Green Line Café
Address: 28 South 40th Street
Hours: 7am-6pm (M-F) 8am-6pm (Sat) 8am-5pm Sunday
Noise Level: Low to moderate
Perks: Wifi, good coffee, friendly staff, ample tea selection and decent food offerings catering to omnivores and vegans alike!
The Green Line Café has a number of locations throughout West Philadelphia and Center City, but the University City location was a regular favorite of mine while I was a graduate student at PennGSE.
It is a short 10-minute walk from the main campus, but very close to the PennGSE St. Leonard’s complex. It is also less than a block from the 40th St. SEPTA Blue Line Station. If, like me, you work better in environments with ambient noise, Green Line might just be the study space for you.
The 40th St. location has a variety of seating options including tables and couches, which function for both secluded studying and group work. Seating is ample as are accessible floor plugs for laptops or other devices.
In addition to coffee and tea, Green Line also has a large food menu to fuel your studying including bagels, sandwiches, burritos, and pastries. If you have special or ethical dietary restrictions, they do have some options available including a handful of vegan offerings on their food menu. My personal favorite is the sweet potato burrito. They even have vegan donuts from Dottie’s Donuts, a nearby donut shop.
Staff Writer: Randall Perez