Located on the North Side, Lakeview is one of Chicago’s biggest neighborhoods. As such, the neighborhood offers plenty in terms of cafés, ensuring that coffee lovers will be able to find their new favorite hang out spot with their favorite brew. Here’s 10 of our favorite.
Dollop Coffee and Tea Company
There are several Dollop Coffee shops throughout the city. The Lakeview location is relatively small, but still offers a cozy and calm atmosphere. The simple modern design is free of distractions and there are large tables allowing visitors to spread out and get work done.
Dollop Coffee and Tea Company, 824 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, USA +1 (773) 661-9341
The Tea and Coffee Exchange
The Tea and Coffee Exchange is one of the few coffee shops in the city that roasts their own coffee beans. They used to roast the beans in the back of the café but have since moved to a warehouse in the city to keep up with the high demand. Today, you are still able to get a wide variety of coffee or tea-based drinks at the café as well as tea leaves and grounded coffee beans. The Tea and Coffee Exchange does offer outdoor seating, however, those who want to sit inside are out of luck as the space where tables should be has been replaced by giant barrels of tea leaves and coffee beans.
The Tea and Coffee Exchange, 3311 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL, USA +1 (773) 528-2241
Asado Coffee Company
Like Tea and Coffee Exchange, Asado Coffee Company also roasts its own beans for their coffee drinks and are a favorite among coffee aficionados throughout the city. The café is committed to green coffee sourcing and buys their coffee beans from companies who pay their workers fair wages, making it both delicious and ethical.
Asado Coffee Company, 1432 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL, USA +1 (773) 703-3658
Julius Meinl is the place to go for authentic Austrian coffee. This Viennese coffee house is located on Southport and features a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. If you have your coffee at the café, it comes served on a silver platter with a cookie.
Julius Meinl, 3601 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL, USA +1 (773) 868-1857
Two Hearted Queen
Just off Clark Street on Roscoe lies Two Hearted Queen. The café shares the building with a Laundromat and consequently, can be very easy to miss. Two Hearted Queen is very spacious with rooms of tables and comfy chairs that seem to go on forever. The relaxed setting is a great place to get away from the crowd often found in Wrigleyville.
Two Hearted Queen, 1201 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL, USA +1 (773) 360-8189
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