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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.*
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