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
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.
I’m delighted with my recent discovery of Buzz Killer Espresso. I have a really hard time hosting a writing group in Wicker Park because their good coffee shops are all overcrowded and their livingroomy settings make it cozy for a chat but a nightmare to type on a laptop for hours in comfort.