While Blue Bottle Coffee may be commonplace to those in the Bay Area with over 16 locations there, it was a new coffee destination for this guy from Chicago. On my short trip to San Francisco, I found myself with a few free hours and a need to add the first California coffee house to this blog.
On a recent trip to Green Bay, Wisconsin, I felt the need to roam and go in search of a coffee shop where I could sit for a few hours to work in peace and experience a bit of local flavors. I didn’t have to walk far to find The Attic.
An independent café supporting a great cause, this place in Logan Square is a collaboration between Hope For The Day and Dark Matter Coffee.
Despite its name, this café is in Lincoln Park.
The owners are a couple from Ohio who have been roasting small batches of coffee since 2010, perfected their technique, and moved to Chicago. They loved their hobby so much that they turned it into a business and opened a micro-roastery and coffee shop. Continue reading
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.
This café in Lakeview opened this winter. It’s everywhere in London and now we have one in Chicago, so you know where to go if you’ve been looking for a proper flat white. Continue reading
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
I scheduled my writer’s meetup at this café, sight unseen, for the single reason that they had gluten-free goodies and vegan options for some of my regulars. None of us had ever set foot here, but as we filed out the door three hours later we agreed we all loved it.