The creatively-driven, artistic haven known as Wicker Park is the perfect spot to hang in a cafe. Grab a good book from one of the many independent stores in the area and sip on a killer cup of joe at these neighborhood hotspots.
Buzz: Killer Espresso
This place is a haven for coffee lovers. With hard-to-find beans, multiple levels, and a state-of-art espresso machine with all the bells and whistles, Buzz serves up coffee made to order one cup at a time (and they always impress). With spaces suited for catching up with friends as well as buckling down to do work, this spot is always a topnotch choice.
This mom and pop shop looks like a thrift store, with lots of vintage furniture and recycled materials. It’s large, so you can spread out, and reasonably priced, so you don’t have to feel guilty about coming here often. This eco-friendly favorite even roasts its coffee in-house using a green system!
You can find Filter Cafe at 1373-75 N Milwaukee Ave.
This quirky establishment is adorned with cozy wooden accents, 80s décor (complete with the DeLorean!), and local art on the walls. Mario fans and peanut butter addicts will relish in the Peanut Butter Koopa-Troopa, a delectable peanut butter and chocolate latte that tastes like dessert and gives you a buzz. The folks at Wormhole know a thing or two about latte art, too, so look for the cool design before you start sipping.