Monday, May 25, 2015

chicago: dollop coffee & tea (streeterville)

where: 345 e ohio st, chicago il 60611
weekend hours: sat & sun 7:00am-8:00pm
nearest L stop: grand (red line)

google maps describes dollop as a "modern java bar with a wall of windows", which is certainly accurate. the windows let in a wonderful amount of light for all of the students (and bloggers, work-from-homers, etc) who park at the communal high tables and window-facing counters with their laptops and their cup of energy. while seating is sometimes difficult - northwestern law & med schools are just down the street - the coffee is always good.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

chicago: borgeois pig.

where: 736-738 w fullerton ave
weekend hours: sat 7:00am-10:00pm, sun 8:00am-10:00pm
nearest L stop: fullerton (red line)

bourgeois pig has a great outdoor space that is perfect for sipping coffee on a warm weekend. one side of the building is a restaurant, the other side is the coffee house, so if you stay long enough you can grab lunch or dinner as well. there's a little free library tucked away in a corner too, so if you're looking for new reading material you can find it here as well.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

chicago: sip coffeehouse.

where: 1223 w grand ave
weekend hours: sat 8:00am-7:00pm, sun 8:00am-6:00pm
nearest L stop: Grand-Blue or Chicago-Blue

the entry looks small, but once you order and walk down the hall, sip opens up to a great indoor space and a cute little patio. the patio is far enough back that the street noise is dulled, so it's great for a comfortable chat while you sip at your beverage of choice.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

chicago: gaslight coffee roasters.

where: 2385 n milwaukee ave, chicago il 60647
weekend hours: sat 8:00am-8:00pm, sun 9:00am-7:00pm
nearest L stop: california-o'hare (blue line)

there are two-person tables, a larger shared table and counter space to sit and enjoy your coffee, read a book or browse the web in this triangle-shaped coffee shop on the edge of milwaukee and fullerton. the large windows might be the best feature of the place, especially on a sunny day, and the space is welcoming as all good local coffee shops should be.

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