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The Best Places in downtown South Bend to Study!

Updated: Mar 21, 2019

Downtown South Bend offers several unique environments to study off-campus or working outside the office.


The General Deli and Cafe


609 E. Jefferson Blvd.


Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.


The General Deli and Cafe describes itself as “a comfy and casual venue” where customers can stop in to relax or grab a quick cup of coffee. Study areas at The General include large booths, round tables, and a wall mounted desk along the front window. The General offers free Wi-Fi and a 15% off discount to all current students with a student ID. The most popular items on the menu include the Cubano or Mona sandwich. The most popular drink is espresso, which comes in Americano or Cappuccino.


Chicory Cafe


105 E. Jefferson Blvd. #103


Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Chicory Cafe is a New Orleans inspired cafe offering Cajun food and drinks. Study areas at Chicory Cafe include round and square tables, a print station, and couches. The newest addition is the studying featuring high chairs, a wall mounted desk, and various wall outlets suited for laptop or cell phone chargers. The most popular items on the menu include Chicory Cafe’s featured lattes, which change periodically, the Chai Latte, the different macaroni and cheese options, and the jambalaya.


The South Bend Chocolate Cafe


122 S. Michigan St.


Monday - Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday 6:00 a.m. - Midnight

Saturday 7:00 a.m. - Midnight

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


The South Bend Chocolate Cafe is both a confectionery and a coffee shop in one. For large groups looking to work together The Chocolate Cafe features large booth space and round tables. In addition to its wide selection of gourmet chocolates, The Chocolate Cafe serves traditional coffee shop items such as, hot chocolate and its popular South Bend burger.