Midterms are over, and it’s likely the second half of the semester is filled with assignments, exams, and more. Powering through the last half of the semester is critical to finishing on a strong note. In case you need caffeine for your 8 a.m. class or an afternoon of tackling your to-do list, we’ve provided some ideal spots.


The Ground-a-bout Marquette (338 Broadway St.)
Looking for a delicious cup of coffee and a unique coffee shop setting? Look no further than the Ground-a-bout Marquette. Housed in the historic Marquette Tower, their 1920s interior doubles as both the perfect source of caffeine and location for your next Instagram shot. While there is limited seating, you can take your coffee to go and enjoy a stroll through downtown Cape Girardeau.

Catapult Creative House (612 Broadway St.)
In the Catapult Creative House, you can find Fuel, a coffee bar that serves teas, small snacks, and specialty coffees. Conveniently located, students can drop in on their way to the River Campus or while out for a walk. Want to support your fellow students? Stop by with friends to check out the student-cultivated art gallery, or enjoy a latte while listening to students from “Journey” (the literary journal on campus) read their works. Don’t want to walk or risk losing your parking spot? Take the River Campus shuttle and exit at the Broadway Catapult stop!

Dunkin’ Donuts (1001 North Kingshighway St.)
If you’re searching for a spot off campus to grab a quick cup of coffee, swing by Dunkin’ Donuts. With reasonably priced delightful beverages (and donuts!), you can’t go wrong. Don’t forget to show your student ID for a 10% discount!

Mississippi Mugs (Kent Library)
Stretch your legs during your study session and swing by Mississippi Mugs, found on the second floor of Kent Library. This cart has little snacks, coffees, and teas. Even though you can’t use meal swipes here, the beverages are priced for students.

Red Banner Coffee Roasters (1 North Spanish St.)
If you’re familiar with Dynamite Coffee, then you’re familiar with Red Banner Coffee Roasters! The name is new, but the quality of the coffee isn’t. The shop features seasonal drinks, including the Maple Leaf Latte (espresso, milk, caramel, and maple), and the Pumpkin Carver Latte (espresso, milk, dark chocolate, and a hint of pumpkin). With one of these in hand, you’ll be sure to enjoy a crisp fall day.

Starbucks (University Center)
It probably wouldn’t feel complete without Starbucks. With a wide variety of hot and iced drinks, seasonal beverages, teas, snacks, and more, there’s a little something for everyone. Not sure how to spend those extra meals each week? You can use your meal plan here! It won’t dip into your wallet, and it’s conveniently located next to Kent Library, so you can drop by before settling in for a study session.