4613 N. Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 60625 (map it!) 773-271-4482
This place reminds us what coffee shops were before they went corporate. The space is limited and you might find yourself sharing a table with another laptop junkie, but it's worth it for the artsy- back to college atmosphere. Friendly, attentive service with the best bagel sandwiches around. Open Monday-Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 8am-7pm.