Friday, October 21, 2011

In search of...late night cappuccinos

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Looking for a LATE NIGHT coffee spot around town? A few recommendations from N&L with more coming soon…

(Suggestions welcome!)

#1. Whisper’s Café Stand in the Triangle

1031 North State St.

Hours: Open bright and early until 11 on the weekdays, and midnight-1am on the weekends. Hurry in! Whisper’s closes its windows around Thanksgiving!

Why: People watch, spot the sugar daddies, and breathe some fresh air on a park bench, while sipping on cider or hot cocoa. Plus the staff is super nice and N& L live right near by!


#2. The Wormhole

1462 N Milwaukee Ave

(773) 661-2468

Hours: Mon-Sun 7 am - 11 pm

Why: This Wicker Park hot spot serves Chicago’s very own Metropolis coffee, colorful macaroons, and is ‘that place with the Back-to-the Future’ car. Stop in and get your hipster fix here.


#3. Bijan’s Bistro

663 N State St


Late Night Menu Hours: Mon-Fri: 1am-4am

Why: The crowd is calmer then Tempo Café, and they actually take credit cards! Enjoy rich hot chocolate and vanilla bean ice cream for your late night fix here. Kitchen closes at 3am!


#4. Molly’s Cupcakes

2536 North Clark Street
(773) 883-7220

Hours: Sun, Tue-Thu 8am–10pm; Mon 12–10pm; Fri-Sat 8–12am

Why: Indulge in a hot soy cappuccino, play around on Molly’s wood & chain swings, and try her peach cobbler cupcakes…delicious!


#5. Julius Meinl Cafe

(2 locations in Chicago)

3601 N. Southport

4363 N. Lincoln Avenue

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 6am - 10pm
Friday: 6am - midnight
Saturday: 7am - midnight
Sunday: 7am - 10pm

Why: Austrian baked goods are rich and tasty and Meinl coffee is world renowned! Both locations have cozy European interiors, nice wait staff, and reasonable prices.


#6. Iguana Café

517 N Halsted St


Mon-Thu 7 am - 12:30 am

Fri-Sat 8 am - 2 am

Sun 9 am - 12:30 am

Why: Honestly? Haven’t visited just yet…but apparently the atmosphere is swanky and the West Loopians love this spot for their late night crepe craving and coffee. Check it out and let us know!!

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