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.
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
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.
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.
I cannot claim I discovered this adorable little cafe. One of my friends suggested it because it had the enviable advantage of being located smack between the red and the brown lines and I loved it at first sight.
If you saw a piano, a fireplace, couches, some books, tables with reading lamps, and maybe a few board games, you might be in someone’s living room. But if that living room had black walls, local art, a skull, and amazing coffee beverages that rumble across your table every time the red line train passes by, you’d be at Emerald City Coffee House.