In search of great coffee and Wi-Fi in Wicker Park, at hipster espresso bars such as Filter, where a man’s worthiness is measured by the awesomeness of his beard.
Looking for a flagship café in the Gold Coast, with decent coffee, ample electrical outlets, and free wireless, so that you can get yourself wired, plug yourself in, and do some smart and savvy coworking? Log on at the “Oak & Rush III” Starbucks.
Looking for a West Town (or West Loop) Chicago cafe with good coffee, available electrical outlets, and free parking? With a nearby doughnut? Start out by dropping your knives off at Northwest Cutlery, walk around the block and hit Publican and then Glazed & Infused, then pick up your knives and head to Morgan-Randolph Starbucks to log on to their Wi-Fi so you can work or study.
Looking for a cafe with good coffee and free wireless internet access in Fulton River District? Try the Starbucks at Jefferson and Lake, near the Green Line Clinton stop, in the West Loop. You can get a lot of work/study done here.
This chocolate sour cream cake gets its flavor in part from a tall Starbucks raspberry mocha, in addition to a layer of jam or preserves. It’s dense, rich, and sophisticated.
Beard-spotting and co-working while sipping coffee in a Rogers Park Starbucks cafe near the intersection of Columbia & Sheridan (just north of the Red Line Loyola stop). Along the way: a shout out to Dr. Who and the Jesuits, as well as an on-going search for a free Wi-Fi log-on and an electrical outlet in Chicago. Plus, some socio-cultural humor and a plug for Bop-N-Grill. Wow, that’s a lot … but I swear to you, it’s all good.
If you’re on the way home from MDW and find yourself hungry, you’ll find a bacon-laden hamburger the Illinois Bar and Grill calls “the best” on 47th Street in Archer Park, Chicago. I suggest you have it with a Blue Moon if you’re a beer drinker, and onion rings. In between the bar and Midway, if you need internet access, seek out Starbucks.
A Starbucks cafe on 47th and Cicero in Archer Heights has all the coffee, co-working, study space, and internet access that your hard-working ass could hope for. Read this review.
Looking for a cafe with internet access? Do a little co-working or studying using the wireless internet at the Starbucks on the corner of Magnolia and Wilson, in Uptown (Sheridan Park) Chicago. There are plenty of outlets. When you’re done with your log-on, unplug and head over to Baker & Nosh to grab a bite.