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Top 5 best coffee places in Wicker Park

Wicker Park is home to an amazing array of shops and restaurants – including some of the best cafés in the city. Here’s a list of some of the top-rated coffee places people are enjoying in the neighborhood

    • Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea
      1620 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

The recently opened Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea has quickly become the talk of the town for its wide array of craft coffee, specialty teas, and delicious salads, soups, and sandwiches.

Fairgrounds brings back choice and diversity to your coffee and tea experience by giving you a variety of incredible craft roasts and specialty teas to choose and try next. The place even offers seasonal teas on tap and whipped-to-order matcha.

Coffee and tea brands include Nobeltree, Rishi, Verve, Toby’s Estate, Two Leaves and a Bud, Dark Matter Coffee, and more. Vegan choices are available on their menu like their famous açaí bowl and hummus veggie wrap.

    • The Wormhole Coffee
      1462 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Established in 2010, this longtime favorite has cultivated a loyal following for its superb Halfwit Coffee brews and chill, nostalgia-filled, 80s pop culture- inspired interiors.

Enjoy a wide variety of seasonal specialties as well as a weekly rotation of featured espresso and java options from fantastic micro-roasters from all over the country.

Aside from great coffee, The Wormhole also features a delicious menu of vegan pastries, sandwiches, and other fresh, healthy and indulgent choices.

    • Ipsento Coffee
      2035 N Western Ave., Chicago

Opened in 2006, Ipsento is a wonderful hole-in-the-wall located along North Western Avenue. It’s renowned for their sustainable, globally sourced, and expertly brewed coffee, which goes well with their tasty breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

It’s worth braving the crowds for creative original lattes and superb brews whether it’s drip, press, or pour over. Their eponymous “Ipsento latte” – made with milk, honey, coconut milk, and cayenne peppers – is one of their biggest hits.

At night, they offer a great selection of local and international craft beer and cider such as Begyle Tough Guy, Petrus Oak Aged Pale Ale, Aval Cider, and more. You can buy beans, presses, tumblers, glassware, shirts, and other coffee-related merchandise on their website.

    • La Colombe Coffee
      1552 N Damen Ave, Wicker Park

Located right next to CTA Damen Blue Line station, La Colombe features amazing house-brand artisanal brews, snacks, pastries, and yogurt in a relaxing modern social environment.

La Colombe’s popular draft lattes and pure black pours are perfect for on-the-go customers. Their single-origin espressos are regularly described as “incredible” and always consistently served.

Outlets for charging your devices are available but there is no Wi-Fi. The owners say being Wi-Fi-free aims to remove any distraction from the coffee experience and create a space for meaningful conversations and interactions.

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