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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

the allis chicago

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

3 Arts Club Cafe
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

heritage bicycles

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

left coast
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

la colombe
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

Intellegentsia broadway
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

pickwick coffee chicago
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

floriole
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

sawada

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

Julius Meinl

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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Restaurants

10 Best Pizza Places in Chicago


Get Menu and Contact Information Below For Chicago Pizza

Marcello’s A Father And Son Restaurant | 645 W North Ave

(312) 654-2550

“It’s deliciously crispy and cheesy. They pack it full of toppings as well so those are worth the extra charge. I am a minimalist kind of girl, so I usually go for plain cheese, or just sausage. The crust is crispy like a cracker… Just right in my opinion.” – Bailey H.

Pequod’s | 2207 N Clybourn Ave

(773) 327-1512

“Our classic, deep dish Pequod’s pie came within about 30 to 45 minutes, piping hot. Delicious as always! Caramelized rim of the crust and top as always!” – Naila T.

D’Agostino’s Pizza River West | 752 N Ogden

(312) 850-3247

“Dag’s pizza is one of my favorite thin crust pizzas in the city. This is walking distance from work for me, so it’s tasty and convenient. It also has huge slices for around $4 which makes it perfect for a cheap filing lunch. Always fast and good. Love it.” – Jason J.

Lonnie’s Pizza | 8343 W Irving Park Rd

(773) 589-1501

“Best pizza on the north side of Chicago! Good crust and excellent sauce. Fast delivery service and very reasonably priced” – Milt S.

Golden Crust Pizza and Tap | 4620 N Kedzie Ave

(773) 539-5385

“My personal pizza suggestion – BBQ Chicken Pizza add Pineapple! Their coconut shrimp appetizer is also incredible!” – Rachel R.

Coluta’s Pizza | 4946 W Diversey Ave

773-725-0005

“They add a different kind of spice to their pizza that just takes your breath away.” – Ivette O.

Pete’s Pizza | 3737 N Western Ave

(773) 463-7770

“I’ve eaten at some of the bigger, more well known Chicago pizza places, but my go-to is always Pete’s! Their thin crust is top notch—I always order Canadian Bacon with Pineapple and Ricotta.” – Jessamy M

Gigio’s Pizza | 4643 N Broadway St

(773) 271-2273

“This is the best NY style pizza I’ve had in Chi yet. I am stuck on the sausage—it’s amazing and perfect. Gigio’s doesn’t skimp on the cheese, and the sauce is a little sweet, a perfect counterbalance to the sausage” – Jennifer G.

Lou Malnati’s | 1120 N State St

(312) 725-7777

I don’t mean sausage as in carry out pizza sausage… I mean sausage as in a whole freaking slab of sausage (lean sausage may I add) covering every square inch, every square centimeter on the pizza!! The “Chicago Classic” was so good, so meaty, so cheesy, and oooohhh the crust, Oh so buttery!!” – Sherwin Y.

Mama Luna’s Pizza | 5109 W Fullerton Ave

773.889.3020

“For a city famous for its deep-dish style pizza, it’s a shame its thin crust doesn’t get the spot light. They make pizza as it should be. Perfect thin crust. Amazingly delicious sauce. And all proper toppings. This is the pizza people should sample when wanting to try GOOD Chicago pizza!” – Roderick M.

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Bars, Restaurants

9 Coziest Places to Eat & Drink in Chicago

Winter weather is here… and for Chicagoans, that means braving the cold — while still enjoying what our city has to offer. Worry not, the chilly temperatures and snowfall don’t dampen the spirits of Chicagoans. There are plenty of places to cozy up, with a cocktail of choice or hearty meal. Our team at Preview Chicago compiled a list of our favorite spots that always feel welcoming, warm, and full of ambiance.

 

Bookmark this list of Chicago’s coziest bars and restaurants…

 

Gilt Bar

230 W. Kinzie Street  •  Gilt Bar

 

Bavette’s

218 W. Kinzie Street  •  Bavette’s

 

Maude’s

840 W. Randolph Street  •  Maude’s Liquor Bar

 

RL Restaurant

115 E. Chicago Avenue  •   RL Restaurant

 

RM Champagne

116 N. Green Street  •  RM Champagne

 

BLVD

817 W. Lake Street  •  BLVD

 

Celeste

111 W. Hubbard Street  •  Celeste

 

Drawing Room

12 S. Michigan Avenue  •  The Drawing Room

 

The Library

1301 N. State Pkwy  •  The Library

 

Tell us your favorite cozy winter spot in Chicago!

 

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