faré flings his nose up in the air and snoots “It feels like Cambridge just with less class” -the snob.