Select City

It’s better in the app

Download. Join. Explore.

Download. Sign in. Explore.

5 of the Best Coffee Shops in Chicago to Visit

  • March 16, 2023
  • | 15:03 PM

VIPs Only 💁‍♀️

Just kidding! (sorta)

Curate your favorite guides, events, deals, and more with our new Collections feature, available exclusively on the UNATION mobile app.

Coffee me Please? ☕️

If you WFH, sometimes you need a coffee shop where you can get some work done. Great cafes with wifi where you can drink coffee and be productive. Whether you work remotely or need a weekend to catch up on emails, listed below are 5 coffee shops you can check out in Chicago.

Chicago Starbucks Reserve Roastery ☕️

📸: Choose Chicago

The Chicago Roastery is a theatrical, experiential shrine to coffee passion and it is like none other in the world. The massive five-story location occupies more than 35,000 square feet, making it the largest Starbucks in the world. The Reserve offers visitors an immersive experience that goes way beyond your usual morning coffee run. Guests can expect interactive tours, on-site roasting of rare Reserve beans, a rooftop deck, and exclusive drinks inspired by Chicago’s culture and history. Food options include desserts, pizzas, breads, sandwiches, and more from Italian bakery Princi.


Hours & Location
  • Monday 8AM-8PM
  • Tuesday 8AM-8PM
  • Wednesday 8AM-8PM
  • Thursday 8AM-8PM
  • Friday 8AM-9:30PM
  • Saturday 8AM-9:30PM
  • Sunday 8AM-9:30PM

📍646 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Dollop Coffee ☕️

📸: Dollop Coffee

Dollop Coffee started as one, little cafe in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood many years ago. If you fast forward to today, in the future, Dollop has 14 cafes. They roast our own coffee, and have a bake shop where they bake pastries and bread all day and all night. The South Loop location also serves breakfast that is AMAZING! 10/10 recommend this place.


Hours & Location
  • Monday 8AM-9PM
  • Tuesday 8AM-9PM
  • Wednesday 8AM-9PM
  • Thursday 8AM-9PM
  • Friday 8AM-9PM
  • Saturday 8AM-9PM
  • Sunday 8AM-9PM

📍1210 S Indiana Ave Chicago, IL 60605

Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea ☕️

📸: Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea

Fairgrounds Coffee and Tea serves up craft drinks including specialty teas, cold brews, matcha drinks, and much more at its downtown coffee shop located within Chicago Athletic Association. Fairgrounds is great place to work, set up meeting and more. Check out this cool coffee shop.

Hours & Location
  • Monday 7AM-4:30PM
  • Tuesday 7AM-4:30PM
  • Wednesday 7AM-4:30PM
  • Thursday 7AM-4:30PM
  • Friday 7AM-4:30PM
  • Saturday 7AM-4PM
  • Sunday 7AM-4PM

📍5500A S University Avenue Chicago, IL 60637

Momentum Coffee ☕️

📸: Momentum Coffee

At Momentum Coffee, they believe that coffee has the power to empower people! That’s why they proudly serve up the best coffee and pastries in Chicago in comfortable co-working spaces. The cafe offers much more than just great coffee. The croissant breakfast sandwiches are second to none, and they serve up some of the best pastries in Chicago, including almond croissants. For those looking for something different, we have a variety of smoothies and teas, such as Turmeric Ginger Teas and Matcha Lemonades.

Hours & Location
  • Monday 7AM-2PM
  • Tuesday 7AM-2PM
  • Wednesday 7AM-2PM
  • Thursday 7AM-2PM
  • Friday 7AM-4:30PM
  • Saturday 8AM-12PM
  • Sunday Closed

📍2119 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60616

Intelligentsia Coffee Monadnock Coffee Bar ☕️

📸: Intelligentsia Coffee

Intelligentsia has become a Chicago coffee institution, with an emphasis on coffee as a crafted art form. Intelligentsia Coffee Monadnock Coffee bar is well known for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. Thoughtfully sourced, freshly roasted and proudly poured. They work every day to bring the finest direct trade and in season coffee available.


Hours & Location
  • Monday 7AM-6PM
  • Tuesday 7AM-6PM
  • Wednesday 7AM-6PM
  • Thursday 7AM-6PM
  • Friday 7AM-6PM
  • Saturday 7AM-6PM
  • Sunday 7AM-6PM

📍53 East Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601 

Enjoyed this Blog?

Stay tuned for more chicago blogs coming soon! ☺️

Curated by