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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Diner
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“Classic American diner fair but elevated and made very unique! This place doesn't take reservations so if you're trying to find a good spot without a crazy wait in Fulton Market, your best bet is to stop in here and put your name in. Then if the wait is long you can walk around and if you happen to find another restaurant you'd rather try out without a wait, then go for it! But at the very least you've got a really good restaurant to try our in your back pocket. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee and friendly service. Where all the locals go to get their coffee fix. Choco espresso is a must (Mexican dark chocolate and coffee).”
  • 56 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Pancakes & other big portions of American eats draw hungry folks to this breakfast-lunch cafe.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Our favorite coffee shop, serving incredibly flavorful and robust coffee! Also serve great sandwiches. Hipster ambiance. The Las Nubes beans are Ben’s favorite, amazing for french press or cold brew.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
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“Espresso drinks & light fare in a chill, mural-covered coffeehouse featuring local art & music.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Best. Coffee. Ever. If you like lattes - don't miss the draft latte. You can ask for little or no ice to have it extra creamy and you can add agave to your heart's desire. The baked goods are from Floriole - ask for a heated ham and cheese croissant and try your best not to ask for seconds. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Affordable Coffee spot with awesome snacks and without the pretense. This is in the Beautiful Bridgeport neighborhood, just north west of the BNB which has a Low Key art scene and nightlife along Morgan and Halsted Streets ( between 31st-35th streets). Maria's and Kimski- a Korean Polish Fusion joint. Bernice's, Mitchell's...”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
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“Student / professorial hangout just north of Frank Llyod Wright's Robie house, coffee, pastries and food.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Delicious breakfast/brunch spot. Great pancakes & waffles, fresh squeezed juices and family friendly. A bit on the pricy side. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Bridgeport Art Center hosts classes, openings, and more! Look it up for events”
  • 19 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Super fast service. Remote workers who live in the neighborhood are there throughout the day. You can get a inexpensive breakfast sandwich or lunch with coffee. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“Fantastic little breakfast and lunch spot. When they offer biscuits or toast, the answer is: biscuits!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“You have arrived somewhere special here. In the confluence between pristine Japanese coffee-making methodology, and the eclectic, rusty-patina of Green Street meats, sit back and soak it in while your mouth enjoys the best matcha latte in the city. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Cozy spot whipping up signature cakes & serving a selection of coffee drinks, salads & sandwiches.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“Get away from the city feel at The Spoke & Bird. Offering a huge patio, premium coffee drinks and craft brews! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea is a US coffee roasting company and retailer based in Chicago, Illinois. They have a wide variety of coffee beans from across the world. ”
  • 14 locals recommend