Being crazy jam packed with school I've had to sneak away to work on projects/homework. Typically in Albuquerque Flying Star is the defacto standard for studying/etc. I love the place but haven't been loving the menu choices, so I decided to start trying other places out.
The first place I tried food court at the mall. I got in around 9 or 10 even though stores aren't open often times the mall is open to allow for walkers, this means you get a quiet place to work for a few hours. In the case of my mall there were a few free wifi locations so I was able to do any looking up of things I needed to. If you're in a pinch this is a place to try out.
Pro's: Early and late enough it's quiet and easy to get work done, well lit. Don't feel bad about not buying things to support a business (you're not taking up valuable customer space really). You can usually find Wifi
Con's: As the day goes on, more and more people show up. If you're distracted easily this is probably not the place for you.
Stay tuned. I'll be talking about Chows Asian Bistro in the next post!