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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Gourmet Shop
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“Mario Batali's Italian specialty store and food hall. The cannoli are worth the trip alone. You can get tons of gifts and rare wines and delicious food. A bit touristy for sure, but stands up to the hype. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Modern, all-day venue combining an American eatery, wine & cocktail bar & a bakery/cafe.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Tapas & other Spanish plates in a huge, group-friendly space with a buzzy vibe. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Diner
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“This is a 24-hour greek dinner. It's casual and has that diner feel that you crave. They make their own olive oil.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Chicago is very into donuts at the moment - there are tons of gourmet donut shops - Doughnut Vault, Stan's, Glazed and Infused, Do-Rite - but Firecakes is by far the best.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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Café
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  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Coffee shop - but this isn't like the regular Starbucks - this is two floors with lots of area to sit and is beautiful inside!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Longtime Chicago institution serving Tony Mantuano's upscale Italian meals in a refined setting”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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  • 4 locals recommend
Bookshop
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Amazing breakfast located just 1 block away in Hugh Hefner's old four story mansion.”
  • 3 locals recommend