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elaine's coffee call lincoln park

CHICAGO | Elaine’s Coffee Call, located off the lobby of the boutique Hotel Lincoln, is a Lincoln Park neighborhood favorite. In addition to serving delicious coffee, this cafe has sweet story behind its namesake. The European-style coffee shop is named for a previous hotel operator, Elaine, who used to call

meddle coffee bar west loop

CHICAGO | Meddle, Dark Matter Coffee’s (DMC) newest coffee bar, opened its doors in October 2016. After setting up shop all over the city (they also run the fantastic Osmium Coffee Bar in Lakeview), Meddle is DMC’s first downtown location. All of DMC’s coffee shops transport visitors to intergalactic worlds,

heritage bicycles lakeview

CHICAGO | Heritage Bicycles charmingly combines coffee culture with old time bikes for a uniquely alluring experience. Started by Michael Salvatore in 2011, Heritage Bicycles pays homage to life’s simple pleasures. In addition to serving Stumptown coffee and a variety of sweet or savory eats, Heritage will service your bike

oromo cafe lincoln square

CHICAGO | Oromo Cafe in Lincoln Square is the place to go for craft lattes of the gourmet variety. Owned by Cenk Duman, Oromo features the creations of chef Corey Joseph, a culinary graduate from Le Cordon Blu in Minneapolis. Joseph’s house-made, dairy-free nut milks and coconut-based syrups star in

best chicago breakfast brunch

CHICAGO | Enjoying a leisurely brunch is one of our favorite ways to spend time on the weekends in Chicago. People are always asking us where we think Chicago’s best breakfast and brunch is so we thought it was time we shared our thoughts. Although it is tough to narrow

hutch lakeview

CHICAGO | It is rare to find a restaurant solely serving brunch and happy hour, however, Hutch Bistro and its sister venue Hutch Café have this concept down to a science. Hutch Bistro opened in Lakeview in 2013, followed by Hutch Café opening in 2016 in River North. The menu

beatrix river north

CHICAGO | Beatrix is open just about any time of day in River North serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks to Chicago. It’s a favourite spot of ours for an early morning take away coffee and pastry on the way to work, and offers a menu that’s about ‘taste

au cheval west loop

CHICAGO | Au Cheval is modern diner-style bar that’s become a national hit for good reasons. With refined diner food, a focus on amazing eggs, quality burgers and an extensive draught beer list, this eatery has a multitude of options for guests to try. Au Cheval has a variety of

safehouse chicago river north

CHICAGO | After a long awaited approval from mission control, fans of Milwaukee’s spy themed restaurant The SafeHouse can now take refuge at the Second City location at 60 East Ontario. We were lucky enough to be invited to the sneak preview of SafeHouse Chicago before doors were opened to

college football big ten bars chicago

CHICAGO | Are you looking for the best sports bars to watch Big Ten college sports in Chicago? Given its location in the ‘heart of America’, Chicago truly is a melting pot of team alliances with proximity to some of the nation’s best sports teams. We love college sports at