As a work-from-home mom sometimes I find it hard to get things done in my home office. Before I became a mom I didn’t realize how much someone’s life might revolve around coffee. Yet, here I am. Waking up every morning thinking about when and where I will get my first cup. I’ m not good at making coffee at home, i’ve accepted this a long time ago. Getting out of the house is also always good for my work. I find there’s always something else in my home that needs to be done. Getting out of the house to work always provides new inspiration and it’s nice to be around other adults sometimes! At least a few times a week, I drop my kids off at school, and head to these great spots to get things done!
Dropshot | 312 W Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60622: This place has quickly become one of my favorites. The coffee cups are HUGE and the food is so good. I love the ambiance and the buzz that happens when everybody is busy pounding away on their laptops.
Dark Matter Coffee | 601 West Jackson Blvd, 60661: The coffee menu at Dark Matter is so unique. The vibe there is super creative and alternative, so it’s my go-to place if I am trying to brainstorm new content!
Floriole Cafe and Bakery | 1220 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614: This bakery and cafe has been one of my favorites since I moved into my house almost 6 years ago. Their pastries are so yummy and authentically French. This is probably not your best option if you are trying to avoid carbs.
Hero Coffee Bar | 22 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604: Formally known as “Pickwick”, I was just here last week and can’t say enough good things about this hidden gem. It’s down a small alley and has a lit up sign! Hello Instagram. It also has outdoor seating, wifi, and Oat Milk!
I love exploring new places to work and caffeinate in this great city. Let know in the comments what places you are loving lately!