Eva’s Cafe

Eva’s Cafe feels less like a coffee shop and more like home.

Not yours, mind you, more like your grandmother’s or the common area at a guesthouse somewhere in Latin America.

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I think maybe the brick floors make me feel that way. Or perhaps the odd variety of place-mats and table-cloths in each table. It could be the well-worn floor rugs, assorted chairs, peculiar choice of wall art, and the almost thrift-store-like selection of odd cups and mugs that look like stranded favorites left behind by various forgetful owners.

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As you walk through the door you find the living room, complete with a fireplace, coffee tables, sofas, and other islands of seating areas. There are high tables with stools, a long table with books and lamps, and, along the hallway, side tables with crocheted doilies flanked by plush chairs.

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Past the hallway you find the barista station with freshly baked goodies such as zucchini bread or banana muffins alongside their respectable collection of loose leaf teas. They also have a variety of coffee beverages they can make for you, or smoothies, plus a food menu with some salad and sandwich options.

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In this area you feel as though you’re in the dining room. There are two large tables with hanging light fixtures and a place mat at each seat, as if they’ve been waiting for you to arrive and sit down so they can start serving dinner.

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These dining room tables can accommodate a group of about 8 to 10 people each, so they’re popular with Meetups as they can reserve one of them in advance.

A galley door leads to the kitchen where the barista will disappear into and come out of if you’ve ordered food, making the homey feeling complete.

It’s a great place to come for a bite to eat, meet with a friend or a large group, or come by yourself and get some work done with their free Wi-Fi. Their coffee is Intelligentsia.

Hours
Mon-Fri: 7am-8pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-8pm

1447 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 280-8900

evasoldtown.com

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