6 Cute Coffee Shops You Need To Try in Chicago This Summer

Let’s be honest….most of us are running on coffee, right? I know I have at least 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day and that’s just to get the day started (I know..not the best for me). And nothing compares to a GOOD cup of coffee. Chicago has some of the best coffee I’ve found (I know I’m a little biased) and I’m going to share with you 6 of the cutest coffee shops in Chicago you need to try this summer! Trust me, they won’t disappoint. 

Hero Coffee Bar 

22 E Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604

Hero Coffee Bar actually has 4 Chicago locations but the most iconic one is located on East Jackson Street. The coffee shop first opened its doors in 2014 at 439 S. Dearborn. It was later purchased by Michelle Martinez and her partner Trey. They combined the initial concept from the founders and their new mission statement “to positively impact our communities one meaningful cup at a time.” The best part about Hero is their large overhead “Coffee” sign and the outdoor seating! It’s a perfect place to grab a cup of joe and take a cute Instagram pic! 


Dollop Coffee Company 

55 W Monroe St Chicago, IL 60603


Established in 2005, they are the roasters of beans and bakers of bread. They grind and laminate their doughs and are the concoctors of syrups, standard and seasonal. They have locations throughout the city with 14 cafes. They roast their own coffee and have a bakeshop where they make their deliciously baked pastries and bread. 

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Heritage Bikes & Coffee

2959 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60657

With 7 locations around Chicago, Heritage Bikes & Coffee brings a new meaning to individuality. You can sip their coffee AND be surrounded by old and new bicycles. Aside from the good coffee (obviously), you should definitely take some cute pics. Oh did I mention that you should take a pic of their coffee too? All of their hot beverages come with a heart design in the foam! Makes it that much more luxe! 

Maison Marcel 

3114 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

Maison Marcel is a French bakery located in the Lakeview neighborhood, offering a healthy menu with the freshest ingredients, in addition to the signature artisanal pastries by their Maître Boulanger from France. The scent of the freshly baked croissants and roasted coffee greets you the second you enter the doors. Grab a spot on the couch and catch up with a friend over pastries and a hot beverage of your choice, or re-energize after an intense workout a with their healthy smoothies at the juice bar, or bring your laptop or book and enjoy the natural lighting in the boho-inspired deco open space. They will make sure to make you feel right à la maison (at home).


2643 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647

Step in one of the cozy houses of Chiqueolatte and talk with your friends or family while you immerse cookies and marshmallows in the chocolate fondue or go for a coffee that has a delicious cacao flavor. Relaxed music in the background ensures a wonderfully relaxing afternoon. The interior showcases hints of rich wood and industrial design. The best part though, is their delicious menu that showcases their iconic special drinks topped with whipped cream and cookies! 

Caffe Streets 

1750 W Division Chicago, IL 60622

Caffe Streets is a Specialty Coffee Shop featuring different roasters. In a social atmosphere they offer different brewing methods with an emphasis on quality, freshness and flavor. All of their hot beverages contain cute and classy designs that will make you WANT to take a picture. Take in the smells of freshly ground coffee as you sip and relax or work among their comfortable, wood inspired designs.

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