Treat Yo Self Tuesday | Chicago’s Most Creative Coffee Drinks

It’s only Tuesday and you’re already dragging? Inject a fun buzz into your morning with one of these deliciously creative coffee drinks.

Peanut Butter Koopa-Troopa at The Wormhole Coffee


The colorfully crazy 80s décor is not the only thing at this Wicker Park café that will enliven your morning—their unique, tasty coffee drinks will also do the trick. The Peanut Butter Koopa-Troopa, a peanut butter mocha latte, is the perfect sweet treat to kick off your day.

They open nice and early at 7:00am, and we recommend taking a few minutes to soak up the cool atmosphere before heading to work.

You can find Wormhole Coffee at 1462 N Milwaukee Ave.

Wake ‘n Bake at Star Lounge Coffee


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Star Lounge Coffee serves up a range of interesting beverages, perhaps none more so than the Wake ‘n Bake. This well-blended latte is made with steamed milk, espresso, maple syrup, and sage—and while you might think that sage is an odd choice for a coffee drink, it totally works here. The staff here is also incredibly knowledgeable, which makes ordering a breeze.

You can find Star Lounge Coffee at 2521 W Chicago Ave.

Monkey Latte at Caffe Streets

Caffe Streets

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Maybe you’re a little wary of loading up on sugary drinks early in the morning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still indulge. Try the Monkey Latte from Caffe Streets, which is naturally sweetened with agave, molasses, and—you guessed it—banana. The banana isn’t overpowering at all, and simply provides a nice sweetness that complements the quality espresso perfectly.

You can find Caffe Streets at 1750 W Division St.

Nutella Mocha at Ipsento

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Is your morning off to a really rough start? Time to bring in the big guns. There is nothing that will turn your frown upside down faster than a Nutella Mocha latte from Ipsento. It’s sweet, but not overly so, ensuring that each sip is good to the last drop. If Nutella isn’t your thing, you loon, then try the Cardamom Rose latte instead.

You can find Ipsento at 2035 N Western Ave.