ADDICTED Chicago’s Cozy Cafés For Those Hot Chicago Days
The Coffee Studio:
The Coffee Studio’s Double-Strength Cold Brew Concentrate makes for an excellent addition to milkshakes, White Russians, coffee brownies, ect. The 32 oz refillable bottles are a perfect sweet indulgence for yourself or if you’re’ feeling generous, a wonderful gift for someone so deserving.
5628 North Clark Street
Offering summer specials like Chai Basil Frappes made with fresh basil, Bucktown Beanery knows how to please.
2158 N. Damen Ave.
From Malted Milkshakes to Razzle Dazzle smoothies, Gallery Café will keep you cool.
1760 W. North Ave.
Ipsento supports direct trade offering locally roasted coffee, tea, and sandwiches.
2035 N. Western Ave.
Cool down with some delicious iced coffee while taking in the beauty of Riverside Café’s gorgeous garden.
1656 W. Cortland St.
Pleasant House Bakery:
Sip on Pleasant House’s house-brewed, Hibiscus Tea Soda while enjoying a hand made savory “Royal Pie.”
964 West 31st Street
Floriole Café & Bakery:
Using only the best organic ingredients from local farmers, Floriole offers a delicious mix of breakfast items, pastries, breads, sandwiches, salads, and drinks.
1220 W. Webster Avenue
Get cozy and listen to live music at night while sipping on a variety of tasty concoctions.
3800 North Clark Street AND 1401 West Devon Avenue
Blind Faith Café:
Blind Faith has a wonderful menu perfect for a relaxing dinner or even a quick lunch. For a delicious drink try their margarita or summer sangria.
525 Dempster Street
Roses’s Wheat Free Bakery and Café:
2901 Central St.
Rose’s has a great selection of wheat free and vegan items. For a delicious summer soup cool down with their vegan chilled gazpacho.
Delicious Vegan Café:
Chocolate-chip cookies, gluten-free coffee cake, chocolate-raspberry pie, and apricot granola are just some of the many options at Delicious.
3827 N. Lincoln Avenue
Loose Leaf Lounge:
Choose from a huge assortment of teas and coffees. Loose Leaf also has delicious sandwiches, pastries, soups, and a variety of vegan options.
2915 North Broadway Street
Blue Sky Bakery and Café:
Blue Sky Bakery and Café serves delicious baked pastries, made-to-order salads, and tasty sandwiches. Visit their website and learn about how you can donate to their wonderful cause.
The Bourgeois Pig Café:
A charming and cozy atmosphere, The Bourgeois Pig Café has a large menu offering drinks, sandwiches, salads and more.
738 W. Fullerton Parkway
Along with an extensive wine and beer list, Café Selmarie serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. As if that wasn’t enough, indulge your sweet tooth with delicious desserts like their peanut butter-chocolate mousse torte with fresh banana.
4729 N. Lincoln Ave.
Dolce Casa Café:
Enjoy a great selection of gelato, coffee, and sweet treats.
4974 N. Damen Ave.
The Perfect Cup:
Enjoy delicious yogurt parfaits, eggers and breakfast wraps, Panini’s, grilled cheese, and much more!
4700 N. Damen Ave.
With new items like their Cranberry Walnut Challah French Toast with homemade lemon curd and cranberry sauce, Pannenkoeken Café knows how to keep things interesting.
4757 N. Western Ave.
La Catedral Café:
Enjoy delicious crepes, drinks, and sandwiches.
2500 S. Christiana
Try their café frappe with 2 shots of espresso, perfect for a hot day.
3311 W. Fullerton
Café Con Leche:
Listen to live music every Sunday from 5:30-8:30pm and enjoy delicious Latin food and drinks.
2714 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Serving as a space for art, music, and community, Café Mustache also serves local roasted coffee, teas, pastries, and simple, healthy food. Check their Facebook/Twitter page for live music every weekend.
2313 N. Milwaukee Ave.
A lovely Boulangerie filled with delicious croissants, tarts, baguettes, and much more!
2569 N. Milwaukee Ave.
The Brown Sack:
The Brown Sacks serves soups, sandwiches, a HUGE variety of vegan shakes (vanilla, chocolate, coconut, pumpkin pie, and cookie dough vegan ice cream), malts, salads, and much more.
3581 W. Belden Ave.
Stop by for a delicious brunch or try their Farm Dinner featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients.
2537 N. Kedzie Boulevard
New Wave Coffee:
Enjoy great sandwiches and coffee.
3103 W. Logan/ 2557 N. Milwaukee
Kristoffer’s Café and Bakery:
This family owned Mexican bakery offers tasty breakfast and lunch selections as well as a variety of coffee and iced drinks.
1733 South Halsted
The Twisted Baker:
Enjoy ice-cold smoothies, fruit tarts, strawberry short cake, and plenty of other tasty baked goods.
1543 N. Wells Street
Regulus Coffee House Company:
Regulus Coffee creates custom made coffee blends. Sit back and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
6032 W. Irving Park Road
Angel Food Bakery:
Serving breakfast and lunch, Angel Food Bakery uses only the freshest ingredients. Stop by for lunch and try their Gazpacho and Curried Chicken Salad or Egg in a Hole and Poutine with wild mushroom gravy. Cool down with one of their many iced coffee drinks.
1636 W. Montrose Ave.
Beans & Bagels:
Be sure to check up on their specials like the Rockwell’s Special, Rosemary and Honey Chevre, Arugula, Bacon and Granny Smith Apple on a Toasted Baguette.
1812 W. Montrose & 2601 W. Leland
Try the Muscovado Ginger Iced Latte.
4656 N. Clark Street
The Growling Rabbit:
Cool down with a fresh hummus plate or try their chilled grilled peach soup. The Growling Rabbit serves healthy comfort food that doesn’t lack satisfaction.
6981 N. Sheridan Road
Offering soups, salads, sandwiches, prepared foods, ice cream, and more.
2142 W. Roscoe
Enjoy a warm atmosphere, sweet treats, and specialty drinks.
3601 N. Southport Ave.
Bite Café has a full menu with brunch, dinner, and dessert options. Cool off with their milkshakes and malts.
1039 N. Western Ave.
Morgan Street Café:
Try The Blended Zebra Mocha or go fruity and try a smoothie like their triple berry, mango, banana, or tropical passion.
111 S. Morgan Street
Buzz: Killer Espresso:
Buzz Killer Espresso strives to bring you the best coffee worldwide while standing by sustainable and responsible practices. Try some of their new coffees coming from as far as Kenya, Yirgacheffe, and Sumatra.
1644 N. Damen Ave.
Milk & Honey Café:
Enjoy refreshing drinks like their Spiced Thai Iced latte made with a blend of espresso, vanilla almond milk, and Thai spices. Milk & Honey also offers breakfast and lunch with delicious gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups, and pastries.
1920 West Division Street
Quirky and fun, The Wormhole is a must stop coffee shop. For something different, try their cucumber lemon soda and Rose Foam.
1462 North Milwaukee Avenue
Emerald City Coffee:
Located right of the Sheridan Red Line stop, Emerald City Coffee is a great place to grab some coffee and food. Be sure to try their breakfast sandwiches!
Pick Me Up Café:
From drinks to food, Pick Me Up Café has plenty of options, many of which are vegan. Try their vegan shakes and if your 21+ the spiked ones are even better. Be sure to try the vegan carrot cake and cheese fries (I promise you won’t be able to tell they are vegan).
3408 N. Clark Street