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Best cafes in Chicago

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“Cool, rustic-hipster aesthetic - reclaimed wood, vintage lanterns, taxidermy. The space is quite, a nice spot for sipping a great cup of coffee.”
53local recommendations
Cafe
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“If you've got some time in the morning (or afternoon or evening...), this place is nice to take a book, journal, or chat with a friend; both inside and outside seating available.”
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Café
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“Great brunch/lunch! Quick, affordable, delicious. Then hit the shops all up and down Division. ”
54local recommendations
New American Restaurant
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“The menu changes frequently as they focus on seasonal ingredients and that they (mostly) grow on their rooftop garden! they have a lovely patio for those warm days/nights. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly some nights they have live music. ”
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New American Restaurant
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“Artsy joint with live music serving eclectic vegetarian (& some meat) dishes since 1976.”
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Café
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“Selmarie is a wonderful bakery and will allow for a quick coffee and treat. ”
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Coffee Shop
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“Hip, modern cafe serving ground-on-demand coffee & specialty brews plus tea & pastries. ”
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Coffee Shop
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“My favorite coffee shop that's cozy and has a nice sidewalk patio for the summertime. ”
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Coffee Shop
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“Its the roasting works to one of the most prominent coffees in Chicago. There is no seating, for that you have to travel a couple blocks further to their cafe, but it is a quick three minute walk away.”
33local recommendations
Breakfast Spot
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“Best breakfast and brunch: amazing brisket and gravy or streusel stuffed French toast”
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Bakery
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“Fully equipped bakery full of fine European pastries and desserts, and a full espresso bar.”
49local recommendations
Dessert Shop
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“The breakfast sandwich with bacon is so good that I sometimes order a second one. Also great made-in-house pastries, locally roasted Big Shoulders Coffee, and an atmosphere that takes you back to a simpler time.”
42local recommendations
Breakfast Spot
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“They have a very unique breakfast menu, the price is reasonable and place is cool.”
45local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“COFFEE! This is the best coffee close by. They are local and roast all their own beans. Yum!”
36local recommendations
Café
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“Lovely cafe with delicious baked goods and farm to table fare. Everything here is fresh and delicious.”
36local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“They have wonderful blends and teas. Great pastry selection and tidy place to hang while enjoying your beverages. ”
43local recommendations