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Best Coffeehouses In Chicago

October 5, 2010 5:41 PM

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“Sometimes you want to go, where everybody knows your name!” Here is our rundown of Chicago’s best coffee houses – the quiet, the quaint, the neighborhood hot spots. Enjoy! – Patrice N. Perkins

Dollop Coffee & Tea

4181 North Clarendon
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 755-1955
www.dollopcoffee.com

Located in Uptown, you will feel right at home at this cozy spot. Between the free wi-fi and the assortment of books and board games, you won’t want to leave. Here, “Friends Don’t Let Friend’s Drink Starbucks.” Check it out.

Noble Tree Coffee

2444 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-1500
www.nobletreecoffee.com

This brownstone turned coffee house is located in Lincoln Park. Noble Tree boasts a true at-home feel and an awesome selection of sweets from the famous Hoosier Mama Pie Company. Yes, they also have free Wi-Fi.

Sip Coffee House

1223 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 563-1123
www.sipcoffeehouse.com

Sip Coffee House is in the Near West Side neighborhood. The shop has a quaint garden, perfect for those seeking escape from the city. They regularly host events such as BYOB movie nights and food tastings.

Café Jumping Bean

1439 West 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 455-0019
cafejumpingbean.org

This café has a great neighborhood vibe. In addition to yummy coffee drinks, check out the food menu — the black bean burger is a favorite. For something different, try the Mexican Hot Chocolate. A plus- they are open until 10 p.m. on the weeknights.

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Efebina’s Internet Café

1640 South Blue Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 243-9790

Efebina’s is a cozy coffee shop with great food, smoothies and artwork that adds local flair. Enjoy the free wi-fi, comfy couches and eclectic book collection.

Z&H Market Café

1323 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 538-7372
www.zhmarketcafe.com

Z&H opened this summer and we love it already! There is a full espresso bar and deli that offers soups such as Rustic Garlic, Sweet Potato & Chorizo and Chicken Cilantro Lime. The market is stocked with artisan breads, pasta sauces and other culinary delights. Don’ t worry, there is seating available for your lounging needs.

Patrice N. Perkins is the founder and editor of My Lifestyle ZEN, a Chicago-based lifestyle blog for professionals and entrepreneurs who value quality of life. Patrice provides work-life balance advice to readers as well as informs them on Chicago lifestyle.

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