At first glance, Chicago may not seem like the coffee destination that Seattle and New York City are, but it doesn't take much digging to realize that the city is jam-packed with amazing roasteries and cafés that specialize in keeping you caffeinated. The best coffee shops in Chicago double as community spaces that bring together neighborhoods and offer some of the finest breakfast in Chicago to boot. They range from big-name roasters you'll find at the grocery store to small, family-owned operations. Whether you're craving a decked-out latte or a cup of coffee—hold the cream and the sugar—the best coffee shops in Chicago have you covered all year. Before you start looking for things to do in Chicago this weekend, fuel up at a local coffee shop first.
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