This has been an old, reliable favorite for us for years. Located in a residential street in Lincoln Park, it can be easy to miss.
They serve Metropolis coffee and baked goods and pastries sourced from local bakeries. If you’re hungry, they also have sandwiches. My all-time favorite is their cafe miel, and their apple turnover.
If you need a cafe that is big enough to host a large group, this is a great choice. You are spoiled for choice: they have an upstairs floor where mostly quiet people choose to work, there’s an area downstairs by the bar, where you can have an unhushed conversation and enjoy the music and the view of the park across the street, or you can sit at the patio outside.
Outlets are sprinkled in various places, there is free wi-fi, and you have a decent selection of tables and chairs, so it’s easy to find somewhere you can be comfortable.
When in Lakeview, you are spoiled for choice of cafés where you can plunk down and set up camp with your book or laptop for the day, but a newcomer to the neighborhood, however, just made its space cozier than the rest with their unique French farmhouse feel. Continue reading →
The 2017 season of coffee house exploration is underway, which means I take my writing group all over Chicago looking for new independent cafes to discover quirky specialty beverages and featured roasts while we also attempt to do some writing. Continue reading →
If you find yourself kicking around downtown Kansas City, Mo, specifically in the Power & Light District, head over to 12th and Main for a well located, comfortable place to meet with friends for a cup of joe. This Kaldi’s Coffee is one of about a dozen locations throughout the area. Continue reading →
On my recent trip to Amsterdam, I’ve been staying with a friend in the Jordaan neighborhood. Most mornings, I’d find myself at Moods Coffee Corner, a great little coffee house a 10 minute walk away with fantastic croissants and delicious coffee served by the nicest staff I’ve come across.
Located on a side street, near the river Seine, this gem of a coffee-house is not terribly conspicuous unless you were specifically looking for it or happened to walk by and see the red sign out front.