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Best cafes in Chicago

Café
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“Inventive, market-driven food in a casual, funky space that hosts an especially popular brunch.”
248local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee, tea, muffins and cakes. A very cool spot for a quick bite, friends gathering on their backyard area or to work on your computer on their second floor.”
80local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Looking for a caffeine fix? This is your place! Lattes, Pastries, Sandwiches and some of the best cold brew in town! ”
60local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Come here for coffee. Sit back and work with other hipsters while watching the world go by.”
80local recommendations
New American Restaurant
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“Besides the regular menu, they have a variety of very delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes. This place keeps a good memory for me as a few years ago my boyfriend and I had our first breakfast date there. Just recently we also had a nice dinner at Bite Cafe. Check it out. It's a cool place. ”
93local recommendations
Bar
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“You are two blocks from an iconic bar called Map room. They serve coffee in the morning and provide free newspapers., and night become filled with locals and good brews.”
82local recommendations
Gourmet Shop
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“Mario Batali's Italian specialty store and food hall. The cannoli are worth the trip alone. You can get tons of gifts and rare wines and delicious food. A bit touristy for sure, but stands up to the hype. ”
79local recommendations
Diner
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“related to the other "goat" restaurants- terrific food and a bit easier to get in”
59local recommendations
Donut Shop
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“There’s nothing regular about these donuts. They really added a delicious wow factor here and I highly recommend making this stop. ”
84local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Hip counter-serve cafe with funky furnishings & a menu of sandwiches, pastries & light bites.”
71local recommendations
Breakfast Spot
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“Pancakes & other big portions of American eats draw hungry folks to this breakfast-lunch cafe.”
35local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“near Logan Square blue line stop and Logan Theater. Great pastries and coffee. Friendly efficient staff.”
72local recommendations
Breakfast Spot
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“Great breakfast, $$ brunch and food in general. Very popular for brunch expect to wait. Globally inspired, new American style cooking. 7 min walk from our house. http://mhenry.net/”
54local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“This chill coffeehouse with java & sandwiches has colorful floors, exposed-brick walls & artwork.”
60local recommendations
Café
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“Just a block away. Perfect place to grab breakfast or lunch, coffee or some baked goods. Try the orange almond french toast. Open Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm. Can be crazy crowded at brunch time. ”
58local recommendations
Burger Joint
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“The Museum Campus was created to transform the vicinity of three of the city's most notable museums – the Adler Planetarium, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History – along with Soldier Field stadium, into a scenic pedestrian-friendly area. The area is landscaped with greenery and flora as well as jogging paths and walkways. A picturesque promenade along Solidarity Drive, an isthmus, links Northerly Island to the mainland. 60 min public transit, 32 min drive from our home. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/grant-park/”
44local recommendations