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Best cafes in Chicago

Coffee Shop
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“My favorite coffee shop that's cozy and has a nice sidewalk patio for the summertime. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“COFFEE! This is the best coffee close by. They are local and roast all their own beans. Yum!”
  • 34 locals recommend
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Coffee Shop
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“Charming, eclectic, independent coffee shop with great wi-fi and outstanding service.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Second best ice cream spot in the country next to Salt & Straw. Since you can only get S&S on the west coast, this will do.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“THE nearby brunch spot - there'll be a wait during peak times on the weekend, but it moves pretty quickly”
  • 30 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Fantastic place for cocktails and listening to great music especially in the summer when all the walls open up. #bestcrossbreeze”
  • 26 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“This is definitely a more low key spot for either the beginning or end of the night. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Julius Meinl 3601 N Southport Ave---Austrian Coffee House and food! ​Decadent and delicious. What better way to start the day!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Café
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“So many guests love this place because you can get vegan treats here and they have delicious alcoholic coffee concoctions. It has a hippy vibe in here and it's not a chain, so you'll be supporting a local spot. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“They're locally famous for handmade biscuits and biscuit sandwiches, great pies, and a laid back, sip coffee with a book kind of feel. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee shop directly on the 606 Trail. Try their signature "Ipsento Latte"”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“They have wonderful blends and teas. Great pastry selection and tidy place to hang while enjoying your beverages. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
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“Cute cafe with lots of Mexican art. Sometimes local artisans come in to sell their wares.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bistro
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“This charming French bistro delivers a fantastic menu all day long! Super nice ingredients and a gorgeous pastry case with a bold local coffee brew. Wednesday nights you can create you only multicourse meal grab a friend and try share six different dishes.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Best. Coffee. Ever. If you like lattes - don't miss the draft latte. You can ask for little or no ice to have it extra creamy and you can add agave to your heart's desire. The baked goods are from Floriole - ask for a heated ham and cheese croissant and try your best not to ask for seconds. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“Solid breakfast spot! Cinnamon rolls are huge. BYOB. You can literally bring your own bottle of champagne and they will make you a pitcher of mimosas. ”
  • 36 locals recommend