Take transit to these study cafés along the SkyTrain’s Expo Line

Take transit to these study cafés along the SkyTrain’s Expo Line

Five SkyTrain passengers waiting on platform as SkyTrain travels past them.

Studying can take a lot of brain power so make sure to balance it out by going to a place with a positive ambience and even treating yourself while at it! Check out these fun spots easily accessible by the SkyTrain’s Expo Line for students to explore after class or on the weekends.

Nanaimo Station

17°C Bubble Tea & Dessert is a cozy spot that’s just a 13-minute walk from Nanaimo Station. This family-owned dessert café has plenty of seating and lots of dessert options. They sell bubble tea, waffles (and bubble waffles), Cantonese desserts, and shaved ice! Perfect spot for a group of friends to spend a Saturday afternoon.

📍 2229 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N 2T6

Joyce-Collingwood Station

Just across the street from Joyce–Collingwood Station is Trees Cheesecake & Organic Coffee. This spacious spot is ideal for studying with its open-interior-design concept and floor-to-ceiling windows. From dozens of cheesecake options to caffeine options, this spot is ideal for those who want to stay close to the SkyTrain station!

📍 5050 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC V5R 4G6

Royal Oak Station

Ki Tea House Café is a 2-minute walk away from Royal Oak Station. The Japanese-style café features anime décor and has an entire wall full of manga books that patrons can read during their stay. With the space decked out in greenery (and an artificial tree), it feels like you’re sitting in the middle of a forest! If you don’t want to get something sweet, they have savory options too! Can you spot your neighbour Totoro there?

📍 105-6888 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby, BC V5J 4J2

New Westminster Station

Snowy Village is just one Compass Card tap away, located on the other side of the platforms at New Westminster Station, making it the closest to a SkyTrain station of all the cafes mentioned before. You can find a variety of flavor options for all your Korean shaved ice cravings! The bright interior and convenient location make it the perfect spot for a study session or hang out with friends!

📍 336-800 Carnarvon St, New Westminster, BC V3M 0G3

Looking for something quick? Transit’s got you covered too

Maybe you are heading somewhere else to study like on campus and looking for something quick to eat or drink. Donut worry. We have myriad retailers that operate out of our SkyTrain stations for your convenience.

If you are looking for coffee, there’s Tim Hortons restaurants at Main Street–Science World, Stadium–Chinatown, Rupert, and Surrey Central stations. At Scott Road Station, there’s Anytime Coffee, and Vannian Cafe at Lougheed Town Centre Station.

Looking for food? Check out A&W and Donair Dude at Main Street–Science World station. There’s also an A&W location at Joyce–Collingwood Station.

Convenience stores are open at Granville and Braid (INS Market), Express News Convenience at Nanaimo Station, and Town Centre Convenience at Lougheed Town Centre Station.

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