Must-Visit Chicago Coffee Shops
Mirepoix teachers know a thing or two about coffee and tea. We asked our instructors to share their favorite spots in the city to stop for a pick me up. Check out their go-to spot below:
Stephanie Lewis- Ground Up
Location: West Loop (900 W. Van Buren St.)
Known for their delicious coffee and food, this West Loop gem opened in the Summer of 2017. Patrons love getting work done in the relaxing environment, and did we mention they roast their own beans. YUM!
A Chicago favorite, Hero Coffee Bar now has seven locations all across the city. Pro tip: their iconic Jackson location is an Instagrammers dream.
Claire Ridge - The Bourgeois Pig
Location: Lincoln Park (738 W Fullerton Ave)
People Magazine named the Bourgeois Pig one of the ‘Top 24 Coffee Shops in America You Must See’. The quirky environment is the perfect compliment to their extensive list of coffee and tea offerings.
Location: Humbolt Park (2638 W. Division Street)
Café Colao has been a staple of Division since 2002. They proudly serve up Puerto Rican coffee to complement their extensive menu of delicious sandwiches and pastries.
Siobhan Carey - Fairgrounds
Location: Bucktown and Millennium Park
A fairly recent addition to Chicago, Fairgrounds serves coffee on tap, has an outstanding tea selection (hello unsweetened matcha!) and a health-conscious menu that has both breakfast and lunch offerings.
Caitlin Kalosky - Heritage Bikes and Coffee
Coffee and bikes go hand and hand at this Chicago staple. Whether you’re looking for a place to just grab a boost or you want space to hang out and get work done, Heritage is your spot. Pro tip: try the cold brew, it’s delicious.
Lauren Bellagamba - Easthill Tea Co.
Location: Bucktown (1816 N Milwaukee Ave)
Easthill is the place for tea in Bucktown. Not only will you get a delicious cup, if you decide to enjoy your tea in-house, you’ll get an authentic Chinese tea experience. Pro tip: slurp your tea. It brings out the flavors by involving all of your senses!
Leta Stevens - Caffe Streets
Location: Wicker Park (1750 W Division St)
If you’re looking for a place to get work done in Wicker Park, Caffe Streets is the spot. They have an outstanding coffee and tea selection and offer vegan treats that even non-vegans will fall in love with.
Colleen Quaid: Scone City
Location: Wicker Park (1632 W Division St)
Right around the corner from Mirepoix, Scone City is more than just a scone spot (try the Kale, Tomato, Parmesan!). They also offer delicious tea and coffee lattes.
Now you’re all set to grab your coffee fix on the West Side and beyond. Let us know your go-to spots in the comments below!
Photo courtesy of Fairgrounds Coffee Facebook page.