Coffee is the most important part of your morning routine. It’s an elixir that gets you moving and puts a brighter spin on your day. You see a coffee meme and you think, that’s me! However, you’re stuck going to the same coffee shop in River North every day. While coffee is part of your routine, your morning habit doesn’t have to be boring. Here are some of the best coffee shops in River North so you can add some variety to your life.
If you want to start with a quirky, throwback feel, step into 3 Greens Market. This food hall owned by local restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff is decorated like basement from the ‘70’s, with comfy couches, lots of throw pillows, and distressed wood paneling. You can also pick up some house made cinnamon rolls to go with your cold brew coffee.
For a more sophisticated start to your day, Caffe Umbria offers a European experience. Espresso or pour-over coffee is their specialty, and you can pair them with light Italian bites. The roaster is based out of Seattle, but they’ve only got four cafes nationwide.
Speaking of Italian, Caffe Lavazza is on the first floor of Eataly, the emporium from Italy. The coffee maker began in 1895 and has been roasting rich beans ever since. Pair your coffee with pastries and small panini, or indulge in a treat from the Nutella bar.
Fabcakes may be known for their scones and pastries, but the River North bakery also features specialty lattes and housemade syrups. If you want something a little more nutritious for breakfast, you can get a veggie skillet, or a breakfast wrap filled with egg, ham, tomato, roasted peppers, cheese, spinach.
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