Personal office, first-date spot, gossipy gathering place—the simple coffee shop can be anything you want it to be. Even so, there's a certain formula that turns the average (cup of) Joe establishment into a welcoming, java-sippin' respite. And because we're always looking for the ultimate bean buzz, we wanted to share the news that The Wormhole Coffee was named KRUPS Best Brew Award Winner in Chicago, as voted on by local sip-enthusiasts.
Despite the full-sized DeLorean, Star Wars memorabilia, and video game collection (play away!), you don’t have to be a product of the ‘80s to appreciate this kitschy Wicker Park shop. The baristas really know their beans and keep things interesting with seasonal sippers, like the current Mayan Melk, a frothy mix of hot white chocolate and lavender syrup topped with a cracked pepper marshmallow from Katherine Anne Confections.
Other “perks” include free Wi-Fi, two restrooms (that java is going to kick in eventually), and rad tunes. The only drawback is that you sometimes have to be a seat stalker, since this place is always poppin’. But as long as it keeps cranking out those Honey Bear lattes, that’s fine with us.
The Wormhole Coffee, 1462 North Milwaukee Avenue, 773-661-2468.