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National Coffee Day | Favorite Chicago Coffee Shops

National Coffee Day | Favorite Chicago Coffee Shops

It's National Coffee Day! A day that near rivals all of the major holidays (at least in my opinion). I'm celebrating by over-caffeinating myself and powering through my 8 hour workload in 2 hours FLAT. Like most people, I begin each morning with a cup and usually have some sort of afternoon pick-me-up. My go-to is usually an iced coffee with almond milk, but lately I've succumb to ordering a Pumpkin Spice Latte here or there. I KNOW. How basic, right? As basic as it might be, there's a reason why they're so popular. That reason being they are downright DELICIOUS! I'm so lucky to be able to live in a city like Chicago that's filled to the brim with so many cute, quaint coffee shops. In the spirit of the holiday, I've chosen my favorite spots to share with you all. Check out my picks below! 

Heritage Bicycles General Store & Heritage Outpost

These three shops are all connected with two locations in Uptown and one in Lakeview. The Lakeview location is particularly unique as they sell and service bicycles in addition to having a pretty bomb coffee shop. 

Lakeview | 2959 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Uptown |  1325 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

The Lawrence House | 1020 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Dollop Coffee

This coffee shop has ten locations across the whole city! Wherever you are, there's bound to be a Dollop very close. My favorite drink here is the Honey Cinnamon Latte, so tasty! 

Werewolf Coffee Bar

This coffee bar sits in a very hidden part of town between Bucktown and Wicker Park right off the  Chicago River. It was quite the walk to get there, but well worth it! The interior is very spacious, fit with a truck where the drinks are prepared.

Bucktown | 1765 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

La Colombe

One of my friends introduced me to this place not too long ago, and I've been hooked ever since! They have a draft latte that is amazing! You can either get it in a can or on tap. If foam isn't your thing, their pure black coffee is superb on its own! 

Andersonville | 5158 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

Lincoln Park |  858 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Wicker Park | 1552 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

West Loop | 955 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Pickwick Coffee Roasting Co. 

This place is such a gem of a spot. I happened to stumble upon it while walking around downtown! I just happened to spot the lit-up alley out of the corner of my eye. Fate brought us together! Whenever I'm downtown, I make sure to stop here specifically. The coffee and chai are great, and the ambience is on another level.

Downtown | 22 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

I still have a few on my list to try! Up next:

CC Ferns

Metric Coffee

Sawada Coffee

Heritage Outpost | Uptown |  1325 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Heritage Outpost | Uptown |  1325 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Heritage Outpost | The Lawrence House | 1020 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Heritage Outpost | The Lawrence House | 1020 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Heritage Bicycles General Store | Lakeview | 2959 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Heritage Bicycles General Store | Lakeview | 2959 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Werewolf Coffee Bar | Bucktown | 1765 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Werewolf Coffee Bar | Bucktown | 1765 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Pickwick Coffee Roasting Co. | Downtown | 22 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

Pickwick Coffee Roasting Co. | Downtown | 22 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

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