C O F F E E // Most Instagram-able Chicago Cafe's That Actually Taste Good

October 9, 2019

Have you ever wandered around your city in search of the perfect cuppa and good vibes? Well I took it upon myself to show you what and where the best Instagram worthy cuppa is! I went around the most popular spots in Chicago and snapped some photos, drank some coffee, and critiqued the cafes by Look, Vibe, and Taste. Keep reading to see where I went! 😙

Toni's Patisserie & Café

One of my must go cafés in Chicago is Toni’s Patisserie & Café! The interior resembles an authentic patisserie in Paris selling macaroons, cakes, cookies and delicious eats. When you're here, you must sit down outside on the terrasse (terrace), or by the magnifique seasonally decorated windows indoors!

I have been a customer of @tonipatisseriecafe since the month I moved to Chicago, (that's 6 years now!) and can genuinely say that Toni’s is the perfect place to grab yourself a café au lait and of course, nibble on their délicieux macaroons. But in case you’re looking for a bite to eat, Toni’s Patisserie & Café has some incredible vegetarian options as well as traditional French cuisine!

To go along with our dinners we opted for a more traditional boisson pétillante (bubbly beverage), Veuve Du Vernay, in both Rosé and Brut versions! For the tastiest and most french pair, try the macaroons with a sparkling glass of champagne. One bite and then a sip, you'll feel like Blair Waldorf in a café in Paris!

You couldn’t get more French with this café in Chicago! I highly recommend coming and staying a while, chat amongst your fellow Parisian lovers and salut with your choice of boisson pétillantes!

Au revoir, mon ami!

Thank you Toni's Patisserie & Café for collaborating with me!
xoxo Ashley

Maison Marcel

As you know I am French Café obsessed, I had to mention Maison Marcel! They have two locations, one in Lakeview which is bigger and more well known than their second location, which is a walk up window! This place is so cute, I couldn't leave it! I couldn't help myself from indulging in their vanilla latte's and freshly baked croissants!  

Julius Meinl

Julius Meinl is perfect for a family brunch for some delicious breakfast with a central European twist! Make sure to grab a mocha coffee (it comes with a little cookie!) and order the sweet crepes, because it certainly didn't disappoint.

Elaine's Coffee Call

If you're in the Lincoln Park Zoo area and are looking for a quick pick me up cuppa I recommend Elaines Coffee Call. Grab a vanilla latte made with almond milk and head off to the Green City Farmers Market across the street!

If you like these posts, keep an eye out because I will be doing more in the near future. My hope is to help you find the best coffee around the city where it not only looks incredible and "Instagram Worthy" on the inside but the coffee actually tastes incredible too! 😁

xoxo Ashley!


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