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Coffee shops to get your study on

Our Variety editor takes us on a tour of all the different coffee shops in Tulsa and what to expect from them.

Name: Fair Fellow Coffee.
Where is it located: Kendall Whittier Square.
What should I order:: I hear they have nitro cold brew now, so I’d go for that.
Study vibe: Quiet and sunny, Fair Fellow feels like a well furnished studio apartment that was originally a warehouse.
Recommended for: The artsy student, or anyone really. They’re pretty friendly.
Fake person who would study there: Peter Parker.

Name: Coffee House On Cherry Street (aka CHOCS).
Where is it: As the name suggests, CHOCS is located directly off of Cherry Street.
What should I order: While the coffee itself is mediocre, the cake is the size of my face, so that’s a plus, and the yogurt is good.
General vibe: Hippie garage sale.
Recommended for: Any white person who has gone on a trip to India to have their Chakras realigned.
Fake person who would study there: Lindsey Bluth from “Arrested Development.”

Name: Double Shot.
Where is it located: Downtown Tulsa.
What should I order: Heaven help you if you order anything other than a Black Coffee. If you ask for a vanilla latte, they will ask you to leave.
Study vibe: Quiet. People are here for two reasons: 1. To get stuff done; 2. Drink coffee.
Recommended for: The equivalent of “Star Wars” fanboys, but for coffee.
Fake person who would study there: Sherlock Holmes.

Name: Gypsy.
Where is it located:: In the Tulsa Arts District.
What should I order: The Italian sodas stand out as a favorite.
Study vibe: Filled with edgy teens and old people trying to stay relevant, there is a room in the back that is always filled with people vaping. Bring your Juuls.
Recommended for: High schoolers who mosh. Anyone who has written slam poetry, and doesn’t mind that the location’s name is a slur against the Romani people.
Fake person who would study there: Sid from “Toy Story.”

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Name: Cirque.
Where is it located: The Pearl District.
What should I order: The nitro draft latte is actually pretty good.
Study vibe: Wood grain on everything. A nice aesthetic but extremely uncomfortable.
Recommended for: The type of hipster who wears both a man bun and a mustache.
Fake person who would study there: Scott Pilgrim from “Scott Pilgrim vs The World”.

Name: Shades of Brown.
Where is it located: Right off of Brookside.
What should I order: Any of their specialty drinks are good.
Study vibe: Less of a place to study and more of a place to catch up with friends, Shades is comfortably small with a nice back room for studying.
Recommended for: The college student who misses ‘90s grunge and wishes it would come back.
Fake person who would study there: Penny Lane from “Almost Famous”; any Wes Anderson character.

Name: Foolish Things Coffee.
Where is it located: Downtown Tulsa.
What should I order: The Rosewater lemonade and Grapefruit brulees are favorites.
Study vibe: With sunny windows and large tables, Foolish Things is a personal favorite study space.
Recommended for: People looking for a study environment that’s quiet enough to get stuff done but friendly enough to where you might run into someone you know.
Fake person who would study there: Velma from “Scooby-Doo.”

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Name: 918 Coffee.
Where is it located: Right off of 11th, within walking distance of campus.
What should I order: I hear their vegan options are really yummy.
Study vibe: Usually there are a decent amount of TU folks, nice tables and adequate seating.
Recommended for: In terms of convenience, 918 is the closest to campus, so if you are itching to get away from McFarlin, 918 is a good alternative.
Fake person who would study there: Elliot from “Mr. Robot.”

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courtesy Chimera

Name: Chimera.
Where is it located: The Tulsa Arts District.
What should I order: Chimera brands itself as a coffee shop, but their sandwiches are legendary.
Study vibe: There is minimal seating for studying, but it’s a good place to meet a friend for lunch.
Recommended for: They have good gluten free/vegan/vegetarian options, so if you are looking for a good sandwich to accommodate your lifestyle, Chimera is the place for you.
Fake person who would study there: Jenna Maroney from “30 Rock.”

Name: Hodges Bend.
Where is it located: The Pearl District.
What should I order: Hodges doubles as a bar, so, you know, alcoholic coffee.
Study vibe: Very posh.
Fake person who would study there:
Recommended for: Hodges Bend is open till 1:30 a.m., so it’s the perfect spot for a date or the occasional late night study sesh.
Fake person who would study there: Don Draper from “Mad Men.”

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