Sure, the Pumpkin Spice Latte was a great idea. But am I the only one who thinks the originator's (which shall remain nameless) tastes like sugary Draino? Luckily, my adventurous, caffeinated friends, these spots offer flavorful alternatives.
A cool, indy cafe where the drinks are well-executed and the egg sandwiches and pastries are actually edible (yummy, even!). Good spot to camp out w/ the laptop.
I'd like to marry this coffee shop, or at least its namesake drink, the Ipsento. It's laced w/ cayenne & coconut milk & just delish. Free wifi & a comfy spot to hang.
Two words: Oatmeal latte! The most brilliant java creation--espresso, steamed milk, oatmeal & dried fruit--make their signature a must-try.
The friendly staffers & expertly foamed lattes make this Michigan Ave-adjacent cafe a much better bet than Sbux.
Love this spot for a long, lingering lunch. Crepes are awesome--esp. the peach/mushroom--and the fun drinks are worth the calorie-splurge!
Sprawling, comfy work space perfect for laptoppers. Cool artwork & artsy vibe. Serious espresso bevs, pastries & lots of vegan options.
Somewhat pricey drinks are completely warranted here. I love the lattes (their swirls on top are works of art). Great place to sit and work. Munchies? Try the oatmeal or banana bread.