The Best Truly Local Coffee & Tea Shops in Chicago

No matter whether you’re a coffee or tea person, Chicago and its caffeine/theine outlets have you covered. Our locals know the best cafes and tea rooms to relax and recharge, get productive or enjoy your free time with your favorite beverage… or you may discover local preparations and completely different new drinks. Multinational chains can’t hold a candle next to our locals’ favourite coffee shops. Check them out!

BomboBar – Hole-in-the-wall dessert spot

BomboBar – Hole-in-the-wall dessert spot

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“BomboBar” is a window-in-the-wall on Chicago’s Randolph Street serving delicious bombolinis, hole-less Italian donuts with cute bottles of decadent sauces

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Cafe Tola – Coffee & empanadas

Cafe Tola – Coffee & empanadas

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“Cafe Tola” in Chicago is my go-to neighborhood coffee spot. Their empanadas are just heavenly, and my favorite coffee is the Misto with steamed milk…

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Cafecito – Hidden Loop gem

Cafecito – Hidden Loop gem

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“Cafecito” Chicago has the best American and Cuban-style coffee in town. My favorite alternative to a regular latte is their cafĂ© con leche.

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Ceres Cafe – Stiff drinks with the business crowd

Ceres Cafe – Stiff drinks with the business crowd

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“Ceres Cafe” Chicago is notorious for their after work crowd. I love that Rum & coke (and Gin & Tonic) is served as a can with a full glass of liquor…

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Chicago Bagel Authority – Great bagels

Chicago Bagel Authority – Great bagels

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“Chicago Bagel Authority” Chicago is the place to be for breakfast and lunch I’d say. I’m not a bagel guy, but the bagels here are delicious!

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