Stay Caffeinated in Lincoln Square

Charming Lincoln Square is the quaint Chicago neighborhood filled with small businesses, delicious restaurants, and many spots to grab a warm mug of sunshine, also known as coffee. Check out our list for where to sip on your favorite caffeinated beverage in the Square.

The Perfect Cup
It’s all in the name. A cozy cafe with plenty of seating space, this is a great spot to meet friends for a Saturday morning get together after a long week, or even just to drop by on your way to work, as they open super early! Local artwork lines the walls, and the tables are usually full, so you know it’s good. 4700 N Damen Ave


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The Grind Cafe
Small but mighty, this adorably decorated and well stocked coffee shop opens early to cater to commuters and early risers. A large selection, friendly staff, and a cozy space make this an obvious choice for coffee and pastries.  4613 N Lincoln Ave


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Open, airy, and serving many kinds of coffee, Groundswell would be the best spot to work out of office for the day. Big windows bring lots of brightness into this well-decorated cafe, and the friendly baristas create wonderful latte art. 5008 N Lincoln Ave


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Oromo Cafe
One of the newer cafes in the area, Oromo is aesthetically pleasing and serves up some amazing coffee. The pistachio and rose latte is an excellent combination of flavors you wouldn’t expect to work well, and the frozen chai blows those blended Starbucks drinks out of the water. 4703 N Lincoln Ave


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The Book Cellar
You may just think “bookstore” when you spot this fantastic little place, but you are deceived! The Book Cellar is named for the owner’s two favorite things: wine and books, which means there’s a cafe! Serving up the best iced soy mochas or chai lattes, quick snacks, and delectable pastries, drop by to pick up the latest bestseller and grab a seat by the window (or on the patio) for optimal sipping and people watching. Expert tip: this bookstore also hosts book clubs and author events. Snag a calendar near the register. 4736 N Lincoln Ave


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Beans and Bagels
There’s coffee and bagels and vegetarian options and teas and paninis… they have it all! Conveniently located next to the Rockwell stop on the Brown Line, this ‘lil shop is known for their huge variety of bagels and the “coldest” cold brew. This could easily be your new breakfast spot, but be careful… the morning rush is intense! 2601 W Leland Ave


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Cafe Selmarie
This is where your grandma’s baked goods meet your favorite latte. Drop by for a quick breakfast and your daily coffee, or stay for an excellent brunch experience. Snag a seat outside if you want to take in the activity of Giddings Plaza, where adults and children alike gather and hang out in perfect harmony. 4729 N Lincoln Ave


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