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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. ”
40 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
Café
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“Lovely cafe with delicious baked goods and farm to table fare. Everything here is fresh and delicious.”
36 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Charming, eclectic, independent coffee shop with great wi-fi and outstanding service.”
42 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Letizia's is a really nice, local cafe. They offer great coffee drinks, as well as the best tomato soup you will ever have! We'd also recommend their sandwiches. ”
34 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
Coffee Shop
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“My favorite coffee spot in the Ukrainian Village. Order coffee with macadamia milk!”
29 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
Café
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“Cute cafe with lots of Mexican art. Sometimes local artisans come in to sell their wares.”
32 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
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
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
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
Bistro
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“All-day long brunch super nice ingredients and a gorgeous pastry case with a bold local coffee brew. ”
28 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