Get your caffeine kick with these Chicago and Suburban coffeehouse locations
Tuesday, September 29th is National Coffee Day! Switch up your normal morning routine and grab a cup of joe from one of these independent coffee shops.
Check out a local Chicago chain, Dollop Coffee! The business includes 7 different locations throughout Chicago. Dollop also supports other local businesses, baking their own pastries with the help of Hoosier Mama Pie Company in Pilsen. The downtown location is only a 14 minute walk from the 215 West Apartments.
Named one of People Magazine’s “24 Coffee Shops in America you Have to Visit,” the Bourgeois Pig Café in Lincoln Park takes you through a time warp. Decorated with antique furniture, vintage photos and elegant chandeliers, the setting feels like a Victorian England home rather than an urban coffee shop. The menu features a wide variety of fresh smoothies, festive drinks and lattes, including a food menu with names based on classic literature titles. Just a 14 minute walk from The Belden Stratford in Lincoln Park.
Go from Victorian England through the wormhole to The Wormhole Coffee. Travel back in time while sampling some delicious macaroons with specialty lattes and mochas. Also, The Wormhole’s coffee selection is provided by local Chicago brewers at Halfwit Coffee Roasters. Only a 9 minute drive from the Catalyst Apartment location!
Get your coffee and give back at the same time! Overflow Coffee Bar supports fair trade and pays their farmers 25% more for certified organic teas. Their chocolate is grown in Ghana and breads and pastries baked fresh. Try their specialty drink, The Overflow, a coconut latte with chocolate and hazelnut or grab a sandwich to go. Only a 3 minute car ride from the AMLI 900 location.
For a great suburban coffee shop, check out Arcedium Coffeehouse. Arcedium’s drinks range from Aztec hot cocoa to fresh fruit smoothies, along with standard fresh roasted coffee drinks. Arcedium’s menu also includes baked goods, paninis and a soup of the day. Any of their coffee beans and blends are available for purchase online. Only a 7 minute drive from the AMLI location in St. Charles!