Chicago’s most famous cup

A typical Sunday afternoon in the original Intelligentsia coffeebar, by Karina for TKGO.

Chicagoans love Intelligentsia, and with good reason. Not only is the coffee (and tea, I hear) high-quality, but the clean, open cafes are the ideal place to pick up a latte and read the Sunday paper. Even though the line can get long and tables crowded, it’s easy to tune everything out and relax with your reading and caffeine for a cafe experience that feels far less prepackaged than Starbucks. Intelligentsia is all over the country, but is especially beloved in its hometown of Chicago.

Intelligentsia latte, by Karina for TKGO.

Karina for TKGO City Guides

The original coffeebar: 3123 N. Broadway St., Chicago. (773) 348-8058.
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