It’s the season for rain, rain and more rain! Of course there are plenty of things to do on rainy days that include any of Chicago’s numerous museums, movies and so much more; but sometimes the best option is to sip on a warm coffee, latte or cappuccino while staring at the rain droplets running down the windows of a coffee shop. In addition to the hundreds of Starbucks locations throughout the city, Chicago has an excellent variety of independently-owned coffee shops that are perfect for that rainy day, melancholy atmosphere you might want. It is also perfect to relax and catch-up with a friend.
Quiet, serene coffee shops are located throughout the whole city, from Edgewater up north, to Logan Square out west, to Pilsen down south and all in between.
Below are three of our favorite coffee shops!
This indie-style café and coffee shop is located on Granville Avenue near the Red Line stop. Decorated with local art, this place is a hub for Loyola University students studying for their next exam or relaxing with fellow classmates. Metropolis serves coffee, sandwiches and delectable pastries that keep everyone coming back for more.
Metropolis is located at 1039 W Granville Avenue and is open from 6:30am to 8pm every day except Saturday and Sunday. It opens at 7am on Saturday and at 7:30am on Sunday.
Not like it sounds, The Wormhole Coffee is a rustic 80’s style coffee shop that even sports a DeLorean for those Back to the Future fans. All the coffee served here is locally roasted and delicious for coffee lovers.
This coffee house has a very hip feel with its funky-style decorations and furnishings. It’s famous for serving craft, seasonal coffee as well as its coffee roasting classes. In addition to the green and roasted coffee, they serve a delightful array of finger foods and desserts.
The original Ipsento location is at 2035 N Western Avenue and is open from 6am to 6pm on weekdays and 7am to 6pm on the weekends.