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The best coffee shops in in Chicago via TimeOut Chicago; also noted ↣ TimeOut's best coffee shops in America

  • C.C. Ferns Coffee → Humbolt Park
  • Colectivo Coffee → Lincoln Park
  • Bridgeport Coffee House → Bridgeport
  • Loba Pastry + Coffee → Lake View
  • Caffe Streets → Wicker Park
  • Heritage Bicycle Company → Lake View
  • Sawada Coffee → West Loop
  • Gaslight Coffee Roasters → Logan Square
  • Intelligentsia Coffee ❃ → six locations, varying in vibe and size
  • Ipsento → (the edge of) Bucktown
  • Dark Matter → River West/West Town
  • La Colombe → West Loop
    • The Philadelphia equivalent to Intelligentsia with a Chicago outpost
  • Metropolis Coffee Company → Edgewater (Loyola)
  • Star Lounge ❃ → River West/West Town
  • The Warmhole → Wicker Park

10 Hottest Coffee Shops in Chicago (via Zigat)

  • "The perfect coffee shop is a special thing: It's the ideal combination of comfy seating, great coffee and cool decor. Chicago’s coffee culture has grown exponentially in recent years, resulting in a surge of chic and unique cafes."
  • Colectivo Coffee → Lincoln Park (2530 N Clark St); Logan Square (2293 N Milwaukee Ave)
    • "offers more than a mere caffeine fix, with craft beer, abundant baked goods, a sprawling patio and an impressive menu"
  • Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea → Bucktown (1620 N Milwaukee Ave); Loop (12 S Michigan Ave)
    • must order: matcha program, features lattes and cappuccinos
  • Werewolf Coffee Bar → Lincoln Park/Bucktown (1765 N Elston Ave)
    • "Werewolf does crafty, offbeat things with drinks, like turmeric sodas and jet-black charcoal lattes"
  • Back of the Yards Coffee Co. → Back of the Yards (2059 W 47th St)
    • "Must-order: The Cafe de Olla, a blend of the cafe’s signature coffee with Mexican raw sugar molasses, cinnamon, star anise and clove"
  • Metric Coffee → Near West Side (2021 W Fulton St)
    • "The space is cool too — small and industrial, not the kind of cafe where you’d linger with a laptop; rather, the focus here is squarely on the java"
  • Passion House Coffee → Logan Square (2631 N Kedzie Ave)
    • "The storefront is comfortable and lofty, staffed by welcoming baristas and equipped with plenty of space to work or people-watch."
    • "The Night Moves Dark Roast Blend is a hearty pick-me-up, while the smoother and sweeter Chicago House Blend offers a more subtle option."
  • Meddle → West Loop (601 W Jackson Blvd)
    • "rightfully known for its offbeat lattes, like the gingery Gingersnap Trainwreck, but all the daily rotating coffees are winners, including the iced varieties"
  • Ipsento 606 → Bucktown (1813 N. Milwaukee Ave)
    • "be sure to try the namesake Ipsento latte, a heady, spicy sipper with cayenne, honey and coconut milk"
  • Damn Fine Coffee Bar → West Logan Square (3317 W Armitage Ave)
    • "Coffee hails from local roaster Halfwit, and it’s quite good. There's also a fine cortado. Teas from Spirit Tea are equally impressive if you’re going that route."
  • Sawada → West Loop (112 N Green St)
    • "The military latte features intricate swirls of green tea and a few careful dots of espresso, and it tastes luxurious."

2015 Coffee Passport (via blogspot)

  • Sol Cafe → Rogers Park (1615 W Howard St)
  • Ellipsis Coffeehouse → Edgewater (1259 W Devon Ave)
  • La Colombe → Andersonville (5158 N Clark St)
  • Ch'ava Cafe → Ravenswood (4656 N Clark St)
  • Everybody's Coffee → Uptown (935 W Wilson Ave)
  • Heritage Outpost → Uptown (1325 W Wilson Ave)
  • Atomix Cafe → Ukrainian Village (1957 W Chicago Ave)
  • Buzz: Killer Espresso → Bucktown (1644 N Damen Ave)
  • La Colombe → Wicker Park (1552 N Damen Ave)
  • The Wormhole Coffee → Wicker Park (1462 N Milwaukee Ave)
  • Caffe Streets → Wicker Park (1750 W Division St)
  • Awake Cafe → Noble Square (1357 W Chicago Ave)
  • Ugly Mug Cafe → Noble Square (1458 W Chicago Ave)
  • Big Shoulders Coffee → River West (1105 W Chicago Ave)
  • Nitecap Coffee Bar → Pilsen (1738 W 18th St)
  • Robust Coffee Lounge → Woodlawn (6300 S Woodlawn Ave)
feb 1 2018 ∞
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