Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Wellington(773) 857-1361 bowtruss.com41.935909 -87.644288 2934 N Broadway (between Oakdale and Wellington Aves) Boystown, Chicago
7am–8pmAverage cup of coffee: $2.50
This storefront is not, in many ways, a coffeehouse. There are no comfy couches, no Wi-Fi, and more than half the room is devoted to an active, open-view roasting facility, where coffee aficionados roast Bow Truss beans for owner Phil Tadros’s other cafés and restaurant clients. Yet the knowledgeable barista at the small coffee bar in the front serves drip and pour-over coffee, plus all manner of espresso beverages and a tea program. A single, communal table seems as well suited for a morning alone as to a conversation with a stranger. So, funny enough, it’s a lovely little coffeehouse.