Today I began my newest venture, to visit as many of the highly-rated coffee shops in Chicago as I can. As anyone who knows me well can tell you, I am a coffee fanatic – it is pretty rare to see me without some sort of coffee in hand.
I undertook a similar project this past fall with one of my wonderful roommates to many of the famously amazing donut shops of Chicago (which I will also post reviews on one of these days), but I thought it was high time I undertook this project and decided to start immediately.
For my first visit, I chose The Wormhole of Wicker Park in Chicago. The atmosphere is a crazy, retro 80s theme that extends from the DeLorean car perched in the back to the old armchairs and video game paraphernalia scattered throughout. For a minute, I thought this place might be too cool for me. But the people here were great and I quickly was less intimidated by the atmosphere. It was packed when I went in, and the seating is intimate so it it pretty hard to be entirely on your own. This fact, which would usually make me less inclined to stay at some shops was actually a great touch here and it was nice to be sitting so close to many other people working and reading as I did the same. Oh, and did I mention their great hours? Open 7am-11pm every day so if you’re looking for a late night work spot that’s not a Starbucks, this should definitely be on your list.
Overall, I would highly recommend The Wormhole, I had a lot of fun sitting here while I worked and enjoyed a great cup of coffee. I tried the Cold Brew and the “Peanut Butter Koopa Troopa” (forver a sucker for peanut butter & chocolate combinations), both were delicious!
Look out for more coffee shop adventures coming soon!