Cafes in Rogers Park

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1622 W Morse Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Tucked into the sunlit corner of a handsome, seven-story, brick-and-sandstone building in Rogers Park sits an unassuming coffee shop. The Common Cup—about a block west from the Morse Red Line stop—serves Intelligentsia coffee, homemade pastries, and Red Hen breads, but what sets it apart from countless other shops with similarly ticked inventory sheets is the cafe's downright enthusiasm about local artists. That and the ice cream machine. Far from just a coffee house, Common Cup has created a space that TimeOut Chicago recognizes as a "vital community node" for artists in Rogers Park. Area musicians set up busking hubs almost every Friday, regaling guests with their mastery of guitar or the alto kazoo, and everywhere, art is on display. Collectors and casual oglers can buy or peruse all manner of handicraft, from christmas ornaments to prints of various Chicago landmarks. Even tots can bound into the artisanal fray, taking in readings by local story-tellers, and afterwords, they can sidle over to the soft-serve ice cream machine that mixes in any number of fixins before swirling out the dulcet delight.

1501 West Morse Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

1416 West Morse Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

Act One Pub was featured in Time Out Chicago and reviewed on Chicago's Centerstage. Yelpers give the restaurant a 3.5-star average:

1330 W Morse Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

6653 N Clark St
Chicago,
IL
US

6981 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago,
IL
US