5 Black-Owned Coffee Shops to Support in Chicago

Let’s begin this article with a friendly reminder: SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS. There are a ton of black-owned coffee shops, retail, and restaurants around Chicago that might not be on your radar. So next time you’re looking for a caffeine kick, skip Starbucks and check out one of these coffee shops, offering top-notch coffee in your neighborhood. 

Afro Joe’s

8344 S Halsted, Chicago, IL 60620

In late 2020, owner Kendall Griffin opened this hip coffee shop to serve the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The stylish location includes exposed brick, a high open ceiling, and plenty of natural light. From Dirty Changa Chai Lattes to Salted Caramel Mochas, discover drinks and food for every palette. Come through for a cup today!


AndySunflower Café

9920 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643


This bright and joyful business started off as a mobile coffee cart in 2018 by owner Andrea O. Robinson. Now, AndySunflower is located in-store at Ain’t She Sweet Café in the Beverly community. Andrea and her team offer mouthwatering and unique drinks like Bananas Foster Latte, Magic Maple, and Chicago Fog Tea Latte. Yum.

Dat Donut

8249 S Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60619

Looking for something sweet with your cup o’ joe? Dat Donut has been serving the Chatham neighborhood for over 25 years. Owners Darryl and Andrea both loved donuts since childhood and decided to share their talents with the community. You can occasionally see them onsite delighting in their deep-fried delicious product.

Chef Sara’s Cafe

7201 S Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60649

Chef Sara is a down-to-earth professional chef serving the South Shore area. Her cozy cafe feels like you’re dining at a friend’s home with brightly painted walls and lots of artwork decorating the walls. Get your caffeine fix and be sure to try the breakfast pastries, sandwiches, paninis, and fresh salads!

Sip & Savor

78 E 47th St, Chicago, IL 60653

Founder Trez V. Pugh, III saw an opportunity to bring high-end coffee to underserved areas. Sip & Savor was born to capture the positive energy and excitement of Southside Chicago. They’ve been involved in the restoration of historical buildings and development of new businesses, which in turn brings new neighbors to the growing community. Plus, the coffee is *chef’s kiss.*

Black-Owned Coffee Shops Featured Image Credit: Afro Joe’s Instagram

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