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10 Best Chicago Coffee Shops

Chicago is home to 77 distinct neighborhoods — and a countless array of coffee shops. Whether you’re looking for a bold cup of joe, or a place to set up shop with work or study, there are plenty of options in the Windy City. Bookmark these top 10 coffee shops in Chicago.

The Allis

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Nestled on the first floor of Soho House Chicago, The Allis is decked out with crystal chandeliers, plush furniture, and plenty of spots to enjoy a coffee, traditional tea, or brunch.  The Allis at Soho House, 113 N. Green.

3 Arts Cafe

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3 Arts Club Cafe has overtaken the Instagram feed of Chicagoans this past year. Located within Restoration Hardware (RH) in the Gold Coast, stop in for coffee and marvel at the grand surroundings. 3 Arts Club Cafe, 1300 N. Dearborn.

Heritage Bicycles

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The basic concept of Heritage Bikes is: bikes and coffee. Whether you visit to relax or to work, Heritage Bikes offers bike repairs, free WiFi and stellar coffee. Heritage Bicycles, 2959 N. Lincoln Ave.

Left Coast

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Left Coast is a newcomer to the Lakeview neighborhood — and has already amassed a loyal following. Here you’ll find fresh juices, killer coffee and healthy eats in stylish digs. Left Coast, 2878 N. Lincoln.

La Colombe

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With 4 Chicago locations (and growing), La Colombe is a local favorite. You can find La Colombe coffee in the West Loop, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Andersonville, and soon: Gold Coast. La Colombe, 955 W. Randolph.

Intelligentsia

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The Intelligentsia coffeebar on Broadway was the first-ever location for the brand. For those serious about coffee, this is your spot. Intelligentsia serves top quality coffee, whether you’re in the mood for a latte or a pour-over brew. Intelligentsia, 3123 N. Broadway.

Pickwick Coffee

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Pickwick Coffee is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Loop. The alley location has cool Chicago history dating back to 1857, when the location was originally purchased as ‘Pickwick Stables’ for family horses. Today, it’s home to some of Chicago’s best coffee. Pickwick Coffee, 22 E. Jackson.

Floriole

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Floriole is a fixture to the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Beyond coffee, don’t miss the bakery’s outstanding array of desserts, baked goods, and casual lunch fare. Floriole, 1220 W. Webster.

Sawada Coffee

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If you’re looking for hip and trendy, head to Sawada Coffee. Located in the West Loop, Sawada serves espresso and matcha-based drinks, including cortados, cappuccinos, and boozy coffees. (You’ll also find a wooden ping pong table, pinball machine, and punching bag.) Sawada Coffee, 112 N. Green St.

Julius Meinl

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Julius Meinl is an Austrian-based coffee shop and cafe that’s captured the loyalty of many Chicagoans over the years. More than just coffee, pastries and breakfast items make Julius Meinl a popular stop along Southport. Julius Meinl, 3601 N. Southport.

 

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Top 6 Brand New Rental Communities In Chicago

Who doesn’t want to live in Chicago especially during the summertime? Have you ever heard someone say they hated this city? We haven’t!

With nearly 3 million people living in Chicago, where do they all stay? Luckily, brand new rentals have been built in the city for those looking to move or for those who are curious to see what’s out there.

Check out the top 6 new rental communities in Chicago below:

1. North Water Apartments, 340 E North Water St, Streeterville
Studios start at $1,879 but if you think that’s expensive, think again! This community offers a 24 hour gym, onsite concierge, heated pool, fire pit and more!
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2.The Lofts at River East, 445 E Illinois St, Streeterville
This new building is equipped with custom kitchens, in-unit laundry rooms, exposed brick and over 100 unique layouts. One bedrooms start at $2,505.
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3. Jones Chicago Apartments, 220 W Illinois St, River North
Did someone say floor-to-ceiling glass windows in River North? Talk about perfect view. Convertibles start at $1,825.
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4. JeffJack Apartments, 601 W Jackson, West Loop
You could have private balconies and terraces in selected apartment units. One bedrooms begin at $2,283.
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5. OneEleven Apartments, 111 W Wacker Dr, Loop
The definition of luxurious. Studios begin at $1,882-$2,084.
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6. Aviation Lofts, 1340 S Michigan Ave, South Loop
Just minutes away from all of the urban conveniences! Rental rates starting from $1,700.
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All of these brand new rental communities are simply amazing. Each one has something to offer. Which one is your style?

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Can You Afford to Live in These Cities?

This is Where Your Salary Can Take You

City living doesn’t come cheap, so we broke it down for you and figured out what salary you need in order to afford a house in some of the trendiest cities in the U.S!

San Francisco – $152,173

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Median House Price: $835,400      Monthly Payment: $3,551

Los Angeles – $100,147

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Median House Price: $536,700     Monthly Payment: $2,227

Boston – $86,054

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Median House Price: $435,300     Monthly Payment: $2,008

New York City – $85,488

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Median House Price: $397,600     Monthly Payment: $1,995

Denver – $70,741

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Median House Price: $386,800     Monthly Payment: $1,651

Miami – $64,879

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Median House Price: $315,000     Monthly Payment: $1,514

Chicago – $61,291

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Median House Price: $244,100    Monthly Payment: $1,430

Philadelphia – $53,108

Median House Price: $234,800     Monthly Payment: $1,239

Atlanta – $39,385

Median House Price: $191,500     Monthly Payment: $919

Pittsburg – $31,962

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Median House Price: $140,000    Monthly Payment: $746

 

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