One of my favourite places to study in Swansea is in coffee shops and cafes. If you’re like me, and get too distracted doing work at home, then leaving the house and going to a coffee shop is great for motivation.

If you’re a new student settling into Swansea University and want to know the best coffee shops in Swansea to study in, then we have made the perfect list for you so read on for our recommendations. Buckle up and expect some great coffee, homemade cakes and lovely food to keep you fuelled as you work…


Address: Basekamp, Kings Ln, Swansea SA1 2AQ

Basekamp is one of my favourite places to go to study. It’s an internet cafe, so you have access to free wifi, and it’s a place many people go to pull out their laptops and do some work. They do the best milkshakes, coffees, and bagels, so if you find yourself hungry, they have you covered. It’s right in the town centre, so it’s a convenient place to visit as well. The cafe has a modern feel to it, and they have the cutest dog, so obviously it’s somewhere I visit often.

Basekamp, coffee shops in Swansea to study in
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Brynmill Coffee House

Brynmill Coffee House, 31 Langland Terrace, Brynmill, Swansea SA2 0BB

Brynmill Coffee House is a small cafe right between Brynmill Park and Singleton Park. The milkshakes and hot drinks are my favourite things about this cafe, and it’s somewhere really nice to sit down and get some work done. Brynmill is a popular place for student houses, so it’s really convenient for the students who live close by. It’s also a 5 minute walk from campus, so if you find that the library is too loud or if you fancy a change of scenery, then it’s definitely somewhere to try out!

Brynmill coffee house, coffee shops in Swansea to study in
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Waterstones Cafe

Waterstones, 17 Oxford St, Swansea SA1 3AG

Waterstones Cafe is another one of the best coffee shops in Swansea to study in. The cafe is comfortable, with sofas and cozy chairs with tables, making it easy to do some work, read, or have a chat with a friend. They have a great selection of cakes, and my favourite thing to get there is the hot chocolate and carrot cake. And if you’re fed up with work, they have the best selection of books for you to read. It being in the centre of town also makes it convenient to pop in and visit.

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Hoogah, 68 Brynymor Rd, Swansea SA1 4JJ

Hoogah is both a cafe during the day and a restaurant during the night. It has a hipster atmosphere to it, with cute fairy lights and nice decorations. Going during the day is the best time to do work there, as they do a great selection of coffees and also an amazing brunch as well. You can also sit outside if it’s a nice day, but we don’t get many of those in Swansea. This again is close to student housing, so it is really convenient for students nearby.

Hoogah, best coffee shops in Swansea to study in
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JC’s, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8PP

JC’s is the student bar and cafe on campus, which of course makes it a great place for studying. They have lots of sofas and chairs with tables to sit down with a laptop, and also sockets dotted around the place as well. However, it does get busy during the night, so if you’re on campus and looking for somewhere to study late, your best bet is the library.

You can order everything to your table through a website, so you don’t even need to stand up to order anything! JC’s is a really popular place for students, so it’s definitely somewhere to go and check out if you’re new in Swansea.

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Source: Instagram, @jcsswansea

Gershwins Coffee House

Gershwins Coffee House, 14 Nelson Street, Swansea SA1 3QE

Located in the heart of Swansea city centre, expect plenty of home cooked food, local produce and oh so good coffee. If you’re looking to get out of your uni space and indulge in some lovely food while you work, head to Gershwins.

Of course, you can expect fast WiFi, a great cup of coffee and a relaxed space to knuckle down and get your work done.

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Source: Facebook, Gershwins Coffee House and Bistro

Coast Cafe

Coast Cafe, Trawler Rd, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1XA

This independent coffee shop is one of the best cafes Swansea has to offer. Serving the finest coffee, delicious food and great wine and beer (maybe for after studying…), it’s a great all-rounder coffee house.

When it comes to fast WiFi and workability, Coast Cafe is probably one of the best cafes for studying in Swansea. Plus, with plenty of delicious food options, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Oh, and if you’ve got a dog, you’ll be pleased to know they can go with you!

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Source: Instagram @coastcafemarina

Coffee Fresco

Coffee Fresco, National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Rd, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD

Looking for a cosy atmosphere to study in? Look no further than the Coffee Fresco coffee house. If you get hungry while you work, indulge in pancakes, waffles and some great ice cream. Of course, if you’re after some healthy food options, there are salads available too!

Or why not try their beautifully presented (and delicious) butternut squash soup? Whatever tingles your tastebuds, this coffee house has something to offer everyone.

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Source: Facebook, Fresco Bar

First Call Coffee House

First Call Coffee House, 212 High St, Swansea SA1 1PE

As well as the obvious great coffee, First Call Coffee house is the perfect spot to get your study on – just minutes away from the bus and train stations. With free WiFi in-store, simply set yourself up with a cup of your favourite coffee and knuckle down!

They also have plenty of sandwiches and baguettes available for when you’re feeling peckish. Overall, it’s a nice place to set yourself up to work, with very friendly staff.

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Source: Facebook, First Call Coffee

If you need somewhere a little quieter to study, we’ve also found the best public libraries in Swansea that will help you concentrate and get that assignment/study sesh done!