At Little Goat Diner, a gigantic neon goat beckons indulgent eaters. Meanwhile, tucked away one storefront to the east, with a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it entrance, is Little Goat Bread: part bar, part bakery, part sandwich shop and part coffee kiosk serving unbelievably smooth pulls of Stumptown espresso, creamy cappuccinos and the caramelly Little Goat, a chai-spiced latte incorporating tangy goat’s milk. Most take it to go, but snag a bar stool and enjoy your cup from the queen bee’s view of this hive of activity. 820 W Randolph St (312-888-3455).
Other nominees Big Shoulders Coffee, Bow Truss Coffee Roasters, Elaine’s Coffee Call, Gaslight Coffee Roasters