The Wormhole

Restaurants , Coffee shops Wicker Park
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To get Wicker Park excited about another coffee shop, you’d have to do something pretty crazy. Like, say, install a DeLorean in the front of the store. Okay, Wormhole, you win. So now that this time-travel-themed coffee shop has the neighborhood’s attention, what else is going on here? A small selection of baked goods from Fritz Pastry (including doughnuts!); Cheerios and other assorted cereals; and some very serious baristas, who use beans from a variety of cult roasters and who cold-brew the strongest iced coffee that’s ever graced our parched, caffeine-starved lips.

Venue name: The Wormhole
Address: 1462 N Milwaukee Ave

Cross street: between Evergreen Ave and Honore St
Opening hours: 7am–11pm
Transport: El stop: Blue to Damen. Bus: 50, 56, 72.
Price: Average cup of coffee: $2
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Madeline Wolfson

The Wormhole is a terrible place for me to get work done, because it is just so freaking interesting and filled with neat things that make an already distractible person very off task. I love coming to this lively Wicker Park coffee shop with friends for an afternoon or late into the night, since this spot is one of the few with wonderfully late hours. Come here to nerd out and perk up.


Laura R

The Wormhole is a just plain cool spot in Wicker Park. This blast from the past coffee shop even has a Delorean in its space! It's a very fun place to pop in with a friend visiting from out of town and in need of a bad caffeine fix, but it's also great if you just want a change of scenery and want to sit and get some work done in a more interesting atmosphere. It's fun simply even to look around in here, as you'll see Gizmo, Dr. Mario, and all your favorites from the '80s hanging out. And of course, they have great drinks!