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what is brewing
on the South Side

  • Located right across from the South Shore Cultural Center and the Metra Stop on South Shore.

  • Open daily from 8-1pm.

  • Drinks, starters, paninis and pastries.

  • A nonprofit cafe & roaster, located in Englewood.

  • Serving the South Side since November 2013.

  • They host community and arts events.

  • Catering options for on-site (Kusanya) meetings or pick-up.

  • Serves coffee, breakfast-all-day, and lunch.

  • Honoring the working class tradition of the old Union Stockyards of Chicago. 

  • Signature coffee like “Cafe de Olla” and “Dulce de Leche cold brew”.

  • Bites to accompany your coffee: bagels, toast, lonches and pastries.

  • Handcraft roasted and flavored coffee to-order.

  • A pair of coffee-loving sisters who are proud of their Mayan heritage, passionate about sharing the experiences of their roots with everyone.

  • Operates out of Chicago’s historic Back Of The Yards neighborhood.

  • An accessible blend that Is focused on bold simplicity.

  • They roast, brew, and serve medium roast blend coffee.

  • Purveyor of fine coffee beans and roasts on the South Side of Chicago.

  • Unusual range of rich, complex flavors and superiority to mass market premium coffees.

  • Organic and fair-trade products with exceptional flavor.

  • Bridgeport Coffeehouse has a  location at the Hyde Park Art Center in Hyde Park.

 

  • Nestled in the University of Chicago Hyde Park campus next door to the historic Robie House.

  • Plein Air is a French atelier-inspired café and eatery seeking to provide a warm, serene environment where guests can savor coffee, food, and design.

  • Serves comforting dishes with European-inflected twists that can be enjoyed all day long.   

  • Offers coffee executed with care, whether it be drip, pour over, or a classic espresso, the café and eatery features a select list of artisanal roasters, changing beans seasonally.

  • Beans: Counter Culture Coffee, Hexe Coffee Co.

  • Great coffee shop in the heart of Bridgeport, with an artistic vibe.

  • Variety of food options, including some vegan dishes.

  • Cozy indoor seating as well as an outdoor area.

  • Beans: Colectivo Coffee Roasters.

  • Great location in the Woodlawn neighborhood, whether you are walking, driving or using public transportation.

  • Good coffee, good vibes and good service.

  • Perfect if you need to work, read, study or just chill.

  • Beans: Colectivo Coffee Roasters. 

  • 3 South Side locations. 53rd st. in Hyde Park, 43rd st. in Bronzeville & 47th st. in Roseland. 

  • From traditional coffee to lattes, mochas, smoothies, teas & light bites.

  • The one in Hyde Park, has a liquor license so you can get your tea or coffee spiked up.

  • In business since 1930.

  • A fusion of tradition and modern includes : breads, pastries and cakes. 

  • Signature items include: chocolate donuts, Kolacky and fresh strawberry and cheese coffee cake.

  • Peach cobbler, sweet-potato pie, as well as by-the-slice or whole cakes such as caramel, and red velvet are just a sample.

  • 2019 James Beard award nominee.

  • In December of 2020, Brown Sugar Bakery Bakery acquired the Cupid Candies Factory, established in 1936, to continue the tradition of creating hand-crafted chocolates.

  • The traditional South Side bakery is best known for its bacon buns.

  • They have a large menu that includes pastries, donuts, muffins, cupcakes, buns, cakes, breads and special event items.

  • Started out as a full line bakery, now roasts over 21 coffees from all over the world.

  • Offers take & bake pot pies.

  • Try their breakfast, lunch and pastries.

  • Features alcohol-infused cupcakes.

  • Everything is freshly baked daily.

  • Vegan options available.

  • Breakfast, lunch, sweets and coffee.

 

  • Serving the South Side since 1935.

  • The original recipes are still being used today.

  • Well crafted cakes for every occasion.

  • People have been enjoying their nut rolls for decades!

  • For wedding cakes, they offer tastings by appointment only. There is no charge and can accommodate up to four guests.
     

  • The oldest bakery in Chinatown. 

  • Chi Quon has been making these delectable items like BBQ pork buns and shrimp dumplings for more than 25 years, attracting locals and visitors from around the city.

  • Every item on their menu is handmade from scratch.

  • They also make pastries and cakes!

  • Family-owned and operated since 1984.

  • Offers a variety of Eastern European delights.

  • Custom-designed package catering for special events.

  • Signature breads, cakes and pastries.

  • Experience, style, quality, consistency and passion.

  • Legendary Tres Leches cakes like coconut and chocolate abuelita have been the favorite for many years.

  • Also offers Keto bagels.

 

  • In business since 1973.

  • A traditional mexican bakery.

  • Pick your favorites from conchas, bolillos, gorditas dulces, and delicious empanadas.

  • A favorite is their flour tortillas. Flavors include: classic, habanero, avocado. chipotle, mole, black beans and jalapeño.

  • The South Loop bakery, where custom cakes and pastries are baked fresh daily.

  • Anything leftover is donated to the local shelter.
    Cookies, muffins or macaroons can accompany your coffee or cup of tea.