Sweet Treats and Study Breaks


Our top 5 places to visit in and around Boston where you can drink some coffee, eat some dessert, and de-stress from midterms!

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By Abigail Whelan

Usually at this point in spring semester many of us are both exhausted from midterms and permanently chilled from the cold and dreary weather. Instead of continuing in the same routine, take some time to combat your stress and balance out your responsibilities by treating yourself! This list details some deliciously inviting places in and around the city of Boston where you can seek refuge from the cold, succumb to your inner sweet tooth, and grab an energizing (and totally instagram worthy) cup-o-joe. Happy eating!

  1. The Thinking Cup

(617) 247-3333


85 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

Stop in for some pastries, macaroons, and coffee while shopping and strolling on one of Boston’s most beautiful streets. A wide variety of food and open from 7 to 10 pm, this location is one that cannot be beat!


2. Paris Creperie 617-232-1770


278 Harvard Street, Brookline

C Line to Coolidge Corner

If you love crepes, this is the place for you! Paris Creperie offers a wide variety of sweet and savory crepes, in addition to a create your own option and delicious breakfast crepes.







3. Morano Gelato


Shops at Chestnut Hill, 199 Bolyston Street, Chestnut Hill

Located in the Chestnut Hill Mall, accessible via BC Chestnut Hill Mall Shuttle

Have a craving for authentic gelato that tastes just like the creamy treat you’ll find in Italy? Morano Gelato is a premium gelato shop right in the Chestnut Hill mall that features a plethora of unique flavors with a rotating menu that changes every day! Word around the street is that Morano has the best gelato around- come see for yourself!

4. Fuel America



152 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton

BC Commonwealth Ave Shuttle to South Street, walk up South Street to Chestnut Hill Avenue

Come to Fuel if you’re in the mood for a warm latte on cold day or if you’re just in the mood for snack on the healthier side. With a variety of sandwiches, salads, and drinks, you can’t go wrong here!


5.Pavement Coffeehouse



1243 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

B Line to Harvard Street

Check out this hip coffeehouse in Allston if you’re in the mood for great coffee, handcrafted breakfast sandwiches, and yummy baked goods in a cool neighborhood. Try the cider latte sometime in the fall for a really tasty treat!




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