Found: The Best Coffee Shops in Chicago, Period


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We’ll admit we have a slight obsession with coffee shops, especially when detail is paid not only to the perfect latte but also to the atmosphere and décor. We could spend all day at a café that checks all three of these boxes. (Okay, this editor does spend all day at a coffee shop that does this, but who wouldn’t?) Also, scouring Chicago for the best ones is what we’d like to call research.

If you have an appreciation for a perfectly crafted, Instagram-worthy coffee in a café and your standards are pretty high, then you’ll want to bookmark the list ahead. From a Military Latte taking over Instagram to a Top Chef’s coffee shop, these are the eight best cafés in Chicago you need to go to ASAP. Trust us, you won’t want to leave.

What are you favorite Chicago coffee shops? Share your tips in the comment section below.