Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is known for its fine dining, upscale shopping, luxury housing, and….great coffee? While many flock to the Gold Coast for the expensive homes, the one-of-a-kind restaurant scene, or the array of fashionable boutique shops, those who already call the Gold Coast home love this affluent part of downtown for the wide range of quaint cafés and coffee houses that play such a big role in getting each day started.
Being close to Oak Street Beach is fun in the summertime, the public transportation is convenient, and the community atmosphere surrounding the Gold Coast is unlike anything else in the city, but for the locals who rely on a good cup of Joe to really get movin’ in the morning, there’s nothing better than being able to walk around the corner to get your early morning coffee fix. For those coffee drinkers new to the Gold Coast or who are considering the Gold Coast for their next Chicago home or condo, here’s our list of some of the best Gold Coast coffee shops in Chicaggo:
The 3rd Coast
1260 N. Dearborn Parkway
Opening at 7 a.m., this vintage café and wine bar serves breakfast all day, but also has a great variety for lunch and dinner options. If you’re just looking for a quiet place to grab a cup of coffee in the morning, it’s great for that too. Even if you’re not a coffee drinker, the history behind the oldest café in the Gold Coast is worth stopping in alone.
819 N. Rush Street
Know, of course, for the tea, Argo Tea also has quite a variety of delicious coffee drinks. Using 100% Arabian coffee beans, it’s like the website say, Argo Tea’s coffee is so good, our tea is jealous.
1031 N. State Street
Perhaps offering the best walk-up location for grabbing a cup of coffee to go, Whispers isn’t all about convenience. The coffee here is outstanding and is as good as you’ll find anywhere in Chicago. In addition, there’s really nothing better than sitting outside sipping on your favorite drink and simply enjoying one of the best locations in all of downtown.
42 E. Chicago Avenue #1W
Yes, we all know Starbucks, and although they’re a national chain, you can’t deny they have pretty dang good coffee. Not to mention this location is especially convenient for those coming and going from the Chicago CTA Red Line.
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