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Cool Coffeehouses in Chicago

26 Feb

Looking for an original place to grab a cup of great coffee, and take in the Chicago atmosphere?  Look no further than any of these quirky cafes….

The Wormhole.

Wicker Park’s strange cafe, The Wormhole is oddly accommodating.  This review sums it up best: “my favorite coffee shop in the city ‘cuz: drinks are perfect – cookies are slammin, tables and lighting are perfect for my nerd sessions, lots of 80s paraphernalia – including a delorian (Back to the Future car) and nintendo, actually open later unlike most coffee shops in this city.” 1462 N Milwaukee Ave.

Lovely Bake Shop.

Boasting both coffee & delicious baked goods, Lovely is decked out in vintage decor, and sure to be a memorable stop on your itinerary. The atmosphere reflects that of an old time general store….test your decadence levels with their bacon semisweet chocolate chip cookies, you’ll be rewarded with a taste few other baked goods provide.  1130 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Atomix Cafe.

Check out Chicago & Damen Ave, two streets with boutique shops, awesome cafes, delicious taquerias, and some great bars.  The neighborhood of Ukranian Village offers lots of places to eat, relax, and you should sip some coffee or stop for a tasty vegan sandwich at Atomix Cafe.  The place is kind of weird, but a good weird, with cool paintings & designs reflecting a 1950s’ vision of the future. 1957 W Chicago Ave.

New Wave Coffee.

80′s album covers, cyan, magenta, yellow and black floor tiles, exploding wall art, and good coffee are some of the main attributes of this Logan Square hangout, New Wave Cafe.  Not only is their decor colorful & original, but they brew Metropolis Coffee which proves to be some of the best beans Chicago has to offer.  Oh, and the Nintendo hooked up to the television is always a plus. 2557 N Milwaukee Ave.

The Bourgeois Pig Cafe is a retro looking place mainly built of hard wood quietly nestled on the stretch of Fullerton Ave that’s right around the corner from our hostel.  Their menu proves to be impressive & large, we recommend the Jamaican Latte (blended with a perfect amount of honey).  They also serve great sandwiches, so stop in for a snack when your coming from/going to the Fullerton red & brown line trains.  738 W Fullerton Ave.

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