Subway: Brown to Irving Park(773) 477-9840 deliciouscafechicago.com41.951326 -87.676735 3827 N Lincoln Ave (at Berenice Ave) North Center, Chicago
Mon–Fri 6:30am–7pm; Sat 8am–7pm; Sun 9am–5pmAverage baked good: $2.50
It’s a coffee shop with vegan tendencies, but de.li.cious doesn’t have that kumbaya vibe of spots such as Heartland Café. Instead, it appears to be just another coffee shop. The vegan breakfast sandwich (tofu fried “egg” and vegan sausage) will never pass for what it tries to emulate, but it’s a respectable (and filling) attempt; the vegan muffins do a better job of standing in for the real thing. But at the end of the day, it’s not the food you’ll come here for: It’s the Chemex coffee, brewed so smooth and silky it’s well worth the eight-minute wait to get it.