Chicago’s caffeine addicts and aficionados won’t be surprised to hear that coffee shops are considered essential businesses under Governor J.B. Pritzker’s executive order. While some have closed their doors completely during the stay-at-home order, many are still offering to-go — and even some delivery — coffee and espresso drinks. Venue hours are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to check social media accounts or call ahead before venturing out.Read More
Where to Get Coffee to Go in Chicago
Bring some coffee shop culture back home
The Coffee Studio
Cozy Andersonville spot the Coffee Studio is open from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily for to-go orders and pre-order pickup via its mobile app or phone. Give the staff a call upon pulling up and they’ll bring out the order for curbside retrieval.
Groundswell Coffee Roasters
Local mini-chain Groundswell’s locations in Ravenswood and West Loop are open for carryout coffee business from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Its cafe on Lincoln Avenue is temporarily closed.
Irving Park’s Cafe Urbano has coffee and sandwiches available for delivery or pickup. Fans of Milwaukee-based roaster Colectivo can get its coffee and beans here.
This popular Hungarian cafe is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for carryout orders — call ahead of time so staff can help expedite the visit. Ownership is working to set up third-party delivery, so keep an eye on the cafe’s Instagram for updates.
Two Hearted Queen
Locally-owned roaster and cafe Two Hearted Queen is accepting to-go and pick-up orders from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily on Roscoe Street in Lakeview. Its recently-opened Boystown location is temporarily closed.
This coffee and bike shop hybrid is offering its caffeinated brew and doughnuts from Do-Rite for takeout and delivery (via Caviar) from its Lakeview and West Loop locations.
Gaslight Coffee Roasters
Friendly espresso haven Gaslight Coffee Roasters is offering take-out orders from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. If a customer isn’t comfortable coming in, owners suggest they email tristan@gaslightcoffee to work something out.
Logan Square caffeine spot and music venue Cafe Mustache has both carryout and delivery options, including coffee, sandwiches, and beer, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Oromo Cafe Bucktown
Oromo Cafe, one of Chicago’s most globally well-rounded coffee shops, has take-out items for sale in Bucktown and Lincoln Square.
Passion House Coffee
Roasters and baristas at Passion House are offering carry-out and call-ahead orders at its Goose Island and Logan Square cafes.
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DropShot Coffee & Snack Bar
Call ahead or (briefly) stop by DropShot Coffee & Snack Bar for coffee and food, including delicious dough pockets from 5411 Empanadas.
Dark Matter Coffee - The Mothership
Local caffeine empire Dark Matter is open for to-go orders from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mothership in West Town, Osmium in Lakeview, and Electric Mud near the Bucktown/Logan Square border; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chocolate City Coffee Palace and Bodega in West Town; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Star Lounge in West Town and Caravanserai in Avondale; and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays only at Meddle in West Loop.
Metric Coffee Co.
This West Town cafe, attached to the Metric’s production facility, cranks out some of the most creative drinks in town. They’re open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Cafe Jumping Bean
A Pilsen institution, Cafe Jumping Bean is open for carryout from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sip & Savor Chicago
Sip & Savor, the proudly black-owned coffee chain from Trez Pugh, has all three locations (Bronzeville, Rosenwald, Hyde Park) open for business.
Back of the Yards Coffee Co.
Community-focused shop Back of the Yards Coffee Co. is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for carryout, as well as delivery from UberEats and GrubHub.