Ask ChicagoNow: What is your favorite non-chain coffeehouse in Chicago?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is your favorite non-chain coffeehouse in Chicago?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds.

With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.

What is your favorite non-chain coffeehouse in Chicago?

“Perfect Cup on Damen and Leland.” — Peter V. Bella, Interesting Chicago

“Ridman’s coffee by Lawrence and Clark…and First Sip Cafe by the Argyle Red Line.” — Jayson J Crady, Confessions of a Coffeholic!

“Common Cup near the Morse Red Line.” — Bill Mayeroff, Pints and Pups

“Ipsento on Armitage/Western. They also have another store called Ipsento 606 a few blocks away on Milwaukee. My daughter works there. I also like Metropolis on Granville, between the Red Line stop and the Lake.” — Howard Moore, I’ve Got The Hippy Shakes

“Atomix at Damen and Chicago. Good coffee, bagels, and sandwiches (including seitan sandwiches!)…and plenty of plugs for computers. It’s my local go-to.” — Nicolle Neulist, Picks & Ponderings

“Burgeois Pig, in Lincoln Park. A close second is Heritage on Lincoln. I have gone to both to study, read, work, meet with friends…Both have lovely patios, too.” — Ana Martin Sagredo, Foreign Affairs: Children Edition

“Dark Matter on Western.” — Laura Vasilion, Talking to the World

Lead image via Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune

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