School: North Carolina State University
Address: 3100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, N.C. 

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In an era when the ol' two-great-things-that-go-great-together combo of coffee and cigarettes is on its last legs (something about a big "C"), Cup a Joe's is a stop of last resort for the caffeine and nicotine-addled crowd. The coffee's great, the spacious, funky setting is, too, but it's the smoking policy (that is, you can, and indoors) that's the great draw, particularly the air conditioned room on a hot Carolina summer's day.